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Old 12-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #226
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Location: Desert Southwest - Arizona
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Originally Posted by dsy View Post
Yep, thats all it takes. No restistors or anything. The intensity of the led is variable with the speaker volume knob. You just have to get the polarity correct. Hook it up and see if it lights. If not just switch the two wires and it will light up.
Well I did it. Bought a LED from Radio Shack, soldered it to an old jack plug. Plugged it in and it lit up and stayed lit up. Rode it to work, the intensity of the LED never changed. All the lights on the radar detector went out until I pulled out the LED jack and lo and behold, I have fried the audio from the unit. Good news is it did only cost me a dollar.

Won't do that again.
Cheers...John - 2004 BMW R1150GS, 1978 R100 (G/S Frankenbike)

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