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    crv|oc Rank: Member
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    Garage Door Opener

    Has anyone found a good looking garage door opener to put in the CR-V. One that works and looks good. Where do you mount it and how.

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    I got one from Sears or Home Depot, can't remember, that runs on a 12v battery. I removed the battery and took the guts out of the case and soldered in a postive lead and a ground. Stuffed everything back into half of the case and filled it with epoxy. Grounded it behind the dash and tapped the postive into the High Beam wire. Zip tied the whole thing to a support beam behind the dash.

    Now all I do is pull in the driveway, flick my high beams once, and the door opens, flick them again, and it closes.
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    Now that's just a genius idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyMark View Post
    I got one from Sears or Home Depot, can't remember, that runs on a 12v battery. I removed the battery and took the guts out of the case and soldered in a postive lead and a ground. Stuffed everything back into half of the case and filled it with epoxy. Grounded it behind the dash and tapped the postive into the High Beam wire. Zip tied the whole thing to a support beam behind the dash.

    Now all I do is pull in the driveway, flick my high beams once, and the door opens, flick them again, and it closes.
    you awesome genius!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyMark View Post
    I got one from Sears or Home Depot, can't remember, that runs on a 12v battery. I removed the battery and took the guts out of the case and soldered in a postive lead and a ground. Stuffed everything back into half of the case and filled it with epoxy. Grounded it behind the dash and tapped the postive into the High Beam wire. Zip tied the whole thing to a support beam behind the dash.

    Now all I do is pull in the driveway, flick my high beams once, and the door opens, flick them again, and it closes.
    that is pretty sick. ^^d

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    Door Opener

    I took an old opener and soldered two wires to the contact, From there to a nice small Radioshack momentary black switch. I mounted the switch to the knock-out thats to the right of the steering wheel. I opened that hatch door under the hood up by the wipers and siliconed the opener standing up behind that door. Easy to get to for battery changing. I ran the contact wires thru the grommet next to and under the brake cylinder then to the switch. Works awesome and looks good since I used a small black switch. If you try this use the right size drill only heat the drill on the stove and melt your hole pushing the wrong side of the drill thru the plastic. I learned this makes a lot nicer hole for the small switch. Drilling a hole will gouge the edges and the switch will not cover the gouge. So far my favorite mod..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyMark View Post
    I got one from Sears or Home Depot, can't remember, that runs on a 12v battery. I removed the battery and took the guts out of the case and soldered in a postive lead and a ground. Stuffed everything back into half of the case and filled it with epoxy. Grounded it behind the dash and tapped the postive into the High Beam wire. Zip tied the whole thing to a support beam behind the dash.

    Now all I do is pull in the driveway, flick my high beams once, and the door opens, flick them again, and it closes.
    nice execution of a well tested idea. first read about this many years ago about a guy who garaged his motorcycle and had basically done the same thing.

    for me, since i have an older V, i found a Homelink module from an Acura TL that replaced the spotlight module on the ceiling. it was 1 of the first mods i did about 7 years ago and it looks like it came from the factory that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsepanda View Post
    nice execution of a well tested idea. first read about this many years ago about a guy who garaged his motorcycle and had basically done the same thing.

    for me, since i have an older V, i found a Homelink module from an Acura TL that replaced the spotlight module on the ceiling. it was 1 of the first mods i did about 7 years ago and it looks like it came from the factory that way.
    norsepanda,

    That would be pretty cool - could you post a picture of that mod? I think many would like to see it.
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    I did a Gentex Homelink/Autodimm/compass retrofit for this purpose.
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