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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 AM
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Question Ignition-activated power source

Can anyone tell me how I can hook up my radar detector to an ignition-activated power source?
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:19 PM
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The socket in the front center console between the cup holders is ignition activated.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:32 PM
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Thank you for responding but the socket between my cup holders is not ignition activated. It is always on.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:07 PM
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I believe the socket is deactivated after 8 minutes.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:53 PM
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You're right the connection does turn off after a few minutes. Just wondering if there's an immediate disconnect when the ignition is turned off.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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You're right the connection does turn off after a few minutes. Just wondering if there's an immediate disconnect when the ignition is turned off.
There are none that I'm aware of. Everything goes to "sleep" in 8 minutes, so that ensures everything is powered down. Should be no problem for a radar detector running for another 8 minutes off the battery--a drop in the bucket.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:38 AM
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FYI. I got it to work fine using a fuse splitter in fuse #48 thru the glove box.

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