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Old 01-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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Pretty annoying not to have homelink the the daily driver. It'* in everything else, even though they didn't come with it. I happen to have a few Homelink'* laying around. Tested this one up and it worked great on the bench. Headed out to the Regal. Using GM'* manual to remove the visors was unsuccessful. All this meant was that I'd improvise a bit more.

Pulled the visor center clips down and inspected the wiring of the mirror for a battery voltage and ground.
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Successfully tested the Homelink by pushing the wires into the mirror connector. Homelink didn't stay in the connector for the pic.
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Stripped back the orange (12+ battery) and black (ground) then twisted the wires of the Homelink to the wiring harness of the mirror.
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Always solder and tape connections, then there won't be an issue. Heatshrink whenever possible.
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Grew a huge set, reached up and cut/pulled the backing of the headliner out of a section big enough for the Homelink.
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Grew an even bigger set and cut into the headliner where I believed the buttons should go. Doing all this w/o measuing or any reference point was a bit risky.
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Clipped the buttons and face place back onto the module, only to find out I put the Homelink in the same place GM puts the sunroof button on a Regal....slightly closer to the driver.
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Retested with success

Total time was 30 minutes.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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See I'd do that but my next mod would be to create a garage
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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I need to get one of those. I have my door opener on my key chain, and I'm always closing the door be mistake.
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looks stock nice job like it was always there!!
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On the Bonneville, this was my first attempt. It worked..but it didn't match the interior well.
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My second attempt and current one
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Another setup that was requested by a member
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And the three muskateers. Homey, Dually and original
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Someone else saw dually and wanted one.
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And later on another member wanted a homey, and I pulled mine to fix a blemish I had originally left.


I've seen your body work skill level Dan. You could easily handle adding a homelink. The first picture homelink is from a Park Ave, the ones I decided upon were from an Aurora or Riviera, they share the same part. The one in the Regal came from a Ford Exploder I believe. It was in a visor.
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One of these days I need to run to the salvage yard.
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Think of it as winter stuff you must do in a heated area. Staying warm and doing the mods that you will see while driving.
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Today I need to box up some shipments, pick up some kerosene, pick up some tools, port out a LIM, and get started on a supercharger. I'm sure I'll have more to do.
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