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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

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OK where is the fuse, I have done the same thing I think. My sunroof switches dont work nor does the asssit button or the 911 button. And I cant get the connector to unplug to make sure it is seated properly. 2015 GC Summit
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I blew the fuse. Replaced my tap pins with the smaller size and all is well.Works like a champ.

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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

I just finished installing my Escort Max 360 on my 2016 Jeep GC SRT. Your write up was very helpful...Thank you. However, the mirror on the 2016 SRT is slightly different. The trim pieces come off about the same but the mirror does not have to be removed. After removing the trim pieces, the plug on the back of the mirror comes off by just pushing up on 1 tab and the pink and the black wires are right in front of you. After connecting both wires and replacing the plug in back of the mirror, I replaced the upper trim piece and cut a small notch with the side of a drill bit in the lower trim piece for the radar detector power wire to exit and there you have it. You don't remove the mirror or any other plugs...just the 1 on the back of the mirror. I used a 12" Mirror Tap from Bend Mount.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

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I tried installing the wires to my 2011 WK2 and I couldn't get the wires into the white connector. Did you take out the wire going into the connector and solder them together or anything? I tried pulling (kinda gently) on the wires to get them out but couldn't. Maybe the wires from my detector are too big and won't fit into the connector with the others.

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I realize this is a very old post, but I am replying because I just tried to install an invisicord on my 2015 Limited and ran into the same issue.

While this is a great 'how to', there is a much easier way to install the invisicord on the limiteds. THERE IS NO NEED TO REMOVE THE MIRROR FROM THE GLASS MOUNT Follow the 'how to' photos provided by the OP to remove the trim pieces and disconnect the first white connector - then stop.

On my Limited, this first connector has a pink wire with a yellow stripe and a black wire in the adjacent slot. In addition, there is a groove in each of these slots where the pins on the invisicord can easily be inserted. You shouldn't have to force them in and once they are in, the connector retains the pins such that they won't easily work loose. That's it. Plug the white connector back in and re-install the trim.

Any if by chance you already followed the 'how to' and were unable to fit the pins in the connector on the back of the mirror and are now trying to figure out how to re-install the mirror: Place the mirror mount up to the mirror straight and rotate it CLOCKWISE (instructions say right). You'll go about 45-degrees and then the mount should drop down onto the hex-head. Push slightly to engage it and then rotate COUNTERCLOCKWISE to secure the mirror. You may have to adjust the mirror on the swivel a bit to get the 45-degree angle necessary to engage the mount on the bolt. It's pretty easy if you aren't attempting to turn it the wrong direction.

Hopefully this update saves someone else some frustration. I pretty much destroyed the invisicord trying to fit the pins into the hardness on the back of the mirror. We'll see how their customer service is.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Thanks to OP and everyone who chimed in saying the mirror doesn't have to be removed. I accidentally removed it from tugging the lower plastic trim piece and was frantically trying to put it back. Then I re-read the thread and realized you need to remove all the plastic pieces in order to have the mirror back into the hex bolt.

Presto.

Another duh moment I was using my old Invisicord that fit into the Dodge Journey and plug that cord into the stupid blue one and was jamming it in. I hope I didn't break any wires there. I ended up breaking the invisicord. I removed the cord and put everything back to check if I broke any wires I was tapping into. No error messages on the dash so far.

Anyway, now that I have to order another invisicord and realizing I have to tap into the back of the mirror and not those blue or white ones in front, do I order a standard or micro connector?

I want to order it in a 12" length even if I know this is overkill. Just in case I transfer the cord again.

Will a micro connector work or will that be too loose?

Thanks for input.
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Thanks to OP and everyone who chimed in saying the mirror doesn't have to be removed. I accidentally removed it from tugging the lower plastic trim piece and was frantically trying to put it back. Then I re-read the thread and realized you need to remove all the plastic pieces in order to have the mirror back into the hex bolt.

Presto.

