2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Hardwiring Radar Detector in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; attempting to hardwire my Escort 8500 x50 via the faq instructions (link below) and I'm not getting power to the ...
attempting to hardwire my Escort 8500 x50 via the faq instructions (link below) and I'm not getting power to the unit... I tapped the pink wire in the rear view wiring harness and i've got the ground on the black wire with white stripe as noted... my connections look good, where am I going wrong?
Those wire taps suck. Use electrical T Taps. These will give you a better connection. The ones you are using are difficult to get a solid connection, and once you have a solid connection it can easily go out on you when you hit a bump or something.
I would also check to see you have power and ground. Use a multimeter on the wires to check for power. Make sure you test with the ignition on and off, because switched power wires only have power when the key is on.
You guys are right, as always... pink (power) and black w/ white (ground) work perfectly... my connections were pretty terrible... i ended up just stripping the wires on the hardwiring kit, and pulled back as much raw wire as i could on the pink, black/white... wrapped them together as best i could and secured with the cheapo in line splices i had... cleaned it all up and now i don't have the huge wire hanging down and i don't smash my hand when going to 3, 5, or R... much thanks to all