Does anyone know if it is possible to read task garage door opener buttons to something more useful when one does not have a garage to put the truck in?
I did the same, including the wireless receiver. I use one button to cut off ECS & TCS. Works great!I have 2 of my buttons hooked to lights o my truck. Instead of running a switch into the truck and having to mount it I run the lights to a wireless receiver mounted in the engine bay. I can then use either the key fob that came with the receiver to tuen then on/off or the homelink buttons that I programmed to use them.
This is the one I used:Can anyone at least provide a part number to the receiver(s) used?!
So you simply wired the device to your battery and to whatever accessory you wanted to power, and then instead of using the remotes you used the factory garage door openers?This is the one I used:
You could run two devices off this controller and program them to your Home Link buttons. Been on my truck since 2016 and never had a problem.
Yes, basically that is how it works. If it helps, I've attached my wire diagram that turns Fuse 25 on & off. Just substitute the "existing OEM 12v" box with your device or lights. Also, you would want to wire the relay as "normally open" for driving lights, etc.So you simply wired the device to your battery and to whatever accessory you wanted to power, and then instead of using the remotes you used the factory garage door openers?
Yes, you assume correctly.Im assuming that 1 push of the factory garage door opener button turns the accessory on, and then a subsequent push turns the accessory off?
The AGT controller is only rated up to 5amps. I was dealing with the truck's F26 fuse controlling the ECS, TCS & ABS systems. I did not want to take any chances of blowing the wireless controller rendering those systems useless and leave me stranded. Thus the 40amp relayWhy did you use a relay?!
You asked why I used a relay, I answered.if there was an inline fuse rated for anythingg under 40 amps, shouldn't that accomplish the same goal?
Got it. Yes, you do not need a relay as Radar Detectors are very low amp draw.No, I understand and appreciate your answer.
I was questioning the necessity for a relay, considering for my application of a radar detector, when it could simply be directly wired to the 12v power and use an in-line fuse as a preventative measure.
A relay (I've used them before once) seems overly complicated for an application that shouldn't require one.
Thats all im saying