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      12-28-2023, 10:28 AM   #1
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MirrorTap and BlendMount - DIY Installation Video

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to put together a quick DIY for the installation of a MirrorTap and BlendMount to get my radar and dash cam installed in my new X1 for those who might be interested. I have been running BlendMounts and Mirror taps in all my cars for over 10 years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Their prices may be a bit high but their stuff is great quality and they stand behind it with great customer service and support. Here is the first DIY I made when installing in my 2014 M235i many years ago: https://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998321





BlendMount - Mount that attaches to the stem of the rearview mirror. They make mounts for Dashcams, Radar Detectors, etc.

MirrorTap - Taps into the power from the rearview mirror without needing to run wires to the fuse box, or anywhere too far.

In this guide I am using these parts:
BlendMount: https://blendmount.com/aluminum-rada...ries-bv1-2036/
MirrorTap: https://blendmount.com/power-cord-mt...ry-grade-taps/
Escort Dashcam Mounting Kit: https://blendmount.com/escort-m1-m2/

**NOTE: When purchasing, make sure you use the selector on their website in order to find the kit the fits your vehicle and radar detector, as these vary.**

DIY VIDEO


**NOTE: The wiring notes in the video are specific to my car. In theory other similar or same models SHOULD be the same. I have seen other models with totally different wiring and wiring colors, so be cautious when doing these MirrorTap installations.**
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nice!

perhaps get a black cover for the white transponder from Amazon?
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nice!

perhaps get a black cover for the white transponder from Amazon?
I like where you’re heads at!
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Great video, thanks for sharing.
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I like where you’re heads at!
whenever I put a new transponder on a new car, I always buy a new black transponder cover immediately. just prefer to keep everything unnecessarily stealthy.
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whenever I put a new transponder on a new car, I always buy a new black transponder cover immediately. just prefer to keep everything unnecessarily stealthy.
Already ordered one thanks for the tip!
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Big shout out to you, installed, and it looks so much better!
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it looks so much better!
actually, the point for the black cover is so that you don't see it from the outside?

Happy New Year!

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actually, the point for the black cover is so that you don't see it from the outside?

Happy New Year!
Oh I know. I meant from the outside 😂

Likewise!
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Oh I know. I meant from the outside 😂

Likewise!

unless you bought that other cover from Amazon... the one with the American flag!
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