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Remove plastic cover by rear view mirror

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by cjmdwyer, Oct 28, 2023.

  1. Oct 28, 2023 at 7:10 AM
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    cjmdwyer

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    Want to tap into the power for the lane keep, etc under black plastic shroud by rear view mirror but don't want to break the black plastic cover mounted to the windshield.
    Any ideas where to pull grab to remove it?
     
  2. Oct 28, 2023 at 9:27 AM
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    Borracho Loco

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Are you referring to this piece?



    If you are, that piece slides upwards and then you can pull it off. I removed mine to install a FitCamx dashcam.

     
  3. Oct 28, 2023 at 9:39 AM
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    Mine kind of looks like that. I have a 2023 ORP.
    Doesn't seem to slide up toward headliner at all
    How do I attach a photo?
     
  4. Oct 28, 2023 at 9:49 AM
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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    Sorry, I was mistaken. It slides down, not up. Fast forward this video to 3:12 to see how easy it is.

     
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  5. Oct 30, 2023 at 10:46 AM
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    Thank you for that! Now any idea what two wires in the TSS I need to tap off off for a switched power and a ground?
     
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    What are you tapping power for? I wouldn't tap into the TSS system.....you risk messing something up.
     
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  8. Oct 30, 2023 at 11:19 AM
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    Just to power radar detector and dashcam.
    Have always tapped off power for rear view mirror in the past. The video above shows a small harness to get a USB power source it looks like from the TSS plug. I want to use my wire waps for a ground and a switched 12volt. Some of those wires should be for the auto dim mirror power, just no idea which ones to tap into at the plug.
     
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  9. Nov 10, 2023 at 1:15 PM
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    Teton Workshop Red Shift knobs, Raptor lights, Baja Fog lights , Red Shackles, rear molle panels, black out lettering, blackout exhaust, fold down seat protective panels (rear seats), LED lights, Fog light brackets with Tri-Color lighting, Black front lower valance, TRD black rims, running boards, roof rack cross bars.
    VERY IMPORTANT!!

    Do NOT FORGOT to use those ORANGE plastic Tabs for the FITCAMX cover housing. That are found in the original windshield cover. Otherwise, your TSS will NOT be secure! One little bump later and your 4Runner dashboard will blow up with collision, headlight and lane departure WARNINGS! Guess how I know?

    For nearly 2 months and 4 return trips BACK to the dealer, my TSS sensor was going haywire! It was an astute "kid" at the dealer who overhead my issues. He put me in touch with an Auto Glass repair company that knows how to test and re-calibrate TSS's on 4Runners. It costs me $250 because I was at wits end. They installed the ORANGE PLASTIC TABS, re-calibrated it, tested it and IT works! How about that?

    Hopefully my dealer will make amends because they did NOT install the FITCAMX as they promised! I am NOT happy with them as they assured me, "...we got this, we do these things all of the time!"

    Again -- Do NOT FORGOT to save/use those ORANGE Plastic Tabs from the 4Runner original cover for the new FITCAMX cover housing. Don't!

    Here's a screen shot from the above video!

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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2023

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