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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
     
  2. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:01 AM
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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
     
  6. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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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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    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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    Well, so have you finished that one? Is it working correctly? I tried to do the same thing a couple of months ago, but it just didn't work out. I mean, it worked for only a couple of days, and after that, one of the buttons refused to work, and I still don't understand why. The wiring seems to be ok and done right. The door is new and can add some new buttons. I guess I will call the guys from https://www.easyfixnashville.com/ to do this job as I cannot do it anyhow, and I'm really tired of it. I hope they will help me out.
     
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    Hell, what i need is how to repurpose the three homelink buttons. Nice set-up, guessing you didn't have the bum warmers.
     
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    Something like this is what I plan to do. Possibly for my ditch lights..https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Performance-Lighting-PL-SW29-Wireless/dp/B000BRJF62
    I have three Homelink Wireless buttons, drives me bonkers for un-useful buttons since I don't have a garage. The problem, I think, is that the HomeLink buttons are momentary buttons, not off/on. So have to find a way or device that will keep relay closed until another signal. I've seen a couple of examples like this by Jeepers and large truck/Suburban drivers. Might take some creative wiring/modifying but better than those buttons taunting me.
     
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    So is the need to wire this into the car simply to illuminate the light on the momentary switch? Watching a couple videos of people just wiring the momentary switch to the circuit board of their openers and it seems like the only downside is no light for the button and you have to be able to replace the coin cell battery on the opener board when it eventually dies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGHI3vgkV8w doesn't seem like any mod like this will actually remove the need for the opener to actually be powered by the coin battery.
    Am I missing anything on this?
     
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    I believe you are correct, wiring it in is simply to have it illuminated.
     
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    This thread was double necroed lol, and Im glad it was. I keep my opener in the cubby next to the usb and 12v socket, and Im sick of it falling out. Especially when I’m wheelin ;)

    Had no idea these things existed !
     
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    Now that I know how to wire a momentary switch to the opener, it just dawned on me and I dont even need this switch! Any old momentary will do. Throw in a switched relay, and Bob’s yer uncle!
     
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    That looks awesome. It's so great to see people make good decisions. I wonder what your garage means to you. As for me, it's the best place to spend some time with yourself. And, you know, the more you invest in it, the more you're going to love it. Some time ago, I changed my garage doors for better ones. There was a wide choice of garage doors, so I chose oorsdirect2u.co.uk because I love their white designs. You know, that feeling of updating your place is so unforgettable. So customizing it is. There is one rule: the more you invest, the more you're going to love. And I feel it every time I buy something for my car or garage. That's how it works. So, what is your approach to your garage? What do you like to do there the most?
     
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    Just curious what is the difference of using the home link buttons vs just having the garage door opener fob in the vehicle ? Do people with garages carry the fob with them?
     
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    Well in my particular instance I have the opener concealed. It's zip tied to the hole in the metal backbone of the steering wheel adjustment lever on the bottom of the wheel, basically just inside / above the plastic surround of the steering column. I don't think a casual thief would look there.

    But yes, if you have the opener clipped on the visor there's really no difference in security between that and the Homelink.
     
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    yeah, no difference. I haven't even programmed my homelink, since my remote is right next to it on the visor. But i admit a button in the dash looks cleaner and fun to build.

    you would just need a step down converter/regulator from 12V to 5V DC and an unlabeled momentary switch, i would think. I haven't looked into that much, but seems feasible (sp?). But that's a good idea where you have it on the steering column, which you might want to move it now that you posted the position on the interwebs. LOL.
     
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    My wife hooked up the Home link in her new 4 Runner , to 2 of our garage bay doors ( we have 3 doors and 4 bays), she likes it..I do not have homelink in my Tacoma (2019) and I keep 2 fobs (on the visors) in my truck..we have a Tahoe with Homelink too (I think that's what it is called). I have no issue with the fobs.
     

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