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Old 08-11-2009
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OHC Garage Door Opener Question

Quick question about the OHC's with the Garage Door Opener (i gather that they are from an Explorer without a sunroof).

Can the garage door opener be powered off of a Keyed 12v circuit?

My truck is usually parked outside. I'm worried that if the opener is hot at all times, someone can break into the truck, hit the door opener button on the OHC, and he will access to the house.

If the the opener is powered off of a keyed source, then he would first have to turn the ignition on (either with a key or hot wiring it), then push the opener button. Meanwhile, the truck's alarm is going off.

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The OHC opener is nothing more than a cubby for your remote. It is in no way powered or wired into the car. Its a door with velcro inside. You align your remote button with the foot of the button on the door so when you press the button on the outside it presses the button on the remote.
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Since the opener is not in plain sight it might be safer than mine sitting on the visor.

Up side is the one i have is not for my house LOL.


If your worried about your truck I suggest getting an alarm for it. At least you will be awake when they break into the house.
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The OHC opener is nothing more than a cubby for your remote. It is in no way powered or wired into the car. Its a door with velcro inside. You align your remote button with the foot of the button on the door so when you press the button on the outside it presses the button on the remote.
LOL I thought it was an electric remote like the OP. I didn't find out it was just a ghetto remote holder until this last weekend when I rode in a friends sport trac. I was like WTF? Oh well its Ford they usually don't have the fancy electronic items.
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The OHC opener is nothing more than a cubby for your remote. It is in no way powered or wired into the car. Its a door with velcro inside. You align your remote button with the foot of the button on the door so when you press the button on the outside it presses the button on the remote.
I guess that answers that question...
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LOL I thought it was an electric remote like the OP. I didn't find out it was just a ghetto remote holder until this last weekend when I rode in a friends sport trac. I was like WTF? Oh well its Ford they usually don't have the fancy electronic items.
Might not have been an OEM Ranger option but Homelink rules.

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I like the garage remote holder but maybe I'm the only one.
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