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homelink auto open/close, what is proper sequence?

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by davekr, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. davekr

    davekr Member

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    homelink sync'd, auto open/close selected, but behavior is inconsistent?

    what should be proper sequence?
    starting from unlocking the car in garage...

    I unlock car in garage, garage door down,
    homelink shows green icon, sometimes
    nothing happens, sometimes after +/- 5 sec
    the auto begins to beep and door is commanded open?
    when should auto be expected to work in this situation?

    is there a reference of how proper operation should work?
     
  2. miltymoots

    miltymoots Member

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    I open the garage with the house button when I am about to ENTER my vehicle. This way as I reverse out, auto homelink closes it automatically. Opens automatically when I return. I close it after I exit with the house button.

    Doing this it works 99% of the time.
     
  3. rodrego

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    Yup. This is how I use it as well. I think this is how it is designed because I never have a problem with it.
     
  4. davekr

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    why would mine auto open when I awaken and enter the
    vehicle in garage and put my foot on brake?

    it only does this occasionally?
     
  5. miltymoots

    miltymoots Member

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    Never experienced that. I know using Summon will connect with homelink to open the garage for you. Only thing I can think is that its trying to auto close the garage (but its already closed, so opens it). I am not sure the car is aware if the door is open or closed, it just fires and forgets based on GPS... just a guess.
     
  6. onthewater

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    I just got my auto-Homelink working but have already seen it close while I was under it! I returned home and it auto-opened. Then I backed in but ended up having to pull forward twice to straighten myself out. I think it perhaps got confused whether I was leaving again even. I did hear a little ding but amongst all the other beeps I didn't think about it. Just as my windshield passed under the door I realized it was now closing while my hood was still under it! I managed to get all the way in before it hit the hood but never again...
     
  7. Big Dog

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    Yup, same here.
     
  8. VLTWGGN

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    My auto-close just doesn't work, but auto-open works 100%. I have to enter the garage by opening the door first with my physical garage opener, and then pull the car out. It tries to do the auto-close but it never dings and by the time it's ready to send the signal I'm too far away for it to communicate. I gave up after a few tries and now I just touch the home button to close it as I pull out...not too bad.
     
  9. daranello

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    Doesn’t work in reverse
     
  10. Big Dog

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    you can set the distance from the door controller. If you are driving too far away, go into the homelink settings and decrease the feet.
     
  11. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Changed to manul operation since when I come home my door may already be opened by my wife or grandkids who visit frequently. Homelink just toggles the door to open/close. I set the distance to open the door at 100 feet so I can see the door. I believe newer doors are smarter but not mine.
     
  12. brkaus

    brkaus Active Member

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    And ducks :)
     
  13. Atoms

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    Make sure you have latest firmware update if you have homelink issues. Now auto close works 90% of the time for me.
    Also if you have CFL or LED lights, switch to low EMI LED bulbs from Genie. Available on Amazon.
    If it still does not work after these, call Tesla. It really does work now. When I originally got the car in July auto close never worked.
     

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