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Refreshed Model 3 - 2021 - Switched power for radar detector?

imschur

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Feb 14, 2021
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Chicago, IL
Has anyone found a source of switched 12V power in the 2021 Model 3's yet? I was looking for one for my radar detector, and while I tore open the driver's footwell, nothing like the old 6 pin connector could be found at all to tap into, so I resorted to pulling the thick blue wire out of the bundle and tapping into it (not the one that was twisted - in my case with purple, not white).

It seems to be working fine, but I'd prefer to find switched power, as to not use the Auto Power function I'm currently using on my Escort.
 

Mean Dean

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Apr 9, 2021
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Has anyone found a source of switched 12V power in the 2021 Model 3's yet? I was looking for one for my radar detector, and while I tore open the driver's footwell, nothing like the old 6 pin connector could be found at all to tap into, so I resorted to pulling the thick blue wire out of the bundle and tapping into it (not the one that was twisted - in my case with purple, not white).

It seems to be working fine, but I'd prefer to find switched power, as to not use the Auto Power function I'm currently using on my Escort.
I am wanting the same. Wish Tesla had a customer support system that would provide this answer instead of having us hunt for one.
 

nametaken

Member
Oct 18, 2020
22
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60401
I ordered a long power cord off of Amazon and mounted it to the right side of the mirror up high, and just ran the cord tucked away under the trim into the arm rest, it powers on about 85 percent of the time, but every now and then I have to just unplug and plug back into the "lighter" in the arm rest. Works great for me.
 

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