Advice on routing cable to the interior mirror.

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I need to route a cable from behind the dash to the interior rear view mirror mounting area.

Any tips, or gotchas to avoid?

The headlining looks ace and I really don't want to wreck it.
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Take the mirror off and the sun visor off on the side the wire is going.

If you are drilling a hole in the metal behind the mirror then you should be able to push a wire (I use reasonably stiff electric wire) across to the sun visor hole and another down the pillar from the sun visor hole.

Then attach some string pull it up the pillar, fasten it to the other wire and pull that out then you can use the string to pull your final wire through.

If you are not drilling a hole then I think you would need to carefully remove the lining which is a bit fiddly. There are a couple of articles on here showing headlining removal and the "tool" needed.

If it is a small wire you may be able to run it along the top rail and just push the headlining board up towards the roof enough to drop it over the edge and into the channel along the top of the windscreen and push enough down in the corner to be able to see it through the sun visor mounting hole and then pass it down the pillar.

Don't nick the insulation on a live wire, though seeing your other posts on electronics I am sure you are aware of all that stuff and will protect them according to what they are carrying.

Other alternative is to try and come up the B pillar and across to the interior light.

Enjoy modifying

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Thanks Sean.

That is exactly the information I needed.

I'm planning to fit one of those mirrors with a built in Android system to run satnav and some warning displays (overheat, low fuel etc.)

I prefer a roughly original look. The mirror will be a bit chunky, but not as obtrusive as a tablet mounted on the dash.

I really just need power. All the rest can be by Bluetooth.

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Keep us updated as I'm going there shortly,satnav fitting to visor...

Thanks
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Sleeper wrote:Brian
Keep us updated as I'm going there shortly,satnav fitting to visor...

Thanks
John


Hey, that's not a bad idea.

Keeps it hidden from the tea leafs too.
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Sorted,satnav wired and working,
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rear view mirror camera on order,wired ready..
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Cool!
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Nice one.
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