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Gargage Door Opener Hardwire -- Thanks Itzkirb

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ITZKIRB has really outlined an easy DIY garage door opener button. I hated having the clicker on my visor or in my armrest. I must say his instructions are great and it really works...NO MORE CLICKER! Just a nice standard button in my rear center console.

Thanks Kirby! :beer:

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When you remove the section that houses the ashtray and connected buttons, the rear area is very open. I wrapped the circuit board and wires (but not the battery area) with friction tape (Lowes in the electrical section) to eliminate any potential unwanted noise. I basically just tucked it back in that area. It really works great!

One other thing to keep in mind. The circuit board has a button connected to it that is basically what is pushed to open the door (fyi...the solder connection is to the other side of the board to this button). You need to have this button covered with a piece of plastic to prevent battery drain or unwanted door opening and closing in the event the circuit board button gets pressed against the wall or floor of the inside of the rear console.

Regarding the wire. I used 16 guage wire with 14 to 16 guage connectors which are indicated in Kirby's pictures in his DIY.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Yes, the switch is the most expensive part, since it's a Porsche Item.

The wiring and plugs you can get at any Radio Shack for under $20 I believe. The only reason I used 16gauge wire was I had some laying around. I'm sure you could use any guage cause if you look at factory wires they are pretty skinny.

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  • 3 months later...

It shouldn't be that difficult, all dependant on your opener. I would imagine you'd just need to connect two more wires. One positive and one negative.

I see 2 issues...

1. The power from the light or where ever you connect it to your car has too much voltage and fry's your opener.

2. If you're connecting it to the light it would have to be on for the garage door opener to work/get power. I would connect it to something that has constant power like the lighter socket.

Those are the only issues I can think of. The batteries of the opener should last a long time, I just find it easier and safer to change the battery.

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