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      01-31-2019, 08:09 PM   #45
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Anyone find a place to tap other than the mirror. I need mine to shut off when the car turns off. Can't have it beeping if I get pulled over.
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Anyone find a place to tap other than the mirror. I need mine to shut off when the car turns off. Can't have it beeping if I get pulled over.
Interesting dilemma. The cigarette lighter also takes time to turn off.

If you get pulled over, you'll have to quickly turn it off I guess. Are radar detectors illegal where you live???

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Anyone find a place to tap other than the mirror. I need mine to shut off when the car turns off. Can't have it beeping if I get pulled over.
Interesting dilemma. The cigarette lighter also takes time to turn off.

If you get pulled over, you'll have to quickly turn it off I guess. Are radar detectors illegal where you live???

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Yes they are. Cigarette light is no go..to obvious.
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Today I figured out the wiring for the V1 and Bluetooth dongle. and made a lower profile connector. Had to wait for RJ12 connectors (6 conductor connects that fit in the V1.

Got it working and it's not too ugly. Once I have had it running for a bit I am going to make it smaller by soldering the wire tap wires directly to my setup to remove the RJ45 connector I am using.

Third photo is first prototype. Too big to fit in neatly.

If I get rid of the RJ45 quick connector and directly tap into the RJ12 it will be better. Then I'll glue the BT dongle in place instead of electrical tape.
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Yes they are. Cigarette light is no go..to obvious.
I poke around in several late model cars looking for switched power and that is hard to find. The electronics on most new cars just don't do that instant off thing.

The power to the Home Link may shut off quicker???? But I am not sure if there is more than one hot wire in that connector. I did not look into it. Maybe??

Check the wire Diagram shown in first part of this post?

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Pretty happy with the way the Blendmount MirrorTap turned out, although I have to say, I couldn't get ANY of those included connectors to stay in very well. Had to use some electrical tape to create some tension over them.



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