Paul, a repeat client from North East, recently contacted ENORMIS Mobile Specialties to inquire about upgrading a few features on his 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT. The vehicle came well-equipped but didn’t have an external temperature display. Paul wanted a thermometer and was hoping for a solution that would also let him get rid of the garage door opener on his sun visor. After dropping by the store and meeting with our Integration Specialist, Doug Reichert, we suggested that an upgraded rear-view mirror would give him the features he wanted.
While at our shop, Paul asked about adding fog lights to his Ridgeline. Lighting upgrades are one of our specialties! We priced out a set of OEM Honda light assemblies and the associated costs to integrate them into the vehicle.
Aftermarket Rear-View Mirror Upgrade
The new rear-view mirror includes the thermometer that Paul wanted, as well as a compass. Unlike the mechanical dimmer functionality on the factory mirror, the new unit dims automatically. The new mirror also includes three HomeLink buttons, which can be programmed to most garage door openers quickly and easily.
We assigned Art Dougan, one of our MECP-certified technicians, to the task of integrating the mirror into the vehicle. Art mounted the mirror to the windshield and proceeded to run the required wiring through the vehicle and make the necessary electrical connections.
Honda Ridgeline Fog Light Retrofit
The fog lights we ordered for Paul are found on some of the higher trim-level versions of the Ridgeline. Art mounted the lights in the factory locations and used the appropriate wiring, along with a few relays to make the lights work just as though they had been installed on the assembly line. Art upgraded the light control stalk to one with a fog light switch and programmed the vehicle to understand the new commands. The green fog light indicator on the dash even lights up when the lights are on.
Erie’s Mobile Enhancement Specialists
Paul returned to ENORMIS Mobile Specialties the following day to pick up his vehicle. We showed him how the compass worked and demonstrated Art’s fog light integration. Paul was thrilled with the work and craftsmanship. If you are looking for accessories or upgrades for your car, truck or SUV, drop by ENORMIS in Erie, give us a call or send an e-mail using our contact page.
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