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#110 of 129 Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink
May 30, 2008 (6:05 am)
Just picked up my new 2008 RAV-4 (V6 4x4 Limited) and I'd like to get an auto-dimming mirror with Homelink (the compass/temperature feature is a plus, but not important). I've got a moonroof and side curtain airbags.
The dealer quoted me about $500 (parts & labor). I don't want to install this myself, but the price seems really high to me when I see mirrors like the one I want on E-Bay for around $200 (can't believe the labor's that intensive).
First, can anyone tell me if the dealers use an OEM part that I should be specifically looking for, or are they buying a Gentex or other aftermarket part?
Second, what part is best for my vehicle and what can I expect to pay for parts and labor? (I live in a suburb of Chicago.)
Any help appreciated!
#111 of 129 Retractable cargo covers for 2005 RAV4?
Jun 17, 2008 (2:55 pm)
Does anyone know where I can get some reasonably priced retractable (or not) cargo covers for my 2005 RAV4? We bought a used one last week and it did'nt come with one. The Toyota dealership says it sould cost about $725/- to get them ordered.
#112 of 129 Grille Guard, Chrome Side Step Bars, Fog Lights and Fender Flares
Jul 28, 2008 (11:13 pm)
Anyone know where i can purchase these at a decent price? The dealers prices are ridiculous..the side step bars are almost 600 bucks including installation.
Anyone know where i can get the fender flares??
#113 of 129 Re: Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink [rav4gal]
Aug 06, 2008 (2:35 pm)
I just purchased a 08 blue V6 sport. And i have the same questions.... Have you made any progress on the mirror purchase yet? Gentex mirrors indicate that tey do not fit a 06 and later RAV4s.....
FYI... I put a Gentex autodim w/compass & temporature on my 05 Hyundai Tuscan. Fairly easy, but since the RAV is new I'm being more cautious.
#114 of 129 Re: Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink [hjmillertx]
Aug 08, 2008 (10:36 am)
Sorry for the delay ... your message was not forwarded to me until 8/6/08. No, never did get a response on the auto-dimming mirror question. And you're right to be cautious because I've read in other auto forums that this can be a touchy installation. So I ended up not installing one. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
#115 of 129 Re: Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink [rav4gal]
Aug 09, 2008 (6:24 am)
I just ordered a Auto-dimming mirror for RAV-4 from "Dealerfit.com" It is a Toyota branded rearview mirror. I'll let you know if it looks the same as the Gentex. The cost is ~$40 more then the one from Gentex but since there are too many questions, I felt it worth the extra money.
Note it only has a compass feature.
#116 of 129 Re: Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink [rav4gal]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:48 pm)
Hi. Just finished installing the rearview mirror. With the Toyota branded mirror it was VERY easy assuming you have a moon roof. My Rav4 does not have the moon roof so I had a bit more problems running power to the mirror, yet not too bad. Total price was $210 plus 3 hours my labor. (10 minutes install the mirror plus a little less then 3 hours for the electrical.) I don't think you can use the Gentex mirror unless you replace the mirror attach button on the front winsheild.
#118 of 129 Re: Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink [dndentp]
Aug 26, 2008 (12:53 pm)
Looks like a great deal! Good luck with it!
Note, my '08 Rav sport does not have a moonroof which caused me the issues. Rav models without a moonroof do not have ignition +12V available in the roof area; so I had to route a wire from the fuse box up thru the pillar, thru the headliner and to the mirror. Time consuming!
Moon/sun roofs in texas are way too hot!
#119 of 129 Auto dimming mirror w/ HomeLink
Oct 16, 2008 (1:58 pm)
I can find no information about the HomeLink icons being lighted or not. I have the mirror in my Scio tC and without lighted icons it is nearly impossible to use in the dark.