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Old 05-18-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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OEM garage opener kit

Seller says that this is plug and play..fifteen minute install. Really that simple? What does installation entail? Thanks.

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Old 05-18-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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Doc,

Is there a link or something that you forgot to attach? I ask because I'd really like to have a dash switch door opener. I've seen the various hacks, but my electronics skills are sorely lacking. A plug and play is exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:00 AM   #3
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it's not a hack..it is a porche part..i hope this link works.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=016&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=260119638299&rd=1,1
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:25 AM   #4
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I would love to this as well.

I do not have one of the openers specified that it works on.

I wonder if it could hard wired for power so there would be no need to change the battery?
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:00 AM   #5
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I like that switch with the garage doors! Looks like a Liftmaster printed circuit board. Porsche uses Homelink from Mito.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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It's a hack, I have it in my Boxster and have made a couple up for others. The switch is a Targe Shade Switch that looks conveniently like a garage door, it's a two position switch that looks right at home in the dash. All you need to do is take your garage door opener and solder a couple of wires in then snap it in to the dash, works great.

The switch is about $30 from Suncoast, for the actual circuit you can use any garage door opener that works with your garage. You can hook up two openers, one on each side of the switch.

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It's a hack, I have it in my Boxster and have made a couple up for others.
Did you install it in the rear center console or in the dash position? Did you illuminate it as well?
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Did you install it in the rear center console or in the dash position? Did you illuminate it as well?
I have it in the dash in the horseshoe, it should be just as easy to put in the center console if you don't have heated seats. Illuminating it is just a matter of chaining two wires to another switch then it'll light up when they do.
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Where did you put the circuit board? I assume it would have to be someone easy to get to for when you have to change the battery and give off the signal.

So what I gather is I can just buy a switch, wire and use my existing opener?
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Where did you put the circuit board? I assume it would have to be someone easy to get to for when you have to change the battery and give off the signal.

So what I gather is I can just buy a switch, wire and use my existing opener?
Exactly, if you have a spare just pop it open and trace the circuit to the switch, solder on a couple of wires and you're all set. The remote is behind the console so if and when the battery dies you can just pop the console off and change it. I have pics somewhere, if I can find them I'll post later.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:31 PM   #11
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Here we go:


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Thanks for the pic! Any chance you know the part number? Gotta do this one!
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Thanks for the pic! Any chance you know the part number? Gotta do this one!
I can't remember but email jeff.clark@****************************************************.com and tell him you want a Targa Shade Switch to use for a garage door opener and he'll know. One note, I think it only comes in the matt finish, not gloss.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #14
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Found it, it should be 996 613 119 10 A05 Kirby has a good write-up here http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/albur29

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Thanks Chris, love DIY's with Pics!
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Thanks Chris, love DIY's with Pics!
If you know one end of a soldering iron from the other it's a nice easy hack and one of the most useful. I've done OBC, Cruise, V1 mount, V1 mirror, cup holders, remote audio for V1, Dension etc and the garage door opener is the easiest and the most used of the lot!

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