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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedis82ZE8 View Post
    After using the long cig light cord forever I decided to use an Invisicord plugged into the mirror. Talk about easy.

    Thanks DBLXX from this thread!

    I bought this cord.


    Did you purchase with or without the fuse? Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedis82ZE8 View Post
    I bought the micro one

    Fit seems good. It plugged in without much effort but feels taut enough connectors are not gonna fall out.

    Just to clarify, you plugged it directly into the same little hole that already has a wire coming out of it? Or did you plug into the empty space/directly above the wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedis82ZE8 View Post
    If you have a powered HomeLink mirror Invisicord is far easier & quicker to install than other options. I put one today on my Infiniti for it's webcam.

    Easy to remove as well.
    May I ask where you put the little black box that is shown on the picture of the invisicord? Thanks.

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    - purchased with fuse

    - all connections are to connections with wires already coming out. I don't think the mirror connections are the same on all model years so you probably want to take a multimeter to it if you are unsure. Make sure you are utilizing the switched power connection as well unless you want your dashcam with power on at all times.

    - I used a small piece of velcro and attached to the rear side of the mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedis82ZE8 View Post
    Protege__Owner:

    - purchased with fuse

    - all connections are to connections with wires already coming out. I don't think the mirror connections are the same on all model years so you probably want to take a multimeter to it if you are unsure. Make sure you are utilizing the switched power connection as well unless you want your dashcam with power on at all times.

    - I used a small piece of velcro and attached to the rear side of the mirror.

    @Kedis82ZE8, thanks for getting back to me. I have the 2016 CX-5 GT w/tech, so hopefully it's the same? I'm not really familiar with how to use the multi-meter... I've seen em before and there not expensive, just don't know how to properly use one.
    Also, just to clarify, you just jam the little metal rod into the same small hole the wire is coming out of? No splicing or tapping into the wire necessary?

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    There is a another around here somewhere... it might have been for installing a radar detector...


    IIRC... the '16s mirror used some different spots on connector and pictures were posted as well. I'll see if I can find later. I have to step out for a while.

    Yep... no splicing or tapping...... connector is just held in firmly besides the existing wiring and makes connect with the metal part of terminal.
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    Hello All
    Im planning to buy AUTO-VOX A118-C B40C Dashcam
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00UUQD9L6/...Q7OPHQWK&psc=1

    It doesnt have a battery, it has got a capacitor. If we plug this into the center console power outlet will it load the battery even after the ignition is switched off ? I tried connecting my phone to the power outlet using an adapter i observed that even after 30 minutes of switching off the car the phone is still getting charged. Whats the best way to connect the dashcam so that it gets switched off once we turn off the ignition ?
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    You should change your profile, to which year CX5 do you have. I matters in this case.
    The earlier CX5s, have a front charging port, that switches off with the car and the one in the center arm rest, it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibimakai View Post
    You should change your profile, to which year CX5 do you have. I matters in this case.
    The earlier CX5s, have a front charging port, that switches off with the car and the one in the center arm rest, it doesn't.
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    Thank you for this thread!

    Just installed a Transcend DrivePro 200 in my 2016.5 GT using an Invisicord. Super easy. Works great!

    I bought the Micro (1/2 x 1/16) Connector version with a fuse.

    The little box on the cable already has mounting tape on it - a thoughtful touch! Just peel off the backing and stick it to the back of the mirror.

    Use a zip tie to secure the Invisicord to the mirror - just in case the Dash Cam falls off the window you don't want it yanking on the cord and probes.

    Facing the wires going into the back of the plug, the ground was the middle black, switched power the right-most wire - I think it's blue with black striping.

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    With or without a fuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katmar View Post
    Thank you for this thread!

    Just installed a Transcend DrivePro 200 in my 2016.5 GT using an Invisicord. Super easy. Works great!

    I bought the Micro (1/2 x 1/16) Connector version with a fuse.

    The little box on the cable already has mounting tape on it - a thoughtful touch! Just peel off the backing and stick it to the back of the mirror.

    Use a zip tie to secure the Invisicord to the mirror - just in case the Dash Cam falls off the window you don't want it yanking on the cord and probes.

    Facing the wires going into the back of the plug, the ground was the middle black, switched power the right-most wire - I think it's blue with black striping.
    Hello
    Can you kindly share few pics showing the wiring. Mine is connected to the always on Cigarette lighter port and its a pain to pull the cable every-time. Want to connect to a switched connection the same way you have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_a View Post
    With or without a fuse?
    I purchased the version with a fuse.

    Quote Originally Posted by pradeeshma View Post
    Hello
    Can you kindly share few pics showing the wiring. Mine is connected to the always on Cigarette lighter port and its a pain to pull the cable every-time. Want to connect to a switched connection the same way you have done.
    Pictures attached

    This is a 2016.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katmar View Post
    I purchased the version with a fuse.



    Pictures attached

    This is a 2016.5.
    Thanks a lot Katmar. The power tapped from behind the Rearview mirror is 5V ?
    From the pictures its look easy to connect to the Rearview rather than to the Fuse box Mine is a 2016 with Teck package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katmar View Post
    Thank you for this thread!

    Just installed a Transcend DrivePro 200 in my 2016.5 GT using an Invisicord. Super easy. Works great!

    I bought the Micro (1/2 x 1/16) Connector version with a fuse.

    The little box on the cable already has mounting tape on it - a thoughtful touch! Just peel off the backing and stick it to the back of the mirror.

    Use a zip tie to secure the Invisicord to the mirror - just in case the Dash Cam falls off the window you don't want it yanking on the cord and probes.

    Facing the wires going into the back of the plug, the ground was the middle black, switched power the right-most wire - I think it's blue with black striping.
    just to confirm, this is the one you bought right ?



    http://invisicord.com/osc2/catalog/p...products_id=58

    ~ $24 + $4.95 fuse .....

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