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Old 05-13-2019, 01:19 PM
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I cannot figure out how to remove the rear view mirror without breaking anything for my mirror tap (Also saw some pics related to this where you need to drill a hole to run the cable out) so I finally settled it with the fuse box tap via the driver side fuse box next to the dashboard.
Per the manual, I taped to the fuse #4 - headup display. But for some reasons, the port is always hot even I switch the engine off and turn on the security. Did i do anything wrong? Any other port in the driverside fuse box that I can use? Of course, I hope to tap to the fuse where it will turn on/off with the engine ignition.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:05 PM
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Apparently all the fuses on the driver's side are hot all the time. You need to go to the fuse box under the dead pedal to find switched fuses. I plan to get power for the dash cam by the rear view mirror, but I share your concern in not wanting to break anything. So I'm still looking for some information on exactly where the clips are situated to get the overhead panel off. I warmed up a bit this weekend doing the same thing on a friend's F-350...
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:49 PM
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Throw a trim tool between the plastic trim and the headliner and pry it straight down. There's 2 clips under there. Once those are out, the main piece slides out pretty easily.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:32 AM
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Apparently all the fuses on the driver's side are hot all the time. You need to go to the fuse box under the dead pedal to find switched fuses. I plan to get power for the dash cam by the rear view mirror, but I share your concern in not wanting to break anything. So I'm still looking for some information on exactly where the clips are situated to get the overhead panel off. I warmed up a bit this weekend doing the same thing on a friend's F-350...
I can run the cable down to the foot well but do you know which fuse should i tap to? my logic is to pick those non-core function module such as butt warmer but not sure if it will be hot all the time like the headup display one. I don't follow the logic here because when I switched it off my car, the headup display is the first thing it goes down. I supposed, the fuse tap will follow, no?
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It was a few weeks ago when I looked, but I recall there was a 5A fuse in the middle section and, as you say, it wasn't tied to any major function in the car. As you say, good to find a non-critical circuit to tap into.
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Throw a trim tool between the plastic trim and the headliner and pry it straight down. There's 2 clips under there. Once those are out, the main piece slides out pretty easily.

Super, thanks!!! BTW, are the two clips on the side, midway? I prefer to pry with my trim tools where the clips are located.
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Super, thanks!!! BTW, are the two clips on the side, midway? I prefer to pry with my trim tools where the clips are located.
I found this from the forum. I tried, it is super-hard to get it down.
If you happen to get it done, please share pictures and how you tap to the source.

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/aud...2930169/page2/
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Throw a trim tool between the plastic trim and the headliner and pry it straight down. There's 2 clips under there. Once those are out, the main piece slides out pretty easily.
I never had a trim removal tool and I wonder if you have a picture to show what you used?
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Don't have a pic handy but go to any auto parts store or harbor freight. They're a set of plastic tools. I used one that's flat and bent 45 deg

I'll try and snap a pic tomorrow if you can't finf them
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Originally Posted by Chawski View Post
Don't have a pic handy but go to any auto parts store or harbor freight. They're a set of plastic tools. I used one that's flat and bent 45 deg

I'll try and snap a pic tomorrow if you can't finf them
OK. Thank you. I saw it over at amazon and will pick one up.
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