Has anyone wired a radar detector into the rear view mirror? I was behind an R8 the other day and that driver had his set up that way. (Granted, he probably needs it just slightly more than I do.)
Haven't seen many setups but i think some guys even mount them around the rear windshield area in such a way it can be hidden, it's not often that cops look within that area.
Also, don't some cops have detectors that can detect radar detectors?
I thought they would make the illegal just about everywhere since we know the government hates when you take away their profit streams
I believe you can count on the brown being ground, but the rest may be flexible - purple prolly switched +12v - in any case you CAN poke your test lead into the back part of the plug you show in the pic and get a good enough contact to test ...I purchased the Blendmount radar detector mount and the mirrortap, which should arrive tomorrow. I removed the plastic housing over the wiring for the mirror and rain sensor, but am not sure which of the wires are the ground wire or the +12-14V wire(s). Is there an easy way to tell based on the colors of the wires? It looks like there is a blue, brown, purple, and yellow wire. I have a voltmeter, but since the wires are not exposed, I didn't want to use it unless I needed to. I attached an image of what I see (sorry about the blurry). Thanks!
I was able to install it today, thanks to the suggestions and pictures provided in this thread. Here's a picture of the final set-up. I would actually recommend having the wire coming out of the top of the ball-and-socket area, as it reduces the amount of wire showing even further!
Looks great and so much better than those annoying suction cups and wires. I was tempted to just buy the expensive one that goes under the hood, but this is a good solution for a reasonable price. Enjoy!I was able to install it today, thanks to the suggestions and pictures provided in this thread. Here's a picture of the final set-up. I would actually recommend having the wire coming out of the top of the ball-and-socket area, as it reduces the amount of wire showing even further!