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Another perfectly good idea goes into the toilet…

I tapped my radar detector’s power off the vanity light on the visor. When the door is opened, the radar detector turns on. Later, I added a Bluetooth Parrot (A hands free cell phone doo-dah) I had in the Durango. I used Velcro to mount it on the sunroof trim, and ‘’snuck’’ the wiring across the ceiling (inside) to the vanity light. Another little project done.

I did this in the shop. I’m doing other things and I started hearing a chirping sound from the Commander. The Parrot and radar detector was turning on and off rapidly. The problem? The vanity light circuit is really a computer circuit that is in ‘’sleep mode’’ as it ‘’looks’’ for bulb current to turn the interior lights back on. In other words, after the power times out, the computer looks to see if a vanity light lid was opened, and the dome lights all re-power too. That’s so if you’re sitting in the rig and never got out or opened a door, and the lights timed out on you, you can still open the vanity lid and check your hair. Of course, the current draw of my two items screwed that all to Hades.

So… down the A pillar I had to go with a wire to the fuse box to tap into an ignition source. Problem solved. Hopefully, this will save someone else grief should they decide the vanity light power is handy to use… IT ISN’T.

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Good to know, thanks for the heads up!

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Cool, another great tech tip, thanks.

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I just bought a parrot 3200 and am searching for a wiring diagram. What wires did you hook where or is there a link somewhere? Thanks

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I just bought a parrot 3200 and am searching for a wiring diagram. What wires did you hook where or is there a link somewhere? Thanks
Stop here first Jeff, and welcome to the site
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=5778
then go here https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...tector+install

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