Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,866
Homelink in Maranello Dome Lamp
Scott Wheeler of Radar-Mirror fitted a Homelink garage door opener system into my 575M's dome light assembly. Required him to cut the lower left corner of the interior of the bulb holder surround to fit, but overall a pretty neat fit. I will have it wired through the driver's reading lamp so I can be sure it will cause no drain on the battery when not in use. Will require me to hit the lamp switch first and then the button, but that is no big deal. Cost for the conversion $299. For the purists, I have a spare dome light assembly, so the next owner can change it back if he likes. Takes about 5 minutes to remove the assembly from the headliner.
First photo shows the underside with the Homelink system in the lower left corner, expoxied in, and the two wires to power the system. Second photo shows the way she fits in the 575M, with the lamp cover removed. Last photo shows the complete assembly with lamp cover, three Homelink buttons, and LED indicator.
Originally thought to put it in my rear view mirror, but that would have required running power to the dome light assembly. Much simpler this way and easier to reverse.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.