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    That's actually awesome, I'm tempted to try it. One of my issues with my Invisicord is it was difficult to insert the pins properly. I had to secure it with zip ties to guarantee it won't pull out.

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    @azuzu - I just ordered one. Will report back once I receive and install.

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    It might have been just me, but the pins on the Invisicord I received were very hard to press into the harness plug. Either the plug terminals are too tight against the plastic and leaves very little gap for the Invisicord, or the pins on my Invisicord are a little too thick. I have them inserted to a point that they won't fall off, but a light tug on the cable will pull them so I just zip tied them into place.

    One question I have with this newfound discovery is if it is constant or switched output so hopefully we get an answer from @philw66.

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    Same thing, invisicord pins seem to thick to push into harness plug. Barely half in and ended up securing it with tape.
    Last edited by crimeariver; 06-16-2019 at 08:56 PM.

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    Follow up...

    Received the cable today.

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

    Installation couldn't be more straightforward. You will need to supply your own usb cable (the shorter the better).

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QLjpoRF1iqjLrCQZ8


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    That*s the best solution by far. It*s a 5V output, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    That*s the best solution by far. It*s a 5V output, right?
    While I did not check the output with a voltmeter, the seller stated that the output was 5V usb.

    "Hi, yes this converter will add a 5V usb output between your rear view mirror and electrical harness. Please note that this product is only compatible with select mirrors and that you need to look at the connector of your mirror to verify fit.
    By SELLER on April 24, 2019"

    It did not fry my dashcam. It is a switched output, so my dashcam unit powered down a few seconds after ignition off.

    Hope this helps...

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    Spot on!

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    Connectors are different on my CX9 GT. Anyone tried this on higher trim levels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johninpdx79 View Post
    Connectors are different on my CX9 GT. Anyone tried this on higher trim levels?
    I did this on my 2018 Signature. I see that you have a 2019 GT. Do you also have a frameless rear view mirror? If so, you'll have to tap into a different harness (explained on page 2 and 3).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sm1ke View Post
    I did this on my 2018 Signature. I see that you have a 2019 GT. Do you also have a frameless rear view mirror? If so, you'll have to tap into a different harness (explained on page 2 and 3).
    Duh I should’ve read the whole thread. Sorry about that, but thanks for letting me know. Ps your posts are awesome! Changed out my rear bulbs to LEDs based on your other post! Cheers

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    In case anyone doesn't want to mess with hardwiring your dashcam like me, I opted for a battery pack:

    https://www.blackboxmycar.com/collec...d-battery-pack

    Recharges when your accessory socket is on and powers the parking mode for a good amount of time when the engine is not running. Had it in the New England summer and winter now with no issue temp-wise. I velcro-stuck it in the compartment under the glove box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johninpdx79 View Post
    Duh I should*ve read the whole thread. Sorry about that, but thanks for letting me know. Ps your posts are awesome! Changed out my rear bulbs to LEDs based on your other post! Cheers
    No worries! And thanks for the kind words. I'm glad those guides are helpful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonr8809564 View Post
    In case anyone doesn't want to mess with hardwiring your dashcam like me, I opted for a battery pack:

    https://www.blackboxmycar.com/collec...d-battery-pack

    Recharges when your accessory socket is on and powers the parking mode for a good amount of time when the engine is not running. Had it in the New England summer and winter now with no issue temp-wise. I velcro-stuck it in the compartment under the glove box.
    Great alternative. I like how sleek it is, makes it easy to hide. It's also nice that you can triple up on the battery for extended life.
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