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Old 07-08-2002, 09:16 PM   #1
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My Homemade custom garage opener

well, I was sick of reaching for my garage remote everytime I parked inside, so I decided to make my own. I ordered a mini genie garage opener remote control. I then drilled a hole on the plastic piece, and took the end piece of a pen (part where you press down to make the pen come out) and I glued it to the button and I just taped everything together. The backside looks ghetto, but once you place everything back, its almost un-noticeable. Works like a charm!

I just realized that I didn't close the cover fully, so you can see a little gap. But the cover closes all the way, and it looks nice and clean


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Old 07-08-2002, 09:26 PM   #2
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Thats a sweet DIY !!!! does the remote get good reception in there ??? that looks really clean on tha other side ! good job man and where did u get that remote and how much?
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Old 07-08-2002, 09:30 PM   #3
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the range doesn't seem any different. I can still open the garage at a good 20 ft

got the remote at

for like $25
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