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Old 08-24-2009, 06:16 PM   #21
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:08 PM   #22
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Ordered a Homelink off ebay yesterday. Thanks for the great instructions on how to install it. I'm sure I'll be able to get it in no problem thanks to all the posts.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:31 PM   #23
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Ordered a Homelink off ebay yesterday. Thanks for the great instructions on how to install it. I'm sure I'll be able to get it in no problem thanks to all the posts.
You're right - using this post as a guide line I had no problem - people thinks it's a factory homelink - I have no issue though when interior light is on, works the same. Just make sure you get the right one...rolling code or not.
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cool! glad the walk-through helped. One of my favorite (and most practical mods).


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With the help of this thread, I also added the Homelink in the exact same place and love it.
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POWER IT WITH THE HIGH BEAM WIRE AND TAPE THE BUTTON DOWN.
STASH IT BEHIND THE DASH OUT OF VIEW.
FLASH THE HIGH BEAMS AND THE GARAGE DOOR GOES UP OR DOWN...
Theives cant see the door opener so they cant steal/use it to
gain access to your garage.
Only you know that a flash of the high beams opens the ol garage door.
Most cars will flash to pass when the turn signal lever is pulled towards you
even with the ignition off....


Old School trick...
OK, now THIS has my attention... I was thinking the same thing about avoiding a button on my dash somewhere.

157, Can you be a bit more specific on instructions on how to accomplish this? Thanks!
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POWER IT WITH THE HIGH BEAM WIRE AND TAPE THE BUTTON DOWN.
STASH IT BEHIND THE DASH OUT OF VIEW.
FLASH THE HIGH BEAMS AND THE GARAGE DOOR GOES UP OR DOWN...
Theives cant see the door opener so they cant steal/use it to
gain access to your garage.
Only you know that a flash of the high beams opens the ol garage door.
Most cars will flash to pass when the turn signal lever is pulled towards you
even with the ignition off....


Old School trick...
Someone did something similar on their Harley so that they remote would activate with the high beams. See this. It could easily work just as well with our Mustangs (convertible or hard top)
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looks good!! that is the exact place i velcroed my garage door opener to.
now that is more my style. how about a write up? include lots of pics!
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157, Can you be a bit more specific on instructions on how to accomplish this? Thanks!
So I was wondering the same thing a couple weeks back. So I PM'd vasman and here is a condensed version of his response:
1. go to the back of the headlights and you find you high beam wire
2. get your favorite homelink and conect the possitive to your hibeam wire and the negative on your closest safe ground
3. program your homelink (hi beams on while you do that)
4. turn off the high beams
5. take some duct tape (or whatever) and tape down the button you just programed. might want to add a twist tie for added holddown (vasman had it fail a few times until he did that)
6. then pull back your hi beam lever and watch your door go up.
NOTE: try it a few times before you actually tape it incase you did program it correctly

I have gotten my homelink, but haven't hooked it up yet. I hooked up a 12v supply and did all the programming. The trick I found, for rolling code, was to hold your original remote VERY close to the homelink during step where you press the button on your original remote.

I'm toying with the idea of using the 'extra' buttons I have on my dash. I think those are only there on the '10s and '11s though. I have two 'blanks' under my heated seat buttons and two more 'blanks' where the HVAC buttons are. Not sure if they can easily be convered to buttons, and also not sure if I care to have the LED visible. Waiting to get warranty work done before I open up the dash.

Here is another thread from this forum: http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...-the-dash.html
The nice thing about this one is there is a link to a document where it explains the pin-outs for the circuit board within the homelink.

Here is another thread on this forum that is the same as this topic (adding it to the overhead console): http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...tallation.html
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Thanks mByers...

I appreciate your information. I have seen both of the threads that you have posted. Read them in detail. The thing I like about the high beam idea is that no one really knows that you have it. If your car is broken into, or stolen, the bad guys have your door opener and your car. Plus, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out what those three buttons on your dash are for.

Since I have had my car stolen once, I wont make that mistake again. Stealth is better....
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Just as a note, the 2011s overhead console is a little more cluttered than previous models. Mine has the passenger airbag off light and also the microphones for the Sync. It's going to be tight, but I think I can trim enough out of the airbag light bracket to get the homelink installed. Will take some pictures and post when I get it done.
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Just as a note, the 2011s overhead console is a little more cluttered than previous models. Mine has the passenger airbag off light and also the microphones for the Sync. It's going to be tight, but I think I can trim enough out of the airbag light bracket to get the homelink installed. Will take some pictures and post when I get it done.
They moved the Sync mic from the mirror to the console...and still don't offer a Homelink mirror?
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Thanks mByers...

I appreciate your information. I have seen both of the threads that you have posted. Read them in detail. The thing I like about the high beam idea is that no one really knows that you have it. If your car is broken into, or stolen, the bad guys have your door opener and your car. Plus, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out what those three buttons on your dash are for.

Since I have had my car stolen once, I wont make that mistake again. Stealth is better....
Just my 0.02$
You just have to make sure power to the homelink is only on when the engine is on. That's the way I had mine wired. Not hard to do and the safest way to have homelink in your car.
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...2011s overhead console... [has]...the microphones for the Sync...
Are you sure about that? My microphone is on top of the mirror. When you put up pics, can you also put up ones showing the microphones in the console?

In one of the other threads, there is a pic of homelink in a console that as the airbag light, so you should be fine.

I have remote start, so I'm not sure what added wiring that adds to the console.
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Are you sure about that? My microphone is on top of the mirror. When you put up pics, can you also put up ones showing the microphones in the console?

In one of the other threads, there is a pic of homelink in a console that as the airbag light, so you should be fine.

I have remote start, so I'm not sure what added wiring that adds to the console.
After pulling the console apart, I found that there is no way that the homelink will fit. I trimmed a few unnecessary pieces and found that it just will not fit. And yes, the microphones are in the console on the left and right front of it. Also, the passenger airbag light is in the front/center of the console. If it were not for the airbag light, it would fit. So, until I find a way to "rework" the airbag light so it is functional, yet more compact, I will not be able to put my homelink in the overhead console. Sorry, no pics, but if you have an '11 Mustang with Sync, pull it down and you'll see what I mean.

Edit: I may be able to fit the Homelink in yet if I trim down the power connector and solder the wires to the power leads. This should trim out another 1/2 inch or so inorder to fit the unit in. Will have to try it out and see.
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yes, the microphones are in the console on the left and right front of it ... pull it down and you'll see what I mean.
I will do that (hopefully this weekend). I have a 'dome' on the top of my rearview mirror and, based on other threads, said that was the SYNC microphone.
Do you have a 'dome' on the top of your mirror?
What is the approx build date of your car (maybe they changed partway through the 11's)?

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if I trim down the power connector and solder the wires to the power leads
That should work. There doesn't seem to be much in that area of the circuit board, and I think I read somewhere that someone did that.
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those mic looking things on the right and left corner of the overhead console are sensors for the alarm system. if you wave your arm in the car with it armed it will detect the motion and the alarm will go off. the mic is on top of the mirror as others have said.
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those ... are sensors for the alarm system
That makes sense; as SYNC in other cars has only one mic as well.
I have heard others say that with the alarm system, things are pretty packed in the overhead console; that helps explains why as well.
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Over the holidays I finally got around to installing this in my car. I spend more time trimming the HomeLink versus trimming the over console. I was able to get away with only drilling holes in the console. So all the factory plastic posts (on the 'inside' of the console) are untouched.
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