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I am getting the winter blues for sure. Its almost spring but my car is still covered up since the roads are crap. I installed a Valentine One radar detector under my uConnect mirror using a Blendmount and Invisicord. Here are the steps I used. The most helpful section will probably be the pinout of the wires since I was not able to find anything that showed the wires I have on my uConnect mirror plug.

First, get in on the passenger side of the car. Turn the mirror and you will see a small door.


Open the door


Unplug the connector behind the door and this is what you will see


Plug in the RJ11 cord from Invisicord. The yellow jacketed wire goes to the black with red striped wire and the black jacketed wire goes to the solid black wire as shown here:


Then plug the connector back into the mirror and close the door. Be sure not to pinch the RJ11 cord.

Next, install the blendmount. I ordered the blendmount with hinge because the mirror has a recessed stem. The part number is BV1-2001. The instructions that come with the unit are straightforward. Here is a picture that shows half the bracket unscrewed so I could fit the unit around the rear view mirror stem.


Finally, slide the Valentine one onto the Blendmount and plug in the RJ11 cord.


The uConnect Mirror harness may not look like yours but I have a 2010 Challenger SRT8 with the microphone in the mirror. Here is the pinout from Dodge.



Using 8 for ground and 13 for positive works perfectly and allows for switched power when the ignition is in the ON position only, not accessory.
 

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Excellent write up on the installation. Thanks for sharing.
 

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looks good. but i dont like leaving my EXPENSIVE radar detector in plain view like that ALL THE TIME. Im paranoid someone will see it and smash the window to get at it

The detector will slide right off the mount very easily. The blendmount required you use the existing valentine one windshield mount and remove the suction cups. The tab that depresses and allows you to adjust the valentine one is still functional and the detector will easily just slide right off and you can store it in your console.
 

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Just So everyone knows. The diameter of my mirror stem was about 7/8". This will help you if you decide to order something other than the blendmount.
 

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nice. i wonder how many connects and disconnects that RJ11 connector can take???

How is the vibration on the unit? does it shake the mirror?

My only other concern would be the added weight breaking the mirror off the windshield....
 

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nice. i wonder how many connects and disconnects that RJ11 connector can take???

How is the vibration on the unit? does it shake the mirror?

My only other concern would be the added weight breaking the mirror off the windshield....
The RJ11 should be able to take a lot of connecting and disconnecting wear. I would imagine years worth of use. Theres only a small tab that gets depressed when you want to disconnect it from the detector. As long as you don't bend it the other way, you should be fine.

I have not had a road test with it yet as the car is still garaged. I probably won't register it until April.

As for the weight thing, there is no way it would affect the mirror as far as adding extra stress. The weight of the detector is a few ounces I would guess and the the bracket is a little heavier than that. I would guess everything is less than 1/2 lb.
 

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Brilliant write up. Installed mine myself yesterday (Blendmount & "Mirrortap" - Blendmounts version of the "Invisicord").

A warning though, maybe it's a 2011 thing, but it took me the better part of an hour, in a horrible position, trying to get that damn pin to "slide" (HA!!) into the +12v hole next to that wire. My delicate silky smooth fingertips are completely wrecked from trying to get a grip on that tiny fu&*er. I attempted it so many times, from so many angles, I actually wore down the heat shrink & could see copper. Seems there just isin't enough room for the pin & the stock wire. One possible reason... the 2011 (SRT) molex seems to have gained a couple of holes (from 16 to 18). More holes, same size connector type deal - less extra space in the holes.

Finally got it in there, probably fall out first pothole I hit though.:mecry:

Ah, 8 (ground) & 13 (switched ignition +12v) are still the assigned pins.

& why the f&#k would they add more pins when they don't even use the ones they already had!!?!!? GYAH! :notallthere::thumbsup:

Also, the actual Blendmount seems flawless, will full road test this weekend.
 

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I used mirrortap, connected red to black/red, and black to black. Doesnt' work with my Passport 9500Ix. Do I have the wrong pins?
 

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How is the vibration on the unit? does it shake the mirror?
Probably not as much as your Avatar...that is awesome.

Added weight is an interesting thought though, I was really considering this myself but with an old Belltronics. It is usually those really hot days, like today, when the mirrors pop off.
 

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I used mirrortap, connected red to black/red, and black to black. Doesnt' work with my Passport 9500Ix. Do I have the wrong pins?
You might. What version radio do you have. Does the car have uconnect? do your wires look like mine in the pictures?
 

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AVconsumer2... Hows the wiring holding up? I picked up an '11 a few months ago and I a need a detector soon. My other cars have hardwired detectors and I feel naked. I was looking into the 9500ci and having the display built into the Mirror. $$$$ but it looks clean. This option though seem like a viable and cheaper option that still actually looks clean. The extra dough could be easily allocated towards performance.
 

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Brilliant write up. Installed mine myself yesterday (Blendmount & "Mirrortap" - Blendmounts version of the "Invisicord").

A warning though, maybe it's a 2011 thing, but it took me the better part of an hour, in a horrible position, trying to get that damn pin to "slide" (HA!!) into the +12v hole next to that wire. My delicate silky smooth fingertips are completely wrecked from trying to get a grip on that tiny fu&*er. I attempted it so many times, from so many angles, I actually wore down the heat shrink & could see copper. Seems there just isin't enough room for the pin & the stock wire. One possible reason... the 2011 (SRT) molex seems to have gained a couple of holes (from 16 to 18). More holes, same size connector type deal - less extra space in the holes.

Finally got it in there, probably fall out first pothole I hit though.:mecry:

Ah, 8 (ground) & 13 (switched ignition +12v) are still the assigned pins.

& why the f&#k would they add more pins when they don't even use the ones they already had!!?!!? GYAH! :notallthere::thumbsup:

Also, the actual Blendmount seems flawless, will full road test this weekend.
I mounted my Escort 9500ix and Blendmount last weekend and the MirrorTap pins were a PITA for me too, but I finally got them in. After several minutes using my fingers, I then grabbed a set of pliers, which allowed me to hold them without my chubby fingers getting in the way and sliding too. Seemed to help "push" them in better. But I agree that it was realllly tight.





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JFF, could you post a pick from the Drivers POV? looks sweet. Thats the exact set up I'd do if I dont shell out a Pinky for the 9500ci.
 
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