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So i have a Valentine One radar detector and there is a pin that i can short to ground to mute the radar and so I wanted a switch that looked oem to do that. I wanted exactly what you wanted and i wanted to use the blank switch next to the auto stop switch. 

 

First I looked up how much the switch was (just incase I F*cked up) it was only like $25 so i proceeded! 

Next I tore apart the switch and looked at the circuit board to see if there was any chips or anything on the blank side.

There are no important circuit traces or components on the blank side of the circuit board so I broke it in half and basically just glued in my own micro switch and drilled a hole for the wires. 

Finally there are two tabs under the switch that keep it in place, I cut those so that the switch could pivot and bam I have and OEM looking switch that mutes my radar when I press it.

 

For High power stuff or stuff that you want a latching style switch you could probably do exactly what I did but use a relay or a latching relay.

 

I did this December 20, 2020 and haven't had any problems with the hot glue or anything (in central texas) and i press this radar mute button at least 10 times a day.

 

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4 minutes ago, Aaaaaaaayush said:

So i have a Valentine One radar detector and there is a pin that i can short to ground to mute the radar and so I wanted a switch that looked oem to do that. I wanted exactly what you wanted and i wanted to use the blank switch next to the auto stop switch. 

 

First I looked up how much the switch was (just incase I F*cked up) it was only like $25 so i proceeded! 

Next I tore apart the switch and looked at the circuit board to see if there was any chips or anything on the blank side.

There are no important circuit traces or components on the blank side of the circuit board so I broke it in half and basically just glued in my own micro switch and drilled a hole for the wires. 

Finally there are two tabs under the switch that keep it in place, I cut those so that the switch could pivot and bam I have and OEM looking switch that mutes my radar when I press it.

 

For High power stuff or stuff that you want a latching style switch you could probably do exactly what I did but use a relay or a latching relay.

 

I did this December 20, 2020 and haven't had any problems with the hot glue or anything (in central texas) and i press this radar mute button at least 10 times a day.

 

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On 8/5/2021 at 1:58 PM, Aaaaaaaayush said:

So i have a Valentine One radar detector and there is a pin that i can short to ground to mute the radar and so I wanted a switch that looked oem to do that. I wanted exactly what you wanted and i wanted to use the blank switch next to the auto stop switch. 

 

First I looked up how much the switch was (just incase I F*cked up) it was only like $25 so i proceeded! 

Next I tore apart the switch and looked at the circuit board to see if there was any chips or anything on the blank side.

There are no important circuit traces or components on the blank side of the circuit board so I broke it in half and basically just glued in my own micro switch and drilled a hole for the wires. 

Finally there are two tabs under the switch that keep it in place, I cut those so that the switch could pivot and bam I have and OEM looking switch that mutes my radar when I press it.

 

For High power stuff or stuff that you want a latching style switch you could probably do exactly what I did but use a relay or a latching relay.

 

I did this December 20, 2020 and haven't had any problems with the hot glue or anything (in central texas) and i press this radar mute button at least 10 times a day.

 

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That's awesome! I got the switch but never really looked at the circuits. I saw the board and just assumed I couldn't break or cut it. Sounds like I need to revisit that idea!  Thanks!

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@Aaaaaaaayush I just got into a new Trail Boss and am looking for a good way to mount my V1. Just found out that the 12v socket stays on all the time when I plug in there. So, I had a hardwire in my previous truck and a mirror tap in my Challenger. I have the Custom trim with a basic rear view mirror so I don’t know if there is a power source to tap into. How is yours powered?

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10 hours ago, Desrunner said:

@Aaaaaaaayush I just got into a new Trail Boss and am looking for a good way to mount my V1. Just found out that the 12v socket stays on all the time when I plug in there. So, I had a hardwire in my previous truck and a mirror tap in my Challenger. I have the Custom trim with a basic rear view mirror so I don’t know if there is a power source to tap into. How is yours powered?

 

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