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      01-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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Hardwire V1

Does anyone know which wire to tap into to hardwire a radar detector? In previous BMW's Ive used the green/white wire in the dome light by the sunroof switch.
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      01-30-2011, 03:49 PM   #2
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Which Wire?

I would also like to know if anyone has found a good wire to tap? Also, I have found that my Valentine works great with my X5 (green/yellow wire was easy to find) that does not have HUD, active cruise control, etc. , but does not work well with my 5/F10 that has these options - lot of falses. Has anyone had better luck with an Escort model with HUD, active cruise control, etc.? Cheers.
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Green wire with Brown stripe in a bundle just forward of the silver sunroof motor. The bundle heads towards the rearview mirror.

There is a really good DIY (Hat tip to Bimmerfest member "sep23") for the entire job right here:

F10 Radar Detector Hard-wire DIY from sep23 @ Bimmerfest Forums

I'll get around to this myself soon.
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