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Hi all,
Did a bunch of searching but have been unable to find what I am looking for. I bought an Escort Smartradar device that requires a ground and a switched 12v for power. Since this unit is designed to be mounted behind the mirror they recommend getting power from the mirror itself. To accomplish this it comes with a power cord with two thin probes on the end, one for ground and one for switched power.
My Genetex mirror has a 12 wire connector (OEM one from 2011 limited, model ghshl4, 2 rows of 6 connectors stacked on top of each other). Looks like 8 are used. Car has backup camera display in the mirror, homelink, auto dimming, and compass. I am wondering if anyone knows what the pinout of this connector is?

Also, any alternative ideas for powering this? Although the probes are thin, I couldn't get them into the existing connector next to the existing wires, it seemed too tight. It also comes with a direct power adapter that I could run into the dash/headliner and vampire clip into switched 12v.
 

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Thanks for the help Budaru, That helps me out to understand the general layout. I am going to see if that diagram at least has a similar wire/wire color layout to the 2011 mirror. Looks similar but the connector to the mirror is a bit different.
 

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I ended up buying the manual for the correct pinouts. Basically the same as the 2013 it turns out.
 

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Allright, as an FYI to anyone who is thinking of doing an install that requires power up near the mirror, I had to change tactics. The connector on the back of the mirror has very small openings for the wiring, which basically takes up the entire space. Therefore I could not fit the micro probe wire taps provided by escort (or similar products like mirror tap, etc.) into the socket with the wire. Rather than drop the headliner or try to tap the dome lights I used the direct wire provided by escort as part of the install kit. I just ran it up thru the cable chase for the mirror wiring (the top part pulls down from headliner and snaps off, the bottom if you pinch the point where it enters the mirror mount, it comes off too), along the headliner and down the a-pillar and into the fuse box located behind the dash panel covered by the driver door when closed. There I used a fuse tap to tap into the "CIGAR" fuse (10A) to provide power, and used a self tapping screw into the metal frame for the dash for ground.

I used a plastic trim tool to push the wire behind the headliner, behind the top of the A-pillar trim, around the top of the trim, and down the A-pillar between the rubber door seal and the plastic A-pillar trim, this allowed the wire to drop right into the space behind the dash at the fuse block. I gathered the excess wire and zip tied it out of the way.

Not the quickest or most elegant, but it hides all the wiring and makes for a clean install. Unfortunately the easy route of using a mirror tap to get power from the mirror connector harness is a no go, at least in Gen 4 OBs.

Also as an FYI the GND (ground) is on pin/wire 3 in the harness, while 12V power is at pin 6 or 10. The connector is labelled with 7 at one end and 12 at the other on the side where the wires connect. pin 6 is opposite end of top row from the bottom row pin 7.
 
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