Hard wiring a radar detector - where to pull power?
I am going to be hard wiring my radar detector into my 2009 Dodge Ram, and would like to pull 12v from a switched source.
In my old Camaro, I could easily run some wire down to the fuse box under the steering column and stick it on the spare accessory circuit, but the Dodge Ram looks to be a little more complicated in seeing where to get at wires in the fuse box. Granted, I only spent about 20 seconds looking at the fuse box in the rain, so it might be easier than it looks :-)
Anyway. The detector will probably be mounted high on the windshield, with the power cable running under the headliner and down a pillar. There is a small control box that will be mounted somewhere near the steering wheel/center console that allows me to mute the detector without reaching up all the time, and then I need a place to source switched 12v from that is nice and easy to get at.
What would you guys recommend as the easiest place to source power from? Should I run it to the fuse box, or can I splice power from somewhere inside the vehicle?
Also - what is the simplest ground point to attach to? I haven't spent much time looking at the wiring, but I am sure that all the metal under the dash is probably a bit better insulated than a late 80's car, so probably harder to find a random screw to ground under lol.