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mcannon-gso 
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I need to wire a garage door opener to my Hi beam switch. I know how to wire the basic relay. I want to try and create a relay that I will need to turn to headlights Hi - Lo - Hi to activate the garage dorr opener. When I turn on my hi beams I do not want the opener to trigger unless it is Hi-Lo-HI. Can this be accomplishe with relays?

Can someone please help me on this situation?

Thank you in advance for your time and help..

--mcannon-gso

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What kind of a vehicle are you driving?  When you pull and hold the lever to switch from high to low, do both your high and low beams light up and stay lit as long as you hold the lever?  Do you ever pull and hold that lever for more than a couple seconds?  It will be MUCH easier to have the garage door triggered by a 2 second pull of that lever,  would that be acceptable?
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I am riding a Motorcycle. So I only have a switch. I already was thinking of using the Constant to Momentary relay setup for the hi beam. However, I was trying to go from Hi -Lo -Hi to prevent an accidental trigger of the garage door..

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How often do you use your high beams?  You shouldn't have to worry about false triggers when you are away from your garage unless you have a codehoppoing system and turn your high beams on 50+ times away from the garage.

You should look in to some pulse timeing relays.  You can get them pretty cheap on Ebay.  You can set one to trigger on the first press that can be used to activate a normal relay on the 2nd press.

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I think I will just go witht he constant to momentary relay. I do have a question though. Is the cap and resistor wired in parrallel or series? If I am reading the schematic correctly than it is in parrallel.

Thansk for all the GR8 input...

--mcannon-gso

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Here's something that might work. Light Activated Relay
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mcannon-gso, it takes a capacitor and resistor to do a constant to momentary, 3 more relays, and 2 diodes to do what you want to do. if you want, let me know and ill send you the diagram.
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mcannon has not been here since July the 8th.

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true, true. anyone else curious?

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ckeeler wrote:
mcannon-gso, it takes a capacitor and resistor to do a constant to momentary, 3 more relays, and 2 diodes to do what you want to do. if you want, let me know and ill send you the diagram.

ckeeler,

Yes, I would like to see that diagram. Thank you for taking the time to reply..

I have just been waiting to see if anyone would respond to this post with a solution....

Thank you in advance for your time on posting a possible solution..

--mcannon-gso

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