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Model 3 and radar detectors

Nayston

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Oct 7, 2020
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Chicago
I just picked up omy M3P today. I have a radar detector, but the 12V is too far away for my to hang it from the windshield. I thought there was some USB's near/under the screen, but I can't find any other than the 2 in the back. I don't want to hardwire a detector, and don't want to really take the car apart to run a cable. Isn't there any other way, besides for getting a wireless detector?
 

rodhx

Member
Mar 8, 2021
8
3
Birmingham, AL
Not sure the USB ports are your answer but that might depend on your detector. My radar detectors have all been 12v and USB ports only provide 5v. I have looked a few times but never found a good way to power a detector from a usb source.
 

Knightshade

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Jul 31, 2017
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NC
Not sure the USB ports are your answer but that might depend on your detector. My radar detectors have all been 12v and USB ports only provide 5v. I have looked a few times but never found a good way to power a detector from a usb source.


I've run my Escort on the USB-A just fine FWIW using this adapter-




That said- newer cars come with USB-C port that can provide a lot more power than the USB-A ones did.
 

tlr1000

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Jun 14, 2018
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588
Vancouver
I don't think there's a clean uncluttered solution that doesn't involve hard-wiring for radar detectors requiring wired power. There are not many panels that need removal to do a clean hard-wired solution and it would also be fairly easy to remove everything without a trace.
 

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