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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by Johnsteph10 Ok, I seem to be dumb! I cannot figure out how to install this invisicord thing ...
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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsteph10 View Post
    Ok, I seem to be dumb!

    I cannot figure out how to install this invisicord thing -- are people plugging it directly into the mirror and how so? I can't find a plug on the back of the mirror.

    I took off the 2 piece plastic cover covering the cord that goes into the headliner and down to the mirror. I figured out how to unplug it from the harness....but I don't see where people are plugging it in!

    It looks like people are somehow plugging it directly into the back of the mirror but I just don't see how that is possible...

    Can someone post some closeup pics with some VERY detail step-by-step instructions?
    If you take the cover off that plug, you should see like 10 wires running into a white plastic block. You simply JAM the little invisicord metal prongs down next to the correct wires. It's shown at the top of the thread.

    Then bend em 90 degrees, slap the cover back on, and it's good.

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Has anyone installed the invisicord for a 2011 CTS sedan? There is no exposed cable, I believe it's all running through the metal mirror post.

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    bbott & johnsteph10..... I also have asked about being able to install the invisicord on a 2011 V sedan. Have you or has anyone been able to complete the install for a 2011? Ive not had any response or luck. Im trying to switch out my Valetine One from my ZO6 into my 2011 V Sedan. The problem /difference is the the 2011 V does not have a simple plug that just goes into the back of the mirror, I think this may be because of the OnStar Application for cellphones. Its connection runs through a metal post down from the headliner into a black plug that connects into the mirror, the invisicord plug doesnt seem to wanna fit into the pink ( postive ) or the black ( negative ). Can someone please offer there $.2 about this install?.................................. THANKS

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    I ran into the same problem with my 11 sedan, I went with this stealth cord in the 12 inch version. Gives you enough length up the mirror post to mount it to just to the left of the mirror. Get the one for the g37/g35 as they have thinner, rounder spades. Works like a charm just have to use a little pressure getting them to fit snugly. The spades on the invisicord are way to wide. Received the cord promptly via usps. http://www.stealthcords.com/shop/pro...cat=280&page=1

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Quote Originally Posted by markrn View Post
    I ran into the same problem with my 11 sedan, I went with this stealth cord in the 12 inch version. Gives you enough length up the mirror post to mount it to just to the left of the mirror. Get the one for the g37/g35 as they have thinner, rounder spades. Works like a charm just have to use a little pressure getting them to fit snugly. The spades on the invisicord are way to wide. Received the cord promptly via usps. http://www.stealthcords.com/shop/pro...cat=280&page=1
    I installed one in my Coupe using the mirror connection, so yes it can be done easily. Well pretty easily..

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Just ordered the one for G37 as you recommended. It looks like it will work since it has the smaller connecting probes.....Thanks very much for your help!!!

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    NP glad I could help

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Is the v1 still the way to go?

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    It comes down to personal choice, i've had my V1 for close to 8 yrs, service is excellent not that its needed much like new bezels and an recalibration. I like that it has a huge KA range in distance out on the road. I'm a traveling nurse on the road alot and have also found that K band is also good as the north dakota patrol uses it as well. But there are others just as good. I use this site alot for info http://www.radardetector.net/forums/. :-)

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    FYI for people with the coupe, i just tried to put in the invisicord and the ends were to wide to slide into the connectors. I tried to trim them down still didn't work. So I got frustrated cut the the ends off and exposed the ends, then I took a razor blade shaved off enough of the wire cover to expose the wires on the harness hanging down (pink + ..black w/ white strip -), Then I wrapped the invisicord around the wires put a little electrical tape to cover everything up. Connected my detector and everything works perfect.

    Sorry I started rambling.............

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Quote Originally Posted by markrn View Post
    It comes down to personal choice, i've had my V1 for close to 8 yrs, service is excellent not that its needed much like new bezels and an recalibration. I like that it has a huge KA range in distance out on the road. I'm a traveling nurse on the road alot and have also found that K band is also good as the north dakota patrol uses it as well. But there are others just as good. I use this site alot for info http://www.radardetector.net/forums/. :-)
    I've done some time on there... There are many fans of each and they just seem to yell at each other.

    I bought a V1 two years ago and it seemed to false a lot, but that may be because i pass 3 hospitals on the way to work.

    I may try a redline just for shigiggles.

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Yup it does at times, just need to tweak the settings alittle. Whats weird is to get laser falses but with the newer vehicles and the way stop lamps are placed just something to get used to. When my v1 finally dies will look at the ones with gps logging especially with the newer automated radar stations.

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Quote Originally Posted by creed2 View Post
    Just ordered the one for G37 as you recommended. It looks like it will work since it has the smaller connecting probes.....Thanks very much for your help!!!
    Ditto, I just did the same. When I tried to install with the invisicord this weekend, I realized the prongs were too large and did not fit. Hopefully this stealth cord works better!!

    On a side note, for 2011 sedan is it still the pink (2nd row) and black/white (1st row) wire to connect to?

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    Yes I think so

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    Re: V1 Hardwire with BlendMount and Invisicord

    This past weekend I hardwired my V1 in my 2011 CTS-V Coupe. I just completed the write up with pictures for the forum, but my post was not allowed because I'm new and can't post links to photos until I have 5 post. Guess I should of read the rules. I'll post my required post tonight and redo the write up.

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