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post #1 of 4 Old 11-09-2014, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hello All, this is my first post here as a new member and I wanted to share some useful information to other proud owners of the 2014 Camaro 2SS Convertible. If you are planning a hardwired Installation for an Escort, Beltronics, or Valentine Radar Detector please read on.....

While there have been excellent posts on wiring earlier year Camaros, I have not seen any info yet for the 2014 Convertible models. There are write ups for 2013 Hardtops.

First of all, Your wiring cannot be connected or tapped into the 2014 Rear view Mirror as in previous years. You have to make your 12 volt connection within the overhead light console unless you just want to run conventional wiring directly to the fuse housing.

After careful review, I made my wiring connection to the overhead Passenger Air bag light assembly which has switched 12V with turning on/off with the ignition key.

I strongly recommend the Mirrortap Wire which is fused and very well made. Although a little overpriced, it is well worth the money. It has small pins that make connection easy. They are push fit into the back of the wiring plug. I used the 15 Inch length which was just enough, as my Escort detector is mounted to the rear view mirror.

You can use a conventional telephone cord with an RJ11 attached. On this, RED is + and Green is -. I would definitely confirm first with a voltmeter to avoid destroying your detector.

I will caution you though....This installation takes great patience and time. Anything other than patience will tear up and damage your Console. With very careful work, I was able to do this without any damage at all.

OK...... Here we go:

1. Remove the dome light bulb cover...this is carefully pryed out using a small screwdriver from all sides.

2. Remove the Bulb

3. Gently remove the reflector by carefully prying

4. The light housing is white and the most challenging to remove. There are 2 metallic clips in the front of the housing. Use two small screwdrivers, go behind the clips.....If done correctly the unit will release from the console and drop out. Be very careful! this can break!. Once pulled down, it will be held by it's wiring harness and you can secure it out of the way.

5. Using a small mirror and light, go up into the housing recess and you will see the Passenger Airbag plug and light cluster in the front. There are two retainer tabs on either side of this part. You have to get your hand in there and actually work in reverse. Using the mirror, I slipped a small screwdriver behind one of the tabs and the assembly with plug and wiring came right out.

6. Now, You need to tap the 12 volts at the Pinkish red wire for + (Pos) and the Black wire for - (Neg)
This is where the "Mirrortap" wire is VERY HANDY. Gently Push the Black Mirrortap pin into the plug hole with the black wire and do the same with the Red Mirrortap wire into the plug hole with the Pink wire.
At this point, Plug your radar Detector into the RJ11 end and check for power. It should light right up and be switched with your key. Take 2 small wire ties and carefully secure the Mirrortap wire to the passenger air bag wiring harness. I also used a tiny drop of silicone to theback of the plug to hold the pins in place. Carefully reposition the light cluster back in and push gently to snap it back in place.

7. The RJ11 end can then be pushed through the space in front of the overhead console to where it can be connected to your mirror mount Radar Detector. I also added one more wire tie in the front part of the housing to really secure the Mirrortap.

8. Once you're happy with wire placement and everything is secure, re-assembly is actually much easier and each piece should re-fit easily.
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this looks like a great DIY ... now only if radar detectors were legal in Virginia, I would give it a try

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this looks like a great DIY ... now only if radar detectors were legal in Virginia, I would give it a try

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Not worth the chance ... I'm already driving a car that they would love to pull over and already has a few things that are not quite kosher ... I don't need to be pulled over and be given the once over and be told to hand it over on the spot ... there are no warnings on radar detectors like the other things

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