my Garage Door Opener (GDO) in the roofliner install tonight. This is aimed more
at non-US cars which do not normally have the UGDO switch panel on the roof
behind the interior light panel. In summary I removed the interior light module,
placed my re-modelled GDO in the space in the roofliner, drilled a small hole in
the light cover for the switch
and re-assembled. Fairly inconspicuous, GDO in good place for transmission, only
requires replacement of light cover to remove.
Pop the light module out - 2 spring clips at the rear lets it swing down and
There are 2 lugs at the front (windscreen side) so don't try levering this side.
Pop the cover off the light module - 2 snap locks front, 2 back, 1 each end.
I used a paint tin lever to pry the cover off, just insert it anywhere and slide
along and the snap locks will open up. It is obvious with the module out, but
perform these 2 steps backwards (I did).
Re-model your GDO to fit inside the roof liner. I took mine out of the hard
case, sandwiched it between anti-static mat and wrapped it in plastic and taped
You also need to replace the old switch with another switch of your choice. I
smallest push-on switch I could find at Tandy and ran some quite stiff wires
GDO to the new switch.
Decide where in the light cover you want to place the new switch and mount it.
In my case I mounted it in the clear part for the main light in front of the
down light. This gives enough clearance for the switch, but keeps it away from
I drilled a hole and mounted the switch with the small nut on the outside.
Place your GDO in the roofliner, thread the switch through the light module,
are lots of holes and reassemble. Done.
I ran the wires through the hole for the left map light, around the moulding and
the reflector area for the main light. Just remember to keep the wires away from
bulbs (light = heat = melted wire)
have pics to illustrate this but no way to post them. If someone would care to