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cease

Open/Close garage door with hight beam stalk

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Tired of the having your ugly garage door opener clipped to your sun visor or don't want to do the garage door hack, try this product: F2P Electronics . I have no affiliation with the company. It's simple to install the sender/receiver. The sender connects to the passenger side headlight brown and white wires using suppled wire taps. I mounted mine in the front trunk under the liner; instructions say to mount it underneath the headlight assembly, lots more work and not necessary since it works fine inside the trunk, plus one does not need to add extra wire nor thread the wires through the rubber grommet in the fender. The receiver connects to your existing module on your garage wall or completely replaces it. Now a couple of taps on the stalk and my garage door opens/closes. Works great.

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OR, you could had just solder 2 wires to your remote to a new switch in your car for less then 2 bucks

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OR, you could had just solder 2 wires to your remote to a new switch in your car for less then 2 bucks

...and just leave it laying on your seat? OR would you also take apart the dash, run some wire to the controller, hide the controller in a place that is easy to get to so you can replace the battery, and hopefully your garage door controller won't get stolen...kinda makes for easy entry into your house. It's a little harder to steal the car.

You can also retread your tires to save money, but you wouldn't, or would YOU?

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cease,

I did the Flash 2 Pass installation as well. With the install of the garage opener button and under the hood install of the transmitter it probably took me a total of 45 minutes. Time very well spent, and my kudos to those who developed the unit. Just two crimp connectors onto existing wires, no soldering, just wire tied it to a support behind the battery and voila, no more finding the garage door opener on the floor or beside the seat. I get about 100 feet of transmitting for door to open but YMMV.

Joe

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OR, you could had just solder 2 wires to your remote to a new switch in your car for less then 2 bucks

...and just leave it laying on your seat? OR would you also take apart the dash, run some wire to the controller, hide the controller in a place that is easy to get to so you can replace the battery, and hopefully your garage door controller won't get stolen...kinda makes for easy entry into your house. It's a little harder to steal the car.

You can also retread your tires to save money, but you wouldn't, or would YOU?

You can always clear the memory on your garage door opener if your car or remote gets stolen. Really no different than leaving the remote in the glovebox or wherever.

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I saw a post some time ago about someone who used Flash2Pass wiring with their own transmitter. Not sure the benefit except you use you own receiver.

The Targa top switch is DPDT so you can install two transmitters. It is an easy install and I tapped the always hot lead behind the center stack so batteries are not an issue as long as you have 12 VDC transmitter like my Lift Masters.

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I still like the used homelink hack,,,

+1

that's what I did... used homelink in the batwing...

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Total cost of $12 for a used unit on ebay :)

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I checked in out on line and it seems like a great concept. Somehow, $80 seems like a bit much for it, but that depends on how badly you need it. I went through a bit of trouble finding a transmitter that would fit inside my ask tray but it works. If this was available at the time, I may have bought it instead.

One concern: I have heard that flashing HID lights will reduce their lifespan. If this is true, this device may not be such a good idea for stock or conversion HID equipped cars. Can always be connected to some other lights such as parking that would require manually flipping the lights on and off.

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I checked in out on line and it seems like a great concept. Somehow, $80 seems like a bit much for it, but that depends on how badly you need it. I went through a bit of trouble finding a transmitter that would fit inside my ask tray but it works. If this was available at the time, I may have bought it instead.

One concern: I have heard that flashing HID lights will reduce their lifespan. If this is true, this device may not be such a good idea for stock or conversion HID equipped cars. Can always be connected to some other lights such as parking that would require manually flipping the lights on and off.

Please note, for anyone looking for a unit that will fit inside the ashtray/handbrake area, the small genie controllers fit quit well and you can get them with one two or three activator buttons.

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This is what I did:

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Then I wired the opener next to drivers side sun shade. It took less than an hour an switch was around $25 from Sunset. :D

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This is what I did:

l_729aff119c58c630a457a1013a1478f7.jpg

Then I wired the opener next to drivers side sun shade. It took less than an hour an switch was around $25 from Sunset. :D

Could you describe the wiring route and what was mounted on the sunshade?

The switch is a great addition and uses up at least one of those blank switch spots on the dashboard.

Thanks.

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