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Hardwired my Radar Detector

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Old 04-28-2008, 08:57 PM
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Here are a few pics of my Cobra hardwire job. I've wanted to do this ever since I bought my Accord, but never got around to it until today. I did it in the dark after work. So it isn't difficult.

My coiled cord that came with it, would work well with tucking and hiding. So when it's plug broke I looked into buying a straight cord for it. In doing so, I found the hardwire cord on Cobra's website. It was ~$13.00 with shipping, came today, I ordered it Friday.

I hope this helps someone out.

MODS: I was debating whether to post this here or in the Appearence section. Please move it if needed. Thanks.



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Old 05-27-2008, 07:52 PM
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Sweet deal. I saw an Audi that had a RD installed but had the indicator light in the instument panel and the unit in the glove box. I didnt get to look too much but I wonder how he pulled it off. It was pretty trick.
 
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:35 PM
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i have a 9500i and i bought a direct wire kit too. i just gotta install it. im gonna wire the wire into the map lights. One of the wires are only work when the cars on. Plus the kit comes with a mute button so im gonna run the wire so that i can mount the button/indicator on top of my steering wheel column.
 
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what ive always wanted to do is wire up the sensor to my rearview mirror somehow so that i can hide the unit somewhere else where a cop wont see it. however, that would require me to buy a radar detector first.
 
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:01 PM
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i've seen sti's with radars hidden in the bumper and the wire runs all the way into the car. Cobra has a new radar coming out. looks pretty nice. duno how it'll hold up though.

http://cobra.com/index.cfm?fuseactio...;category_ID=3

 
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:01 PM
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Nice work.
I hardwired mine also.
But mine is mounted over the Rearview mirror.
No one will ever see it and it keeps your dash free and clear


 
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Blacknight, how much did the range decrease with it shooting through the tinted part of the window?
 
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:18 PM
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None.
The range is the exact same as long as it's not going through a metal object.
Like the windshield wipers or something.

Before I installed it I found a stationary speed trap and tested teh range.
Then I mounted it and went back to the same speed trap and the range was the same
 
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