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I just added a Homelink unit to my overhead console and it works great!!!

I have been worried about leaving my garage door in the truck all of the time so I bought a Homelink garage door opener from a Land Rover Discovery off of ebay and installed it in my overhead console.

I just cut out a mounting hole in my sunglass holder compartment, installed the Homelink, and wired it to the power wires for my electronic mirror. It will only work when the key is on so no one can get into my truck and just open my garage door now.

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Nice job.

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Did you just have to run power to it to install it and that was it, like its a stand alone module that just needs power? How about programming, did you find instructions online (I didn't look yet but figure they must be out there somewhere)

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That's sweet!!! The wife's Expedition has the small Homelink module that's flush mounted into the sun visor. I figured it had to just be powered off of the same power that the vanity mirror uses and was right. I nabbed a gray one from the junk yard from a wrecked Explorer and have it apart, but need more time. Now that the monitors are done though might be a good time to get to it.

Again, sweet install!!

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The homelink is a stand alone unit, all it needs is a hot power wire and a ground. The programming is very simple, here are the instructions right off the Homelink site: http://www.homelink.com/program_instruct.php

There are alot of them on ebay, just search for "homelink" I bought this one because I didn't want to try tearing apart my visor to install that style.

You don't have to run wires all the way up to the roof, just tap into an existing hot wire, I think the hot wire for the vanity mirrors is hot all the time if you want it set up that way. I wired mine into the harness for my electronic mirror because that is only hot when the key is on.

For cutting the plastic to mount it, I use a soldering gun with a flat, blade type tip (kind of smelly but no mess). Then I use a file to finish up the edges.

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thats a pretty sweet setup... the install looks very good

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