I got tired of fooling with the big clumsy single control for my Mianne Lift Gate, so I replaced it. On each side of the lift bridge I placed a 10A DPDT center-off switch. The switches are recessed into the fascia and I used 1 1/2" desktop wire pass-thru grommets to dress them up. They're mounted on 1/16" fiberglass sheet bonded to the inside of the fascia. I used #16 5-conductor rubber sheathed cable to run from each switch to my junction box.
I picked up a 4 x 4 x 4 junction box at HomeDepot and wired up the circuit below, very simple really, I'm just paralleling the two switches and removing the one in the control box. The motor cap is the existing one from the big yellow control box. The existing cable to the original control dongle comes in, and I simple wired the two switches with 5 conductor #16 wire to the junction box. All internal connections inside were made using the existing spade connectors and for good measure I covered each connection with heat shrink. The PTC was added in the off chance that people were on both sides of the bridge trying to run it up and down at the same time and creating a short. Not a likely scenario, but easy to protect against.
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The remaining question is, what can I use this for? Anyone need a spare for their lift-gate?