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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; That's a good writeup. However, having owned both a 2009 and now a 2013 V, the wiring harnesses are different ...
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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    That's a good writeup. However, having owned both a 2009 and now a 2013 V, the wiring harnesses are different between the two and so is the mounting point on the mirror (none on the 2012-13, definitely present on the 2009).

    Otherwise, the same basic principles apply to that extensive an install.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    Quote Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
    I finally hardwired my V1 to my new wagon.

    For my 2013, there is a PINK powered cable and a black/white ground.

    Also, the regular Invisicord blades are simply too wide to fit. I bought another cord with narrow pins and I just installed it yesterday. It's from an outfit that sells on eBay, Safe-n-Sound, and it cost $11.50 shipped. It comes with a fuse attached, unlike the Invisicord, with which you have to pay $5 extra for that. Fits great and now I'm all set up. LINK

    So if anyone wants my old Invisicord for their older (2009-10) V, I'm willing to sell.
    awesome, thanks! Just ordered the safensound cable, and guess i'll also have an old invisicord to sell soon unless i can send it back. I have the blendmount ordered, but will need some tweeking to get it behind the mirror, not below it. already talked to the outfit in WPB about modifying the mirror for the display.

    only thing i have yet to figure out is will i just reach behind the mirror to hit mute or volume adjust, or do i mount that somewhere else? any thoughts?

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    ok, finally finished the radar mount project

    -bought the safe n' sound with narrow pins, but cord still too long, so made my own shorter one
    -bought blendmount, but didn't like the low hanging v1, so made a different plate to include that puts it to the right of the mirror. this allows me to not see it in my vision, but it's still hanging up high with antennas in clear view front and back, access to mute/volume, etc. but not cables down to dash, just power from the mirror

    vid to follow...

    vforum 9 v1 install.JPG

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    Hey neuronbob and axe. You both have extra invisacords? I would be interested in buying one of them. I have my escort hardwired to my mirror but the wire they provided aren't the base the it doesn't give very good signal/power. Shoot me a pm. Thanks

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    Nice install axe. Very original.

    Cadzilla8, I'll try to locate my Invisacord. Note that it is the one with the wide blades.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    Thanks Bob. i'm happy with it.

    zilla, I've got mine lying right in front of me. PM you in a sec.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    So with a 2010 do I need the thin blades?
    Also, color for power/ground?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    I had the invisicord/blendmount setup in my 09 V sedan and my 11 Vcoupe. Did all the installation myself. When I got my 12 coupe I had the dealer tap in while I was picking the car up. Nothing to it, and no explosions or electrical problems since, so I can't offer much other than to say I probably would always have the dealer do the electrical stuff from now on.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    i'm not positive on this, but at some point i think they went from the big connector on the mirror itself to the small connector above the mirror, and the thinner blades work best for the latter, though not sure what years. is that right, Bob? Ron, if you post a pic, would be easier to make a guess.

    the install was overall pretty basic stuff. i have a video i'm stitching together right now on it. hardest part for me was making the bracket extension for horizontal mounting of actual V1 behind the mirror. hopefully have that posted by the weekend.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    Everyone is aware that the invisicord is just a phone cord, right! You can just go to your local store and pic one up for a couple bucks cut it to your specific length and solder on a couple pins yourself.

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    What radar detectors do you guys have? I have an escort smart radar and I'm not really satisfied with it. I made a thread before I bought it but most of the old folks here weren't crazy about the idea of speeding and avoiding cops. Right now I'm looking to try and sell mine and move to either a V1 or escort redline.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    I have the Escort 9500ix and am very happy with it but you may want to take a look at the new Escort Passport Max which seems to be the latest and greatest.

    https://www.escortradar.com/passportmax/

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    Quote Originally Posted by flatrockguy View Post
    Everyone is aware that the invisicord is just a phone cord, right! You can just go to your local store and pic one up for a couple bucks cut it to your specific length and solder on a couple pins yourself.
    I always wondered about that. LOL ...Nice tip. I have PLENTY of wire and plugs. I'll look into it.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    almost true. there's also an inline fuse in the invisicord type devices. literally a small phone cord, inline fuse on power side, and the two blades/pins. you will have to a) figure out which wire goes where and b) solder the thing together. i made my cord shorter, so had to buy phone connectors and the tool for crimping, and spent more on that than i did on the invisicord in the first place, but by all means it can be done.

    as far as model, i've had V1's on the aprilia, the s1k, and now the V. it's all i'll use as at the time i started buying them, it was the only one that had a rear antenna too and the directional arrows. i don't know if other devices now have that, but i've always considered V1 to be the gold standard. For the bikes, i always used the HARD system too, as it allowed me to have the LED flicker by my eye and i didn't have to watch the dash.

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    Re: 2012 Which Wire to use for invisicord Radar Detector?

    True on the fuse, I had all the stuff, so it didn't cost me anything. For the do it your self guy who likes to tinker it's something to spend a little time doing

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