Have any of you hardwired using homemade cables? I have a lot of experience with telephone wiring and I was thinking about just make my own extension off the factory cigarette lighter so I can run the cable up and around the pillar without losing the smart mute button. I don't really have a problem with the adapter occupying my cigarette socket, I just don't like the cable going straight up (I have it mounted high).
Do any of you recommend this or should I buy the factory hardwire kit because it's made of higher quality wire? I don't want to lose performance or damage the detector using poor quality wire. Does anyone know what gauge and/or rating the factory wire is?