Introduction: Hidden Garage Door Opener
The dilemma... Keeping a garage door opener conveniently and accessible in your car and not wanting to leave a way into your house.
This instructable will show how to integrate a hidden garage door opener into your vehical that will open your garage easily and security with the push of a button.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
1) Soldering Iron
2) Poky Thingy
1) Garage Door Opener
3) Small Wires
Step 2: Find a Location
Find a location that is hidden, accessible and has an area of about 5mm x 2" x 1". I chose under my rear view mirror mounting cover which had just enough space and easily reachable every day.
Dismantle garage door opener and throw away bulky plastic. Most garage door openers aren't connected by screws but will crack open easily with a coin.
Locate soldering point for open/close button.
This model only has one button but the generic printed circuit board has space for three more. The main open/close button is wired in series with a blank spot. I wired the external button to the blank spot wired in series to the main open/close button marked by red pins. If you are new to soldering push the wires in from the top (side with devices) and solder the leads from the back (side with soldering mounds) then trim the leads to length with wire cutters.
Step 4: Mount Circuit Board and Button
Make small hole and mount button.
Mount board and solder wires to button.
Step 5: Reassemble and Use
Reassemble and use.