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Old 04-06-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Vanity mirror garage opener...

I got the bug to tinker last night, so here's what I came up with.

I pulled the vanity light assembly out of my driver-side visor, gutted it, and tucked a very small garage door remote into the void. The opener is held in place with a couple of smears of RTV...



I then modified the mirror mounting so it could slide a bit, but is held in place with an elastic band. Now that the proof of concept works, I'll replace with dabs of silicon.



Now the vanity mirror looks just like a vanity mirror, but if you press the center, the garage door goes up and down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5UocnPvc6E
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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Is there any way to get youtube links to work, or no?
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:40 AM   #3
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To get the link to work

you copy the http thru 6e stuff into the address bar of a new tab of the browser.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:38 AM   #4
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brilliant, finger smears aside.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:45 AM   #5
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But what if you drive without gloves on? Oh I know, you hit it with your forehead.

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:21 AM   #6
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sd_boxster,

Pretty slick and love the ingenuity. Nice Job!



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Old 04-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #7
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Nice idea. There are several methods for integrating a garage door opener into a Boxster. I used this one from RennTech:

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?/tutorials/article/153-yet-another-way-to-add-a-homelink-device/

Your method is less expensive and easier to install.
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Gump...you are a G-D genius !
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very smart idea. however, i've already done the garage door hack to the button near the airvents. any other ideas of what i can stuff in the vanity mirror?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:56 PM   #10
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Well, there's the oil slick dispenser, ejection seat, and flamethrower mods to consider...
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In all seriousness, though, I have Flash2Pass installed, but the range is so disappointing I thought I'd try something new.
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