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      07-26-2008, 02:03 PM   #31
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Drives: 2014 512i xdrive
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Location: NH

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I just used this method to wire in my radar detector.
I have always put my detectors in this location as a personal preference.

It works.

I used the green wire w/ white strip, but rather than jam in the soldered wire and rely on a flaky mechanical connection and run the risk of shorting an adjacent pin, I stripped off some of the insulation on the wire higher up and spiced in there.

I also included an inline fuse to protect the unit from surges.

For grounding I used the torx screw on the sunroof motor mounting bracket.

The detector works, and the sunroof still works.

The one problem is that while closing the sunroof, the detector gets a power drain and reboots itself. This only happens while closing the sunroof. I'm ok with that.