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Adding Garage Door Buttons

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Checook, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:11 AM
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    I have most of my wiring done for dual garage door buttons. I am just waiting for a low profile add-a-fuse to tap an ACC circuit so they light up when the power is on. I will be placing these in two spots to the left of the steering wheel.IMG_20190305_235855.jpg
     
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    looks pretty awesome cant wait to see finished install
     
  3. Mar 6, 2019 at 2:12 AM
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    Very nice. I've been thinking on how to do that but to have it set up to work only with ignition on ( so if it's parked in driveway no one can break in and hit the opener to access the house). Haven't been real successful since the openers aren't 12v.
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2019 at 3:21 AM
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    thats actually smart would have never thought to do that lol
     
  5. Mar 6, 2019 at 4:05 AM
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    Thats why i lock the inner human sized garage door
     
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    What do you use the 3 buttons on your overhead console for?
     
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    How are you going to install the switches in the knock out holes, since you seem to have already attached the opener to them which is too big for the switch holes?
     
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  8. Mar 6, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    could be wrong but i think the wires unplug from the back of the switches
     
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    Your 4runner didnt come with homelink?
     
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    Thought the same thing you do not have the three buttons up near your eyeglass holder? If you do they can be programmed to open garage doors, turn on lights, etc. Obviously as long as the light has the two way capability that the opener does.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 12:38 AM
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    You could accomplish that with a relay. Good idea.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2019 at 12:39 AM
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    They do unplug from the rear.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2019 at 12:41 AM
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    No, I am a base level kind of guy.....with weird upgrades and sometimes funny smells. My mother is the fancy Limited one in the family. :)
     
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  14. Mar 11, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    All non Premium, SR5 and Off Road (Trail) did not have this feature. I taped my receiver inside the small STORAGE hole next to the USB & 12v power. It truly boggles my mind what creature comforts Toyota took out of the Gen4 to make the Gen5. Gen5 looks awesome but tech and comfort not so much.
     
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    I did this a bit ago on mine. Super day and very handy. I did not connect the switch such that it lights up though. What are you connecting it to and what size relay is required? Thanks!!
     
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    All I did was ground the ground wire and used an add-a-fuse to the fuse box for the yellow illumination wire. I used an accessory line so it lights up with the ignition and is on any time the truck is on. I have them placed next to my left knee so they are in a dark spot even during the day.
     
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