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HELP PLEASE with Garage door Remote

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I’m doing the garage door remote mod that many of you have done; push button mounted onto the right handlebar housing, wires running down to hidden keychain remote.
Q: where do I solder the 2 wires on the remote?
This remote has 3 push buttons. The 1 button programed to my door is on the far right, I’ve drawn a red arrow to that button.
Please advise where I attach wires.

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You may be kraaazy but you are SPOT ON with your directions, they were perfect. Mod is done! That was some very delicate soldering..
Thanks again Mike.
elrafa82 said:
Where did you guys buy those switches for the remote? I liked the one with the black button interested in doing the mod myself.
I purchased the small key-chain remote at Home Depot, make sure it is compatible with your door opener, and I bought the switch at Radio Shack. I asked if they had the button in any other color than red and the answer was no. I’m considering painting it black, not sure if the paint would hold up though.
Like Mike, I purchased a small Chamberlin keychain remote. Not sure where he placed his but I placed mine behind the plastic ignition key housing, used some Goop glue to hold it in place so it doesn’t bounce around.

Drilled out a hole to hold the button. Make sure you do this on the RIGHT handle bar, as mentioned by others you will probably be using your left hand to hold the clutch in.

Run your wires through this wire housing toob. Tip: I used 20 gage wire if I remember right. I streched out 3 feet or whatever, bent it at that point then streched out the same amount because you need to run 2 wires, but don’t cut it yet (6 feet bent over so it’s now 3 feet with 2 wires). Then take a stiff piece of wire an make a hook at 1 end, then hook that 20 gage wire that is bent over. Crimp it good with plires. Then feed the straight end of the wire through the wire housing (I started from the ignition end). Just pull it on through.


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The reason I located my remote behind the ignition housing was to keep it relatively easy to get to incase I need to change the battery or if heaven forbid one of the solder connections breaks lose and I need to do a repare.
That’s creative too.
The only thing I don’t like about that is you have to take your had off the handlebar to reach do for the switch which would probably warrant coming to a stop before reaching down. Balance is a bit touchy when you are rolling super slow and always best to have both hands up there. But still your idea is creative and quite functional.
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