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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by getbit I just installed my Valentine One using the Invisicord and it worked easily. I used some ...
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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by getbit View Post
    I just installed my Valentine One using the Invisicord and it worked easily.
    I used some needle nose pliers for grip and pushed the prongs in with little resistance and are seated snug and secure.

    Connections are made in the top row of wire.
    Invisicord Green to Black/white mirror wire (end of row)
    Invisicord Red to Red mirror wire (second to last wire, next to the green - which is located at the opposite end of the same row as the black/white wire)


    It's a bit like the old saying..."it's not the size of the prong, it is how you use it."
    Or maybe more like the old Meineke muffler commercial..."We'll make it fit..."
    this worked perfectly for me on my 2012 cts-v wagon for my escort 9500xi... jamming in with pliers was necessary, too. invisicord green to the black/white mirror on the end of the top row, and invisicord red to the reddish/pink wire in the top row near the other end of the connector.

    thanks!!

    ps- my invisicord is from when i had it in my 2004 vette coupe, and is a little short. if i had opted to purchase again, i would get a slightly longer cord, since the wire covers don't have a lot of extra room to fit through. I've put one of the two wire covers back on at this point. Guess I'll find out tomorrow if my battery is dead... but good news, the power comes on when i turn the ignition on, and power off when off... so assuming i'm safe for now.

    -adrian

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by PTeezy View Post
    To the original poster or anyone in this field with knowledge please help me out!

    What do I need to complete this install?

    I know you will need a valentine 1 radar, a blendmount, and a invisicord.

    On the inviscord what specific wiring or harness do I need to install this in the rear view mirror? Also do you guys know if their is a power source on the back of the rear view mirror? If I am forgetting something please fill me in thanks!

    Just trying to make this install very simple and easy. Thanks for the help!
    I posted in another thread. Blend mount works great. Take off the plastic covers for the mirro/Onstar. There are 2 wiring "harnesses". The smaller clip has 5 wires (if I remember) with the light green one +12V switched on. Tap that one. I ran the ground under the sunroof controls to a ground screw I drilled in. Here is a photo.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    I hate to bump an old thread but does anyone know what fuse is powering the pink and the black/white on the mirror plug. I was installing one and had power with it out, put into place and no longer had power. Couldn't find the fuse and it seems all the buttons on the mirror work ('12 CTS-V coupe). Thanks

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    So the gray wire wouldn't power mine on...I used the black and orange and my battery keeps dying...any ideas?!

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Don't have time to reread all these old threads, but there is a wire color difference between years

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    2011 cts coupe like the post. Had orange, gray and black for the map connector. Orange was hot. Gray wouldn't power, black did. But battery keeps goin on me

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    I have my V1 hard wired from the dash and placed about half way up the windshield... I've always wondered how much of a difference it actually makes placing the unit higher up? I hear people say "a lot", but how the heck can you tell? Mine works fine low on the dash.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Laws of physics comes into play. The higher up the V1 is then it has a better opportunity to capture the stray laser beam. Probably splitting hairs in reality, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I have mine installed with the blendmount pictured in the OP and it does look good plus it is "somewhat stealth" from prying eyes.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Just tried it out again in my 2011 coupe- while car is running and door is shut. orange is hot. Black is ground, gray appears to be nothing.

    Any help? I disconnected it for now as I'm going to the airport and don't want to come back to a dead battery lol

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    I believe on the 2010 that you use the pink as hot and the black as ground. Not sure of the 2011.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Very nice write up. I need to do this.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    I have a 2012. The 9" mirror tap is way too short. I figured they would know what length to send me...

    D.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    i have a valentine one install too. But i didn't do hardwire like you.
    i have a question..when you turn off your car. do you need to turn off the valentine one or it automatically turn off with the car.
    because i usually forget to turn off it that why i plug in the cigaret lighter plug so it will automatically turn off after 15min when i get out of the car.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    ^^^^
    If hardwired properly, then yes, the V1 should turn off automatically and immediately. It does in my 2013 and did in my 2009. Plugged into the cigarette lighter, it goes off after ten minutes. You should really hardwire as it's not difficult--if I can do it, anyone can do it.

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    Re: V1 hardwire install in 2011 CTS-V Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by catdr View Post
    Nice, but how do you intergrate the remote display with this mount?
    Anyone do this and find a good way to run wires/mount the remote display?

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