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Garage Door Opener?

Madsen203

May 26, MYLR, White ext, Black int, Tow, 19”
Jun 1, 2021
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Bay Area
That's the thing: I have Tesla's Homelink module installed in one of my cars. It works about 90% of the time. Always works coming home, but leaving, maybe 1 out of 5 fails and I have to manually press the screen.

If it worked "every time" for me, I wouldn't be looking for other solutions.
Reprogram it?

Mine closes garage door before I’m out the driveway. It opens about 70 feet from entrance.
 

Destiny1701

M3/MY - RED BLUE ROCKETS
Nov 28, 2015
1,098
816
Canada
This has been a feature of model S since 2013/14. Clearly they have the tech from way back. Cash grab here but totally worth it. I never realized how much I missed it until I got our M3 and used the garage remote. Bought the tesla unit as it’s super practical.
 

jcanoe

Active Member
Oct 2, 2020
3,832
3,913
Maryland
I had that feeling. Does the Tesla opener work the same? Need to hit the wall button before pulling out?
You also need to manually close the garage door after you drive into the garage.

I believe you can access Homelink from the screen inside the Tesla vehicle (not 100% sure). You can access Homelink from the Tesla app.
 
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Gellie

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May 27, 2021
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NJ
You also need to manually close the garage door after you drive into the garage.

I believe you can access Homelink from the screen inside the Tesla vehicle (not 100% sure). You can access Homelink from the Tesla app.
Jeez, Seems simpler just to attach the clicker to the back of the screen with velco.
 
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dgstan

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Jun 28, 2018
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Jeez, Seems simpler just to attach the clicker to the back of the screen with velco.
Until that one time you forget to push the button and all the stuff in your garage gets stolen.

OTOH, my homelink module fails to close the door about 10% of the time, so it's probably more dangerous.
 

Animal_UK

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Aug 4, 2021
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Ontario, Canada
I have my tailwind automatically shut the garage door after 30 minutes (though I've never forgotten to press the button on the wall next to the door going into the house.) It'll notify you on your phone if open/closed etc

I have a small inconspicuous NFC tag on the wall just outside the garage door so if I'm out in the front garden, walking the dogs or anything and the door is shut I just place my phone by it and the garage door will open - so I don't even need to unlock or open an app on the phone to open the door

My Tesla hasn't arrived yet but as soon as it does I'll take the little tailwind BT 'puck' out of my ICE and place it in the MY and the garage door will auto open and close when I approach and leave the house with the Tesla - no changes or updates or additional cost or anything.

I also have the tailwind linked to Alexa in the house with a routine to turn all the lights off, lock the front door and close the garage door at a certain time in case I actually have left them on or open.
 
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RatsFPV

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Jun 21, 2021
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Until that one time you forget to push the button and all the stuff in your garage gets stolen.

OTOH, my homelink module fails to close the door about 10% of the time, so it's probably more dangerous.
If the Tailwind doesn't close the door you get a notification on your phone and can reset and close from phone.
 

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