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      12-13-2021, 03:45 PM   #1
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Anyone hardwired radar in to rear view mirror on LCI?

Any success stories ?
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Double pin that green and brown and good to go.
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Double pin that green and brown and good to go.
Top or bottom ?
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Bottom, I'll get a volt meter in the next day or so and check, but they should be 5V, just need a fuse on it if possible.
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Bottom, I'll get a volt meter in the next day or so and check, but they should be 5V, just need a fuse on it if possible.
if you can let me know, that would be awesome, thank you!!!
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I tried and failed miserably. any info would help here too. lol

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Bottom, I'll get a volt meter in the next day or so and check, but they should be 5V, just need a fuse on it if possible.
ok, so can you explain like im 5 years old because electronics are a foreign language to me.

I have a mirror tap. black wire goes where and red wire goes where?

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i struggled a bit with this too, as its been some years since i did this on my e92. however i was able to get it one, its actually quite easy. here is a youtube video that i found helpful.



this is the link for the mirror tap wire with integrated fuse that i used:
https://www.amazon.com/Radar-Mount-M...9595785&sr=8-3

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Ok I went in and did it. Relatively easy and radar turns off after about 5min after lock.
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Ok I went in and did it. Relatively easy and radar turns off after about 5min after lock.
black taps to brown and red taps to red on the bottom black connector?
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Ok I went in and did it. Relatively easy and radar turns off after about 5min after lock.
black taps to brown and red taps to green on the bottom black connector?
Red to red. Black to brown. Bottom connection
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Red to red. Black to brown. Bottom connection
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Any success stories ?
How did you manage to take the whole cover off? I bought the same wire but the end I use won’t connect property, it keep falling out(the heads that go in are too thick, needed thinner ones)
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How did you manage to take the whole cover off? I bought the same wire but the end I use won’t connect property, it keep falling out(the heads that go in are too thick, needed thinner ones)
slowly , the wire i got is from blendmount.com

Power Cord, MT Series, Patented, 15 inches long, RJ-11, 2 Amp Inline Fuse with Military Grade Taps, .080" Wide Tap x .525" Lg, MT-4015
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slowly , the wire i got is from blendmount.com

Power Cord, MT Series, Patented, 15 inches long, RJ-11, 2 Amp Inline Fuse with Military Grade Taps, .080" Wide Tap x .525" Lg, MT-4015
I bought the same wire from Amazon and they just seem too big to fit. It just keep coming off
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slowly , the wire i got is from blendmount.com

Power Cord, MT Series, Patented, 15 inches long, RJ-11, 2 Amp Inline Fuse with Military Grade Taps, .080" Wide Tap x .525" Lg, MT-4015
I bought the same wire from Amazon and they just seem too big to fit. It just keep coming off
Not sure. I was able to push it down without an issue.
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Not sure. I was able to push it down without an issue.
Oh you use the black one, I was trying to plug them into the purple color ones. Let me try the black one. Fingers crossed for it to work.
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Oh you use the black one, I was trying to plug them into the purple color ones. Let me try the black one. Fingers crossed for it to work.
yeah should be the black connector on the bottom. it has larger inputs.
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slowly , the wire i got is from blendmount.com

Power Cord, MT Series, Patented, 15 inches long, RJ-11, 2 Amp Inline Fuse with Military Grade Taps, .080" Wide Tap x .525" Lg, MT-4015
Did you also use the blendmount mirror mount? I have a cheapo in my M2 that does ok, the blendmount seems to be the only option people are using..
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Did you also use the blendmount mirror mount? I have a cheapo in my M2 that does ok, the blendmount seems to be the only option people are using..

yup blendmount
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I went with them and they made me a custom mirror tap for my dash cam and Uniden radar. Its nice and neat and they made the length to fit my situation.
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