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Valentine 1 installed on HomeLink Mirror w/BlendMount & MirrorTap

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by illogical, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. Oct 24, 2016 at 2:35 PM
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    illogical

    illogical [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Searched the forums and didn't see this posted for the 3rd Gen or for a HomeLink Mirror so I thought I'd share.

    Red wire connects to the Tan wire for the 12v
    Black connects to the Black/White for the Ground

    BlendMount #BV1-2002
    MirrorTap MT-2009

    (*these parts were re-used from my previous car and they just happened to fit)

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  2. Oct 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    RIDERED67

    RIDERED67 Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty cool
     
  3. Oct 24, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    Looks good. Just waiting on my $40 discontinued model Blend Mount to get here to toss the suction cup. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 24, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    Are these even useful anymore, given all the blind spot monitors on cars in the road giving false alarms, and laser being so fast that by the time it's going off they already have your speed?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2016 at 5:35 PM
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    If used as a tool yes. Laser has to be stopped and they can't shoot through glass. Using one w/ gps built in that self learns false alarms (door openers etc...) and blocks 'em out is nice and in "pro" mode you can monitor the bands and see that your X and K bands can pretty much be ignored but KA you better slow down. Instant on will get you if you're out front but usually there's enough traffic ahead of you that you'll pick 'em up.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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    Wouldn't be without my Redline. More than paid for itself twice over, in the 3 years I've utilized its excellent detection here on the BC highways. Went with the Rogue mount and Tap. Usually turned off around town. But she is a must and really shines when heading out of town upcountry.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Exactly! It's only a tool that provides additional information. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 27, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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  9. Mar 27, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    Nice. I'm tempted to get this but the V1 spends most of its time in the other car. Suppose I could still take if off pretty quick tho
     
  10. Mar 27, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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    Rob Daman

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    a lot
    didn't know about a mirror tap. thanks for sharing.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    Still waiting for it
    Would like to see this with the birdawg riser.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    Won't work for me for two reasons, 1, I don't have a powered mirror, and 2, my 2.7L on 35's can only speed going down hill with a tail wind :pout:

    Nice write up, and thanks for sharing, this is the stuff that makes the 3rd gen section great. You searched, didn't find the answer, did your own research, made it work, and then shared :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Mar 28, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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    Nice setup, I really like that version of the Blendmount! Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. Mar 29, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Its getting bad, Im almost broke.
    Blend mount is the only way to roll. Its a clean install, turns on and off when you start your vehicle.
    IMG_0445.jpg IMG_0445.jpg IMG_0444.jpg
     
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  15. Mar 30, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    Another clean install with pictures, very nice!
     
  16. Mar 30, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    ESR Magnetic Mount Qi charger for iPhone; AVS Vent Visors; Replaced Entune system with Kenwood Excelon Head unit, The Taco Garage DMM for Qi charger, Owl Dash Cam and Motorola GMRS; LED interior light upgrades, ARE Z Cap w/ Yakima Rack, Front Bed Rail, Bed Rug, Tuffy Bed Lock Box, Add a leaf, Pop and Lock, Blendmount and mirror tap for radar detector, AVS Hoodflector, Redline Hood Gas Spring mod. A/C drain mod, X2 Power Premium 27M battery, Debadged the tailgate, Compustar remote start, USB charger for the rear seats, Husky Mats, Lexus Credit Card Transponder Fob, MAG Light mount, twin Hella Sharptone horns, Bedslide, Gasshole, Meso Fuze cover, TRD Gas cap cover, Passenger side locking door handle, Mr. Produxn license place mount, Total Chaos Bed Stiffeners....help me I can't stop!!!
    Are you able to remove the detector from the mount easily? I live in Va. where it is illegal to use one... but I drive a lot out of state... and use my escort when I do.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    Its getting bad, Im almost broke.
    Literally press down and the detector pulls right off. Easy cheesy.
     
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  18. Mar 30, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  19. Mar 30, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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    I looked at this mount when I was setting mine up. Nice product, but stupid expensive.

    I ended up with an identical solution using RAM parts. And a bit more flexibility in positioning, too.

    1. http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-diamond-plate-with-1-inch-ball-ram-b-238u - Diamond plate's holes line up just about perfectly with the OEM suction-cup bracket that comes with the detector. Pop the suction cups out, use any hardware on hand to attach diamond plate.
    2. http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-medium-arm-b-socket-ram-b-201u - an arm.
    3. http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-zinc-u-bolt-motorcycle-mount-base-ram-b-231zu - u bolt base.

    This might work as an alternative to #3, but I haven't tried it - http://www.gpscity.ca/ram-mount-plastic-rail-mount-base-with-1-inch-ball.

    $40 CAD which should be roughly $0.50 USD. Bonus is you can reuse the RAM parts in future projects (I've been reusing the parts I bought some 6-7 years ago ever since).
     
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  20. Mar 30, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    Yep... stupid expensive. I confess... I'm stupid
     
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