DIY: Installing Autodimming Homelink Rear View Mirrors in the 9-2X

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    These are the parts that I ordered for my Homelink/Compass Install


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    Complete Parts list with price

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    Installing the Homelink Mirror ::

    Remove the Stock mirror by twisting it 90 degrees to the right

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    Get the stock mirror out

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    This is how the stock mount looks like:

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    Remove the Stock clip out

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    The new clip on the left , stock on the right

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    Insert the new clip

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    Slide the Cast iron into the clip might be a little PIA to put in

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    Remove the bulb cover

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    Once the covers out take out the screws on either side of the console light assembly


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    Remove the the console and look for the wire plug

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    Gothca!

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    Plug in the wiring harness to the plug

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    Get your Homelink Mirror from your cat

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    Pry this open

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    Route the homelink harness through the overhead trim

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    Slide the wire cover

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    Start your car and enjoy your new Autodiming Homelink MIRROR: :banana: :rock:

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    Where did you get the mirror?
     
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    Very nice
     
  4. AndyBoyee
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    What are the other buttons for? On my mirror there's only 2 button. One for auto dimmer and one for compass.
     
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    Garage door. Homelink
     
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    I saw the parts list and price and was like, wow, wish I could get one for a recent impreza for that cheap. But then noticed the mirror isn't on the list. :)

    I'll be keeping my eyes out for accessory clearance sales in a couple years. I got tweeters for my 98 legacy for dirt cheap in about 2003! Ah, patience...
     
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    You can use mirrors from Hyundai like I did. They are cheaper if you search for them online.
     
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    Cool! Didn't know that's what you did here...I'll check that out. The accessory kit from subaru to add this is like over $150...too much!
     
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    Yeap those are really expensive, if you do go with the hyundai makesure you get the harness from ebay. The stock one wont work.
     
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    Neat write up! Hey Adibee, did you ever get some flaps on that 92x?
     
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    Hey Walrus I have'nt was thinking about it but never got to it. Have you tried it on yours? We still gotta meet up mang!
     
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    I actually purchased some RA flaps. Was trying to figure out install but needed a decent drill. Looks easy just a small PITA. Always free on weekends! would like to get them together and touch exhaust tips :p Congrats on the DIY!
     
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    Were you able to put them in? I know Rally Armors are pretty good fit on these. Ya for sure Im open on weekends and weekdays too. Just give me a shout and we can make it happen!
     
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    can you post up a link of the mirror your purchased? Thinking of doing this myself
     
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    Hi Thomas I would highly recommend. It makes life so much easier if your driving at night now I wish my side mirrors were auto dim too. And the homelink reduces clutter on your visor. Here is a link I found very similar to this though I got mine for about 70$

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GENTEX-453-...Parts_Accessories&hash=item540f9d62a0&vxp=mtr
     
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    Sweet thanks man! This may be a stupid question but with an aftermarket harness this will be a plug and play?
     
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    Nope not a stupid question at all :). The aftermarket one that I used would work on the hundai and kia homelinks, the subaru stock one wont work. I have a stock oem plug laying around if you plan to install stock subaru homelink let me know.
     
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    Just to add, if you have a base model and do not have the map lights up top, you probably do not have the harness to plug this into.
     

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