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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2008, 7:38 pm Thread Starter
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Autoswitch AS5PG2 for garage door remote

Hi All,

After a year of owning our beloved GT I'm considering an additional farkle to remove a minor bit of annoyance when returning from a ride. Fumbling for the garage door remote after an enjoyable trip is the last thing I want to do....

After a little searching, I came upon the Autoswitch AS5PG2:
http://www.autoswitch.com/2006/model...ex.shtml#video

Apparently it fires a garage door remote from a 'double-click' on the high beam switch.

Looks promising, but before I throw out an order I'd like to check the wisdom of the site and see if anyone's already done this - and what you think of it.

Also - if you've installed this unit - if you could please post suggestions for proper wiring to the high beam switch I'd greatly appreciate it. Like to be sure before I go cracking open the bike - saves time and frustration factor - and of course, helps to keep the magic smoke in!

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Mike

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2008, 7:49 pm
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Looks cool.

For my genie opener you can get a key fob transmitter, about the size of the BMW alarm fob.

Its sits on my keyring in the ignition and the amount of fumbling is minimal

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Key fob

Yup - have a small key fob; but prefer not to have something bouncing around on the bike ...so the fob stays in pocket (making for more fumbling since it's small)

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2008, 9:39 pm
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I just Velcroed my garage opener keychain fob under the radar detector's GadgetGuy.net mount. Even been wetted a few times due to rain and washing the bike. Still works.

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Try the Genie key-fob opener velcro'd on the inside lid of glove/storage box.

Keep it on/with the bike. It's much better than on the key ring or in your pocket and it's easy to get at and open the door as you approach your garage (assuming you're glove/storage box is unlocked)
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Interesting farkle, for sure. Looks like you pretty much have to dedicate a remote to the bike for this, since it requires soldering some wires into the remote. I just keep the remote in my jacket pocket, and I can press the button easily through the jacket so no fumbling needed.

My car has one of those universal remote things built into the visor, works great. BMW should just build that into their bikes too!
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Harley Davidson has one that I have used. Mount the sensor on the bike and the receiver plugs in an outlet and a wire to your garage door opener. It operates the same... with the hi-lo switch. It works great. Your GT won't even know it's a Harley part.
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