: invisacord help



wahala
08-23-09, 09:28 AM
Is there some trick to removing the connector on the back of the V2 mirror so I can wire my Escort? All the searches don't address the V2.

Thanks

tedcmiller
08-23-09, 10:43 AM
Actually, the threads about removing the connector on the back of the mirror do address the 2009 CTS-V and probably some earlier models. The connector requires no tricks. It is simply very difficult to remove. Depress the locking tab (almost all GM connectors have them) and pull directly away from the mirror, hard. A screw driver or similar tool can be used as a prying tool if it is used very carefully.

lavaman
08-23-09, 11:42 AM
I would add that after you remove the connector from the mirror you need to remove the back cover of the connector to be able to slide the invisicord probes into place. The cover is removed also by depressing locking tabs and prying away simultaneously. A very small screwdriver or pick is all you need.

Once I slid the probe terminals into the back of the correct terminals I plugged the mirror connector into the mirror back without reinstalling the connector back cover.

Hope this helps!

CadV
08-23-09, 02:50 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/157915-v1-hardwire-blendmount-invisicord.html

tedcmiller
08-23-09, 02:56 PM
Many people have left the cover off of the mirror connector. This might be necessary for those using the Invisicord, but since I made my own "Invisicord" from a spare telephone connector and cable, I replaced the cover on the mirror connector before reinstalling it. The cable now going to the RADAR unit can be routed with the other wires from the back of the mirror connector and it looks much better this way.

dg144
08-24-09, 05:04 PM
Many people have left the cover off of the mirror connector. This might be necessary for those using the Invisicord, but since I made my own "Invisicord" from a spare telephone connector and cable, I replaced the cover on the mirror connector before reinstalling it. The cable now going to the RADAR unit can be routed with the other wires from the back of the mirror connector and it looks much better this way.

Pictures????
dg

tedcmiller
08-24-09, 08:07 PM
Well, I don't plan to disassemble it all to take photos so you will have to get by on the one photo I am providing. In this picture you can see the power cord exiting the mirror from the top and going to the RADAR unit (Beltronics 965). The RADAR unit power cord comes out of the mirror connector cover just like all the other wires going to the mirror.

Titaniumseeker
08-25-09, 02:02 PM
Pictures????
dg

Here is mine with the invisicord:

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3232/2941/33078970101_medium.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3232/2941/33078970102_medium.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3232/2941/33078970103_medium.jpg

Installation is not dificult at all.

Titaniumseeker
08-25-09, 03:19 PM
I would add that after you remove the connector from the mirror you need to remove the back cover of the connector to be able to slide the invisicord probes into place. The cover is removed also by depressing locking tabs and prying away simultaneously. A very small screwdriver or pick is all you need.

Once I slid the probe terminals into the back of the correct terminals I plugged the mirror connector into the mirror back without reinstalling the connector back cover.

Hope this helps!

You can bend the pins in a 90 degree angle which will allow you to reinstall the connector back cover over the invisicord.

lavaman
08-25-09, 04:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lavaman
I would add that after you remove the connector from the mirror you need to remove the back cover of the connector to be able to slide the invisicord probes into place. The cover is removed also by depressing locking tabs and prying away simultaneously. A very small screwdriver or pick is all you need.

Once I slid the probe terminals into the back of the correct terminals I plugged the mirror connector into the mirror back without reinstalling the connector back cover.

Hope this helps!

Quote:
Originally posted by Titaniumseeker
You can bend the pins in a 90 degree angle which will allow you to reinstall the connector back cover over the invisicord.


My friend... you are correct! Thanks for the tip!

After reading your tip I went out to my car and 5 minutes later the back cover was on.

Now a clean installation is even cleaner!

Thanks again!

dg144
08-26-09, 12:11 AM
Thanks, great postings, Now I wait for my CTS-v
dg