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post #1 of 9 Old 09-12-2017, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rear View Mirror Wiring

Anyone know how to take apart the black plastic surround that is between the rear view mirror and windshield? I need to get to the wiring so I can tap into the 12v and ground for my radar detector and driving cam. I know it comes apart in half but don't want to break it. Only have 200 miles on it so I don't want to brake something already ha. Thank you.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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I have the same question.

What wire have 12v?
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It's $15 from the dealer if you break it, I just used a plastic pry tool and split the halves. Didn't break anything, nothing much back there anyways. I prefer using an add-a-fuse and 12v to USB cord (from Amazon) under dash, up A pillar, across headliner and back down behind the cover is how the power wire for my dash cam is ran.

I have a post with pictures, specifically for the a pillar due to there being an airbag behind it, you don't want to just stuff the wire behind the plastic, I zip tied mine to the rear washer fluid hose that way it's safe and out of the way.

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specifically for the a pillar due to there being an airbag behind it, you don't want to just stuff the wire behind the plastic, I zip tied mine to the rear washer fluid hose that way it's safe and out of the way.

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Oops.................I just tucked the dash cam wire in behind it cover, up the A frame and across the top of the windshield. Ya, I knew there was an airbag in there. Thats why I didn't push the wire in too far, or with anything metallic. (BOOM!)
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I prefer using an add-a-fuse and 12v to USB cord (from Amazon) under dash, up A pillar, across headliner and back down behind the cover is how the power wire for my dash cam is ran.
I have a post with pictures, specifically for the a pillar due to there being an airbag behind it, you don't want to just stuff the wire behind the plastic, I zip tied mine to the rear washer fluid hose that way it's safe and out of the way.
Thanks for information.
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Thank you for video.
Is OBD connector for power?
Have It 12v or 5v?
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This camera uses the OBD to get power. It's normal 12V outlet (you could also use the cigarette lighter to get power for the cam).
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