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This is a discussion on Garage door mod within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey all. So I recently got tired of having my garage door opener in the front cubby hole so I ...

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    Garage door mod

    Hey all. So I recently got tired of having my garage door opener in the front cubby hole so I decided to do something about it. I cant take all the credit as I did see a similar set up for switches over on nasioc.

    Here goes. Where I kept my garage opener.

    I took it apart and found the button. Then used a piece of wire to figure out which two connections opened the door.

    I soldered two wires onto the switch.

    Taped up the whole opener because I didn't plan on reusing the case so I didn't want any connections shorting.


    Then I took the center console off. Two screws in the compartment and one under the ebrake boot.

    Once I had the shifter trim piece off, I started to make a mounting bracket template with cardboard.

    Did a test fit


    And then converted to a piece of thin sheet metal.

    Made the necessary bends.

    I then drilled holes for the screw and the momentary switch and did a test fit.

    Soldered the wires from the garage door opener too the switch.


    Then I double side taped the garage door opener to the front off the shifter.



    Here's a video demonstration.
    2012 WRX garage door opener modification - YouTube

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    Nice.
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    thats pretty sweet...very james bond
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    can we see some finished pics?


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    this is very cool, very stealth

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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    can we see some finished pics?
    There's a video at the end of my original post showing how it works. I can't really show you any "finished" pics because its completely unnoticeable with the console back together.

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    I made some changes today and this thing is awesome! Its much easier to get to now and I have the ability to add up too 2 more switches in the future. This is definitely very clean.

    Heres some pics of the new mounting bracket.








    Here is with everything back together. I pushed the boot around the button so it would be noticeable for the picture.


    Heres another video demo
    2011 subaru wrx garage door opener modification - YouTube

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    Nice mod!

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    For a long time I had my garage opener wired up to my high beams. So when I pulled into the driveway I could just flash my lights and the door would open. Then we got a new opener and I never redid it all
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    For a long time I had my garage opener wired up to my high beams. So when I pulled into the driveway I could just flash my lights and the door would open. Then we got a new opener and I never redid it all
    Thats actually kinda cool, i imagine your neighbors thought you must be some secret agent with lots of high tech gadgetry haha
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    lol probably. I think I may do that again. Isn't really difficult. Essentially its exactly what the OP did just instead of hooking the leads up to a button i ran them to my high beam + and -
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    I'm a bit new to the forums as I just bought a 2004 wrx wagon. I was wondering if anybody has or has been thinking about using one of the blank button slots to use as a garage door opener.

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    this is a cool mod, garrett wiring it to the high beams would be pretty sweet
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