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post #1 of 17 Old 01-04-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Mirror with Homelink or Radar Detector

Has anybody tried one of these? I would like to get rid of the garage door opener in my car. I may need the console slot for a Capristo solenoid in the future. They also do radar detectors, but I consider that cheating. Not sure how it is powered.

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I believe Doug's 612 has that setup (with the radar detector)
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Taz, I could have sworn a mirror very similar to that was being sold two weeks ago on that other site. Although I can't seem to find it via search....

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Terry, As soon as my windshield gets replaced, (within the next two weeks)
I'm trying on of these. I test fitted it and it will work on the trapezoidal mount after tightening the set screw.

Amazon.com: Gentex GENK41A Auto-Dimming Mirror with Homelink: Automotive

I bought the one without any thing because I don't want a compass, outside temps, or a homelink.

If I don't like it's looks I'll just get an OEM 575 mirror

I found a small key chain garage door remote at the hardware store that I have fastened with double back tape under my seat on the left side. It just fit perfectly. So far the battery is good after two years. You might try that approach, it is working well for me. No extra wiring to mess with that way.

First pic is the one I have, google "Clicker garage door remote"

The Garage Door Store - Clicker Universal Garage Door Opener Remote Control KLIK1U

Second pic is where I have it stuck under the seat. I have both keys programmed to the same door so either one or both open my only door.
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Dave- That might work. I had one of those small openers attached to my keychain for a while, but it kept going off accidentally so I quit using it.

An OEM 575M mirror is only a little over $100, so the Homelink is still appealing. I have asked them how it is powered since I do not want a power cord running somewhere.

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Dave- That might work. I had one of those small openers attached to my keychain for a while, but it kept going off accidentally so I quit using it.

An OEM 575M mirror is only a little over $100, so the Homelink is still appealing. I have asked them how it is powered since I do not want a power cord running somewhere.
You will have to run wires from the fuse panel up the right side pillar, across under the front headliner trim and then down to the mirror or you can, I think, tap into the dome light but then the Homelink will only work with the key on.

My wife's Mercedes has it in the mirror but I like where mine is much better. Its easier to reach and there are no wires to fool with. Range is about 20/30 yds.
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I have the K40 RL360 built in radar system with there new radar mirror,

It looks pretty sweet
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here is the pic
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Pretty subtle and probably handy in places like Virginia, where detectors are illegal.

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I admit it looks neat but seems a little strange to look in the rear view mirror for something that's ahead of you?! Do you notice it very well? Does it make a sound when activated by radar?

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I notice it very well the sound comes from my built in radar the mirror is just the front our rear radar indicator.
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Radar Mirror

Sorry for being late --- I had a Radar-Mirror put in my F430 --- the Valentine V1 was completely enclosed above the courtesy lights in the upper console. Right and left buttons work Homelink devices, middle button mutes the radar detector. The guy who makes the kits is a mirror guru, the F430 mirror is the same exact mirror used on some BMW models, so Homelink cost $50 more.

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Mat- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Just ordered an extra mirror for the 575M, but will only put homelink in there. Who did the work for you and what did you do to camouflage the power cord?

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Hi terry,

I would be interested in doing same for my 360. Are you planning on converting the mirror? Cuz I see that one can also get a Homelink console or an auto dim mirror.


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Mat- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Just ordered an extra mirror for the 575M, but will only put homelink in there. Who did the work for you and what did you do to camouflage the power cord?
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From the McLaren forum everyone uses radar mirror.

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Steve- I already received an OEM mirror from Ricambi ,so if anyone later wants to reverse the install, they can. Cost for the conversion is $299 from radar-mirror.com. Will run the power cord to the dome light above the windshield.

Do not need a radar detector.

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I dealt with radar-mirror - Scott Wheeler is the name of the guru there - he links up with Boardwalk Ferrari in Dallas....Scott directed me to a local installer in San Antonio who had done this before, and the local guy was familiar with the set up. The power cord looks like an OEM install, a thick black cord cover that goves up into the overhead console.
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