It's been another fun night at the local cruise spot downtown and you're just pulling into your driveway with your vintage Mustang. All you have to do is open the garage door and slip the Mustang into its spot so you and the Mrs. can curl up on the couch to catch that favorite show you recorded earlier in the week. So tell us, does opening the garage door usually entail you or your significant other hopping out of the car to open the garage door via the wall-mounted keypad? Or perhaps you actually have to enter the house and push the door opener button inside? We've had to do this many times in the past and it was getting old. Not to mention the looks you get when asking the wife to open the garage door in the rain!
Sure, the easy answer is to have a garage door opener in your Mustang. But let's face it, most of us only have one or two openers and they're on the sun visors in our daily drivers. Having an opener in your Mustang would certainly make life easier, right? Enter Brand Motion and their new Infinity rear view mirror with HomeLink and auto dimming feature (and optional built-in compass heading display). The Infinity mirror will work with all standard D-tab wedge mounting bases ('68 and up) and '65-'67 owners can purchase a wedge base through their local auto parts chain to glue to the windshield, though you'll have to cut down or remove the stock mirror mount that screws to the roof panel and also secures the sun visors.
The Infinity mirror's automatic dimming will quickly reduce the glare from a vehicle's bright headlights following you, just like the mirrors found in most new cars. The optional compass display appears to "float" on the glass surface for a truly high-tech look, while the edge-to-edge mirror glass provides greater visibility and allows for easier/faster cleaning of the mirror glass.
The built-in HomeLink version 5 utilizes three discreet programmable buttons on the bottom left of the mirror (OE Ford HomeLink buttons are usually found in the driver's sun visor) and allow operation of your garage door opener or any electrical item (porch light, security system, etc.) that has a remote control or with the use of a HomeLink lamp module for lighting. The installation of the Infinity mirror requires some basic wire connections and the installation of the mirror itself, something that anyone handy with a screwdriver can accomplish.
The Infinity mirror's automatic dimming will quickly reduce the glare from a vehicle's bright headlights following you, just like the mirrors found in most new cars.