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Pass button...

I am wanting to rig up an extra garage door remote to be triggered from the pass button. Any advice?


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Its possible to have two controls in one switch and having your Garage door switch in the pass switch is possible.

Having a flash when you open your garage door and if it doesn't show you off in some case, go ahead and rig the switch.

You will never know till you try it.

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I carry my garage door opener (minus the belt clip) in my right jacket pocket. That way it doesn't matter which bike I am riding.

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I have rigged the pass button to trigger the mic on my autocomm. It's not too difficult if you know basic electronics and soldering.

I simply disconnected the wires that were soldered to the switch (internally) and capped them off. Then I fed the trigger wires into the unit and soldered them to the switch contacts. It's a little tight, but not too bad.

You could also follow the wires back in the harness and do the work there instead of inside the switch.

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I have a key chain door opener in the map pocket of my tank bag. A tap on it opens the door. A piece of heavy duty velcro on the fairing near the instrument panel can do the trick too. No wiring required.
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Ive seen one fitted to the horn switch...
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I know I can tap into the switch, but do I need to disconnect the wires already running to the pass swith? If I don't, will 12V shoot to the garage door opener when I press the pass button? And if it does, would it damage the opener?
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there's lots of issues here
its probably going to be a 12v supply, but it may not be, so you are going to need to make certain that the supply from the bike is the same as the controller.. that wont bee too difficult all you will need is a voltage regulator and a couplke of smoiothign capacitors.. probably £2..3 say $1.50...$4.

breaking into the ligth switch, again shouldn't be a problem, the device is going to draw minisucle amounts of power, however I would recommend that you put a fuse between the switch and the controller


as to how you wire it up

take a 12v feed from whatever switch you used, attach that to the PCB of the controller, and attach a wire from the -ve on the battery to your bikes chassis ground

the only real issue is going to be identifying the 'hot' side of the switch (you want to connect to the other side of the controller switch from the battery so the wire from bike acts as a replacement
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I checked the battery on the remote and it is a 12V battery.
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I know I can tap into the switch, but do I need to disconnect the wires already running to the pass swith? If I don't, will 12V shoot to the garage door opener when I press the pass button? And if it does, would it damage the opener?
At the switch, remove the wires going to the headlight. (Cap these off or remove them from the unit altogether.) Run new wires to the garage door opener and tap those into the switch (or at the pcb on the remote if you prefer). I'd recommend adding a disconnect on the run so you can easily remove the garage door opener remote if you need to.

This will keep the circuits of the bike and remote completely separate and isolated from each other.

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I left my pass button alone and did this.

Just another option to consider..
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This is what I use and it has worked like a charm for a couple of years now.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1584
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Well I decided to make something for this. I took the visor clip on garage door opener, soldered wires to the open button circuit board points. Installed that in a radio shack small project box. On the other end or wire put a small button in heat shrink tubing. heated and crimped the "open" end of tube. Used velcro to attach project box under the spedo. double stuck the button between engine on/off and starter button. I made it this way so when I get my versys I can relocate the opener. I started riding last year and purchased a buell blast as the starter bike. I test rode the Versys and am infatuated with it.
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Also to make it look more professional and for those who add more lights there is this switch. Bar Mount Lighting Switch with Kill/Horn Button (5A) at http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El.../switches.html.

Use the horn momentary for the garage door opener.
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In a nutshell:
1. Get the smallest 12v relay you can find at Radioshack.
2. Tap the relay coil into the wire going to your high beam bulb.
3. Hook the other side of the relay coil to ground.
4. Take apart your garage door opener and solder a wire to each side of the switch.
5. Connect the wires from the garage door opener to the normally open contacts on the relay.
6. Push pass button and watch magic occur.
7. Toast your success with a frosty cold beverage.

Good Luck,
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