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post #1 of 18 Old 05-09-2018, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Home link Retrofit

Hello all,

Finally got around to getting the homelink installed.

Some people may say who cares, I have a few garages I access so this is very helpful.

Anyway here are some shots.

Looks pretty factory IMO.








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post #2 of 18 Old 05-09-2018, 10:47 PM
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Looks good, but I have all my Panoramic Roof controls there to open the roof and retract the sunscreen

I've seen them mounted on the sun visor before
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Thank you, thank you.

The only issue mounting it in the visor is a you have to break apart the visor, then have to get the wiring through the Hinge and down the pillar. But from the factory itís a piece a cake. I still do not understand why this was not an option on these vehicles. Iíve also toyed with the idea of installing the home link in the kick plate or the knee panel on the driver side.


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Looks good.

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Looks good. From the kit (60hmlkv5all) it looks like there are 3 wires to splice. What do they connect to? power, ground, and ?
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Looks good. From the kit (60hmlkv5all) it looks like there are 3 wires to splice. What do they connect to? power, ground, and ?


Power ground and dash lights for illumination. I have yet to find a connection for that


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Why not get a oem home link mirror off another FCA vehicle?

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Why not get a oem home link mirror off another FCA vehicle?

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Have you seen that mirror mount. I went crazy trying to find one, no such luck.


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That's is a great setup. I would like to do the same thing. Any tips on how to open up the overhead console? Thank you!
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That's is a great setup. I would like to do the same thing. Any tips on how to open up the overhead console? Thank you!


Very carefully with plastic pry tools to the clips
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Power ground and dash lights for illumination. I have yet to find a connection for that


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I see the new 2019 Cherokee has this built into the driver sun visor. I wonder if we can just replace our compass visor with the cherokee one to add this functionality?
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Overhead opening and back of console without sunroof.
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Where did you run the power for this unit?
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I took a chance and bought the $18 Homelink transmitter module (from a different Jeep model) off of ebay. Was a real brain teaser to install....however it looks and works very good. You do need good mechanical and electrical skills. Here is a few comments to help anyone that decides to try.

1. The overhead console pries down first from the side toward the back of the truck. Take it easy or you will break off the front clips.

2. The module I bought had to have several tab and circuit board cut off modifications to its assembly case to get it into the mounting area. Don't drill any holes in the console until you are absolutely sure where your module buttons end up. I decided to turn the programming light/little house upside down for best fit.

3. The larger red and black wires in the existing wire harness are the positive and negative connections respectively to the existing dome light assembly. Easier to pigtail the Homelink power connections to the harness rather than open the light assembly module.

4. I had to extend the buttons with some glued on 1/16" plastic caps to make up for the thicker plastic in the console so they would operate the switches correctly.

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I took a chance and bought the $18 Homelink transmitter module (from a different Jeep model) off of ebay. Was a real brain teaser to install....however it looks and works very good. You do need good mechanical and electrical skills. Here is a few comments to help anyone that decides to try.

1. The overhead console pries down first from the side toward the back of the truck. Take it easy or you will break off the front clips.

2. The module I bought had to have several tab and circuit board cut off modifications to its assembly case to get it into the mounting area. Don't drill any holes in the console until you are absolutely sure where your module buttons end up. I decided to turn the programming light/little house upside down for best fit.

3. The larger red and black wires in the existing wire harness are the positive and negative connections respectively to the existing dome light assembly. Easier to pigtail the Homelink power connections to the harness rather than open the light assembly module.

4. I had to extend the buttons with some glued on 1/16" plastic caps to make up for the thicker plastic in the console so they would operate the switches correctly.

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nice work!

I'd like to do this too, but in the visor. would that still be possible?
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nice work!

I'd like to do this too, but in the visor. would that still be possible?
Unfortunately the module is about 3/4 inch thick with the module and buttons together so it likely will not fit in the visor. Search "Homelink transmitter" on ebay and you can see the $18 one I bought.

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