What is HomeLink?

2019 Chevrolet Equinox MyLink

Opting for a new Chevrolet vehicle comes with many perks. One of those perks is the ability to utilize the Chevy HomeLink system. But, what is HomeLink? Chevy Homelink is a wireless control system built into your new Chevrolet vehicle. Take home a Chevrolet vehicle with you to Schaumburg, and you’ll find that its HomeLink system allows you to conveniently:

  • Activate/deactivate your home security system
  • Open/close your garage door or automatic gate
  • Turn on/off your home’s interior lights, exterior lights, appliances, & other in-home compatible electronics

Find a more in-depth answer to “What is HomeLink?” today with our team at Biggers Chevrolet, and learn all about the benefits of having Chevy HomeLink in your vehicle!

The Benefits of HomeLink

Now that we’ve gone over, “What is HomeLink?”, are you wondering how having HomeLink can upgrade your vehicle ownership experience? Drivers in the Streamwood area who have HomeLink in their vehicle often praise its benefits. While HomeLink is certainly convenient, choosing a new vehicle like the Tahoe with HomeLink technology is a fantastic way to make your life a little easier. Some benefits of HomeLink include:

  • Battery-Free: Powered by the electrical system in your Chevy, you never have to worry about changing batteries with HomeLink.
  • Compatibility: Homelink is compatible with just about all garage door openers, gate systems, and a wide range of other radio-frequency (RF) controlled devices.
  • Control Multiple Devices: Can’t decide what to connect to your HomeLink system? Don’t worry, HomeLink is capable of controlling several devices.
  • Ease of Use: Connecting your vehicle to your home is simple. All you have to do is simply follow the instructions laid out in your owner’s manual. If you’re having any issues connecting HomeLink, you can always work with our service team for assistance.
  • Safety & Security: HomeLink offers a safe way to connect to your home. You’ll have the ability to control your garage door, turn on lights, and much more for added peace of mind.

How Do I Program HomeLink?

Programming your HomeLink system is straightforward, and you can likely even do it in your own Bartlett home. Although the instructions to program HomeLink can vary by model, it’s a simple process in general, and you’ll find that programming HomeLink is quick and hassle-free. Follow these steps below, and enjoy having your garage door opener connected to your vehicle:

  1. The Homelink unit features three buttons typically 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 vehicle begin to flash. This usually takes about 20 seconds. Pressing the first and third buttons is the master reset, so you don’t need to do this when subsequently adding other devices.
  2. 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. Go into your garage, and press the “learn” button on your garage door opener.
  4. 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.

Learn More About Chevrolet Technology at Biggers Chevrolet

If you get stuck or need additional help programming your Homelink system, we’ve got you covered. Our experts in Elgin have the expertise to help you program HomeLink and learn about other Chevrolet vehicle features such as Chevy MyLink, Chevy Wi-Fi® hotspot, and more. Have questions? Contact us online or by phone today!