BMW
X1 / X2
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW X1 (F48) and X2 (F39) Forums General BMW X2 Forum (F39) Suggestions for radar detector hardwire

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-21-2019, 07:05 PM   #1
Rickster21
New Member
Rickster21's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: BMW X2
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Suggestions for radar detector hardwire

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Hi all, first post.
Any suggestions on where I can tap in for keyed 12v power for a radar detector and also some ideas on how to route the power cable up to the dash? My previous car had keyed power near the sunroof controls but my X2 doesn't have sunroof controls and I wouldn't even know how to get in there to tap in.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
BMWZ4
Brigadier General
BMWZ4's Avatar
Canada
862
Rep
3,171
Posts

Drives: 2018 X1 & 2020 X3MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster21 View Post
Hi all, first post.
Any suggestions on where I can tap in for keyed 12v power for a radar detector and also some ideas on how to route the power cable up to the dash? My previous car had keyed power near the sunroof controls but my X2 doesn't have sunroof controls and I wouldn't even know how to get in there to tap in.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Have you considered using the MirrorTap option?
__________________
'11 Z4 30i (sold);'11 X3 28i (sold); '15 M235i Stage 1 Dinan (recalled); '16 M235i Stage 3 Dinan (sold); '15 X3 28i (sold); '14 328i (sold), 2019 X3M40i (sold); Loaded '18 X1; Loaded '20 X3MC Donnington, Black/Tan Merino
Appreciate 1
      02-21-2019, 08:50 PM   #3
Rickster21
New Member
Rickster21's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: BMW X2
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWZ4 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster21 View Post
Hi all, first post.
Any suggestions on where I can tap in for keyed 12v power for a radar detector and also some ideas on how to route the power cable up to the dash? My previous car had keyed power near the sunroof controls but my X2 doesn't have sunroof controls and I wouldn't even know how to get in there to tap in.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Have you considered using the MirrorTap option?
This is great! I'd never heard of these, thanks!
Reviews seem pretty good as well. I'll email them to ask if detailed instructions are provided because I'd have no clue where to start.
Thanks again!
Appreciate 1
BMWZ4862.00

      02-21-2019, 08:52 PM   #4
BMWZ4
Brigadier General
BMWZ4's Avatar
Canada
862
Rep
3,171
Posts

Drives: 2018 X1 & 2020 X3MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster21 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWZ4 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickster21 View Post
Hi all, first post.
Any suggestions on where I can tap in for keyed 12v power for a radar detector and also some ideas on how to route the power cable up to the dash? My previous car had keyed power near the sunroof controls but my X2 doesn't have sunroof controls and I wouldn't even know how to get in there to tap in.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Have you considered using the MirrorTap option?
This is great! I'd never heard of these, thanks!
Reviews seem pretty good as well. I'll email them to ask if detailed instructions are provided because I'd have no clue where to start.
Thanks again!
No problem, it's a solid solution that many, including me have used with great success. Makes for a relatively simple install.
__________________
'11 Z4 30i (sold);'11 X3 28i (sold); '15 M235i Stage 1 Dinan (recalled); '16 M235i Stage 3 Dinan (sold); '15 X3 28i (sold); '14 328i (sold), 2019 X3M40i (sold); Loaded '18 X1; Loaded '20 X3MC Donnington, Black/Tan Merino
Appreciate 1
      02-22-2019, 01:18 AM   #5
BlueX2
Enlisted Member
BlueX2's Avatar
Canada
26
Rep
39
Posts

Drives: BMW X2 2018 - xdrive 28i
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWZ4 View Post
No problem, it's a solid solution that many, including me have used with great success. Makes for a relatively simple install.
Did anyone ever question you while in Ontario?
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 07:49 AM   #6
BMWZ4
Brigadier General
BMWZ4's Avatar
Canada
862
Rep
3,171
Posts

Drives: 2018 X1 & 2020 X3MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueX2 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWZ4 View Post
No problem, it's a solid solution that many, including me have used with great success. Makes for a relatively simple install.
Did anyone ever question you while in Ontario?
You mean OPP or Surte in Quebec? No, mostly because that would imply I've been caught speeding lol! My trusty Uniden R3 performance beautifully!
__________________
'11 Z4 30i (sold);'11 X3 28i (sold); '15 M235i Stage 1 Dinan (recalled); '16 M235i Stage 3 Dinan (sold); '15 X3 28i (sold); '14 328i (sold), 2019 X3M40i (sold); Loaded '18 X1; Loaded '20 X3MC Donnington, Black/Tan Merino
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2019, 01:25 PM   #7
BlueX2
Enlisted Member
BlueX2's Avatar
Canada
26
Rep
39
Posts

Drives: BMW X2 2018 - xdrive 28i
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWZ4 View Post
You mean OPP or Surte in Quebec? No, mostly because that would imply I've been caught speeding lol! My trusty Uniden R3 performance beautifully!
Ahh sorry I thought you were still in Toronto because of the info. I always wanted one but there are fines and points in Ontario for having one.
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2019, 01:28 PM   #8
BMWZ4
Brigadier General
BMWZ4's Avatar
Canada
862
Rep
3,171
Posts

Drives: 2018 X1 & 2020 X3MC
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueX2 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWZ4 View Post
You mean OPP or Surte in Quebec? No, mostly because that would imply I've been caught speeding lol! My trusty Uniden R3 performance beautifully!
Ahh sorry I thought you were still in Toronto because of the info. I always wanted one but there are fines and points in Ontario for having one.
I am in Toronto. No way I'd ever get picked off driving on the 401 in Toronto.

As for driving between Toronto and Ottawa...not yet. Fines are high, but it's been years and haven't busted yet!!!
__________________
'11 Z4 30i (sold);'11 X3 28i (sold); '15 M235i Stage 1 Dinan (recalled); '16 M235i Stage 3 Dinan (sold); '15 X3 28i (sold); '14 328i (sold), 2019 X3M40i (sold); Loaded '18 X1; Loaded '20 X3MC Donnington, Black/Tan Merino
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST