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List of Homelink Garage Door Openers That Work

Discussion in 'Model S' started by finallybuying, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. finallybuying

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    Having a garage door redone. Can't seem to find a simple link or something to forward to my contractor to show which garage door openers will work well with Tesla. I understand that Homelink is supposed to work but I keep seeing posts where some work and some don't. Is there a definitive list somewhere?

    Thanks.
     
  2. superm1

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    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    My Liftmaster works super
     
  5. JPUConn

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    2nd Liftmaster - mine is a side mount.

    The trick for me was to hold the remote in the Frunk by the light/release lever to program.
     
  6. OlderThanDirt

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    Geni here. Literally only few minutes to set up. Auto open and close working perfectly.
     
  7. finallybuying

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    Thanks. Ideally I'd have a list somewhere...? Is there one?

    (Long story but I have a difficult garage door, so want to give full choice.)

    If I tell him it must work with Homelink is that enough? (I keep reading things that imply not.)

    Thanks.
     
  8. tstafford

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    We have a Hormann and it works fine with Homelink (both the Tesla and a Porsche) but I'm not a huge fan of it otherwise.
     
  9. Fluke

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    The Chamberlain mentioned above from Home Depot has worked well for me also. The Chamberlain replaced an Overhead Door opener that was installed in 2014 and did not work well at all with the Model S.
     
  10. superm1

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    I'd just go with the chamberlain (hd950 or hd1000) or liftmaster 8550w. they are made by the same company so I think the same product.

    The good thing about the one in the link is that usually you have to buy a separate bluetooth/wifi module and this one has it built in so it ends up being cheaper.
     
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    I can verify that the Odyssey 1000 by Overhead Door works and like @JPUConn I had to hold the remote inside the frunk.
     
  12. Kevin_Freeman

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    The HomeLink technology standard was updated about 4 years ago - so you should be OK using any recent opener from major brands. For Chamberlain / LiftMaster look for Security+ 2.0. And pester Tesla to integrate with MyQ so you don't need HomeLink or a clicker.

     
  13. finallybuying

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    Thanks.
     
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    My DirectDrive openers do NOT work out of the box with the HomeLink in my S. The frequency is off by 5 MHz but DirectDtive sells an adapter. My recommendation is to do a quick search of the boards after you have a short list of openers you are considering.
     
  15. Austral

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    The Homelink on my S started to have problems about two weeks ago. Started to think the S was the source of the problem, perhaps a bad transmitter. Also considered an alternate hypothesis that the garage door receiver was the problem. Did some research and what did I find?

    I discovered that neither the S or the garage door receiver were the problem. LEDs! About two weeks ago I replaced the bulb inside the Liftmaster opener with an LED bulb. Apparently there is a frequency management issue--overlap between the freq' of the bulb and the garage door signal. Here are some links that may help explain:

    https://www.liftmaster.com/catalogresourcesv3/en-us/shared/files/tucmanuals/led%20bulb%20compatibility_011714.pdf

     
  16. MorrisonHiker

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    We have three Liftmaster 8500 openers and it was surprisingly easy to link them to the car. Two of them worked first try but the third one took a couple tries. We have no problems with the LED bulbs we use and have the cars set to open the garage about 80 feet from the garage (long driveway).
     
  17. brkaus

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    Looks like an old thread revived :)

    Love the Liftmaster 8500 openers. Significantly quieter than my old openers. And allowed me to change my doors to high lift. For those that haven't seen them, they mount on the wall and twist the jackshaft to raise/lower the doors.
     

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