Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 10-03-2010, 06:48 PM
joldtown joldtown is offline
White Trash Ballin' MFer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 764
Default Hard wire Radar to cig. lighter?

I'm installing my OHC wiring tomorrow, and wondered if anyone has tapped into the back side of the cig lighter with the power wire for a radar detector. I just want to see if it is possible and if there would be any problem running an additional 12v plug in at the same time. What about fuses?
__________________
'02 XLT ext. cab 4.0 4x4 Off Road
Usual mods
Unusual color
Only a real man can pimp DWB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnbaum13
What really impresses us is power, originality within reason, and a nice clean rig that makes us say "damn!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Sport
ew, don't touch me smakes
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-03-2010, 06:55 PM
RangerJustin RangerJustin is offline
~+!)@(#*$&%^
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,033
Send a message via AIM to RangerJustin Send a message via Skype™ to RangerJustin
Default Re: Hard wire Radar to cig. lighter?

I ran my CB off that, it came with an inline fuse. I would be careful of using that for your radar detector just because it is always hot. So you would need to remember to turn off the radar everytime.
__________________
Sold:2004 XLT 4x2 Ext. Cab. 3.0 Mods: 3" spindle, AAL, shackle, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, billet grille, clear corners, flow 40 dumped, line-x, CB/PA, traction bars, lil sound system, auto up down windows
Sold:2005 XLT 4x4 Ext. Cab. 4.0 Mods: ProComp lights w/ HID swap on tabs, 32x11.5 on 15x8s, CB/PA, black out heads/corners, lil sound system, cranked t-bars, flow 40 dumped, line-x, shell, bed rug, 06+ tails, metal tail gate handle since plastic one shattered, OHC, Mustang Dome.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-03-2010, 09:00 PM
CrimeStar CrimeStar is offline
Ford Motor Co
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 150
Default Re: Hard wire Radar to cig. lighter?

tap into the 12v acc wire from the OHC and ground it where you ground the OHC that way the radar comes on with the vehicle and you can tuck the extra wire into the headliner.
__________________
2000 Ford Ranger 3.0 4x4 SC
Touch Screen, Alpine Amp, 12" Type R
BFG AT on DC-1s, 5% tint, black and green interior
V8 one day, niteshaded tails
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-03-2010, 09:47 PM
Fx4wannabe01 Fx4wannabe01 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,058
Default Re: Hard wire Radar to cig. lighter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerJustin View Post
I ran my CB off that, it came with an inline fuse. I would be careful of using that for your radar detector just because it is always hot. So you would need to remember to turn off the radar everytime.
I too take power for my CB using the constant 12V hot at the cig lighter. And since it's always hot, you gotta turn it on, turn it off manually. Wiring a radar detector will make you have to turn it on and off manually. IMO....pain in the arse. lol.

NOW....this is for the cig lighter on the RIGHT side of the radio bezel. The cig lighter on the LEFT side is only hot with ignition on. I'd tap into that or the stereo/radio's ignition hot for the radar detector.


NOTE: I'm unsure if ALL '06 and older trucks w/ 2 cig lighter ports are wired like this. Mine is though and I've not changed anything other than tapping for power.
__________________
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cig Lighter works but NO 12V Accessory? 05RangerEdge Interior Tech 20 04-04-2011 07:06 PM
For Sale: Whistler Radar Detector (MA) 99offroadrngr Interior Parts 8 09-21-2010 07:11 PM
Radar Gun and GPS question STL Off Topic 99 09-10-2010 02:49 AM
CB radio plugged into cig lighter - ground question tomogden Electrical Tech 12 08-29-2010 11:18 AM
Radar detectors??? 878ranger878 Off Topic 5 03-13-2010 09:13 AM