View Full Version : Installed Homelink Mirror

06-02-2012, 03:15 AM
I finally got around to installing my new Homelink rearview mirror. This is the Ford branded mirror...got it off ebay for 179 dollars. Its got 3 Homelink buttons for garage doors/home security systems, external temperature, compass and autodim. I varied from instructions and used existing wiring and kept the reverse autodim cutout functionality.Here's some pics of the install. First step was to install the temperature probe... I mounted it in the heat exchanger grill...as you can see from the pics it is not very noticeable

06-02-2012, 03:20 AM
I had to remove the chin splitter and the rear piece of the passenger front wheel well to snake the probe wires into the passenger compartment. I used the antenna wire's grommet to fish the probe wires inside with a coat hanger...

06-02-2012, 03:23 AM
The wire is now behind the glove box, I pulled all the slack in, zip tied the wiring on the exterior in place and put everything back together. Next step was to bring the wires up into the a-pillar

06-02-2012, 03:35 AM
Once I got the wires to the A-pillar I soldered them to the existing harness in the map light area- I of course removed this harness from the car and solkdered as far away as the probe wires would reach. I soldered the probe wires to slots 1 and 2 of the new 10 pin harness. Slot 3 is for the ground which I soldered to the black lead in the existing harness. Slot 7 solders to the white with green stripe, which is the reverse inhibit wire...prevents the mirror from dimming when car is in reverse. You lose this function if you use the harness that come with the mirror. Finally I soldered slots 6 and 10 to the violet lead from the harness. The kit says to have unswitched power to the Homelink buttons but I didnt want the buttons to be operable without the keys, so I just used the existing switched power for the harness. After soldering everything and shrink-wrapping it all, I ran the wires up the A-pillar and under the headliner...

06-02-2012, 03:39 AM
After everything was in place, I zip tied the wiring to the existing wires, and made a slack loop which I located behind the glove box. Then I just had to put the interior trim pieces back in place.

06-02-2012, 03:43 AM
Here;s the mirror installed, temperature works perfectly and I programmed the first Homelink button to my garage door. I still have to take the car out to calibrate the compass but it is pouring rain here so i didnt bother with that today...

06-02-2012, 03:47 AM
After loading all of these pictures, I guess I kind of feel like Grabber...lol:tease::tiptoe:

Joe G
06-02-2012, 04:08 AM
Good tech thread!!

Rep points for you. :wtg:

06-02-2012, 01:31 PM
:wtg: Charlie....

Now clean the filthy thing.....:giggle:

06-02-2012, 03:45 PM
Nice job.

I don't know why those didn't come with the car to begin with. Not even an option.

06-02-2012, 04:38 PM
Nice job Grabber Charlie !

06-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Much more involved project than what I thought it would be.


06-04-2012, 01:20 AM
Yeah, it took about 3 hours to do everything, but it was worth it. I'm really happy with the new mirror

06-04-2012, 03:46 AM
Very nicely done, Charlie!! :wtg:

Boston Mike
06-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Wow. A mod I think I could do.


How many believed that? :suckers:

Joe G
06-05-2012, 12:32 AM



Alloy Dave
06-05-2012, 04:00 AM
Much more involved project than what I thought it would be.


Great job on the install Sir Charles.

06-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Nice job Charlie. Wish they made that mirror for a car with Sync. (Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.)

06-07-2012, 08:02 PM
Nice job Charlie. Wish they made that mirror for a car with Sync. (Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.)

Yeah, this mirror doesnt have the microphone for the sync system on it.