Originally Posted by nonopr01
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.