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So this is nothing special, and has probably been done by other members, but thought I'd share anyway.

 

Last Saturday I hardwired my Valentine 1 radar detector in the car. No real HOWTO here, if there's a demand for one, I'll do something, but it was pretty straight forward. Biggest deal is finding a wire that's hot during ignition or accessory only (which I found behind the push button start).

 

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And today I received the car mount for my cell phone with a 6' USB cable to connect it up. Nice thing about the Samsung car mount for my Infuse 4g, it's a plug mount so I don't need to plug in a wire, just snap the cell phone into the cradle and it is connected. So I spent 30 minutes installing this guy... the perspective in the picture is bad, but the mount does not block my view of the road, in fact, I can still see the bottom of the windshield and the hood without any issues.

 

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The USB cable runs down the side of the radio, down the passanger's side of the center console and into the USB port in the center console. Unfortunately, I could not get a picture of the cable coming into the center console because my phone's battery is low and would shut off when I tried to take a picture.

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  • 4 months later...

I'd like to hear more!!

 

 

So this is nothing special, and has probably been done by other members, but thought I'd share anyway.

 

Last Saturday I hardwired my Valentine 1 radar detector in the car. No real HOWTO here, if there's a demand for one, I'll do something, but it was pretty straight forward. Biggest deal is finding a wire that's hot during ignition or accessory only (which I found behind the push button start).

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]807[/ATTACH]

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And today I received the car mount for my cell phone with a 6' USB cable to connect it up. Nice thing about the Samsung car mount for my Infuse 4g, it's a plug mount so I don't need to plug in a wire, just snap the cell phone into the cradle and it is connected. So I spent 30 minutes installing this guy... the perspective in the picture is bad, but the mount does not block my view of the road, in fact, I can still see the bottom of the windshield and the hood without any issues.

 

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The USB cable runs down the side of the radio, down the passanger's side of the center console and into the USB port in the center console. Unfortunately, I could not get a picture of the cable coming into the center console because my phone's battery is low and would shut off when I tried to take a picture.

 

I'd like to hear step by step directions if you have the time. I have the escort live hard wire for the 9500ix. 2013 ford Taurus SE. Not a push to start.

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For what it's worth some time ago I was looking for a ignition on only hot wire for my Garmin, and I went to the fuse box and found an empty place to insert a tap. As I remember there were a few. Just make sure to determine that you are tapping the hot side of the fuse. I hooked up an aftermarket lighter outlet to my tap then plugged in my Garmin power cord into my new under dash ignition on only power outlet and ran the Garmin wire behind the trim to near my GPS mount location.

 

 

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Sorry for the delayed response.

 

The install is pretty straight forward, so I didn't think doing a step-by-step was necessary. You just need to find the correct wire for sensing ignition. Fortunately for me, I had a probe to do this work for me on the push button start, but the same method should work on the ignition switch too. Like most modern cars, the Taurus is ground switched, so you can connect the probe to ground and see which wires are "hot" under which conditions.. you can also do things like pop your trunk or put your car into accessory using this method. lol

 

Anyway, I posted for wire information on the12volt.com back before I begun this work, and just this month a reply was posted... here's the link, it lists the wire colors and what they do. This is a key a professional installer would use to do an alarm or remote start install:

 

http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp~TID~131604~get~last

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