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Quick question, do you remove end piece of the ground wire (gentex) before tapping it into the ground wire (sunroof)?
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Actually, my harness that came with the mirror had no connector on one end and other end hooks into the mirror.
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Home Depot sells a package with different vampire connectors. The Gentex wires are thicker than the sunroof wires. i connected the ground black to a small screw i placed above the interior light assembly. The Toyota wires are thin and i decided to only use two connectors one for the constant volt and the flow when the engine is on. use a light probe to test them.
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Don't know if I should post this here.

I have a Gentex Genk5A brand new that I purchased for my Toyota 4Runner about 5 years ago and never got installed. I totally forgot I had it until I saw this post. I still have the 4Runner but not interested on installing the mirror anymore. I believe its the original from Toyota and it should work with any Toyota vehicle. If someone is interested let me know. Make me a good offer and its yours.

Here is the link of the product.

https://www.amazon.com/Gentex-GENK5A.../dp/B004E1WZR2
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I had a 50GENK40A installed in my 2013 RAV4 not long after I bought it and realized it didn't come with Homelink.

Now I'm wishing I had ponied up the extra $ for the Compass option.

I have found several used Gentex 453s on eBay.

Can I just swap one out for the other? Or will there be issues with the power etc? I had a stereo/accessories shop install the first one but I'd rather not have to pay to have the second one installed; a simple swap out would be preferable.

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I'm guessing you won't have to do any rewiring, but I can't say for sure.

One thing to be aware of: you may have to purchase the Liftmaster Homelink Repeater kit (aka compatibility bridge) to get your opener to communicate with the Homelink mirror, if you have a newer Liftmaster/Chamberlain opener. They changed the signal type from analog to digital a couple years ago.

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Don't know if I should post this here.

I have a Gentex Genk5A brand new that I purchased for my Toyota 4Runner about 5 years ago and never got installed. I totally forgot I had it until I saw this post. I still have the 4Runner but not interested on installing the mirror anymore. I believe its the original from Toyota and it should work with any Toyota vehicle. If someone is interested let me know. Make me a good offer and its yours.

Here is the link of the product.

https://www.amazon.com/Gentex-GENK5A.../dp/B004E1WZR2

That is the same mirror that came standard with my 2012 Highlander SE and that I installed 'aftermarket' in my 2015 RAV4 XLE!

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I thought it didn't have the compass when I first looked at it. I'll PM soon.

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Ok, I'm looking for a Gentex with Homelink, auto-dimming and compass. Yours is missing the Homelink. I knew there was a reason it wouldn't work for me.

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