I thing I have seen this question before a few times. Get a mirror tap ( just google it) this will tap in to the power behind the rear view mirror, also I’m sure you already know that if you have the heated windshield your detector will be at a severe disadvantage. Last thing make sure you put the detector in the clear space at the top of the windshield Since our screens have a UV shild in them that blocks the signalWhere can I find a power point to connect my Escort radar detector that is only hot when the car is running? Every point I have found on the cabin fuse block is hot all the time. Also the 12 volt plugs (cigarette lighter).
Need to slightly pull the sides out near the seam, then the entire trim piece will slide down and off. I wouldn’t use a screwdriver; buy some trim tools if you don’t have some already, they’re pretty cheap.joero4874,
I have a escort360c and a new 2019 f Pace. Can i do a power tap as you described ? Are you saying that the big plastic cover below the mirror simply slides down? Do i need to loosen it somehow in with a screw driver? Right now i have high up and fastened with a mag mount ad it works well. But need to get rid of the curly wire to the center box. Prefer a power tap to a wire to fuse box.
if you have power on the end of the power cable, is it enough power? Did you start the car to see if that made a differenceFound some good space for the parts above the sunglasses/sunroof/lights panel and was able to get the upper mirror trim back on kind of circling it around and moving the mirror around, and was able to tuck the fuse into the lower mirror trim box for easy changes if needed.
now just need to figure out why the blue/white cable does not seem to power the V1. Its definitely making contact.
The V1 works plugged into the cigarette lighter, but no power on direct connection. Multimeter shows power all the way from the vampire tap to the end of the rj11 cable so it’s making contact, but plug it into the V1 and nothing.
running from the cigarette lighter in the center console for now :/