2018 Silverado I have a Haloview back-up camera system for my travel trailer with a 7" monitor. I'm having a hard time finding a suitable place to mount the monitor since it's so big and also needs to have the antenna stand vertically above it. I mounted it on a sort of cantilevered arm stuck to the dash just above the center stack, but as expected, I couldn't get it to adhere very long despite thoroughly cleaning the surface and using VHB tape. This was an ideal location since it was right above the factory screen and in my line of sight as I scan other things, like navigation. Also, having it in the center of the dash is the most natural place since it basically replaces my rear view mirror with the trailer attached. With the cantilever mount, it was low enough to minimize obstruction of my view over the hood. I bought the system for another vehicle before I got the truck and it's way past the return date, so I can't easily (inexpensively) switch to a smaller monitor. Does anyone have any pics or descriptions of mounting locations, brackets or mounts that work for a monitor like this? I'd appreciate hearing any ideas. Thanks.
Thanks Slide. I think I would go with just the wire jumper without a diode. Does anyone know what the minimum wire gauge is for a jumper on the BCM? I'm not sure what gauge wire they put on diodes, but I'd want to be sure I'm not under-sizing the wire I use just to get it in the slot. On that note, how big of a wire can fit in the slot?
Does anyone know the minimum wire gauge that's needed for jumpers in this application? I'm guessing there's very low amperage involved, but I'd want to be sure.
I found that my mirror connection didn't have a black and purple. The no-name brand mirror taps that I got on Amazon were junk - cracked off with very little pressure; they're going back. I should have gone with the Blend Mount items. I ended up wiring my detector as well as my dash cam from the driver side fuse panel. Having the roof console out made it really easy to fish the wires, and provided plenty of room to store excess wire; I used a pre-made detector wiring package that I had purchased for another vehicle but never used, so there was more wire than I needed, and I didn't want to bother with cutting the length, moving the fuse, etc. Overall it was a very easy and clean install.
My mirror tap arrived today, I hope to install it tomorrow. I found a post on the forum and a few YouTube videos that all talk about using the purple and black wires in the mirror connection for positive and negative. They didn't mention pin numbers. Can you tell me what color wires you found ignition switched in the overhead console connector?
Craig, I can't answer question directly, but I would suggest installing it and see if it powers the detector. You might also check the specs for the detector and see what the power requirements are. I just got my '18 and I've ordered power taps from Amazon, but haven't received them yet. I'm wondering how you identified pin 8 for ground and 10 for power. In past vehicles, I've ordered Blendmount mirror taps and they provided instructions and identified pins for the specific vehicle you were installing them in. The Amazon items are generic though, and I don't expect much in the way of that kind of support. If you went through someone like Blendmount who told you to use those pins, I'd expect they know what kind of power is being supplied. Also, if these are the pins they recommended, then I know where to put mine ?. I'm also thinking about tapping into the large connector for the roof console. I just received one with Homelink, but haven't done the swap yet. It's plug and play and the wiring harness plugs into a large connector with what looks like at least a couple dozen pins. Some have to be ignition switched, because they power things like the sliding rear window, sunroof, etc., if equipped, that are only functional with the ignition or ACC on. I need to find the pin-outs for that connector.
This is mu headliner... I'd like to add the Homelink as well, and based on this thread, I'd probably order the entire assembly as in the first link. How do I know what color is right for my interior? I have the Jet Black interior (RPO code HOU) with the light color on the roof and pillars. I would call the roof color "puddy", but I've seen the assembly available in colors called "gray", "light ash/gray" and "tan." Does anyone know which console color would be right for my interior?
I'd like to add the Homelink as well, and based on this thread, I'd probably order the entire assembly as in the first link. How do I know what color is right for my interior? I have the Jet Black interior (RPO code HOU) with the light color on the roof and pillars. I would call the roof color "puddy", but I've seen the assembly available in colors called "gray", "light ash/gray" and "tan." Does anyone know which console color would be right for my interior?
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