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Old 01-20-2020, 02:47 PM #31
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That's my point! What's the benefit of having a chubby rearview mirror with illuminated buttons to open your garage door when it offers no better security than a shitty ol opener that can be carried with you or hidden?...
The major benefit for me is combining multiple remotes into one built-in device. Another benefit is that it cant be stolen and secure rolling codes can’t be copied easily. Most people probably just have the one remote so I get what you’re saying.
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The major benefit for me is combining multiple remotes into one built-in device. Another benefit is that it cant be stolen and secure rolling codes can’t be copied easily. Most people probably just have the one remote so I get what you’re saying.
When you have to manage access to 3 different properties or vehicle gates in addition to garage door, the HomeLink thing becomes pretty valuable. I have it in multiple vehicles and it really cuts down in “clicker management”.

I generally park inside the garage, but I have thought about security as well when I park outside. Most modern garage doors have a “wireless lockout feature”. My Liftmaster has a button on my interior garage door pad that basically ignores all wireless open commands. So if someone broke in the 4Runner and tried to open the garage, it won’t do anything until I open it in the morning from inside.

If security was a huge concern than I would just carry wireless combination pad like those you would install just outside of the garage door, or perhaps rewire the HomeLink to not have power unless the ignition was powered on.
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My 2012 SR5 has 3 programmable buttons on the overhead console. Is that the home link you speak of? Did they do away with that feature on newer 4runners? If so, big fail. I love those buttons. So handy. Perfect for a garage door opener.
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My 2012 SR5 has 3 programmable buttons on the overhead console. Is that the home link you speak of? Did they do away with that feature on newer 4runners? If so, big fail. I love those buttons. So handy. Perfect for a garage door opener.
Yes, I refer to those as HomeLink. I think its the official name but different brands might call it something else.
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Yes, I refer to those as HomeLink. I think its the official name but different brands might call it something else.
Yes, it is called HomeLink.

Some versions of the 4R still have Homelink.
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Yes, it is called HomeLink.

Some versions of the 4R still have Homelink.
Most versions do have HomeLink. Out of the 8 trim levels available for TRD in 2020, only 2 don't come with it. SR5 and TRD base versions.
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