Awesome this! the detector came with an adapter to easily tap into a wire without needing a cut. As soon as I wire this, I'm done.You can just piggyback the orange wire in the ignition harness.
Strip back an inch or so of insulation on the wire...(dont cut it) and solder your wire for the radar detector.
Should be Right below the steering column under the dash. That is the switched 12V accessory wire.
Well, when I looked under the dash closer, I saw about 1/3rd of the wires were orange! I'm not 100% on where the ignition loom was. I did notice a loom that is screwed in (above gas pedal). I want to get the light tester to determine which one is switched.I recommend soldering it, since it is in the ignition harness. you wouldn't want one of those wires to break.
That's exactly what I have in a blue one.One possibility for tapping into the wire is Crimp splice connectors. They crimp over the stock ignition wire and then you can plug a standard 1/4" connector into them. That way you can easily remove the tapped in wire if need be and it doesn't really damage the main wire. In addition to the 10-12ga wire size they are also available in the "Blue" 14-16ga size and the red 18-20ga wire size as well. Fry's Electronics and Napa also sells them as well so don't necessarily have to get them from Radio Shack. - Peter
You can find a switched 12v in those VVVV places. It is a different color in each place.I'm not sure about the specifics to the guages of wires, but I did pick a smaller wire (larger number, smaller wire). It seemed just right for the clip.
I *STILL* need to find a switched wire, the one I tapped was constant. It'll get me through until I find the right one. I feel naked w/o my radar detector.
See my 1st post as I had already consulted 12 volt for the stereo wire. While the color wire is great info, where it physically located is more important to me at the moment.You can find a switched 12v in those VVVV places. It is a different color in each place.