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Looking to add the OEM overhead console Homelink to my 2017 EX. The module isn’t too expensive at $156. What I don’t know is if the existing wiring harness is enough to get it working. Hoping that somebody has experience with this.

https://www.cheaperhondaparts.com/oem-parts/honda-module-assembly-garage-opener-yr449l-cashmere-ivory-36600tlaa00za/?c=Zz1lbGVjdHJpY2FsLWV4aGF1c3QtaGVhdGVyLWZ1ZWwmcz1pbnRlcmlvci1saWdodCZpPTQ0NjQzNzU1JnI9MTMmYT1ob25kYSZvPWNyLXYtNS1kb29yJnk9MjAxNyZ0PWV4bC0yd2QtbmF2LWluZGlhbmEmZT12YXJpYWJsZQ%3D%3D
 

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Can you share a link on which auto dimming mirror would work? I'm looking to add one for my 2019 EX.

Thanks!

You may be better off just adding an auto dimming mirror with homelink like i did and some others here also.
 

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I conveniently also have a 2018 Odyssey. The first thing I did was take apart the map lights on both vehicles to see if there was a simple way of doing this.

You shouldn't be taking any of the door apart. College Hill Honda has the install instructions for the accessories. You should find instructions for adding the mirror in the Civic or Accord.
It isn't much different for the CRV.
 

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Homelink is standard on my 2017 Touring Trim.

And you know what.. I have NEVER used it either.

Reason: my garage door opener has this little clip that allows me to simply attach it to my visor and be done with all things garage door related.

Now.. I don't know if all CRVs off the factory line are pre-wired for Homelink and simply do not have the electronic module and button pad installed unless it is standard for the trim level being purchased. Seems to me though... wiring for the mirror and other possible features on the interior cabin roof... Honda would not make separate harnesses for each trim.. but the real question is are there any incremental pigtails or adapters to accommodate the Homelink module.

My view: Homelink.. one more piece of electronics to break down and need fixing, while offering almost no incremental benefit over the native remotes that come with garage door openers. and murphy of Murphys law dictates that it will fail when least desirable. Since I have a master override keypad on the outside of my garage door... remote or Homelink cannot lock me out via malfunction... but I can replace a bad remote for a few bucks.. but a new Hondalink module would be more expensive to remedy.
 

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Homelink is standard on my 2017 Touring Trim.

And you know what.. I have NEVER used it either.

Reason: my garage door opener has this little clip that allows me to simply attach it to my visor and be done with all things garage door related.

Now.. I don't know if all CRVs off the factory line are pre-wired for Homelink and simply do not have the electronic module and button pad installed unless it is standard for the trim level being purchased. Seems to me though... wiring for the mirror and other possible features on the interior cabin roof... Honda would not make separate harnesses for each trim.. but the real question is are there any incremental pigtails or adapters to accommodate the Homelink module.

My view: Homelink.. one more piece of electronics to break down and need fixing, while offering almost no incremental benefit over the native remotes that come with garage door openers. and murphy of Murphys law dictates that it will fail when least desirable. Since I have a master override keypad on the outside of my garage door... remote or Homelink cannot lock me out via malfunction... but I can replace a bad remote for a few bucks.. but a new Hondalink module would be more expensive to remedy.
Disagree here, Homelink is great, no ugly separate buttons, no remote someone else can grab, no batteries to replace. Easy to set up, never fails in my experience in multiple vehicles.
 

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Disagree here, Homelink is great, no ugly separate buttons, no remote someone else can grab, no batteries to replace. Easy to set up, never fails in my experience in multiple vehicles.
Yes, IF your garage door opener is compatible. My Sears opener from about 2000 is not so I still use the clip on remote. Nice that it matches my interior.
 

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Yes, IF your garage door opener is compatible. My Sears opener from about 2000 is not so I still use the clip on remote. Nice that it matches my interior.
👍 My 1988 vintage openers worked with Homelink in cars of past. Can’t say on the Honda because they finally gave up the ghost 2 years ago.
 

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Homelink is standard on my 2017 Touring Trim.

And you know what.. I have NEVER used it either.

Reason: my garage door opener has this little clip that allows me to simply attach it to my visor and be done with all things garage door related.

Now.. I don't know if all CRVs off the factory line are pre-wired for Homelink and simply do not have the electronic module and button pad installed unless it is standard for the trim level being purchased. Seems to me though... wiring for the mirror and other possible features on the interior cabin roof... Honda would not make separate harnesses for each trim.. but the real question is are there any incremental pigtails or adapters to accommodate the Homelink module.

My view: Homelink.. one more piece of electronics to break down and need fixing, while offering almost no incremental benefit over the native remotes that come with garage door openers. and murphy of Murphys law dictates that it will fail when least desirable. Since I have a master override keypad on the outside of my garage door... remote or Homelink cannot lock me out via malfunction... but I can replace a bad remote for a few bucks.. but a new Hondalink module would be more expensive to remedy.
Sorry I have to disagree on this- I live in a Condo and Homelink button opens both the gate entrance and garage door. Main advantage is you do not have look for for keys/remote in my pocket. Infact I don't even bother carrying garage remote on my keychain- one less thing to carry.
 

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I have had Homelink in all my cars (except 2014 CR-V which ended up being a poor choice anyway at the time) since at least 2007...along with keyless entry/start (and about 100 more new amazing features) I will not buy a car without them.

The14 didn't have keyless entry start either. :) LOL
 
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