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Old 09-12-2013, 03:32 PM
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Help !!! Radar detector

Ok I've searched everywhere and all I'm finding is guys wired into their upfitters...well I don't have those and I'm trying to figure out which fuse to tap into to hard wire my cobra radar detector....even more bad news I don't have a test light or multimeter

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Old 09-12-2013, 03:40 PM
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I would go with the #3, its the orange wire with yellow stripe. Or the Orange with light blue. (#4) This is info for the 2005 that I have hope it works for you.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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I got it figured out
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I didn't know anybody was still using radar detectors much anymore... hardly seems to do any good here.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:53 AM
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Yeah I just got mine mostly cause I'm on the highway a lot
But if anybody else is wondering I just used fuse #46 in the passenger side kick panel
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:00 AM
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I stopped using radar detectors back in 2000-2001 because I had a $500 unit (can't remember the name) I was cruising down the highway at night and once the car in the oncoming lane got close and my detector started showing close proximity and 2 seconds later I get hit by his gun. He pulls me over and says " You know those dont work if my radar gun is off, right?" What he did was kept his radar gun off until he was 100feet away and turned it on and hit me with it... Needless to say I got a speeding ticket and sold the dam thing to pay for my ticket
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:01 AM
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Of course technology for these might have gotten better but I don't see how a radar gun could ever be detected if its off.
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The power is on, it's in standby, and the antenna that transmits and receives the Doppler signal is only turned on when the operator sees a violator; since the speed of sound is a little more than 700 miles per hour, the return to the counter unit is displayed before the processor in a radar detector can detect the signal, give an audio or visual warning and the violator's reaction time causes him to apply the brake and slow to a speed that would prevent him from being identified and stopped, given the operator chooses to make a stop...
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:20 AM
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X, K, and KA bands are old school. New laser or LIDAR technology is wicked fast and pinpoint accurate, but often cost prohibitive to smaller agencies.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:04 AM
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I still use one and always will just incase they r waiting till the last second and flip it on to detect others before me ! I always put it up above my mirror so its hard to notice !
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