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Garage Door Opener Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gonzo1982, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Jun 7, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Gonzo1982

    Gonzo1982 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got tired of having my garage door opener on my sun visor so today I did a mod using a momentary switch. Props to @Regnar and @fillsrunner4 for the idea.

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    YouTube Video
    https://youtu.be/gMKhbos7fys

    Below are the items I used and a link to a YouTube video I made of what I did. It’s my first video so it’s kinda crappy, but shows you basically what I did.

    Tips I forgot to mention in the video:

    Instead of stranded cable, I used solid wire for the extension. It’s easier to direct through tighter areas

    Use electrical tape to tape down the cable every 4-5 inches. It helps keep the cable together and not twist and get into a mess.

    You have to start from the switch side and feed the long cable through the blank hole


    Items Used:

    Momentary Switch: https://www.aironboard.com/online/p...acement-garage-opener-momentary-led-blue.html

    Wire Connectors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CRFTPGY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Male Female Plug Connectors
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G932BYS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Striveday™ 22 AWG Hook Up Wire 1007 PVC Solid wire Kit box Electric wire 22 gauge 300V Cable (26.2ft Each Color) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077HRKYB1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CG6-CbX350BBE
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
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  2. Jun 7, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    Hardscrabble

    Hardscrabble Well-Known Member

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    Leather seats, WeatherTech's, Access LiteRider tonneau cover, extra D-rings in bed & tailgate. Pelley lightbar with Hella 700FF's. Temp./compass O/H console.
  3. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Badderup

    Badderup Well-Known Member

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    Those wire connectors are pretty cool. Haven't seen any like that before. Have to give them a try.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Gonzo1982

    Gonzo1982 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Made the splitting a whole lot easier for sure.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    dofartshavelumps

    dofartshavelumps Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice. I took the easy way out and bought a mirror with homelink and a compass. Mine was pre wired so all I had to do was pop off the sunglass holder, fish the wire up and plug it in.
     
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