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Guys,
I am sure this has been talked about some where, but i could not find it.

I am about to leave on a 2500 mile road trip and i want to hard wire a radar detector. I want the detector to automatically power on when the truck turns on. Is there a certain wire i should tap into, or just look around?

I also have a H&S Mini max. I have it wired in, but the wire i found (following the instructions (at least i tried)) lead me to always hot wire.

Random ?
What is the service interval for the fuel filter?

Thanks, guys.
 

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Ignition wire that signals a relay to give power. Stereo key on wire works too. Just use something that turns on when the keys on only.
 

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I have not tested this, but are the cigar lighters and power (port) alway hot?
 

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What is an upfitter switch?
 

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Or you could just tap into a fuse with a tap connector that is key on hot, it should be a short run. Just make sure you fuse protect it the fuse is normally in the part that goes into the cigar lighter port.
 

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I have been looking more and researching more and I believe I will use my upfitter switches (assuming if I have them switched on they will turn off when car is off)
Anyone know that?
 

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Fuel filters- 10k. I'd go with what shane said, stereo wire. I'd hate to use an upfitter switch just for a radar.
 

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I hate getting Derek feedback because of the sensing wire. This has happened to me on my other trucks.

Aux 4 will be my high idle mod :). Btw what rpm is that at?
Aux 3 will be my radar detector and h&s mini max
Aux 2 ??? I need ideas :)
Aux 1 ??? I need ideas :)

I might add some driving lights for 1 switch and bed lights for another???

What else do people use these for?
 

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Beacon lights, buggy whips, work lights, nitrous power, nitrous purge power, water meth. Can be used for whatever.
 
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