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Old 03-27-2008, 08:10 PM
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Hey I was just wondering:
if i bought a radar detector, cut off the end of the wire with the cigarrette adaptor, and then just connected that to my 12V wire, would that work? Or is there another wire I should connect it to/method I should use? Thanks!
 
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:01 AM
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make sure that you have the polarity right!!! In my first car I hard wired an ionizer and blew it out because the striped wire was positive, not negative!
 
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:05 AM
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I don't know anything about ionizers but you won't hurt the radar detector if the polarity is reversed, it just won't power up.
 
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:29 AM
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No safety diode in the ionizer .... I hope that you're right, just in case. I have an Escort, so I just used the $30 kit for mine.
 
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:25 PM
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I got a beltronics rx 65 pro and i hardwired it and reversed the polatiry and it didn't power up switched the wires and it works fine just buy a hardwire kit it comes with a fuse so you can save your radar from blowing just cutting the ends is not safe and could result in fire
 
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