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Is there an easy way to hardwire a radar detector w/o running wire down the roof to a fuse panel? I am guessing a 12V switch and a ground so that the radar turns on when ignition is ON and automatically turns off when ignition is turned off.

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You could pull the panel above the rear view mirror as there is power there.  You would have to probe the wires and find a combination that is on with the ignition.  

I thought about that when I installed mine but decided it would be easier to run a wire under the front edge of the headliner and down the drivers side A pillar to the fuse panel there just below the dash.  Was so easy and quick.   Also found the right ignition controlled fuse to use.

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I hardwired an Escort radar detector in my 2015 Edge.  Connected to the auto dimming mirror / forward facing camera / wiper sensor.  I’ll link the website I used to reference which wires to connect to if I can find it.  The detector gets power when the car is turned on only.  Also, I probably could have done a better job with strain relief of the wires and a better job removing the plastic cover to access the wires.

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