Re: Garage Door Remotes for GLX Models (Gee Spoolin)
ok I had a remote for my sears garage door opener. I took the cover off of the remote and found the button that was programed my door.
Then I looked at the button for the leads on either side of it (which are connected when you press the button). To test those were right I took a short piece of insulated wire (don't feel like getting shocked) and touched it to the 2 leads going into the switch and it activated my garage door. So I knew those were the 2 wires / leads that the switch used.
Then to make sure it fit I took the ENTIRE casing off of the remote pulled out a dash blank and saw that it easily through the hole in the dash. Now were in business! If yours dosen't fit you can see if your garage door opener company makes a pocket remote which are signifficantly smaller. I was lucky and my full sized fit fine.
Now I went to radioshack and bought a small momentary pushbutton (black to match the dash, radioshack people should be able to help you pick one out).
Now you'll want to cut the wire atleast 6" long and two pices of it, dosen't matter on color or anything, mine are both black.
Then I soldered one wire each to the leads on the remotes. So if i touched the other ends of the wires togeather it activated my garage door.
Ok at this point I looked at the packaging and found the exact size the hole had to be in the dash blank for the switch to fit. I then drilled that size hold in the center of the dash blank. At this point I had to connect the button to the dash blank BEFORE I soldered it on due to how my button connected to the dash blank.
Then I soldered the other ends of the wires to the button. And that part was done.
The one issue I hit was the battery for my remote was supporoted by the now removed body of the remote. So what I had to do was strip some small pieces of wire and solder them to where the battery terminals used to connect and wedge the batter between them. So the wire was like a small circle. And I used duct tape to secure the batter in place
Tested the remote, shoved it in my dash and have loved it ever since!
I like this because it is guarrantted to work with your garage door whereas some of those universal ones don't!
If you guys want better instructions send me an IM and sometime between now and monday I'll write up better ones and possible take pics.
[Modified by landrumdh, 11:24 AM 6-6-2002]