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Simple Radar Detector Hard Wiring Instructions to Rear View Mirror for SX

Motegi

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Hello fellow Telluride owners!

One of the first additions I do to all of my vehicles is a hard wired radar detector. Since I did not see any instructions for this here, I decided to take step by step photos to help everyone else through the process. It's very simple and only takes a few minutes and keeps you from having to run a long power cord from the windshield to the outlet or down the A-pillar and into the fuse panel.

As a side note my Telluride is an SX with the Homelink equipped rear view mirror. So I cannot comment whether the mirror wiring will be exactly the same for LX, EX, or S models.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Items needed:
1) Radar Detector
2) Mirror power cable compatible with your brand of radar detector:

Example: Amazon.com: Xislet 15" Radar Detector Hardwire Power Cord Mirror Wire Plug Tap Compatible with Escort Valentine One Uniden Beltronics with Inline Fuse Mount RJ11 - Set of 3: Car Electronics
Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I1XF4XU/
3) Zip tie
4) Optional: rear view mirror radar detector mount compatible with your detector

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Radar-Mount-Magnetic-Detector-Bracket/dp/B0788WRVNB/





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I am expecting mine this week and that is always the first thing I take on. I have been using the mirror taps for a few years now and make it so much simpler then trying to run power from the fusebox. You saved me a lot of time figuring out how to get at the power and where to take it. Thanks

Bill

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ADDENDUM

The instructions above will allow the detector to be powered when the ignition is on and the detector will shut off when the ignition is off. This is typically how I prefer to install my detectors.

However, if you want the radar detector to be constantly on regardless of whether the vehicle is on or off, in STEP 5, you can simply insert the red pin from the mirror tap into the slot for the red wire in the rear view mirror cable. The black wire will stay the same as shown in the tutorial.

Be aware that this change will drain your Telluride's battery over time if the detector is left on continuously while the vehicle is off.
 
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Hello fellow Telluride owners!

One of the first additions I do to all of my vehicles is a hard wired radar detector. Since I did not see any instructions for this here, I decided to take step by step photos to help everyone else through the process. It's very simple and only takes a few minutes and keeps you from having to run a long power cord from the windshield to the outlet or down the A-pillar and into the fuse panel.

As a side note my Telluride is an SX with the Homelink equipped rear view mirror. So I cannot comment whether the mirror wiring will be exactly the same for LX, EX, or S models.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Items needed:
1) Radar Detector
2) Mirror power cable compatible with your brand of radar detector:

Example: Amazon.com: Xislet 15" Radar Detector Hardwire Power Cord Mirror Wire Plug Tap Compatible with Escort Valentine One Uniden Beltronics with Inline Fuse Mount RJ11 - Set of 3: Car Electronics
Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I1XF4XU/
3) Zip tie
4) Optional: rear view mirror radar detector mount compatible with your detector

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Radar-Mount-Magnetic-Detector-Bracket/dp/B0788WRVNB/





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GUSTAVO-IOWA

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Hello fellow Telluride owners!

One of the first additions I do to all of my vehicles is a hard wired radar detector. Since I did not see any instructions for this here, I decided to take step by step photos to help everyone else through the process. It's very simple and only takes a few minutes and keeps you from having to run a long power cord from the windshield to the outlet or down the A-pillar and into the fuse panel.

As a side note my Telluride is an SX with the Homelink equipped rear view mirror. So I cannot comment whether the mirror wiring will be exactly the same for LX, EX, or S models.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Items needed:
1) Radar Detector
2) Mirror power cable compatible with your brand of radar detector:

Example: Amazon.com: Xislet 15" Radar Detector Hardwire Power Cord Mirror Wire Plug Tap Compatible with Escort Valentine One Uniden Beltronics with Inline Fuse Mount RJ11 - Set of 3: Car Electronics
Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I1XF4XU/
3) Zip tie
4) Optional: rear view mirror radar detector mount compatible with your detector

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Radar-Mount-Magnetic-Detector-Bracket/dp/B0788WRVNB/





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Can be able to do the same for a dash cam?
 

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Can be able to do the same for a dash cam?
Thank you
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Motegi

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Can be able to do the same for a dash cam?
Thank you
I haven’t installed a dash cam yet but as long as the power draw doesn’t exceed the capacity of the mirror circuit it should theoretically work.

Most dash cam installations I’ve seen have run a dedicated wire to the fuse box under the driver side dash.
 
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