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Homelink Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BobSaget916, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Hey guys, I want to add a Homelink mirror in my taco. I have an 06 base prerunner. I know i can tie in to the existing wires used to power the reading lamps, but i'm not sure if they are always hot. I dont want the temp gauge and compass to always stay lit up on the new mirror. If i had the overhead console with the temp gauge and compass i could use the wires from that but my truck probably isnt prewirred for that either. Any comments? Concerns?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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    The mirror I installed is just the homelink & auto-dimming. I already have the overhead console. We wired the homelink to the map lights for constant power. We wired the auto-dimming to the compass/temp power (goes out with ignition). Ground was attached to the support piece for the overhead console.

    I personally can't comment on whether you have wires for the overhead console or not.....

    You just gotta find a power source that's always live (for homelink) and goes off with ignition (for temp/compass). That usually involves using a voltmeter and testing wiring for current and/or utilize the fuse box.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Yeah I dont want the whole mirror to run hot all the time, it's just going to drain my battery. Anyone have this same issue?
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    You want the homelink to be HOT all the time, or else you won't be able to open the garage door unless you turn the truck on. The homelink won't draw any power unless you press the button.

    Everything else...the compass and whatever, can be ignition power and only be HOT when the truck is on.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    I got one from the junkyard and installed it.:laser:

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  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    I understand that the homelink must be hot but the compass and temp need to be ignition powered but idk where to tap into for that.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    Anywhere that has ignition power. You could run wires directly to the fuse box in the cab. Use a voltemeter (?) to test the empty slots (or used slots) for current while ignition is on/off. Then - you could use something like this (Add-a-Line) to connect to it.
    [​IMG]

    This is what I used for my heated drivers seat.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    :wave: I hooked mine up to my map lights.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    He doesn't have an overhead console - so I doubt he has map lights.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Hey Deerslayer, thats not specific for Toyota is it? My guess is that anyone will work, right?
     
  11. Jan 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    You can also get them on ebay also - I bought mine on ebay.

    In terms of auto dimming & homelink - as long as its just power & you have instructions how to setup the homelink, you should be good.

    In reference to a compass & temperature.... as long as you have the proper sensors installed and those sensors will hook-up to the mirror you buy.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    you can do it on any car you just need power to it.:D
     
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    Thats it. I got mine at the junk yard $5.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    wow, i need to check my local junkyard first

    thanks
     
  18. Feb 16, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Or you can mount it behind the visor.
    This way it isn't oriented backwards, not that it really matters.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:05 AM
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    To the OP...

    Have you checked to see if you're pre-wired for the compass/temp console? My 05 SR5 PreRunner has the wiring already there. Take off your console and see if there's an extra harness there. If so, use that for the temp/compass and then the map lights for the homelink.
     
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