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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Just a Quick, Thank you... 2016 GC Limited 75th. No mirror removal, just plastics. And the wires were the same color. Thanks again

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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Gps antenna is actually in the dash on a 2012 not 100% sure it was changed for later models
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

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Done, Just did it.
Ok the trick is:
Press on both sides towards the back of the top elongated cover to release it and pull back from the mirror towards you from the top.
Then grab from both side the other black cover and pull both at the same time sideways to release the second part of the mirror back cover.
Once you have both covers out you dont need to pull the mirror out of the windshield.
Just tap on the plug you see there with black to the black cable and then the red to the Red/pink with yellow stripe.
Voila!!!! no need to pull the whole mirror down which is a pain to put back just took me 5 minutes.
Make sure you make the connection tight to the other cable or the cover will not fit correctly. Put the bottom cover first, give it a hard wack from the bottom to snap in place(not with a hammer Please with the bottom of you fist) and then from the top of the mirror install the other one.
Thanks for the instructions. I have a 14 SRT and got the 8in invisicord. I will put in my learnings in case it helps someone down the road.

First by the "top elongated cover" means the thin piece of plastic at the top and center of the mirror located just behind it that hides the cords that run up to the headliner. I only mention this because I somehow misinterpreted "elongated" to mean the wider bottom plastic cover which comes off second and that made me waste some time. For the second "lower plastic" piece when you grab both sides and move it sideways in my case it was also a "pulling it apart" motion that finally got it to release. One side will go first then the other side comes off easier. Now I had the access needed without removing the mirror. I disconnected the white electrical connection that goes to the sensor mounted on the windshield for more room. To get to the connection in the back of my mirror I pulled it out slightly and then you can see the connection clip to unhook it from the mirror. What you unhook from actually "floats" in the back of the mirror. For me, the invisicord prongs went right in pretty easily in the slots as described - black for ground. Pink/red with yellow stripe for power. I reconnected the everything and tested with success. I then ran the invisicord up with the other wires to the headliner, in the headliner for a couple of inches and then down to the V1 mounted directly to the left of the rear view mirror. I then put the bottom larger plastic cover back on (you can now see how it works and there are little grooves to position it before you give it a little whack with your hand to lock it back into place. Finally the "top cover" goes back on quite easily.

Thanks for the writeup and making the install easier by not removing the rearview mirror.
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

What are those black tabs/bumps on the top of the mirror used for??
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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Can't thank you enough. This was super easy after reading this. Taking my time getting out tools and light etc was a 15 minute job. Way easier than our 2013 when I was the one testing wires etc.

A couple of things that were mentioned but to highlight again.
  1. pay attention to how each wire harness is released from socket. Each one is different.
  2. when using the wire tap go in from the top as there is a little groove and they fit in perfectly without any force.
  3. Don't be afraid of reinstalling the mirror. It is SUPER easy. Do as the instruction say. Turn counter-clockwise 1/8 of a turn and then with a "little" force turn back clockwise and it goes right in place.

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Re: WK2 Radar Detector - Mirror Power Tap

Just finished installing my Escort Max 360 using the Mirror Tap and Blendmount. It only took me about 10 minutes to install due to having all of the great information from this thread. Thanks
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