My Sienna suffered from a broken garage door opener button recently, if you read my previous post, you would have known that I chose to use a portable garage door opener as my solution. It worked perfectly except that my wife and I still reach out for the overhead button when we need to open or close the garage, which is frustrating.
So I decided to do a little bit research on how to actually fix the button. It turned out to be much more common problem and easier to fix than I expected. I found a Youtube video shows how to fix it with hot glue.
Basically, there is a flexible plastic to hold the button but after many times of pressing, it breaks. All we need to do is to glue it back. The hot glue works best because it glues and keeps the flexibility so that the button can be press and released.
I pretty much followed the steps shown in the video and it works perfectly. There is just a few things I would like to add to the details:
- The screws that used in the repair process are all Hexagram . It comes with two different sizes, so get ready for it.
- When taking the Homelink down, the two clips are pretty tight so take some brute force to take it off. But it is OK, don’t worry about damaging the part. The clip looks like the left-bottom of the picture below.
- In the video, he mentioned to use a lot of hot glue. Actually, you shouldn’t use too much. If your final glue application looks like the last picture below, it is probably too much. I had to squeeze a little to get the part put together.
Hope these tips help in your case.