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Homelink will not work

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Impala1ss, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Impala1ss

    Impala1ss Member

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    I have gone through the Homelink setup in my new MS at least 12 times and it simply will not open the garage door. I have followed every step in the instructions religiously, the headlights flash, the opener in the garages flashes for programming, etc. yet am not able to setup. I understand that the Homelink touch button (picture of house) should turn green when properly set up but mine is still gray. The garage door opener is a 2 yr. old Genie which works perfectly with its remotes but not with my car. Is anyone else having this problem or is my Tesla Homelink software defective?
     
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    According to this thread, Genie should work... List of Homelink Garage Door Openers That Work

    A couple of things from that thread car location (see thread) and how about LED lights in the garage?

    And, always a good idea, did you try rebooting the car in the usual fashion (hold down scroll wheels)?
     
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    Mine does work, but not well, the range is nothing compared to the remote that came with the opener, so much to my annoyance, I have that clipped to the sunvisor.
     
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    Another item in that thread, someone lengthened their opener's antenna and it helped. Something to try, as they are usually just a piece of wire and it might help pick up the signal from the Tesla's transmitter.


    (BTW, got a pile of your stuff waiting for my new X! :D )
     
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    Thanks, I did that, extended the antenna outside the garage, but still no joy. I think they (Liftmaster) make a widget that amplifies the signal, but it's not compatible with my model. Not a big deal, but I do miss the door opening automatically. And yay for buying a pile of stuff :)
     
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    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Does your opener have an LED light? There have been reports of LED lights creating some sort of interference, not just with Teslas. It is a problem with some openers.
     
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  8. Impala1ss

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    No LED's, HomeLink Analysis and Troubleshooting | TeslaTap does not fix problem. Could it be the Tesla's circuitry. Homelink doesn't work and Summon (app) usually gives me a can not connect or car disconnected. I'm guessing that Summon works with bluetooth since you are probably not connected to wi-fi all the time but it seems unusual that I would have problems with 2 separate wireless processes.
     
  9. lucy

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    I had the same problem after a Ranger reset my software trying to fix another problem- my Homelink has never worked since then. Back to the old remote on the visor, like a cave man or something!

    But at least I don't come home and see my garage is open because I parked in the driveway and the Homelink opened the door in error unnoticed as I left. :eek:


    Overall, I'm happier with the remote. :D
     
  10. brkaus

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    It’s strange. The actual unit in the Tesla is by homelink if I understand correctly. But yes, my remote works much better.
     
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