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Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

Major venting today!

After multiple times to hardwire my Valentine into my new '15 I have now broken the windshield trying to put the mirror back on. ****!!!!

Long story short I have read this thread to hardwire 100 times. After buying 3 hardwire kits that had wires that broke while installing I found a new place to hard wire without taking off the mirror, but in re-installing the mirror on the windshield bolt I applied a little pressure and the spider lined all directions.

This $20 hardwire fix has cost me $100 in wiring kits, 10 hours of off and on and after I had finally figured a new solution and put it back together it will cost me somewhere near$1000 for a new windshield!

Oh and by the way when you hardwire to the mirror now push the hardwire connector into the white plug that comes off the in front of the mirror. You don't even have to take the mirror off.

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Lessons of life. We all have them, Sorry for your misfortune.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:25 AM
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Lessons of life. We all have them, Sorry for your misfortune.
mpowered, that sucks dude! I installed my Bel detector Blendmount & Invisicord with no issues. What the heck did you do to crack a windshield? The mirror plate is only GLUED onto the glass so I am thinking there was a hairline crack there already. There is no way glass will crack from just fitting a mirror back into place! Take it back to the dealer after you get the mirror in place & show him the crack.
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Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

I will go back to the dealer and ask about the cracking. I am in AZ and I wonder if the heat had something to do with it.


This will be such an easy DIY once I get a new windshield. I won't have to remove the mirror, simply pull the plastic housing from the mirror, tap into the white plug, boom, done.
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I will go back to the dealer and ask about the cracking. I am in AZ and I wonder if the heat had something to do with it.


This will be such an easy DIY once I get a new windshield. I won't have to remove the mirror, simply pull the plastic housing from the mirror, tap into the white plug, boom, done.
Good plan! There is no way heat cracks OEM front windshield glass unless it was faulty (or there is a tiny rock chip). They should be ordering you a new $800 OEM glass as soon as you show it to them! Accept nothing less . . .
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How did you try to install the mirror back? You have to align it at an "11 o'clock" position and then twist right. You probably did like me and tried to push it straight on. Live and learn.
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Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

wow and its all our fault hey!!! guess some people just shouldnt play in the big boys playground if they really have no idea what they are doing. its one thing reading something on the internet but another trying to do it..live and learn i guess.
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Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

Uhh dude, you live in AZ. File an insurance claim for the busted windshield. They cannot raise your premiums for a windshield claim.

Git er done.
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Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

I know it's to late for this but for anyone else thinking of doing this, I did mine without taking the mirror off. if you take the two plastic covers off the mirror, you can squeeze in a tap kit into the plastic wiring harness. mine has worked great for about a year.

Amazon.com : PerformancePackageTM Radar Detector MirrorWire Power Cable - V1 Radar Detectors : Car Electronics

this one kinda sucked because the open wire was a little soft, but just to give you the idea.
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I know it's to late for this but for anyone else thinking of doing this, I did mine without taking the mirror off. if you take the two plastic covers off the mirror, you can squeeze in a tap kit into the plastic wiring harness. mine has worked great for about a year.

Amazon.com : PerformancePackageTM Radar Detector MirrorWire Power Cable - V1 Radar Detectors : Car Electronics

this one kinda sucked because the open wire was a little soft, but just to give you the idea.
Timo13, you got duped!! Read the reviews . . . this tap kit is total junk & now discontinued!
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Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

duped? that's a little harsh. I specifically said that one sucked and just posted it as an example. I originally bought it to cut off the ends and splice it with better connectors because it was half the price of the 'good' one. do what you please, I was only pointing out that you don't need to break your windshield to tap into the 12v.
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Re: Windshield broken after Valentine install..ARRGH!!!

I use the "savvy" unit and run the cord down the pillar. Don't even have to take anything apart took about 10 minutes and it shuts the thing up at low speeds which is nice.


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