My situation is like this: I have an 8500 with a cig lighter connection. I rewired my cig lighter to the battery because it wasnt working. The problem is that my detector doesent turn on automatically because of the direct connection. How would i go about making it turn on with the car. I am assuming i need to go through the fusebox right? the wire already has an inline fuse, so can i just splice into some wire or something so i wont have to buy a bunch of parts (im cheap like that)
Could i just stick the + wire into one of the fuse sockets and hold it in place with a fuse, so that both the fuse and the wire are making an electrical connection?
Also, how many amps should my inline fuse be rated? I think the one i uses was .5 A/240 V or something like that