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04-28-12, 10:46 AM

Recently bought this 06 V with kooks/corsa, k&n, b&m, 41k. Got a lot of great info from this forum. Thanks.

One question I have: Looking for a switched power wire for a direct wire smart cord tap for redline radar. Will mount the mute button in front of ash tray. Searched for an easy answer, but haven't found one.

04-28-12, 10:51 AM
Try taking power from the big Onstar connector in your center mirror. I basically used some needle probes soldered to my stripped Beltronics STI Driver power adapter line to tap into the Onstar's +12VDC and Ground feeds. You'll need a multimeter to figure out which one is which. Radar detector winds up sitting on one side of the center mirror (recommend passenger side--it's basically invisible to you and anyone looking in your window).

04-28-12, 11:17 AM
I read about the mirror wire access, but I need power from the center radio stack area because of the remote mute button. From there I will run the wire up to the mirror area to connect to the radar.