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hankster
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PostSubject: Garage Door Remote Install   Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:06 am

I like in a gated community and we use remotes to open the gates so I wanted to install a remote to make it easier to open it as I approached. I had an extra remote so I just bought a waterproof stainless momentary switch off eBay and installed everything yesterday.

I soldered wires inside the remote to the push button switch contacts then ran the wire out the area where the belt clip would be. The wires fit tight so this acts a strain relief.

I then used 3M double sided tape to stick it to the inside of the fairing. Use the clear 3M tape with the red backing. There is indoor and outdoor tape so get the one rated for outdoor use. This is great stuff, I put up house numbers with it 3 years ago and it's held up even in the hot Fl sun.

I then drilled a hole in the fairing, wired up the button and screwed it into place. I do not recommend installing the button in the place that I did. It is very tight inside the fairing to try and get your hand in there so had to get a friend with very small hands to get in there to screw on the mounting nut. Just poor planning on my part.

All done and it looks and works great.











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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:22 am

Thats pretty rad! Thanks for sharing some inspiration, great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:28 am

Great idea, Hankster, great job. Thanks for sharing.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:42 am

I can't view the photos... Is it just me or?
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:52 am

I can't either I'm afraid.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:12 am

Nor me. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:37 am

Redid the photos, should be able to see them now.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:56 am

Yes, thank you! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:37 am

Thank you hankster. I can see the pictures now.
You've done a nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:28 pm

Looks great. The only thing I'd suggest would be to use a weather proof switch so there'd be no corrosion problem. You could do a quick and dirty water proofing of the switch by cutting a bit of thin rubber to make a disk a bit larger in diameter than the switch and secure it over the button with double sided tape. One could still press the button through the rubber but it would keep rain water out of the switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:39 pm

Yes, in my first post I noted that I used a stainless steel waterproof switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:04 pm

Sorry 'bout that, all I can claim is old age! I missed that, as I said it's a nice looking installation.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Remote Install   Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:08 pm

That is a neat idea! Thanks for posting it. Another winter project to keep me out of trouble.
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