ybitz wrote: asimba2 wrote:
The rearview mirror has power for the auto-dimming feature, so the easiest route was to tap the mirror with a small 12V to 5V micro usb transformer I bought on amazon shown here:
Can you provide the Amazon link to the 12v-5v converter model? And it was straight forward pulling the existing power cable out of the rear view mirror and splicing this onto it?
Here is the link for the one I bought. ------>LINK
Wiring was very easy. My non-homelink mirror only had two wires; a black wire with a red stripe closest to the passenger side of the car and a black wire closer to the driver's side. The black-red is positive and the black is ground. I simply removed about 1/8" of insulation from both wires, wrapped the + and - from the transformer around each respective wire, soldered and taped. Done. The transformer gets power in "on" and "ready to drive" mode, and not when off or in accessory mode, which is perfect.
Keep in mind the one I posted is for micro-usb devices, which is exactly what my dashcam is. There might be mini-usb models available as well.