What is Toyota HomeLink?

November 11th, 2019 by

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle and have been looking at Toyota models, you might’ve encountered a feature known as HomeLink. If you’re curious as to what exactly this feature is, we can certainly answer that for you. HomeLink is a type of rearview mirror that comes on many Toyota models, equipped with buttons and technology that lets you link your vehicle to certain aspects of your home, most notably your garage door.

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HomeLink Features

As mentioned, the primary function of the HomeLink rearview mirror is the integrated garage door opener. Rather than having a clunky opener clipped to your visor, your HomeLink mirror comes with some buttons that allow you to sync your Toyota vehicle to your garage, letting you press a simple button and open or close it. However, garage doors aren’t the only things that HomeLink can adjust.

You can also set up your HomeLink system to control property gates, exterior lighting, interior lights, your alarm system and much more. Another added bonus of the HomeLink functions over your clunky old garage opener is that this doesn’t require batteries, so you never have to worry about getting home and realizing you can’t get your car in the garage until you run back out for new batteries.

How to Program

If you ever have issues programming your HomeLink, you can, of course, give us a call here at the shop. However, it’s not as difficult as it might seem. The video below will walk you through the process of programming your HomeLink system, but you can also find more detailed instructions for your specific Toyota model by clicking one of the links on the HomeLink Toyota page – which you can find right here.

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