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Old 10-26-16, 04:55 PM
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Hi, had a 2013 RX 350 and now have a 2016. On the 2013, I installed my radar detector on the stem of the rear view mirror along with a mirror tap cable for power. (Thanks to a post here from a 2013 owner with pics).

Can't figure out how to install the mirror tap cable in the 2016. Have been looking around the web for instructions / pictures on how to do it, but not found anything yet. Any ideas?
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I've done it and posted it somewhere... Do you have the lexus safety system ie radar cruise control etc?
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https://www.clublexus.com/forums/nx-...ew-mirror.html

literally push the black cover down towards the dash to remove the black cover

then it shows the 2 plugs. I forgot which plugs plug into what. It should be online. I'll take a photo if I remember!

you don't need to remove the rear view mirror the link is just to show you to push the big black cover down and it should pop off easily. then it's like plugging in the black and red like any other

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I've done it and posted it somewhere... Do you have the lexus safety system ie radar cruise control etc?
I do on my car.....does it make the radar false constantly?
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I do on my car.....does it make the radar false constantly?

no just the box is different at the rear view mirror. with it has this giant black cover.
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Default mirror tap for radar detector on RX350?

Has anyone tried installing a radar detector with a rear view mirror mount and tapping power from the self dimming mirror? I'm thinking of getting the following product, but want to know:
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  1. Will this setup work by tapping power using the auto-dimming rear view mirror on the RX350?
  2. Is it fairly easy to do?
  3. Will it impact warranty?
I had a blinder installed and a radar detector hard wired on my 2010 Lexus Rx350 - was expensive and getting the blinder removed was a major pain and costly when i wanted to sell the car.

I also had issues with the dealer when i was having issues with my entertainment system - would turn off, or switch on its own between SAT/IPOD/RADIO when going over bumps. When the dealer ran a diagnostic, they said there was aftermarket work done on the car, so they wouldn't cover it until it was disconnected.

The mirror wire tap, looks more elegant and easy on the amazon site, but not sure how easy it would be to install/uninstall in practice.
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Originally Posted by kss View Post
Has anyone tried installing a radar detector with a rear view mirror mount and tapping power from the self dimming mirror? I'm thinking of getting the following product, but want to know:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KLVOENJ2&psc=1
  1. Will this setup work by tapping power using the auto-dimming rear view mirror on the RX350?
  2. Is it fairly easy to do?
  3. Will it impact warranty?
I had a blinder installed and a radar detector hard wired on my 2010 Lexus Rx350 - was expensive and getting the blinder removed was a major pain and costly when i wanted to sell the car.

I also had issues with the dealer when i was having issues with my entertainment system - would turn off, or switch on its own between SAT/IPOD/RADIO when going over bumps. When the dealer ran a diagnostic, they said there was aftermarket work done on the car, so they wouldn't cover it until it was disconnected.

The mirror wire tap, looks more elegant and easy on the amazon site, but not sure how easy it would be to install/uninstall in practice.
Easy. I have it on my mine and no issues. Escort redline.
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Originally Posted by aznkorboi View Post
Easy. I have it on my mine and no issues. Escort redline.
Do you have to take apart anything on the Auto-dimming RVM, by unscrewing, the modile behind the mirror, or does it easily come apart? If you have to disassemble, will it be noticeable if you ever have to take in 5(3 car for warranty work?

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so, I removed the cover attached to the small sensor to the right of the main sensor. It exposes only 3 wires.


has anyone done a mirror tap to this sensor?
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so, I removed the cover attached to the small sensor to the right of the main sensor. It exposes only 3 wires.


has anyone done a mirror tap to this sensor?
Probably nothing will happen, but best not to mess with safety sensor wire just in case.
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^^ anyhow, I decided to tap into the smaller sensor to the right of the main sensor. same picture that I have 2 posts up.

the red and white wires worked out perfect on the 2nd try, had to reverse the polarity.
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Hey everyone...does anyone here happen to know what colors in the harness for the rearview mirror and power and ground? I have the mirror with all the safety stuff but the harness has 2 black, one brown, one red, and one purple. I'm wanting to hook up my radar detector to it and really don't want to have to buy a voltmeter, so I just thought I would ask and see if someone here knew the answer. Thanks in advance! -Bearcat
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Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
Hey everyone...does anyone here happen to know what colors in the harness for the rearview mirror and power and ground? I have the mirror with all the safety stuff but the harness has 2 black, one brown, one red, and one purple. I'm wanting to hook up my radar detector to it and really don't want to have to buy a voltmeter, so I just thought I would ask and see if someone here knew the answer. Thanks in advance! -Bearcat
I don't know the answer to your question, but may I strongly recommend you get a voltmeter any time you work on an electrical system. Doesn't have to be an expensive one.
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Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
Hey everyone...does anyone here happen to know what colors in the harness for the rearview mirror and power and ground? I have the mirror with all the safety stuff but the harness has 2 black, one brown, one red, and one purple. I'm wanting to hook up my radar detector to it and really don't want to have to buy a voltmeter, so I just thought I would ask and see if someone here knew the answer. Thanks in advance! -Bearcat
The Brown wire is neg, and the black wire is positive. I use this 2 wire to hook up my radar detector.
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