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Radar detector for model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by YOMAMA, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. tatties

    tatties Member

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    i just installed my uniden R3 and ran wire to the 12v switched power in the left kick panel. works amazing.
     
  2. rebelkt

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    Is there power above the mirror that can be tapped into? This is how I have mounted my Escort in other cars.
     
  3. surfrasch

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    Pretty sure the mirror isn't recommended in the 3, not a switched 12V for some reason? The 12V hookup isn't easy in this car, but is possible. Here's a thread I had started weeks ago to get mine hooked up......did it in left kick panel.

    12v wire tap for Radar Detector
     
  4. Flyguyaaron

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    Quick update, I did the same as this thread, my detector (escort 360) not getting enough power from the front usb to cigarette lighter adapter, but using a power pack does work, but my power pack doesn’t seem to be strong enough to power for more than one trip, will look into better power packs with “throughput” capability. Running it currently from the backseat USB with an extender and the cigerlighter adapter
     
  5. rideincircles

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    I need to look into this. Almost got nailed by a motorcycle cop after my first day back home from 3.5 weeks in Europe on the way to work. I was doing 85 in a 65 so was an easy ticket, but he sat there and did nothing even though he was holding his radar gun. This ultimately would be cheaper than getting tickets.
     
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  6. Kbra

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    Might want to consider a powerbank with passthru
     
  7. Flyguyaaron

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    E0E29163-9F2B-412E-B028-0C2D20D85F6E.jpeg I ended up getting the straight power cord for the lighter plug, pulled the side panel off the center console and ran the wire that way, worked out well. Here is where the wire comes up to run behind the screen
     

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