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Old 08-01-2006, 06:44 PM
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$10 DIY Homelink

Just some parts from radio shack and hacked up my old remote. The LED is a lot brighter than the flash makes it out to be.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:24 AM
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Would you be kind enough to post some instructions for those (like me) that don't have electrical knowledge?
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Seems pretty logical to me: he simply took his garage door remote and modified it (mostly mechanical work) to fit into the overhead panel space. The electronic design work was pretty minimal near as I can tell.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:35 PM
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Exactly, pretty straight forward. But every install will be a little different because every remote is different, you'll just have to find the trigger contacts on yours and wire them to a switch. The LED is optional, just make sure the voltage is similar to the voltage of your battery and find some switched contacts.
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I usually don't post to a 10 year old thread but, if you're still around, this is the most ingenious piece of DIY I've seen in a good while.

It's the type of stuff you smack your forehead and say "why didn't we think of that before?"

Hats off to you!
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