I don't know...but as soon as I get mine, I'll be hard wiring one in. I'll let you all know how it goes.Anyone hardwired a radar detector into a 2017 Volt yet? I use F15 (center console power) in a 2013 Volt, which is switched with ignition, but unsure which to use on the 2017.
Thanks for the info. A photo of the fuse box would be a big help. Appreciate it.I was going to personally hardwire my Passport Max radar detector and Thinkware F750 dashcam (front and rear) but when I took my '17 in for his window tinting, they offered to do the hardwiring of all 3 pieces for an extra $100. Fortunately, I brought everything I needed with me (nothing was yet mounted) to the tinting appointment and took them up on the offer. 90 minutes later, they had done a top-notch job on both the tinting and the installations. Guess I'm getting older as it seemed worth $100 to not have to figure it all out and make it look clean myself.
In looking at the driver's side fuse box, it appears that they inserted new fuses into unpopulated sockets and wired from there. I can take a photo if it's helpful. BTW, they mounted both the radar detector and the dash cam (main unit) just to the left of the rear view mirror and the rear-facing camera is mounted to the hatch near the driver's side of the window.
Sure thing! This is the driver's side fuse box. In this photo, I think the only wires added by the installer for the project are the yellow wire for power and the wire screwed down on the right (with the blue insulator) for ground.Thanks for the info. A photo of the fuse box would be a big help. Appreciate it.
I metered the yellow wire location, and that one remains on, so I think they is where your dash cam is. Are there any other connections that you can see? Thanks again for the help.
I don't have a "before" picture to confirm, but I think the light gray cable that is crossing over the box in my photo is probably from the radar detector and hence the "accessory" power feed. I can confirm that there doesn't appear be any other tap to the fuses aside from that "always on" yellow cable that is probably for the dashcam. This all implies that the installer might have pigtailed a wire rather than tapping a fuse for the radar detector. This is kinda why I just paid him to do it ;-). Wish I could help more but I don't really want to start digging in and potentially dislodging any of the wires in there...I metered the yellow wire location, and that one remains on, so I think they is where your dash cam is. Are there any other connections that you can see? Thanks again for the help.
Tapping into the Violet/Green wire at pin 2 of the interior rear view mirror connector will not cause your device to turn off when in reverse. The disabling in reverse is handled by the Green/White wire that is in pin 1 of the connector at that mirror.I don't know if a radar detector uses more or less power, but for reference I connected a dash cam (via 12V to USB adaptor from Amazon) to the power for the auto-dimming mirror. This works fine provided that you're OK with it being powered off when you're in reverse, but I doubt you will be worried about tickets while in reverse. It was easy provided you have the dexterity to work with very small gauge wires.
I know I could add a circuit, but am trying to avoid running wires down the A-pillars given the risk of the wires later interfering with curtain airbag deployment.