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offroad 03-17-2013 08:25 AM

Garage Door Opener - Visor Mount?
 
We have a 2013 SE 201A Hatch on order, and the only feature my wife will miss from her current car is the Garage Door opener built into her visor that controls up to three doors.

I guess this was standard on 2012 Ti models but no longer available?
Has anyone added this to a 2012 or 2013 Focus by ordering the old part?

I have searched Ford parts and can find the visor for about $102, but can't see which if any of them includes the opener. Also found an old thread on FF that had some info but didn't seem to indicate anyone had installed this successfully.

Anyone actually have this working?

OPsDad 03-17-2013 08:34 AM

There's a thread about this somewhere, I've seen it. They installed it succesfully, and get this, behind the headliner, they even found the wiring for it, so it was plug and play! I'm sure if you use search functions, you'll find the thread. There's a name for that visor, a trademark, that would bring it up fast, and I am having a senior moment and can't recall what it is.

OPsDad 03-17-2013 08:37 AM

Found it! It's called "Homelink" and here's the thread:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267331

Don't be shy about giving a bro a +1 on the rep for finding that thread for you. [driving]

offroad 03-17-2013 08:47 AM

Thanks, I'll check it out.

I Bleed Ford Blue 03-17-2013 09:53 AM

Hey offroad, the homelink visors are a self contained unit and are not tied to any other system on the car. If you have power up to your visor (such as an illuminated vanity mirror on the back of the visor) then the homelink is literally plug n play. If you don't already have power leads up there under the headliner, then just run a power and ground to it and your all set. Make sure the power you get is hot all the time so the opener will work all the time. You can get the programming instructions from ford in the 2012 focus manual.

Here is the manual http://www.motorcraftservice.com/?li.../12focog5e.pdf

offroad 03-17-2013 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I Bleed Ford Blue (Post 4640699)
If you have power up to your visor (such as an illuminated vanity mirror on the back of the visor) then the homelink is literally plug n play.

Awesome, this will make my wife very happy.
The car we have on order will have dual illuminated vanity mirrors, so power should already be installed. Wonder if the mirrors lights are always hot or tied to ignition on?

I Bleed Ford Blue 03-17-2013 10:39 AM

They should be always hot, the ones in my 12 focus ti are always hot.

4havnfun 03-17-2013 10:39 AM

Mirrors are always hot. I made this change to my 2013 and it was very easy.

clogan 03-17-2013 08:44 PM

My '08 F-150 Limited did not have the Homelink, so I bought one from a salvage yard, and had a local auto upholstery shop instal it in the visor. Cost me $75 total, and looks OEM.

asting 03-17-2013 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I Bleed Ford Blue (Post 4640699)
Hey offroad, the homelink visors are a self contained unit and are not tied to any other system on the car. If you have power up to your visor (such as an illuminated vanity mirror on the back of the visor) then the homelink is literally plug n play. If you don't already have power leads up there under the headliner, then just run a power and ground to it and your all set. Make sure the power you get is hot all the time so the opener will work all the time. You can get the programming instructions from ford in the 2012 focus manual.

Here is the manual http://www.motorcraftservice.com/?li.../12focog5e.pdf

If you check the other thread, you'll note that there is no reason to run the wire. The connector is there in all vehicles:

Quote:

Originally Posted by fred2 (Post 4523333)
Got the visor before Christmas and over Christmas Vacation I put in some "Peel & Seal" on the roof and trunk sheet metal. So I had the headliner down. There is a connector for the visor power already there. If you pull down the driver's corner of the headliner it is right there glued to the liner. it is near the door and not too far from the visor mounting hole. Soo I think if you pull the door seal and have the old visor out you should be able to pull the headliner down far enough to plug the new visor in



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