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Old 03-26-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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I was just thinkin, that with all the switch blanks we have in our cars, that it may be possible to use one for a garage door opener. I was wondering if anyone has done something like this. I took apart my garage door opener and noticed that there just needs to be two contact points. It seems fairly straight-forward and simple.

Any ideas?


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Old 03-26-2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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don't think I still have my write-up around, but look for one by snowman over on scoobymods. Basically, here it is:

you're halfway there, realizing that two points on the opener need to "close." Get your handy-dandy soldering iron and solder a 12" piece of 18 or 20 ga. wire to each point (so, two wires). Get a basic momentary switch from Radio Shack and drill a 1/2" hole in one of those switch blanks. Install the switch in that hole, then connect the wires to the switch. If you want to get real fancy, solder leads off the little battery holder and hard-wire to a 12v source in the car.

I'll take pics of mine. Basically, I drilled a hole in my map light cover, installed the switch there, jammed the circuit card up into the headliner and hard-wired it to the power source for the map lights. It's . PM me if you have ??.
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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The best way to do it is to go to radioshack and pick up some stuff...Solder iron if u need it ,solder, momentary switches (normaly off) and i used speaker wire so that i could go all the way to the switch and back easy. Use some plyers or sumthin to pry out the blank switch next to cruise. Then solder the button to one end of the wire and the other end to the board. Put the garage door opener case back together. Drill the hole for the button in the blank cover. take out ur coin box (covers up your fuses right below the cruise button). using the hole where the coin box was navigate the button on the end of the speaker wire through the hole where the blank switch cover goes. Slide the button into the hole in the blank switch and super glue it in place. Clip the blank switch back in. You will still have the garage door opener case hanging there, so what i did is i duck taped it up under the dash (there is some room to do this to the right of the coin box and down some, just reach down till it ends and u can put the box around the other side so it is kina layin on top / indide the lower dash. If you dont like ur coin holder im sure it could be left in there too.... scoobymods.com has a good one if u want it in ur navigator lights.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:15 AM   #4
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:08 PM   #5
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thanks guys...appreciate it
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