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E46Cherry 09-27-2012 12:17 AM

Hardwire 9500ix
 
Easiest way to hardwire my radar? I have the direct wire for my 9500ix but when I removed the sunroof panel cover, I noticed the universal garage door opener connector was cut off by the last owner of the car. I still wired it to the green wire with blue stripe hoping it still had 12v of power going to is. But no luck and now I'm wondering where the next easy set up would be? DIY vids or procedures?

E46Cherry 09-27-2012 01:52 AM

anyone?

Solidjake 09-27-2012 03:00 AM

When I first hardwired my V1 I didn't use the right cable up there. Check more to the right side and see if it's tucked in there.

E46Cherry 09-27-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 14766717)
When I first hardwired my V1 I didn't use the right cable up there. Check more to the right side and see if it's tucked in there.

The connector has 3 wires right? When I looked in there, I just saw three wires that were cut at the ends and bundled together without a connector. Is there more than one in the panel? Which wire did you hook it up to initially?

WDE46 09-27-2012 09:16 AM

If the owner cut the wires maybe he also took out a fuse. Check those too.

HiHoBrian 09-27-2012 09:28 AM

http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_valentine_v1.shtml

This should show you where to get power from. Hope it helps.
Edit:saw you attempted to connect to the green wire already. Have you checked it to a known good ground with a volt meter?
sent from my ATARI sc1224

E46Cherry 09-27-2012 10:52 AM

WDE46 - That's a good point. Do you know which fuse it would be?

HiHoBrian - No I haven't. I know it's electrical I'm working on and should probably have a volt meter before doing anything with wires.

E46Cherry 09-27-2012 07:57 PM

bump

TitaniumCranium 09-29-2012 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14767345)
WDE46 - That's a good point. Do you know which fuse it would be?

HiHoBrian - No I haven't. I know it's electrical I'm working on and should probably have a volt meter before doing anything with wires.

This!

Your RD cost in the $400-$500 range. It's worth at least $20 to make sure you're wiring it right, plus you'll be able to determine if you have good ground which will help protect your RD. Escorts seem to be overly sensitive to voltage fluctuations IMO.

E46Cherry 09-29-2012 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TitaniumCranium (Post 14772782)
This!

Your RD cost in the $400-$500 range. It's worth at least $20 to make sure you're wiring it right, plus you'll be able to determine if you have good ground which will help protect your RD. Escorts seem to be overly sensitive to voltage fluctuations IMO.

Where can I get it done for $20?

HiHoBrian 09-29-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Cherry (Post 14772793)
Where can I get it done for $20?

I think he meant at the very least get a $20 volt meter. Or just borrow someone's.

sent from my ATARI sc1224

E46Cherry 09-29-2012 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HiHoBrian (Post 14772977)
I think he meant at the very least get a $20 volt meter. Or just borrow someone's.

sent from my ATARI sc1224

Sorry, I read that just as I woke up. Anyone know how much to have it professionally installed?

benzovs 09-29-2012 02:12 PM

I run my own car audio/video and security shop and typically I charge $50-$75 depending on the type of vehicle. Some newer vehicles make it very difficult to locate a switched 12v source, so those I charge upwards of $100. This is all for hardwiring of course.

E46Cherry 10-02-2012 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WDE46 (Post 14767079)
If the owner cut the wires maybe he also took out a fuse. Check those too.

THANKS. I finally took a peek at the fuse box and there it was, a missing fuse under what was labeled as garage door opener. Placed a 5amp fuse, used a multimeter to check voltage, hardwired my radar! I appreciate everyone's input!


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