Here is a DIY to tap power for a radar detector for a 2014 Overland. This may apply to a number of other WK2 models as well. While this is an easy DIY, modify your vehicle at your own risk
. Poking the wrong wires or pulling too hard on trim can break something on your nice new truck. With that said, this should take someone with minimal skills 60 minutes or less, and MUCH faster if you are good with your hands. This is very easy on the DIY scale.
Tools and parts: Your hands, invisicord micro cable, and some zip ties. Just Google for "invisicord" and get one of the micro cables, should be about $20. You could make one on your own way cheaper if you want. I suggest getting at least a 20” cable. You won’t have enough cable to tuck a 12” invisicord cable into the headliner but it will be long enough to make the connection, however more of the cable is exposed.
We will tap a switched source so your radar detector will automatically shut off when you shut down your truck.
Remove the mirror assembly by grabbing the back of the plastic that rests against the window. The mirror assembly is made up of the mirror plus two pieces of plastic trim. They should all come off together fairly easily when pulling from the back.
Remove the piece of top piece of trim by pressing in on the sides near the top of the plastic. You can see one of the tabs in the second photo. This does not require much force.
Remove the bottom piece of trim by freeing the tabs shown in the third picture (already removed in the photo). Just a little more force than the last piece is necessary, not much.
]Remove the white harness connector by pushing upward on the tab near the bottom and then pulling the harness out.
Remove the blue harness connector by pushing inward in the middle of the harness, then pulling the black clip to the left. The harness will then pop out.
Now that everything is out of the way, the mirror moves freely. Place the positive inisicord prong into the bottom right slot of the harness that attaches to the back of the mirror. There should be a red/pink cable with a yellow stripe going into that slot. The connector should fit snuggly into the slot.
Place the negative invisicord prong into the slot immediately to the left of the one in step 6. There should be a black cable going into that slot. The connector should fit snuggly into the slot.
If you are looking straight at the connector, here are the two slots you want to plug into:
Test the setup by plugging in the other end of the power cable to your radar detector and starting the engine.
Reconnect the white harness by pushing it into the socket.
Reconnect the blue harness by pushing it into the socket and moving the black clip to the right until it locks.
This hex head bolt (first photo) is what holds the mirror to the windshield. The bolt has some raised edges to join itself to the socket that is on the end of the mirror (second photo). It attaches by first turning the mirror 1/6th of a rotation to the right (third photo), pressing the socket up against the bolt, then turning left 1/6th of a rotation. The mirror should now be secured to the windshield.
Tie up the cables and, optionally, tuck the cable behind the headliner to hide it. There is some space there and the headliner is easy to pull just a little bit. [/SIZE]Make sure your connections are still good before buttoning everything up.
Install the bottom piece of trim by aligning the tabs with the slot on the mirror. You will have to give the bottom of the trim a decent whack with the back of your hand to lock it in. You don’t have to pound on it, but a bit of a bump is needed.
Install the top piece of trim by snapping it into place.
[SIZE=3]This should go in pretty easy.
Grab a beer (or another), pat yourself on the back, you are done! Drive safely!!!