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Add button on dash or console for garage door?

Hi everyone,

I just ordered my jeep this afternoon, 2014 JGC Limited in Bright White. Now I have to wait 2 weeks to get it, and I'm not a patient person

I would like to add a button to the dash for my garage door. Looking in the car while test driving I noticed the console area where the QuadraLift controls would usually be located and though that would be a pretty good spot for an extra button. Does anyone know where I could find a momentary button that would fit that particular location, or any other location that has an available button blank would do. My last car I just soldered a couple of wires from the button to the contacts on the remote control for the garage, worked a treat. No fancy homelink or the like for me here in Australia so I'm trying to keep it simple.

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Re: Add button on dash or console for garage door?

An Aus member has done it, with a little button on the Sele Control area. I know I commented on the thread, so I am subscribed to it. I will find it later, it doesn’t seem to be in the export section.
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An Aus member has done it, with a little button on the Sele Control area. I know I commented on the thread, so I am subscribed to it. I will find it later, it doesn’t seem to be in the export section.
That would be great, thank you very much Snuke!
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3 mates of mine here have it, think they shopped at jaycar
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3 mates of mine here have it, think they shopped at jaycar
Thanks for the reply.

Do you mean they found an aftermarket button made for that specific location, or they added a generic button on top of the blank? I'm happy to add a generic button if necessary, but I would really like to use a genuine button and keep everything looking original.
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Generic I will find his thread
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OK great. Thank you.
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Re: Add button on dash or console for garage door?

here it is,

Added remote garage door button to centre console
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Thanks very much nicjak, much appreciated!
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Re: Add button on dash or console for garage door?

That's the thread.
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Re: Add button on dash or console for garage door?

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That's the thread.
No problem, thank you.

When I look at the image below I see another 2 likely locations for buttons, next to the parksense or the stability control buttons. Surely someone makes a button that fits in to either of these locations? What jeep features are available that make use of these button locations, I could probably buy one as a spare part perhaps.

http://image.motortrend.com/f/roadte...-srt-radio.jpg

I wish there was a workshop manual somewhere that detailed all the parts. My motorbike comes with an electronic manual that lists every single nut, bolt, washer etc. and the corresponding part number, that would be very handy in this situation.
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Re: Add button on dash or console for garage door?

You could do the same thing there, it is not hard to pull the uconnect system out and get behind it.
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