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Add Homelink Module?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Thomas Allen, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Thomas Allen

    Thomas Allen Member

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    My Model S does not have the Tech Package. Does anyone know if I can simply add the Homelink module to add this functionality to my car. If so, does anyone know where the Homelink module gets attached? Thanks.
     
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    You might be able to add an aftermarket rear view mirror or something of the sort with homelink
     
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    You might check with Tesla. It could already be there but not activated. We believe Australian cars are like that, NONE of ours come with Homelink due to an issue with the manufacturer and this country. A major peeve of ours. We know it's there but it can't be used.....Tesla allegedly is looking into an alternative for us but after 18 months and no movement I don't hold out much hope.
     
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    The homelink module attaches immediately behind the nosecone. You would need to get the module, which is possible (maybe
    ?) from Tesla. Alternatively, homelink modules are pretty universal and the different auto manufacturers just slap their own label on them (they are all built by Johnson Controls, IIRC), but you need to make sure it is the correct version. I believe Tesla uses version 4.

    Here is what it looks like:
    tesla homelink.jpg

    It may, however, have to be turned on in software, and for that you would need Tesla to turn it on.
     
  5. Thomas Allen

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    Thank you. I appreciate the insightful information
     
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    electric_feel The Electric Baron

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    My 2013 S does not have the tech package either, and my service center said they could not add the Homelink feature either. I would also be concerned about buying the module and then somehow convincing Tesla to activate the feature, if that were at all possible. I just ended using some industrial Velcro to attach my garage door opener just under the center console.
     
  7. Thomas Allen

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    I purchased the module, and would like to install it. Do I simply remove the nose cone, or do I need to take out the frunk lining to get to the receptacle? Thanks for your help.
     
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    I had to take the entire bumper cover off, not just the nosecone. Also, you may need to have the car's firmware updated to use homelink. This is especially relevant if the car did not spec out with homelink to begin with.
     
  9. MMinehan

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    Did you ever get the Homelink working?
    I'm in New Zealand and imported my MS from Australia. Not sure if the Homelink module is installed or not, but either way it would need to by 'activated' by Tesla.
     
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    Yes, I did. The person that rooted my car went in and setup the car so that the software module for it was installed. Has worked perfectly ever since.
     
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    On my signature car, the mounting point for the homelink module is there as is the loom connector. No module, though. Frankly, it would be a minor deal to instal physically, and the service centre just needs to activate it in software. I can tell you that all they do is pop off the cubby under the centre screen which gives them access to cables with a plug connector straight to the mother board, plug that into the usb on their laptop and do what is necessary. Takes all of 30 seconds to establish the connection. The cubby clicks straight back in. Really, a 3 to 5 minute job!!
     

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