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Radar Detector/Camera Hardwiring

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Grandpawmoses, May 14, 2024.

  1. May 14, 2024 at 9:16 AM
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    Grandpawmoses

    Grandpawmoses [OP] Dirty Old Man

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    There's threads on this but I just wanted to elaborate on the wiring aspect of it.
    Mine's a 2024 4R but I don't suspect any differences across the models.
    Removing the wiring cover is a little tricky. It's made of two separate pieces that telescope to make it longer or shorter. Slightly finger pinch the lower piece and push it up into the upper piece to shorten the cover, then use a flat plastic piece to pop it off. It must be collapsed to clear the mirror stem. Two pictures attached:
    20240514_101436.jpg 20240514_101444.jpg

    Now the mirror wiring connector is exposed. You can push the tab on the connector and pull it apart. If you don't disconnect it, you won't have enough room to plug in any wires. I zip tied my detector wiring to the mirror wiring so they can't come out. The mirror tap I used has two sets of connectors, you can see the unused larger connectors hanging free. Picture of what it looks like after I've made my wiring attachment:
    20240514_101621.jpg

    This last picture is my "expert quality" sketch of the wiring of the connector:
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    There are only two wires used on the connector, a blue switched 12 volt and a white(?) ground. You can't go wrong.
     
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  2. May 14, 2024 at 9:33 AM
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    Thorn73

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    Just use the Dongar pigtail and you don't have to mess with the wiring at all. Completely plug and play and gives you a usb port up there to plug whatever you want to into it.
     
  3. May 14, 2024 at 1:12 PM
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    Grandpawmoses

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    My main point was how to remove the cover without breaking it.
    I needed 12 volts for my application anyway.
     
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  4. May 15, 2024 at 9:43 AM
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    RDCoug

    RDCoug 20 years of modding cars & trucks

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    So how did this work out?

    Did you use a Mirror Mount or Blendmount for the radar detector?
     
  5. May 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM
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    Grandpawmoses

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    Works perfectly.
    I used the Blendmount from my 2021 Tacoma. Perfect fit even though Blendmount doesn't say it fits.
     

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