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HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

14 Feb 2020, 18:58

Just curious if anyone has retrofitted a HomeLink garage door opener system into their TT? I would imagine this is not just an easy "plug and play" DIY project, but has quite a bit of re-wiring and possibly some coding required too.

https://homelink.com/compatible

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Audi TT 8J R8 interior light Homelink 8J0947111BH interior monitoring 8K0907410

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Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

14 Feb 2020, 19:21

Have been eyeing these off - would be a neat addition - not yet done it myself.

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

14 Feb 2020, 20:07

I looked into it a while ago out of interest. I believe it requires a transmitter mounted behind the front bumper too. Everything can be done, happy to help with part numbers and wiring if you want

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

14 Feb 2020, 20:41

I think the smaller unit is the transmitter as per SJP’s first and last two pics

https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/801251-DIY-A4-S4-Homelink-Garage-Door-Opener-Retrofit-DIY-PDF-w-Pictures

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

14 Feb 2020, 21:06

I looked into this when I first purchased my car.

TBH it was quite cost prohibitive, from memory parts were working out to a couple of hundred pounds.

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

14 Feb 2020, 22:13

It's probably a lot easier and cheaper to just go with a small key-fob garage door opener. Or for 70-Euro, tap a wireless Bluetooth module into the opener and use an App on your SmartPhone like this one.:-)

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Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

15 Feb 2020, 00:09

Problem I can see with the Homelink is that you need to carry a gate/garage door fob to gain access the car in the first instance and then once again when it’s time to leave the car in the garage.

I just keep a spare fob on the key.

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

15 Feb 2020, 08:10

SwissJetPilot wrote:It's probably a lot easier and cheaper to just go with a small key-fob garage door opener. Or for 70-Euro, tap a wireless Bluetooth module into the opener and use an App on your SmartPhone like this one.:-)

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Probably right SJP, but where’s the fun in that :P

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

15 Feb 2020, 08:53

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Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

15 Feb 2020, 09:36

Hahaha

That pic explains it call. I have flashbacks of when I broke my CAN bus hahaha

These items are definitely on my regular eBay trawl so I’ll tackle it one day. SJP I say go for it!

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

15 Feb 2020, 18:32

Thinking about the remote via Bluetooth, seems this would be a nice feature for anyone with an Android head unit rather than installing the App on your SmartPhone.

Although if someone steals your car, they'll now have access to your garage. Humm...maybe not such a great idea. :?

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

15 Feb 2020, 19:12

It is not necessary to steal the whole car. Some bad man can open the car door and steal the code.
If you leave your car outside or in a service workshop, do you also leave the keys for your house there?

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

16 Feb 2020, 04:46

Over a grand for Hazzy to do which tells me it isn't a 5 minute job

https://www.hazzydayz.com/garage-door-o ... 7691-p.asp

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

16 Feb 2020, 07:59

I can’t see why it’s so expensive?

To my way of thinking at the end of the day the Homelink kit is just a wired in remote!

Or am I thinking too simplistically?

Re: HomeLink for Garage Door Opener - Retrofit Possible?

16 Feb 2020, 08:26

Theres lots of decent openers, from remote push button to one's woking via an app on your phone. Last thing i'd do is try to integrate in the car.... you can even get one's (again via your phone) that work by voice control.
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