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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.