Another duh moment I was using my old Invisicord that fit into the Dodge Journey and plug that cord into the stupid blue one and was jamming it in. I hope I didn't break any wires there. I ended up breaking the invisicord. I removed the cord and put everything back to check if I broke any wires I was tapping into. No error messages on the dash so far.

Anyway, now that I have to order another invisicord and realizing I have to tap into the back of the mirror and not those blue or white ones in front, do I order a standard or micro connector?

I want to order it in a 12" length even if I know this is overkill. Just in case I transfer the cord again.

Will a micro connector work or will that be too loose?

Thanks for input.
You need the micro invisicord for the Jeep mirror connector and the 12" length is what I used.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Order the Micro. Length depends on where you want the detector mounted. I visor mount my V1 and 20" gives me the slack I need.

You may be able to get a free one. I damaged my cord trying to cram the pins into the connector on the back of the mirror. I emailed them and told them about this forum and the alternate install. You aren't the first to good this up. Hopefully they'll incorporate this into their website instructions.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Thanks, jperaino and JustinTN. Ordered!

Chose the 12" + micro connector. I have a Blendmount for my V1 used previously on my Dodge. The 8" was a perfect fit when I was mock mounting it before I goofed up on the wires. Darn. I should have been rocking the radar detector by now on the car if I just read further on this thread.

My invisicord was an old purchase - over 5 years ago. He he. Served its purpose I guess until my fat, eager hands took over today.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

THE MIRROR DOES NOT NEED TO BE REMOVED ON A 2014+ SRT (and it appears the same for a 14+ Overland as I have done one).

I had my mirror come off in 115 degree temp in the SoCal desert and it is a PITA to get on; conversely I could now pull it on and off in 45 seconds after multiple hours of trying to install after it came off. Finally used tape...

When I picked it up at the dealer I had them leave the plastic trim off. I installed the cord and he put the pieces back on. BUT knocked off the mirror LMAO. I ended up explaining the proper angle 1/5 to 1/6 turn it needs to set into the windshield, then did it for him

Just pulg the taps in once the plastic caps are off...works great on my Escort MAX360
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WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

My V1 has been in the glovebox for 6 months now because of this damn cord. I'm going to try this new way to do it this weekend. Thank you guys for reviving this thread! Man, I love these forums.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Finally received my Invisicord wire from the US. Took awhile to get to Canada. I tried removing the plastic pieces without removing the mirror. The small upper plastic piece was easy, but the larger plastic one I was afraid to tug and spread without thinking I would crack something knowing my fat hands.

Knowing from the last time how to install the whole assembly, I thought it was easier to just remove everything first. From there I inserted into the white harness. I was thinking I would tap into the harness plugging into the rearview mirror, but looking at it was already a tight squeeze.

Anyway, everything worked out great and all put back together and looking clean.

QUESTION: what are those devices those harnesses plug into anyway? The white plugs into what module on the left? White the purple one plugs into bigger module on the right? What are these?

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Finally received my Invisicord wire from the US. Took awhile to get to Canada. I tried removing the plastic pieces without removing the mirror. The small upper plastic piece was easy, but the larger plastic one I was afraid to tug and spread without thinking I would crack something knowing my fat hands.

Knowing from the last time how to install the whole assembly, I thought it was easier to just remove everything first. From there I inserted into the white harness. I was thinking I would tap into the harness plugging into the rearview mirror, but looking at it was already a tight squeeze.

Anyway, everything worked out great and all put back together and looking clean.

QUESTION: what are those devices those harnesses plug into anyway? The white plugs into what module on the left? White the purple one plugs into bigger module on the right? What are these?

TIA.
One connector goes to the GPS antenna and the other goes to the windshield wiper rain sensor.
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One connector goes to the GPS antenna and the other goes to the windshield wiper rain sensor.
Cool. Thanks. I was wondering what those were. I'm surprised the GPS antenna is up front. I always thought it was up incorporated into the Shark fin on the roof.
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