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Old 11-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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Is it possible and/or has anyone successfully replaced a broken vanity mirror in a Beetle sun-visor?
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I'd think it would be easy to find a whole visor and just replace it versus trying to get a new mirror in. There are many people parting out their old Beetles.
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I'd think it would be easy to find a whole visor and just replace it versus trying to get a new mirror in. There are many people parting out their old Beetles.
I second that.
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Well, I have found an inexpensive Homelink visor for a convertible, tan in color which are rare on the used market. But it does have a broken mirror. I doubt if I ever use the mirror. It would be nice to replace it. The visor appears to be heat welded together which will probably make it impossible to repair without distorying the visor. I just have to ask if it has ever been successfully done.
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Well, I have found an inexpensive Homelink visor for a convertible, tan in color which are rare on the used market. But it does have a broken mirror. I doubt if I ever use the mirror. It would be nice to replace it. The visor appears to be heat welded together which will probably make it impossible to repair without distorying the visor. I just have to ask if it has ever been successfully done.

I suppose if you had a glass shop do a perfect cut you could glue a new one on????

Now I want to know if I can add homelink to my beetle that way. Has that been done? :-)


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There are several ways to add Homelink to our Beetles. First and easiest is to get the correct sun-visor with Homelink feature. Just remove old visor and plug in the new one. Secondly, which I have done, is just add a Homelink module in or under the dash with a remote push-button.

On my repair I just may try the stick-on outside rearview mirror to repiar it.
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There are several ways to add Homelink to our Beetles. First and easiest is to get the correct sun-visor with Homelink feature. Just remove old visor and plug in the new one. Secondly, which I have done, is just add a Homelink module in or under the dash with a remote push-button.

On my repair I just may try the stick-on outside rearview mirror to repiar it.
So it is plug and play, nice and clean, i like that.


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From the wiring diagrams that I have seen, the Homelink wiring, which is just 12V and ground, is available at the vanity light switch internal to the visor. eBay is a good source for a visor with Homelink. Just be patient when looking for one, they come from cheap to steal pricing. Condition is key.

I have been looking for almost two years for a tan/cream convertible visor with Homelink, then it had to have a broken mirror.
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From the wiring diagrams that I have seen, the Homelink wiring, which is just 12V and ground, is available at the vanity light switch internal to the visor. eBay is a good source for a visor with Homelink. Just be patient when looking for one, they come from cheap to steal pricing. Condition is key.

I have been looking for almost two years for a tan/cream convertible visor with Homelink, then it had to have a broken mirror.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:16 PM
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Anyone know of a glue, sealant, etc that can be used to secure a broken mirror section in a VW sunvior? See picture.
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Just attempted to install my new Homelink sunvisor and found that the power connectors are different to my surprise. Two pin vs three pin on the Homelink visor. Now I need a new connector so I can tap into the 12 volts at the vanity mirror light.

I was under the belief that the wiring was Homelink ready in all cars, not so! Bummer! I will get it working.
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Just attempted to install my new Homelink sunvisor and found that the power connectors are different to my surprise. Two pin vs three pin on the Homelink visor. Now I need a new connector so I can tap into the 12 volts at the vanity mirror light.

I was under the belief that the wiring was Homelink ready in all cars, not so! Bummer! I will get it working.
Since they both operate on 12v can you just swap the connectors and join the power wires?


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Looking at the Bentley wiring diagram, I may have to get the switched 12 Volts from the rear view/clock area. There is no 12 Volts at the visor's connector, just a switch circuit for the vanity light. I'll be making a trip to the local salvage yard this coming week.
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Looking at the Bentley wiring diagram, I may have to get the switched 12 Volts from the rear view/clock area. There is no 12 Volts at the visor's connector, just a switch circuit for the vanity light. I'll be making a trip to the local salvage yard this coming week.
Let me know how it goes, considering this, or just hooking the opener to the rear fog light switch since I don't have one or need one in Arizona.


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Got it done. I will post a separate thread later on a how-to to replace a Homelink visor in a non Homelnik car. Simply put, get the 3-pin connector (to match the Homelink visor's connector) either new or from a salvage yard with as much pigtail as possible. Cut off the 2-pin connector in the car. On the three pin pigtail, cut the brown and brown/white (or brown/blue) wires to about 2 inches but leave the black/red full length. Splice these two wires to the two in the harness watching color code. Try to keep the harness length the as the 2-pin. The black/red is connected to the 12V side of the vanity light wire probably a red/blue wire. If the black/red isn't long enough to reach just splice in additional wire.

The Homelink module only draws current (50ma) when a button is pushed. More details and a picture or two later.
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Got it done. I will post a separate thread later on a how-to to replace a Homelink visor in a non Homelnik car. Simply put, get the 3-pin connector (to match the Homelink visor's connector) either new or from a salvage yard with as much pigtail as possible. Cut off the 2-pin connector in the car. On the three pin pigtail, cut the brown and brown/white (or brown/blue) wires to about 2 inches but leave the black/red full length. Splice these two wires to the two in the harness watching color code. Try to keep the harness length the as the 2-pin. The black/red is connected to the 12V side of the vanity light wire probably a red/blue wire. If the black/red isn't long enough to reach just splice in additional wire.

The Homelink module only draws current (50ma) when a button is pushed. More details and a picture or two later.
Nice work. Looking forward to additional details and photos!


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