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Garage Door Opener Cubby Use!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Forster46, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Aug 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    So I finally had a good idea of what to use the useless garage door opener holder since toyota is too cheap to throw in the temp and compass like the rest of the trucks.

    I plan on mounting two 12v sockets in it, then a bank of around 5 aux switches.

    Why would you want two 12v sockets above your head like that, some of you may be wondering? Much like many of you, I own things like GPS units and radar detectors that I like to mount high. As well as an emergency led strobe system on my right visor. All of which need to be plugged in, or hardwired. I decided this would be perfect, then I am able to coil up the wires and plug the units in up high and out of the way, only when I need them, and be able to leave my emergency light hooked up. And I will also have aux switches for whatever I need them for (I have too many different lights).

    Heres a really crappy scientifical paint mock up
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    One question I have, Is there some kind of aftermarket piece I can buy that will fit over this opening that doesn't have the button in the middle for the garage door opener?

    I will use this thread to show my progress and the finished product. Hopefuly.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    Cr250jumper

    Cr250jumper Señor member

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    Ahhh good ol' Paint CAD :D looks like a good idea
     
  3. Aug 20, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    That could work... It would be nice if it was totally flat like the sunglass holder but I might have to modify the whole thing.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    My Tacoma has temp & compas in the rear view mirror.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Pre 2012 V6 models have them mounted in the spot in my picture.
     
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    my 2010 was an SR5 and like yours...had the half assed garage door remote setup. I never used it.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Yeah I dont either, and you cant put anything in there without it falling out the second you open it. Figured this could be a great use for it.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    Good idea , it is best way a garage door opener holder can be used , so please can you suggest more ideas or different way's how a garage door opener may be installed.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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  12. Nov 2, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    why would you open it just wondering, i used to use it but my sub made it rattle too much
     
  13. Nov 2, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    We got sunglasses holders that are pretty much useless in the 2010's. That just means its a great spot to put aux switches :D

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