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How To Program My Hyundai Genesis To Garage Door Opener

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The Genesis models bring Hyundai technological advancement to a luxury line of vehicles. With this luxury comes the HomeLink wireless control system. HomeLink can replace the garage door opener remotes that can clutter your vehicle's interior. 

The Hyundai Genesis models all have the HomeLink vehicle wireless control system. Here are the steps for programming HomeLink in your Genesis vehicle to open and close your garage doors:

  1. Park your Genesis outside your open garage door with the garage door opener remote in your hand.
  2. Start the ignition, keeping the vehicle in "park."
  3. On the bottom of the rearview mirror, press and hold the first and third garage door buttons to delete any previous garage door codes. Hold until a red light appears and begins to flash. Release when it flashes. The garage door buttons are now clear.
  4. Choose which button you want to program for which garage door, gate, or turning on lights.
  5. Press the garage door opener remote button at the same time you press the HomeLink button on your rearview mirror. Hold until the red light flashes repeatedly. 
  6. Rolling codes - If the red light is flashing quickly, your garage door opener may have a rolling code. See below for extra steps to program these models. 
  7. Press the vehicle's HomeLink button to verify that the garage door opens and closes.

The Genesis vehicle's HomeLink wireless control system makes programming controls easy. In this guide, we'll discuss the pairing process in greater detail. Keep reading for more on garage door pairing. 

Car Hyundai Genesis on office of dealer Hyundai, How To Program My Hyundai Genesis To Garage Door Opener

How To Program Your Hyundai Genesis HomeLink

inside Genesis G80

Step 1

Park your Genesis outside your open garage door with the garage door opener remote in your hand. The HomeLink system needs to be within its pairing distance to work. Park far enough back that you have a good view of the garage door opening and closing. 

You may want to put a new battery in the garage door opener remote to make sure the signal is strong. It takes a stronger signal to pair than it does to trigger the garage door opener assembly.

Step 2

Start the ignition, keeping the vehicle in "park." For safety, the HomeLink system cannot be programmed if the vehicle is not in "park." The vehicle needs to be started and running so that all the electrical systems are functioning while you are programming. 

Step 3

On the bottom of the rearview mirror, press and hold the first and third HomeLink buttons to delete any previous garage door codes. Hold until a red light appears and begins to flash. Release when it flashes. The HomeLink buttons are now clear.

If you have bought a previously owned Genesis vehicle, you will probably need to delete previously stored garage door codes. Sometimes on a new Genesis, the dealer may have programmed one of the buttons for a door as well. 

Using two fingers, press the first and third buttons on the rearview mirror to activate the clearing function. A red light on the mirror itself will appear. It will then begin to flash indicating the settings are clear.

Step 4

Choose which button you want to use for which garage door. HomeLink gives you options for your control buttons. Talk with the other people who will be driving the vehicle about which button for which function makes the most sense.

You may want the first button to turn on driveway lights if you have a long driveway. Or you may want the first button to be for the garage door where you park this vehicle. You may not have a use for all three buttons.

Step 5 

Using a garage door remote to open a garage door

Press the garage door opener remote button at the same time you press the HomeLink button on your rearview mirror. Hold until the red light flashes repeatedly. 

Hold the garage door opener remote control four to six inches from the rearview mirror for pairing. You may want to angle it so the top is facing the rearview mirror. Press and hold both the garage door opener remote and the HomeLink garage door button simultaneously.

It may take up to three tries to get them to pair. You may adjust the distance and angle on the remote if it does not work the first time. The garage door may open or close as you press the buttons. Let the garage door complete its opening or closing before each attempt at pairing.

Step 6

Rolling codes - If the red light is flashing quickly, your garage door opener may have a rolling code. 

Some garage door opener models may require the pressing of a special button on the actual garage door opener assembly itself. This button will be called the "Learning," "Smart," "Pairing," or "Programming" button and will be so identified on the body of the assembly. 

You will need a ladder to get up to the garage door opener assembly. It may be helpful to have a second person on the ladder while you are in the vehicle. Once you find the button, press it, return to your vehicle within 30 seconds, and press the HomeLink rearview mirror button for pairing. You have time to move safely and carefully. 

Modern empty garage interior viewing from outside of the open garage door.

Step 7

Press the vehicle's HomeLink button to verify that the garage door opens and closes. Since the garage door may open or close while you are working to pair it, it is important to let everything stop moving before you test the HomeLink rearview mirror button to confirm the door opens and closes from your vehicle.

For a visual guide to the process, take a look at this tutorial:

Does HomeLink Work When The Car Is Off?

Hyundai has designed the HomeLink to not work when the Genesis vehicle is not turned on. This is a safety feature that prevents a vehicle parked in the driveway from being used by thieves to open the garage door.

HomeLink does work when the vehicle is completely off in other vehicles manufactured by some other automakers. Ask your dealer about this safety issue if you have HomeLink in your vehicle.

Learn more about the wide range of Hyundai vehicles in this post: Who Makes Hyundai Cars?

What Devices Are HomeLink Compatible With?

HomeLink is a technology that allows your vehicle's electronics to be paired to communicate wirelessly with garage door openers, driveway gate openers, neighborhood gate openers, and lighting. Genesis vehicles come with both HomeLink and Apple Carplay.

Read more: Does The Genesis G70 Have Apple Carplay?

What Else Can Homelink Do?

You can program the HomeLink rearview mirror buttons to open garage doors, gates, or lights. You will need the HomeLink app on your smartphone or use the online computer portal for the programming of some of these applications.

HomeLink can turn on the exterior and/or interior lights. It can be programmed for driveway or neighborhood gates as well. Or you could program a HomeLink button to open a loved one's garage door or the garage door at your second home.

Who Makes HomeLink?

Johnson Controls invented the HomeLink Universal Transmitter in 1995  to allow automakers to have garage door openers built into their vehicle electronics without the worry about what brand garage door opener a homeowner uses.

Today, HomeLink is manufactured by Gentex to integrate more than garage door opener controls into a vehicle. All the new Hyundai Genesis vehicles come standard with HomeLink.

How Do I know If my Garage Door Is HomeLink Compatible?

driver opens the garage with remote control from the comfort of a car

You can reference this page to see if your garage door opener, gate openers, and/or home lighting are compatible with HomeLink. Hyundai has partnered with HomeLink, as they are the industry leader.

Is a Genie garage door opener compatible with HomeLink?

Genie garage door openers are compatible with HomeLink.

Click here to see a Genie garage door opener on Amazon.

Are Craftsman garage door openers compatible with HomeLink?

Craftsman garage door openers are compatible with HomeLink. 

Click here to find a Craftsman garage door opener on Amazon.

Are LiftMaster garage door openers compatible with HomeLink?

LiftMaster garage door openers are compatible with HomeLink.

See this Liftmaster garage door opener assembly on Amazon.

In Closing

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Hyundai luxury vehicle line of Genesis sedans and SUVs includes the HomeLink wireless control system. HomeLink can wirelessly connect to up to three different controls, making a seamless integration of vehicle and home.