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Custom Homelink Install!

Not one to go the "normal" sun-visor route, I decided it might be cool to have a garage door Homelink unit mounted in the overhead sunroof switch console. I think it turned out pretty good.

1) Split apart the Homelink (HL) module and mount it:


2) Drill the plunger holes and countersunk mounting screw holes:


3) Radius the cover plate sides w/Dremel tool and small grinder wheel - went through 2 of these. It was cold out..:


4) Dremel out the underside of the cover so the plunger rubber sits BELOW the cover:


5) Added the inside of nylon push-rivets to make up for the overhead panel thickness:


6) Where to tap in for power (green) and ground (black):


7) HL module zip-tied back together:


8) Wire plug can not be plugged back into the console bracket. Velcro-ed to the HL module:


9) Finished....


10) ...and re-mounted....

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My browser is Google Chrome and can be a royal pain.
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Flickr does not allow you to link pics like that
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No, just got to know what code you "need" from flicker. They've screwed it all up. Pic's are showing now.
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That looks awesome.... Great idea.... Great write-up and pics.
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That looks awesome.... Great idea.... Great write-up and pics.
Thanks man. The curved panel where it mounted proved to be a bit more of a challenge than I had planned. But you know the saying...once you drill that first hole, it HAS to work!!
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Thanks man. The curved panel where it mounted proved to be a bit more of a challenge than I had planned. But you know the saying...once you drill that first hole, it HAS to work!!
You did it right. Not many people would have thought of adding homelink. If I used my garage door openers, I would do that mod in a second. I may still do it. Where did you get all the stuff?
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Where did you get all the stuff?
Got the Homelink's off of e-bay. Around $30 shipped. There's a non-rolling code version (older cars & half the price) and a rolling code. Most newer garage doors will use a rolling code module. The non-rolling modules are good if you need an extra cover. Got the tap-its from Lowe's, originally, and that was it.

I also happen to have a tan overhead console (both pieces) as a back up if you decide to do it. Just PM me and let me know as it's on the shelf in the shop. SURE glad I didn't need it!!

The nylon push rivets, I have some more around here if you need them. Just drilled each pusher button with a 1/16" bit taped so not to go through the front and added a drop of glue to each. Then pushed them in. The push buttons don't make contact without them.

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Is this what you bought.....

Custom Program HOMELINK Transmitter - Rolling Codes - eBay (item 180591425855 end time Jan-22-11 10:14:38 PST)
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