philip
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Re: Help: Homelink mirror upgrade on 2015 model S

Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:14 pm

govrin wrote:My S has a regular, non powered mirror.

Also is there any reason the "Hyundai" mirror wouldn't work?


So the S doesn't have the auto dimming feature? - I did not know that.

The mirror you listed looks just like the one I installed in my SV - mine came from another Nissan though. You will need to figure out which wires are the 12V power wires and which is the ground/negative in the attached cable.
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chirpyboy
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Re: Help: Homelink mirror upgrade on 2015 model S

Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:30 pm

I have a SV with a plain non-powered mirror. When I installed a homelink dimming mirror I tapped into the map lights power in the overhead console. The only minor downside is the mirror stays powered on for ~10 minutes after the car shuts off, like if you left an interior light on or door open.

If you want switched power I think you have to run a wire down to the dash somewhere.

govrin
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Delivery Date: 06 Mar 2017
Leaf Number: 300239

Re: Help: Homelink mirror upgrade on 2015 model S

Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:54 pm

Any downside with that? Just a bit more power consumption no?

Can you tell me what other hardware I need to get and how to minimize alterations to the car (it's a lease)? Preferably I would keep the Leaf and its wiring as "unscathed" as possible (or at all if possible).

Thanks

chirpyboy
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Re: Help: Homelink mirror upgrade on 2015 model S

Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:02 am

Besides the slight waste of electricity, the other possible downside on the map light power is you don't need a key to operate the Homelink buttons. So if you park outside that may be a security issue.

Normal wire tap connectors are probably fine--I doubt the dealer will be removing your overhead console at the end of the lease to check the wiring for damage.

govrin
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Re: Help: Homelink mirror upgrade on 2015 model S

Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:14 am

For prosperity and as thanks to this thread, here's what I did for my 2017 Leaf S:

1. I bought this mirror:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/182228589116?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
It is a Homelink, compass and auto-dim mirror, cost $75 and can be used with rolling code garage openers. It is a Hyundai part but has no Hyundai or any other logo on it and fits perfectly.

2. Since the wire cover is the short kind and is about an inch short I also bought this longer wire cover (didn't get it yet):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/222086407911?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

3. It's easy to open the overhead console after reading this:
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=18954&start=10#p422867

4. I did have to do some soldering to shorten the harness cable the mirror came with and combine the 2 12V wires that were originally intended to be connected to constant power and switched power.

5. Wired exactly like here:
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=18954&start=20#p423048
Yellow - 12V that turns off (verified in my car) after 10 minutes
Black - ground
I didn't know whether the T tap connector required stripping the wire first, know that it doesn't. Just close it with pliers and it's connected.
I did cut a bit of the sleeve the wires were coming out of in the Nissan.

Good luck with yours and thanks a lot for all the posters, I couldn't have done this without you!

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