Garage Door on Aux Switches?

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I was thinking of hacking in a little switch for a garage door opener.

Then I got to thinking. Would it be possible to wire it into one of aux switches if your Bronco comes with one? I'm not smart enough to know if this is possible or not.
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Good thought. I believe you have to buy the Lux package to get the garage opener switch.
 
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Good thought. I believe you have to buy the Lux package to get the garage opener switch.
This is what got me on the thought. Lots seem to want the integrated opener but not bother with the Lux. This could be a workaround.
 

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This is what got me on the thought. Lots seem to want the integrated opener but not bother with the Lux. This could be a workaround.
Technically yes, Wire the aux switch to a relay, which could complete the connection on your handheld opener. then just waterseal the opener and tuck it in the engine bay.
 

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have to ask Ford why these basic options are tied into the Lux package? adding a garage door opener that most vehicles in this price category have as standard should not cost $5000
 
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have to ask Ford why these basic options are tied into the Lux package? adding a garage door opener that most vehicles in this price category have as standard should not cost $5000
You're right. It shouldn't. But at this point that's not likely to change. That's why I'm wondering if there are solutions that cost closer to $5 than $5000.

I'm not opposed to tinkering to save money regardless of the reasoning.
 

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You're right. It shouldn't. But at this point that's not likely to change. That's why I'm wondering if there are solutions that cost closer to $5 than $5000.

I'm not opposed to tinkering to save money regardless of the reasoning.
I wish I could remember the thread, but somebody on here did this. I remember reading it a couple of weeks ago.
 

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you could do it by instead of having the wires activated by a push button on the opener case, you could get some cheap wire and wire it to an aux switch, so when you switch the switch(sounds weird don't it?) the door opens... it would be pretty simple actually...
 

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have to ask Ford why these basic options are tied into the Lux package? adding a garage door opener that most vehicles in this price category have as standard should not cost $5000
Maybe, in a strange attempt by Ford to turn a profit, they put desirable features in each package to entice buyers to purchase those packages...

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That would be cool....but....the garage door opener isn't a switch....it's a signal. So you'd have to figure out how to tap that, and it could only be in the trims with Lux that have it onboard....?
 

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That would be cool....but....the garage door opener isn't a switch....it's a signal. So you'd have to figure out how to tap that, and it could only be in the trims with Lux that have it onboard....?
is it integrated into the car tho?
 

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As stated above, you could wire in the aux switch to close the contact in place of pushing the button. The only caveat is that you would have to remember to not leave the switch in the closed position (equivalent of keeping the button on your opener pushed indefinitely) since the Aux switch will be a toggle instead of a momentary switch.
 

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Honestly I have the garage door opener for my Fusion, never used it once. Always just used my current button the garage came with
 

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have to ask Ford why these basic options are tied into the Lux package? adding a garage door opener that most vehicles in this price category have as standard should not cost $5000
My take on this is that most vehicles in this price range are luxury-type vehicles, and Ford never marketed the Bronco as such. If you look at the commercials, they're selling an active, outdoor lifestyle - not a cocoon.

But I think a lot of people who want a cocoon have glommed onto the Bronco and they're pissed that it's not a Navigator or an Escalade. It's not, and it was never intended to be.

Though a garage door opener would be nice. I'm going to get one of my electrician friends to rig one up to one of the switches.
 

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Brilliant idea! When you come up with a location and enclosure, please let me know.
 
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