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    Ever since I've gotten my 2000 Camaro, I have been wanting to mod things to make life easier and less cluttered. Why should my garage opener be an exception? I want a smaller footprint for an opener. I was wondering if anyone know if there is some kind of built-in garage opener for like a visor or something else? Something like some of the Ford cars has. Let me know or give me a link please. Thank you in advance.

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    Dang no one has an suggestion or even an idea?

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    Find a blank spot in the dash, buy a momentary switch. Take apart your garage door opener. Mount it inside the dash, run a wire to it to the momentary switch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Find a blank spot in the dash, buy a momentary switch. Take apart your garage door opener. Mount it inside the dash, run a wire to it to the momentary switch...
    That's what I did. I used Velcro to stick the opener inside the glovebox opening so I could get to it if I ever needed to replace the battery.

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    I want to see how this turns out. Keep me updated.

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    Yea I will have to try it one day. Maybe I will come up with something else.

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    You could try buying a newer rear view mirror that has a built in garage door opener. Something like this:
    http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/nigvisrearvi.html

    Of course, if it was me, I would probably just keep an eye out on ebay for a cheap used one. Or maybe try a junk yard. I'm sure one out of a newer late model GM car shouldn't be too difficult to hook up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindxeyed View Post
    You could try buying a newer rear view mirror that has a built in garage door opener. Something like this:
    http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/nigvisrearvi.html

    Of course, if it was me, I would probably just keep an eye out on ebay for a cheap used one. Or maybe try a junk yard. I'm sure one out of a newer late model GM car shouldn't be too difficult to hook up.
    Yea I'll check it out. Thanx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Find a blank spot in the dash, buy a momentary switch. Take apart your garage door opener. Mount it inside the dash, run a wire to it to the momentary switch...
    This is what I did also - but rather than a standard momentary switch, I used a TCS switch (in my non-TCS car).
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    Bikes do it all the time... Just drive up and hit your lap timer or your high beams and bam your door comes up... With a resistor it can be hard wired and you could buy a button or use and existiing funcion you wouldnt normally uses near your house...

    hell you could pretty easily wire up a home link out of a caddy im sure... then it woudl look factory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    Bikes do it all the time... Just drive up and hit your lap timer or your high beams and bam your door comes up... With a resistor it can be hard wired and you could buy a button or use and existiing funcion you wouldnt normally uses near your house...

    hell you could pretty easily wire up a home link out of a caddy im sure... then it woudl look factory...

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    Yea that is what I am thinking about doing. The only thing looking at these is does it have the lights under the Rear view mirror?

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    dude an xlr just has 3 buttons on the visor... i woudl start looking into something more like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    dude an xlr just has 3 buttons on the visor... i woudl start looking into something more like that...

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    You have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    This is what I did also - but rather than a standard momentary switch, I used a TCS switch (in my non-TCS car).
    booyah

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindxeyed View Post
    You could try buying a newer rear view mirror that has a built in garage door opener. Something like this:
    http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/nigvisrearvi.html

    Of course, if it was me, I would probably just keep an eye out on ebay for a cheap used one. Or maybe try a junk yard. I'm sure one out of a newer late model GM car shouldn't be too difficult to hook up.
    This was on the same site and is what hes looking for I do believe.

    Oh, and I think you meant to link this one since the one in your link doesn't have Homelink.

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    http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/hovitr.html

    that is prolly your best bet... courtisy SQuee...

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    THAT'S IT! The one in the visor. That is exactly the one I am looking for. I will probably wait and watch on eBay and see if I see this as well. Thank you guys!

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