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What is Homelink?

What is HomeLink in a car? HomeLink is a wireless control system that you can use to control several applications all from inside your vehicle. With HomeLink, you can control your garage door, front gate, and more with the push of a button. What else can HomeLink do? Learn about the features and benefits of HomeLink with the service center at Brookings Auto Mall to see how this smart technology feature can improve your Brookings drives.

Benefits of HomeLink

You know what HomeLink is, but let’s dive into some of the features and benefits of this system to see how you can make your Sioux Falls commute much more efficient. Here are some of the advantages of having a HomeLink system in your vehicle:

  • It’s easy to connect HomeLink to your home systems.
  • HomeLink is compatible with almost all garage door and smart home systems, allowing you to operate them without ever having to leave your vehicle.
  • HomeLink can be easily integrated into the interior of your vehicle and can control up to three different devices.
  • The HomeLink 5 system can alert you if you left your garage door open after you’ve headed out on the Watertown roads.
  • You can have HomeLink integrated into your vehicle’s front windshield mirror, driver’s seat visor, or upper center module.

What is HomeLink Connect?

HomeLink Connect is the latest installation of HomeLink technology. The HomeLink Connect app uses cloud-based wireless transmission to pair with the vehicle and allows you to connect with a variety of automation devices in your home. Just like standard HomeLink, the HomeLink Connect app is easy to use and even easier to install and connect.

Even when you’re not in our vehicle, you can still get a great connection to your home devices and other appliances when you download the app. You can download the app on your smartphone, and it only takes a few minutes to become fully installed. You can also utilize the HomeLink OnScreen system for compatible vehicles to have access to your home and garage systems from the comfort of the center touchscreen in your vehicle.

How to Program HomeLink® on My Vehicle?

Now that you know what HomeLink® is, Madison drivers will be impressed by how fast and easy it is to program HomeLink® and sync the system up to your garage door opener. Just follow these four simple steps:

  1. Press and Hold Down First and Third Buttons: The HomeLink® unit features 3 buttons and is most commonly located on the ceiling of the car above the center console. Press and hold down the first and third buttons until the interior lights of your car begin to flash. This usually takes about 20 seconds. Note that pressing the first and third buttons is the master reset, you do not need to do this when subsequently adding other devices.
  2. Press and Hold Preferred Program: Once the ceiling lights begin to flash, press and hold the button you wish to program while simultaneously holding the open/close button on your garage door opener. The lights should go from a slow to rapid flash, indicating that the programming is complete.
  3. Press the “Learn” Button on the Garage Door Opener: Go into your garage and press the “learn” button on your garage door opener.
  4. Press the Programmed Button to Connect: Return to your vehicle and press the programmed button on your car for a minimum of two seconds. You may see the lights on your garage door opener flash, indicating that it is connecting.

Get HomeLink & More with Brookings Auto Mall

We’ve answered the question “What is HomeLink in a car” and described how it works, so your next step is to visit Brookings Auto Mall in Brookings to add this state-of-the-art system to your vehicle. Contact us to learn how you can get HomeLink installed today!

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