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    Nice! I did the same back when I was parking my 7th gen accord in a garage, sadly I don't have the car anymore or pictures, but another great place to put that is in the dash in an empty switch knockout (if you have an extra one) like next to TCS off and Bluetooth if you have the DE. Then there should be room for the whole opener in the dash without taking off the protective case. I used one of these Cherry switches (Made in Japan) from an old washing machine (door interlock switch) They have a really nice snap-action feel that clearly indicates when the switch is pressed. Similar switches can be found at hardware or thrift store, like Re-Store as they were also used for turning on closet lights when you opened a door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzacon View Post
    I used one of these Cherry switches (Made in Japan) from an old washing machine
    Clever idea.

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    In other vehicles I have gotten homelink garage door openers for about $2 (US funds- CHEAP!). They are easliy found in the sun visors of Dodge/Chrysler cars. I tear apart the visor, and mount the unit anywhere I want. The plus is that these are hard wired to the donor car and are set up to run 12v already so the install is a snap. They are much cheaper at the salvage yard than a garage door remote is at the home store. This link is just for picture reference to what I use- it is not me selling this unit.
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/u1MAA...Gif/s-l500.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsmedic View Post
    In other vehicles I have gotten homelink garage door openers for about $2 (US funds- CHEAP!). They are easliy found in the sun visors of Dodge/Chrysler cars. I tear apart the visor, and mount the unit anywhere I want. The plus is that these are hard wired to the donor car and are set up to run 12v already so the install is a snap. They are much cheaper at the salvage yard than a garage door remote is at the home store. This link is just for picture reference to what I use- it is not me selling this unit.
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/u1MAA...Gif/s-l500.jpg
    That's clever man.



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