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Homelink with multiple devices in close proximity

Discussion in 'Model S' started by LosAltosChuck, Aug 5, 2017.

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  1. LosAltosChuck

    LosAltosChuck Member

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    If this has been asked/answered before, apologies and please direct me to the appropriate thread.

    My home has a gate and a garage door in close proximity (about 2 car lengths apart). The gate has an old Link multi-code system, while the garage is a modern system.

    Programming the Tesla for both devices is not a problem. The problem is, when I set them both to be auto-opened, the system always tries to fire both signals nearly simultaneously. I've tried many ways to set the location for each so that there is more of a natural delay based on proximity, but to no avail. As I approach the gate, I hear the chime twice in quick succession, and either the garage or the gate wins. Never do both open, and sometimes neither responds.

    If I remove the garage door from auto-open, the gate opens reliably on approach. I can then manually select the garage and it opens right up. This behavior tells me the two transmissions are somehow interfering.

    Is there any way at all to get a bit of a pause between device one and device two? The current behavior seems like a bug to me.
     
  2. GOFORIT5

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    Were you able to fix this? My friend has the same problem.
     
  3. G'sinHawaii

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    The auto open is GPS based, so setting them up from different locations should help, i.e. in front or even inside the garage and the other a little down the road from the gate.... I can't remember, the count down till opening starts at 50 ft? so would be best to have them that far or more apart when learning the locations. good luck
     
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    I drove my car into the backyard behind the garage and set that to be the garage door open location. It now opens the garage door when I am 5 feet from the door. Using Tesla's method it tried to open the door while I was still in the street 75 feet away from the door. That never worked.
     
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  5. LosAltosChuck

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    I've not found a solution. I consider this a bug. The system should recognize that it is trying to fire multiple signals at once and sequence them. Blindly firing them based only on GPS is wrong. I'll be submitting a support request of some kind. I'm sure Elon will have it fixed in 3 months, or 6 months for sure.
     

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