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Radar detector/rear view mirror wiring

Discussion in '3rd Gen TRD Pro (2014-2021)' started by 2TacoTony, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Dec 29, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    2TacoTony

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    Hey all. I recently bought a radar detector, and I hate the power cable coming from the cigarette port. I bought a direct wiring kit to pull switched power off of the rear view mirror. Has anybody tackled this in a 2019 TRD Pro yet. I have a multi tester, so I can figure it out. But was checking to see if anybody had some insight.
     
  2. Dec 29, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    I’ve always run direct wire tapped off one of the cig fuses. Never done it off the mirror.
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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  5. Dec 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    That is the exact one I bought. Same exact year and model of Tundra. Do you remember which wires you tapped into?
     
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    Blendmount and mirrortap are the 2 companies you need to be looking up :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Dec 29, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    Will do, thanks for all the help guys!
     
  8. Dec 29, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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  9. Dec 29, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    on my 2016 platinum, i tapped ignition power from my mirror wires. Blue = 12v + and white/black = ground. I used it for my dash cam.
     
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    I had to grind down the terminals in the mirror tap to get good contact.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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  12. Dec 30, 2019 at 11:28 AM
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    Works like a champ. I can’t tell which wire it is without removing the whole setup. Voltmeter and 4 minutes.
     
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    They come with smaller adapters. Make sure to use those.
     
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    I had one of these many years ago but found it never worked right. Have they improved to actually detect police before i get tagged for a ticket lol? it would go off around automatic doors at stores and a lot of other random things that didn't matter to me and my speed.
     
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  15. Dec 30, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    It really depends. They do a good job when you listen to them. The gps is now updated with live alerts and stored speed traps. although I was pulled over recently while ignoring it. I was given a warning, I believe because I admitted my fault and was totally respectful.
     
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    Anyone know if there is constant 12v at the mirror plug? I forgot to check and now I want to wire up my dash cam for parking mode. Lazy to run wires all the way down the dash.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Done deal. It was easy. The Red is +12 switched power. White/Black stripe is ground. Didn't try searching for constant power for the dash cam. There were 5 wires total, so 2 of them are accounted for. I'm curious, I'll look into it tomorrow.
     
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    Retired P.O for what's worth they are a waist of money. Police units always ahead of store bought when it comes to tech. Plus if stopped for speeding most officers will write you no hope for a warning.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    Got a warning 3 weeks ago speeding in a construction zone, while it was on, still buzzing when he walked up. I was super honest with the officer and very respectful. I think being honest and respectful is the key... It's really used on the HWY for me.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    I do totally get what your saying, cause I've never trusted them 100%. Yes, attitude is key regardless.
     
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    Sounds like you need a better understanding of how radar detectors work, the different radar and lidar technology cops use to obtain speed and what radar detectors can't detect. Also helps to know what radar guns your local police use.
     
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    Did you find the constant power back there?
    Thank you!
     
  23. Feb 4, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    I apologize JMN, I never looked into it after all. I didn't want to run down my battery with constant 12+. I keep mine on switched power.
     
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    I went the add a fuse way from underneath the drivers footwell and just hid and ran the cable up. Got an awesome floating mount for my V1IMG_20210128_132500.jpg
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