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post #1 of 54 Old 11-06-2015, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Homelink rear view mirror

Homelink with compass rearview mirror. It will not fit in my CX-3 model because the shaft that connects from the windshield to the mirror was too short and the mirror was not able to be adjusted because of all of the sensors in the large box on the windshield. This is identified as an accessory in the large brochure for the vehicle. I wish there was a way that Mazda could come up with a little bit longer shaft for that mirror because that's all they need and then the mirror would work in that car. Because of the way the car is designed inside there's no place sensible to put a garage door opener; the one that comes with the garage, I mean. Apparently that rod would not have to be very much longer probably less than an inch and the mirror would work fine. It's a shame it's offered in the other models of the CX-3 just not the Grand Touring model.
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post #2 of 54 Old 11-06-2015, 05:12 PM
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I've just tried the standard Gentex mirror from Amazon which will fit but like F1 above, it has to be pushed up close to the roof to get the angle right. As a result, the view out of the rear window tends to be pointing down. I think I will send mine back.



On top of that, my new LED reversing light bulbs...........



........... won't fit through the holes in the light units.



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These are the ones I purchased on eBay and they fit perfectly...

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The part number is probably different for gt
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I took the lights off and opened up the hole for the bulb slightly. Really impressed.

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I just realized ROW models have different rear seat headrests from North American models.
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Anchorman, quick question on the Homelink mirror. Was the arm too short? I took the Homelink mirror apart from the wife's car. The arm comes apart. Do you think if the arm from the Mazda can be swapped over to the Homelink mirror it would drop down enough? The Homelink was easy to take apart. I still want to get this to work. Thanks.

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I don’t think it would work as I had the same thought myself. The ball joints on the Mazda mirror look much smaller then the Gentex mirror. However, somebody found the Mazda mirror online for $117 which doesn’t sound bad to me;

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On top of that, my new LED reversing light bulbs...........

........... won't fit through the holes in the light units.
Anchorman, did you measure the diameter of bulb hole?
Can you tell if these would fit directly?

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Anchorman, did you measure the diameter of bulb hole?
Can you tell if these would fit directly?

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I eventually fitted them by opening up the hole into the lamp slightly. Thanks anyway :-)

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