HomeLink D-Mode Tesla Model Y

If the Tesla vehicle is equipped with the HomeLink Universal Transceiver, you can operate up to three Radio Frequency (RF) devices, such as gates, garage doors, security systems and lighting.

Note: Some vehicles are not equipped with a HomeLink Universal Transceiver, depending on the year of manufacturing, market region, and extras selected at the time of purchase.

WARNING: Only use the HomeLink Universal Transceiver with devices that have the ability to safely stop and reverse. When you use a device that lacks specific safety features, the risk of harm or death increases.

See Also Adjusting Exterior Mirrors.


Supported Modes

One of three transmit modes provided by HomeLink is used to communicate between your vehicle and the RF device. Which transmit mode you should utilise is determined by the compatibility of your RF device:

  • Standard Mode: Standard Mode is used when an RF device comes with a remote control and it must be activated to use it (like a remotecontrolled garage door). This is the most often used device mode.
  • D-Mode or UR-Mode: If the RF device doesn't have a remote and the receiver has a "Learn" button, use this mode (known as "Program" or "Smart"). The automobile links directly with the device's receiver in D-Mode and UR-Mode, removing the need to pair a remote.

Note: UR-Mode is used in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and D-Mode is typically used in North America. Contact HomeLink (www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515) to find out which mode your device is compatible with.

For each of your devices, you can select a different mode. Set your garage door to Standard Mode and your front gate to D-Mode, for example. Select the device you wish to change the transmit mode for by tapping the HomeLink symbol on the touchscreen's status bar. Then go to Program and select the desired setting for your device. To confirm, touch Set Mode, then follow the onscreen instructions.

In an older car, changing the mode for one device changes the mode for all devices, therefore be cautious when changing transmit modes.
It's likely that gadgets that aren't compatible with the mode you've selected will fail to function.

Change Transmit Mode by pressing the HomeLink icon on the touchscreen's status bar.

Note: Ensure the product information is referenced for gates, garage doors, lights, etc. to find out the mode compatible with your device.


Programming HomeLink®

These instructions will help you program HomeLink®:

  1. Position the front bumper of the Model Y in front of the gate, garage door, or light to be configured. 
    Caution: When programming, the device might open/close. So before you start, ensure the device is clear of any people or objects.
  2. Ensure the device's remote is working properly. Prior to programming, it is suggested to replace the battery in the device's remote.
  3. At the top of the display, press the HomeLink icon.
  4. Select the mode to use: Standard, D-Mode, or UR-Mode, then press Create HomeLink.
  5. Using the touchscreen, input a name for the device and press Enter or Create HomeLink.
  6. Press on Start and then follow the onscreen instructions.
  7. If you get a screen message saying "Train the Receiver" when you programming the device, remember it's a time-sensitive procedure. You have 30 seconds to get back to the vehicle, hit Continue, and then press the HomeLink device name twice after pushing the Learn/Program/Smart button on the device's remote. Consider asking someone to help with this step.
  8. To complete the HomeLink programming, touch Save once the device is programmed.
  9. Check the HomeLink performs as planned. In some circumstances, programming may necessitate numerous attempts before success.

After you've programmed the device, you can control it by pressing the HomeLink symbol on the touchscreen's status bar. HomeLink keeps track of where your preset gadgets are. The HomeLink control on the touchscreen automatically lowers down when you approach a known location. It vanishes as soon as you drive away.

Note: For additional assistance or compatibility questions, contact HomeLink (www.homelink.com or call 1-800-355-3515).


Auto Opening and Closing

It is possible to automate a HomeLink device so that it opens when you arrive and close as you drive away to operate it without touching the touchscreen:

  1. Press the HomeLink icon at the top of the touchscreen and select the device you want to automate.
  2. Choose the checkbox, Auto-open when arriving for the device to open when the car approaches.
  3. Touch the arrows to define the distance the vehicle should be from the device before it can open.
  4. Choose the chekcbox Auto-close when leaving for the device to close when the car drives away.

See related HomeLink topics: Resetting the Location of the HomeLink DeviceDeleting a DeviceTroubleshooting HomeLink.


Disclaimer :
Tesla, Inc. was not involved in the development of this document and did not provide any input or otherwise edit, review or authorize it.