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Trick to Programming Homelink With Liftmaster

Discussion in 'Model S' started by IGotEastBay, May 22, 2017.

  1. IGotEastBay

    IGotEastBay Member

    Apr 17, 2017
    Bay Area
    Hi All,

    I have a new 75D and a Liftmaster Professional gate with a red learning button that was manufactured in 2006. I have tried to program homelink and have had no luck. The Tesla headlights flash with the remote but the garage will not open no matter what I do. I've tried fresh batteries in the remote (a 3 button) and changing the programming settings on the car from "standard" to "rolling code default" to "chamberlain" with no luck. The car connects to my wifi in my garage and driveway with decent signal, so I don't think that's the issue.

    I do have another gate (same make) for the other side of the garage, I have not tried programming it yet.

    Any ideas? Do I possibly need a bridge?

  2. AndrewTX

    AndrewTX Member

    Feb 15, 2017
    Houston, Texas
    I had similar troubles as you and it was very frustrating. The tech support from Tesla and Homelink was completely useless.
    I played with Homelink for a couple of months and couldn't get it to work. On my next-to-last attempt something got totally screwed up and the Homelink button on my wife's Odyssey stopped working along with all of our existing remote controls. You can imagine how that went over with the wife.
    Ultimately I erased all settings from the opener and reprogrammed each of the remotes as per the original set up instructions. I then reprogrammed the Homelink button on the Odyssey. Once those were all stable I decided to try the Tesla once more. Lo and Behold - it started working!
    I have no idea why this worked but it did and the Homelink has been very stable ever since, including the geolocation opening/closing.

    So my suggestion to you is to try starting over totally - just like reinstalling a fresh Windows image on a PC that's totally locked up. Good luck!
  3. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Try a different remote. Sounds stupid, but my Genie would not program with the main remote, only the keypad remote for the exterior.

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