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      09-26-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
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MirrorTap For Radar Detector

Does anyone have a photo of the proper ports on the molex plug located in the mirror housing into which the black (ground) wire and the red (+12 volt switched wire power) wire of the MirrorTap Power Cord can be inserted into without causing other issues?
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Wiring Harness Rearview Mirror

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Does anyone have a photo of the proper ports on the molex plug located in the mirror housing into which the black (ground) wire and the red (+12 volt switched wire power) wire of the MirrorTap Power Cord can be inserted into without causing other issues?
Hope these diagrams help you out.
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Thanks I will give it a look.
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      10-25-2019, 01:33 PM   #5
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See this thread: https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...2#post25387272
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In case something happens to that other thread:

The red wire goes to the red/green wire.
Black wire goes to brown/black wire.
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The photos in that thread are not photos of the mirror housing for the 2020 G05 X5. They look like photos of the mirror housing that was in my 2016 X5 and the internal plugs and wires in the 2020 G05 X5 are completely different that what is shown in the pictures.
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Ahh, my mistake. sorry.

Did you get it sorted out yet?
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I just did a detector install on a 2019 X5, and used the red/green for + and the black/brown for the -. It works, the only issue is the detector stays on for about 5 minutes after shutting the engine off and closing the door. It's the same whether the key fob is left in the car, the car is locked with the fob, the car is turned "off" via idrive or the Volume control. It seems to be the same amount of time that the ambient lighting stays on. The car settings are set to turn stuff off when the engine is off, and the door is opened.

Does anyone know where to find a hot wire that turns off immediately, and not on a delay? Any in the overhead console / switch panel for the roof and map lights?
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Ahh, my mistake. sorry.

Did you get it sorted out yet?
I ended up doing a hard wire to the fuse box located under the dash by the glove box.
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I just did a detector install on a 2019 X5, and used the red/green for + and the black/brown for the -. It works, the only issue is the detector stays on for about 5 minutes after shutting the engine off and closing the door. It's the same whether the key fob is left in the car, the car is locked with the fob, the car is turned "off" via idrive or the Volume control. It seems to be the same amount of time that the ambient lighting stays on. The car settings are set to turn stuff off when the engine is off, and the door is opened.

Does anyone know where to find a hot wire that turns off immediately, and not on a delay? Any in the overhead console / switch panel for the roof and map lights?
The same is true when you direct wire to the fuse box to switched fuse socket. My radar detector AND my dash cam not only stay on for a few minutes after you have left and locked the car but here is something else you may not know: If you use the BMW Connected app to “ping” your vehicle (ie lock doors, flash lights, horn, remote 3D view, etc.) this powers up all the devices for a few minutes. Hence, if I use the Connected app to do one of these actions, my radar detector turns on and my dash cam front and rear also turn on and start recording for a few minutes or so. Anytime anything happens that causes anything in your car to activate, so will these devices.

If you want your radar detector to shut off you can pull the plug from the side of it and this will keep it from coming on remotely also.

I like the remote activation of my dash cam as I do not have it set for parking mode as I did not want the potential battery drain issues.
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Thanks for the reply. I can live with the delay, just don't like it. Unplugging the detector every time isn't an option for my wife's car, she'd probably tell me to take it before doing that! Good to know the other circuits are on a delay as well, oh well.
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That's a nice installation!
Is the cable the factory cable?
Are the grommets/o-rings at the mirror something you found locally?

I'm guessing you ran the wire across the top of the windshield, etc. Did you have to remove trim other than the piece at the mirror?

Thanks!
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Hahaha. Every sentence in my previous post ended with an ! or ?. My enthusiasm knows no limits.
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That's a nice installation!
Is the cable the factory cable?
Are the grommets/o-rings at the mirror something you found locally?

I'm guessing you ran the wire across the top of the windshield, etc. Did you have to remove trim other than the piece at the mirror?

Thanks!
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I had to remove numerous trim pieces: the A Piller (you need to run the wire behind the air bag), trim pieces under the glove box to access the fuse block, the D piller to run the rear camera wire, etc. I did a lot of searching on this forum to find explanations and photographs.

I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon as it is easier to buy there than drive to numerous stores looking for stuff. The grommets were one of those things. A lot of the stuff I order I will or can use for other things down the road. See these links for some stuff I ordered to make things easier.

I drilled holes in the mirror trim piece, ran the wires through appropriate sized grommets and after this forced the grommets into the holes in the mirror trim. Then ran the wires where they needed to go. Any wires that needed to be connected together, such as the radar detector plug wire to the longer wire was done AFTER running the wires through the grommets as I wanted the grommets to be as tight as possible and sometimes the connectors are too big to fit through the grommet or the hole.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For the BlackVue front camera, I cut off the 12V plug and hard wired to fuse block with a fuse tap:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For the radar detector:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cut off the ends and connect to the above 20 gauge wire.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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PS: I subsequently purchased these switches and my plan, when I get the time, is to drill another hole (size 13/16) in the mirror trim piece and splice the radar detector hot wire into the switch so that I can just reach around the mirror and turn off the radar detector when I do not want it screaming at me around town.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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