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i got a radar detector and plug it into my lighter. but it stays on when i shut the car off. anyone know how to wire the ligter so it comes on and goes off with the ignition?
 

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Wire the detector into a differant circuit. I don't think it will overload anything since it doesn't seem like a high power use device, but if it does wire in a new circuit controlled by a relay on an accessory circuit.
 

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oh, so cut it the attachment for the lighter isnt on there? and just ook it up with some other wires?
 

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my old detector had an on/off switch

hard wire to switched power lines or put a switch in yourself. (not too hard to reach behind there and splice in a toggle switch. (I had one long time ago)
 

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Adumb said:
oh, so cut it the attachment for the lighter isnt on there? and just ook it up with some other wires?
That's pretty much your only option other than turning it on and off manually.
 
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