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*DIY homelink garage opener to LED Conversion

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by fedyfedz, March 7, 2011.

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  1. fedyfedz

    fedyfedz Active Member

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    You ever notice that annoying homelink thing that is supposed to program a garage door or something of that nature? I have and i barely use my garage or would use that feature so I decided to convert it to something cooler that I would use. Not sure if the name is homelink or not so someone can correct me if im wrong but you get the idea...

    Tools And Materials:
    torx head
    dremmel and atachments
    duct tape
    jb weld


    1. Remove fixture that holds light, sunroof button(if you have it), and homelink, just pull down on it and it will pop free.

    2. unplug the three conections

    now you have it in your hands, there is a couple of torx screws i believe that come off and homelink pops right out.
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    then i picked up this from pepboys

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    pop off the brackets that hold it into place they will just get in the way.
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    I mounted it but tucking each light into the hole it is snug enough to hold it in place. I lined up in the back where the button would come through then drilled a hole that matched the button.
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    I ripped one of the buttons off the homelink i removed and shaved it down slightly and placed it to meet with button. Once I seen that it worked properly i put a dab of crazy glue on the tip of the button. I then used jb weld and duck tape to do the job.
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    After i put a little crazy glue to ensure the positon of the lights does not change.
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    And heres your finished product.
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    it really is alot brighter in person
    enjoy
     
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  3. n.gardner

    n.gardner Active Member

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    looka good man!!!
    u should buy two more sets, put one under the drivers seat and one under the passenger seat, it'll light up everyone's feet. looks nice at night
     
  4. therover1991

    therover1991 Active Member

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    pretty cool mod, good job :thumbsup:

    I actually wish I had homelink though lol.
     
  5. College Student

    College Student Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a good use for the homelink i use my parents garage but the stupid thing never programmed, so it never worked, and i still use the big bulky stock garage door opener
     
  6. fedyfedz

    fedyfedz Active Member

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    i will be getting tome tubes for under the seats which will light up a little brighter than these but thats my next step
     
  7. Kazer

    Kazer Well-Known Member

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    hey fedy, do you still have the homelink module? mine went bad and wont even light up anymore and i was wondering if youd be interested in selling yours?
     
  8. fedyfedz

    fedyfedz Active Member

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    unfortunately i threw it out I wasn't thinking at the time.
     
  9. rewind1

    rewind1 Collector of Broken Fords Elite Explorer

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    @fedyfedz I'm very interested in what you did but I can't see the pics. Any chance you can update this?
     
  10. fedyfedz

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    Looks good
     

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