Anyone know how to remove the overhead console that has the map lights and on star buttons in it? Need to get it out to find power for my mirror dash cam
These clips are metal and they go into metal, so heat won't help. Best to keep this part cold as heat could cause the metal clips to chew up the plastic bezel as it comes out. (In this instance, one wants the metal clips to bite into the plastic and come out with the part.)Before you try unsnapping any plastic part it is a good idea to warm with a hair drier to make sure the plastic is supple, less chance of breaking a clip. Not necessary in the heat of summer but it's not that now.
What year car do you have? There are multiple power wires up there. Not all are red and they are powered at different times.Anyone know how to remove the overhead console that has the map lights and on star buttons in it? Need to get it out to find power for my mirror dash cam
Thanks, several inches of snow ATM, will wait for a warm day. I'll probably put a diode in line to protect anything else on the circuit.There are lots of "switched" circuits to the console, which are listed above.
There is a separate wire to the rear view mirror. (I'd expect this harness to be there, irrespective if the wires are being used by a Premier or not.)
The rear view mirrors are lower power (22 ga) than the console wires and include a backup light signal, so this may also be beneficial for a camera application. The rear view mirror is powered off of the ignition circuit, but the big caution there is that many other accessories are also: so the potential exists for the cameras to create interference with other systems in the car if the don't use power cleanly.
22 ga Green w/ White Stripe - Backup Light Signal
22 ga Violet w/ Green Stripe - Ignition Voltage
22 ga Solid Black - Ground