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HomeLink when in Reverse doesn't work

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by bahree, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. bahree

    bahree Member

    Jul 9, 2018
    Got my Model 3 a few days ago and still learning it. I do have a newbie question - I drive in my garage; so when leaving and backing out, it seems the HomeLink button doesn't work. Tapping it, I don't see the 'transmit' signal. If I stop, and put it in park, then it will. Is this a bug or a feature? I want to be able to hit the button after I am out, but still backing out. We have a long driveway, and by the time I back out and turn, the garage door can close - rather than me waiting for it.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. rtanov

    rtanov Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Cincinnati, OH
    I am doing this every day and it works for me. Occasionally the signal does not get to the garage door opener receiver and I have to press twice but it works most of the time and the "transmit" signal is there too. Also, when I am in the garage and put in R the HomeLink list pops up so I have to just press the button.
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  3. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

    Nov 25, 2017
    NH, MA
    This is my experience as well. Not seeing what the OP is seeing. I'm on older firmware (18.14); maybe OP is on newer and something's changed?

    Only thing I can think of is Tesla is trying to prevent Homelink from accidentally closing the garage door while the car is still backing out. That would be an auto-close issue and should not affect the driver manually trying to close the door.
  4. trunks13

    trunks13 Member

    Jul 12, 2018
    I just configured my homelink yesterday and did not have the same experience. Perhaps you need to reset the location? Does it work when you're driving up towards the garage?

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