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Garage door opener buttons?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by looking, May 30, 2019.

  1. May 30, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    looking

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    Looking at a 2014 Sport with 43,000 miles. Any way to use buttons somewhere to use as a garage door opener? My 2005 has such buttons overhead and near the rear view mirror.

    Just wondering, thanks!
     
  2. May 30, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    JC15Taco

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    My '15 has three buttons on the lower left side of the centre rear-view mirror. Any one of those can be programed to open the garage door if the door has Homelink. I have one button that I use as the door control.
    I would think the '14 is the same.
    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  3. May 30, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    ^Yeah my '12 has this and its a base model.
     
  4. May 30, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    Not sure about the second gens but I considered a DIY solution for my 2018 OR but in the end, just opted to replace the stock rear view mirror with this Gentex homelink-compatible mirror as the LED colors matched the rest of the lighting in the truck and since I was able to use the stock wiring harness, the install took all of 5 minutes. Pairing my garage door openers was simple and took no more than 10 minutes.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016WQLZDG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  5. May 30, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    Mine was pretty simple if you can solder just a little bit. Basically modded the garage door remote switch by adding a wire to each side. The button acts like I am using the remote and it ticks up nicely under the dash.

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  6. May 30, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    2013-2014 get goofy with mirror and homelink. 2013 has the fancy mirror with backup cam and compass/temp but no homelink, and the 2014 just gets a plain no frills dimming mirror even in TRD models. Neither have homelink.
     
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  7. May 30, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    My 2013 has backup cam, compass/temp AND home link. I believe this was a part of Limited package.
     
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  8. May 31, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    Probably, because no other 2013 package has it. Unless you got a residual 2012 part.
     
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  9. May 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    That's what I did with my 06, but I put it in the overhead console, wired to a momentary switch, been that way for almost 2 yrs, virtually cost nothing.
     
  10. May 31, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Now this is sweet, I wanna do it! Are you able to do a more detailed write-up? I'm curious how you got the switch installed, like how you popped the panel off and inserted the switch and what you soldered inside the remote.
     
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  11. May 31, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Once u open ur remote, there should be 2 spots by each button, find the button that opens and shuts the door, that's the one u solder to, 2 wires and a momentary button and ur done, mounting is up to u, I put mine in the overhead console, if u open up ur controller and send a pic of the circuit board I might be able to point u in the right direction
     
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    This works well on 2nd Gens too. I replaced my (2013) stock Gentex GNTX 957 with a Gentex GHSHL4 from Bob's Automotive Mirrors.

    Bob is an expert on this stuff who can answer your questions and sell you a mirror, OP, if that's the path you decide to take.
     
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  13. May 31, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Where'd you get the button?
     
  14. May 31, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    I had one in my electrical stuff but can be easily had at an auto parts store
     
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    I'm sure he got at CH4x4
     
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    ?
     
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    I did the same exact thing and it works great. Only issue is that the garage can be opened without turning the key on. This means that theoretically someone could break into your car and gain access to your garage.
     

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