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Old 08-19-2002, 11:51 AM   #1
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Exclamation Hardwired Garage door opener

This weekend I built an OEM Switch for my garage door and hard-wired it into my WRX.
This overall was pretty easy – I build the switch, then took apart the garage door opener. I soldered a second switch to the button and run the wires out through a hole put in the case. The wires are epoxied into the case, so they won’t pull off.
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Old 08-19-2002, 11:53 AM   #2
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Completed fob modification.
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Old 08-19-2002, 11:54 AM   #3
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Completed system with switch.
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Old 08-19-2002, 11:54 AM   #4
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And... finished product.
Just to the left of the change tray on the inside is where the fob is located.
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Old 08-19-2002, 12:00 PM   #5
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That looks great! I assume you wired it up to the cars power system?
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Old 08-19-2002, 12:09 PM   #6
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I assume you wired it up to the cars power system?
I feel like an idiot- - that completely skipped my mind. I'll throw that on my to-do list for tonight.
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Old 08-19-2002, 12:36 PM   #7
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Would that require changing the voltage? I thought garage door openers run on like 3 or 6 volts max?
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Old 08-19-2002, 01:32 PM   #8
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Get a voltage regulator. You're going to need to step the power down from 12V. You can get a voltage regulator IC at the Shack for $2.00
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Old 10-29-2003, 10:17 PM   #9
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whered you get the switch?
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Old 10-29-2003, 10:36 PM   #10
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Just put in a battery and change it once every two or three years.
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Old 10-30-2003, 07:11 AM   #11
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Just put in a battery and change it once every two or three years.
I agree. There are plenty more mods worth your time then saving a battery change every few years. But it looks very nice.

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Old 10-30-2003, 07:50 AM   #12
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Both my garage door openers used a twelve volt battery. So no voltage shift necessary. I took the cases apart and bundled up the circuit boards with insulating material and duct tape and installed them in the headliner to the right of the map lights. Power comes from the map light circuit -- constant power. I have two switches from Radio Shack mounted in the same location as maclif.

There is a write up on Scoobymods on this that I think I contributed to.
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