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I want to install my radar detector in my Xterra.

It has two parts - the 'detector' goes behind the grille, and the
'control module' goes at the dash, and communicates wirelessly
with the 'detector'. Both require 12V power.

Where would the best place be to obtain the positive 12V that I need for the 'control module'?

In my prior vehicle I had it wired to the +12V lead of the cigarette lighter.
 

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You could probably run it off the cig lighter again as long as it doesn't draw too many amps.

I have wired up two add on fuse panels with 100amp breaks in line. One is mounted to the fire wall in the engine bay on the passanger side and the other is mounted under the dash on the drivers side kick panel. I have the 100amp breakers bolted to the top of the relay box under the hood (yeah, I have to disconnect the breakers to get to the relays, but really how often does one have to replace a relay?).
 

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Muzikman said:
I have wired up two add on fuse panels with 100amp breaks in line. One is mounted to the fire wall in the engine bay on the passanger side and the other is mounted under the dash on the drivers side kick panel. I have the 100amp breakers bolted to the top of the relay box under the hood
Do you have any pictures and/or a "how to"?
Adding a fuse panel might be a good way for me to go, because I will, later on, be needing power for my winch, quick connects at the front and rear of the vehicle(for my battery booster cable), and maybe some additional lighting on the front bumper.
 

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dpatton said:
Muzikman said:
I have wired up two add on fuse panels with 100amp breaks in line. One is mounted to the fire wall in the engine bay on the passanger side and the other is mounted under the dash on the drivers side kick panel. I have the 100amp breakers bolted to the top of the relay box under the hood
Do you have any pictures and/or a "how to"?
Adding a fuse panel might be a good way for me to go, because I will, later on, be needing power for my winch, quick connects at the front and rear of the vehicle(for my battery booster cable), and maybe some additional lighting on the front bumper.
I don't have anything because I never took pictures and at the time I wasn't sure if it was the best solution (still not 100% sure, but it's been working great). I can snap some pictures between tonight and tomorrow night and give you a quick how-to. If you understand wiring it's not too hard. I am still looking for a good place to mount after market relays as I currently only have one, but have a current need to add two more.
 
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