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robare99
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robare99 Sep 18, 12:04pm - #278246 

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Guess what this little button does...

Bored so I whipped this up. That little button is my garage door opener. Just tapped into the contacts on the remote, ran a line to a momentary switch, and then strapped it underneath the dash. MUCH cleaner than having my remote on my sunvisor! Should I keep it black or switch to a switch with a red button? Works really good & I may even have a bit more range since I strapped it to the metal bar under the dash, plus the wire to the switch.
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oas Sep 18, 12:34pm - #278247 
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sweet, i wannt a garge to frown
dont know about the red switch mybe it will look a little wierd, but its cool as it is thumbsup
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sbocaj55 Sep 18, 12:59pm - #278248 

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When i saw this post topic about a little button i was expecting nitrous or something...but that is still a nice clean install... thumbsup
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eric_h Sep 18, 2:13pm - #278249 

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nice idea man thats cool

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DSGB4LYF23 Sep 18, 2:33pm - #278250 

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Very creative thumbsup
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docsmiley Sep 18, 3:29pm - #278251 

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Originally Posted by robare99
...ran a line to a momentary switch...


Where do I get a switch like this and what do I ask for? A momentary switch? How did you attach it to the remote? Looks sweet tasty I want it!

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celicafourotwo Sep 18, 4:43pm - #278252 

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put up an guide bro..i'm interested in doing that...i hate them being on the visor, it ruin the visor..got pics??

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spaztikid Sep 18, 4:47pm - #278253 
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good idea thumbsup
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Clos Sep 18, 4:47pm - #278254 
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niceeeeee thumbsup
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isaac Sep 18, 5:26pm - #278255 
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robare99, you have PM grin

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ravertony Sep 18, 5:55pm - #278256 
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clean idea. i would love to have an automatic garage opener.. but no its all manual labor.. gotta pick it up myself cry
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sxyimports125 Sep 18, 6:03pm - #278257 

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That's an awesome idea! You should definitely put up a guide for this. Great mod thumbsup
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Sultan Sep 18, 6:39pm - #278258 

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Originally Posted by sxyimports125
That's an awesome idea! You should definitely put up a guide for this. Great mod thumbsup


I agree - nice and clean... thumbsup
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Erick Sep 18, 6:44pm - #278259 

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yah posting up an install guide would be nice for others thumbsup

where did you get a push button switch, i've been looking for one in the auto stores but can't find any...

red would be nice. but black looks clean happywink

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cycocelica Sep 18, 7:25pm - #278260 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by sxyimports125
That's an awesome idea! You should definitely put up a guide for this. Great mod thumbsup


I agree - nice and clean... thumbsup


yeah man install guide...awesome idea. i need to do this
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Traviesa86 Sep 18, 8:43pm - #278261 

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Originally Posted by eric_h
nice idea man thats cool


yea, i have a garage, that'd be pretty neat to have thumbsup

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fonz182 Sep 18, 9:02pm - #278262 

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where did you get this momentary switch? This is a switch that immediately disenages after you press it right? I need one for my overlays.
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robare99 Sep 18, 9:11pm - #278263 

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A momentary switch means it only makes contact when you press it. Once you let go the connection is off. Just like when you press the actual remote. I looked in a couple automotive stores to start with also. But they only had huge ugly ones that ran on 12V. I got the switch from Radio Shack for a couple of bucks. They also had one with a red button. LOL the one time I don't take any pics when I do it. But that's ok I'll whip up a guide tonight using the other remote. I tied into the 2 contacts on the circuit board. etc etc. I'll post something up later tonight.
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Pnoy Sep 18, 9:20pm - #278264 
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shocked Damn...I was dreaming of doing this with my garage opener a couple nights ago. Damn dude, it looks clean and sweet. Got some install guide you can share with? thumbsup
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Erick Sep 18, 9:42pm - #278265 

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awsome thanks rob i'll have to check radio shack in a few days.. i want to change my horn switch laughsilly

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Virgilson Sep 18, 9:54pm - #278266 

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sweet!!!
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cycocelica Sep 18, 10:01pm - #278267 

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Originally Posted by robare99
A momentary switch means it only makes contact when you press it. Once you let go the connection is off. Just like when you press the actual remote. I looked in a couple automotive stores to start with also. But they only had huge ugly ones that ran on 12V. I got the switch from Radio Shack for a couple of bucks. They also had one with a red button. LOL the one time I don't take any pics when I do it. But that's ok I'll whip up a guide tonight using the other remote. I tied into the 2 contacts on the circuit board. etc etc. I'll post something up later tonight.


cant wait...i need to get rid of my garage door opener
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Designer_GTS Sep 18, 11:43pm - #278268 
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What a great idea!!!!
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docsmiley Sep 18, 11:45pm - #278269 

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Very nice - can't wait to see it. And I too will hit Radio Shack tomorrow.

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robare99 Sep 19, 3:04am - #278270 

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just went shopping. Picked up another switch. I'll posts pics of the switch along with the packaging and part number. I should be able to get it all done and up tonight. Works great. I got the idea from my wife's vehicle. On her Windstar, the remote is hidden in the upper console and you press this little door which presses the button. Since her's wasn't out in the open, I figured I could hide mine too. Again, I'll get it all up tonight.

UPDATE: here's a quick teaser. A pic of the actual switch. This one has a red button instead of black. What's nice, is that #1:, it's round so drilling the blank is easier than a square one. #2: there is a lip on the switch with the main part going through the hole in the blank, with the nut to hold it together on the inside. That way if the nut were to ever fall off, you would never push the switch right through the hole.
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BigTony Sep 19, 3:42am - #278271 

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About buttons...In that picture robare99 posted...there is a small silver switch underneath the dash near the Hood lever...what does it do?

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spiderbabi Sep 19, 3:51am - #278272 
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That is soooooooo awesome! Nice work.
I don't have a garage though - but I hate my "remote"! I live in a high-rise building so I have a "Gated Entry" - the remote works on the parking meter to get in and out (where people stop to pay) and then I go underground and the remote also works on the secured gated parking area for homeowners... I have a remote the HOA gave me.

Think I could do this too???

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wannabcelicaownr Sep 19, 4:09am - #278273 
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VERY creative idea ya had there thumbsup

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CelicaRacer05 Sep 19, 4:41am - #278274 

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how about wiring it up to the over drive switch... when you pull up infront of ur house at low speeds just tapping the over drive wont make much of a difference, and on the highway when you use it, it wont have the range to open your garage door
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Celica2k Sep 19, 1:57pm - #278275 

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heh that's cool
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docsmiley Sep 19, 2:18pm - #278276 

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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
how about wiring it up to the over drive switch... when you pull up infront of ur house at low speeds just tapping the over drive wont make much of a difference, and on the highway when you use it, it wont have the range to open your garage door
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 19, 7:29pm - #278277 
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That's an awesome idea, maybe I will do that on my next car. thumbsup
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Sancho Sep 19, 7:34pm - #278278 

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Very creative. I don't have a garage and I already used the switch bay for my CCFL footwells. I'd read the guide just to see how you did it. thumbsup

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00GTShope Sep 19, 7:37pm - #278279 

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Awesome idea. Looks nice and clean!
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