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canes14u
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canes14u May 12, 1:55am - #15297 
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Hook up Radar Detector

I hooked up my radar detector to my dome light, but it does not work if the door is closed. I thik there is some kind of switch on the dome light that makes it run a lower voltage if the door is closed so that if you leave it on it does not drain your battery. Does anyone know how to bypass this?

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Street Prototype May 12, 2:00am - #15298 

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the dome light amp is very low, you need to hook it up behind the cig lighter plug

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canes14u May 12, 2:13am - #15299 
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I thought that was it. I have the radar by my rearview Mirror and didnt want to run that much wire, but I guess I gotta.Thanks.

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element_celica May 12, 2:20am - #15300 

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does anyone know if radar detectors are illegal in michigan?
i was stopped by a cop a while back and the after he asked for my license and registration , he asked if i had a radar detector hooked up... wtf
and i was just gonna go buy one, but i'm not sure if they're legal or not...
well any feedback would be nice...i'm kinda stumped

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RicePowered May 12, 2:48am - #15301 
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On the dome light .. doesn't your car have a three way switch that's says "door - off - on" ... did you try putting it to on ? Plus you would want to hook up to the dome light power before the switch not after it ...

A couple people have used the dome light before and have gotten it to work.

You could also use the sunroof if you have one.
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canes14u May 12, 3:06am - #15302 
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I tried it with it on, on door, and on off. It is hooked up before the switch. It works when the door is open, but when I close it the low volts flashes on the radar and it cuts off. confused

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RicePowered May 12, 3:21am - #15303 
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ok just checking grin
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