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Thanks for all the previous threads on Homelink Garage Remote conversions and the part cross reference with the Malibu.

In researching Factory Service Manuals to build a plug-n-play adapter to plug the Malibu Overhead Console Trim into the Volt's wire harness, I stumbled upon GM's accessory instructions for a 2018 "Garage Door Opener Transmitter Package", part # 84214160.

It looks like GM has this part spec'd out, but not yet enabled in their systems or available for order. The "dealer installation instructions" are now available to service techs, though. (see attached)

It appears that the kit will come with the Malibu bezel (with remote) and the plug-n-play harness adapter.

I'm now torn about waiting for this kit to be released or pressing forward with my own do-it-yourself version... With the way GM treats these things, they will probably price this kit for double what it would cost for us to just piece it together ourselves. :(
 

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I did a mirror with HomeLink a long time ago so I'm over that waterfall. The key here for those who want a HomeLink setup is how much the GM package will cost versus a mirror and a maybe a wiring harness. We'll see. Thanks for the information.
 

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The solution for my Bolt was free. Also has three buttons

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The solution for my 2017 Volt was the visor remote that came with garage door opener from 2005. Works great in fact it has a longer range than the factory buttons in our 2017 GMC Acadia by at least 1 house, about 100 feet further away.
 
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In my last car, I went to a pick and pull junkyard, looked through lots of cars, and picked a homelink module that was the color I wanted and would be easy to integrate into my car. They come in many shapes and sizes, including visor units, and just need 12V and a ground wire. My cost was $10.
 

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The solution for my 2017 Volt was the visor remote that came with garage door opener from 2005. Works great in fact it has a longer range than the factory buttons in our 2017 GMC Acadia by at least 1 house, about 100 feet further away.
Yeah, I'm not sure why we have so many folks spazzing out about this???? My 2011 has homelink, but if I traded for a car (Bolt) that didn't have it, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
 

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Yeah, I'm not sure why we have so many folks spazzing out about this???? My 2011 has homelink, but if I traded for a car (Bolt) that didn't have it, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
I do not miss having Homelink in my 2017 Volt, never used this feature in my Ford Fusion vehicle. Some Volt owners have homes with multiple garage doors, entrance gates. Homelink can control up to three separate openers. No one wants to have multiple remote controls stuck to the dashboard or hanging from the sun visor.

Smart home technology can provide a solution but it involves upgrading existing home systems.
 

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I do not miss having Homelink in my 2017 Volt, never used this feature in my Ford Fusion vehicle. Some Volt owners have homes with multiple garage doors, entrance gates. Homelink can control up to three separate openers. No one wants to have multiple remote controls stuck to the dashboard or hanging from the sun visor.

Smart home technology can provide a solution but it involves upgrading existing home systems.
There's also the issue with theft. If your opener is stolen then someone can get into your garage. With Homelink they have to steal your car. Also, if you lose it or the battery goes dead then you aren't getting into your garage.
 

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I also have a smart home hub and a garage door controller so I can open my garage from a phone app. This is super handy, and can even be set up to issue alerts when your garage door is left open. It's really convenient for me to be able to open my garage from my phone, especially if I'm already outside and don't have a set of keys with me. (I also have smart locks, light bulbs, ecobee themostat, and other devices that can be used with the hub.)

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-Universal-Garage-Door-Internet-Gateway/50213045
https://www.amazon.com/Wink-PWHUB-W...05683&sr=1-1&keywords=wink+connected+home+hub
 

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There's also the issue with theft. If your opener is stolen then someone can get into your garage. With Homelink they have to steal your car. Also, if you lose it or the battery goes dead then you aren't getting into your garage.
I was never able to determine if Homelink in my Ford Fusion worked if the vehicle was not running so I never bothered to program my garage door opener into my Ford's visor. I park my Volt in my garage 99% of the time, if for some reason I park my Volt outside I remove the garage door opener from the vehicle.
 

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There's also the issue with theft. If your opener is stolen then someone can get into your garage. With Homelink they have to steal your car. Also, if you lose it or the battery goes dead then you aren't getting into your garage.
I haven't written my address on mine, and I have a touch panel outside and a battery back up on the opener itself. I'm pretty well covered. Now if a zombie apocalypse happens I may be SOL.
 

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I was never able to determine if Homelink in my Ford Fusion worked if the vehicle was not running so I never bothered to program my garage door opener into my Ford's visor. I park my Volt in my garage 99% of the time, if for some reason I park my Volt outside I remove the garage door opener from the vehicle.
Yes, Homelink does work when the car is off. Although I guess the car manufacturer could alter that.
 

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I haven't written my address on mine, and I have a touch panel outside and a battery back up on the opener itself. I'm pretty well covered. Now if a zombie apocalypse happens I may be SOL.
If I recall correctly, theft was one of the original marketing themes for Homelink.

Of course if you are really worried about theft you should consider that if you walk around a new neighborhood that has all Kwikset locks installed, and have a kwikset key in your hand, you will almost certainly get into at least one house.
 

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Thanks for all the previous threads on Homelink Garage Remote conversions and the part cross reference with the Malibu.

In researching Factory Service Manuals to build a plug-n-play adapter to plug the Malibu Overhead Console Trim into the Volt's wire harness, I stumbled upon GM's accessory instructions for a 2018 "Garage Door Opener Transmitter Package", part # 84214160.

It looks like GM has this part spec'd out, but not yet enabled in their systems or available for order. The "dealer installation instructions" are now available to service techs, though. (see attached)

It appears that the kit will come with the Malibu bezel (with remote) and the plug-n-play harness adapter.

I'm now torn about waiting for this kit to be released or pressing forward with my own do-it-yourself version... With the way GM treats these things, they will probably price this kit for double what it would cost for us to just piece it together ourselves. :(
Wondering if they'll ever get around to a Bolt kit!
 

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I solved the whole Homelink/remote in the car thing with my alarm system. My home system offers Z-wave control so I put a Z-wave enabled socket where my garage door operator plugs in. When my alarm is armed either completely when away or at home with just the perimeter zones active, power is shut off to the garage door opener. No way can it be opened until the alarm is deactivated. I'ts also a way to prevent opening the door from the car if you have forgotten to turn the system off. Works for me. I have never understood why the Homelink is active even when the ignition is off.
 

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Thanks for posting this. I'm looking forward to someone posting an actual purchase / install experience. Reviewing the PDF, even someone with my limited technical skills could get this done.
 

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Anyone try to buy one yet?

I tried at the local GMC dealer, but was told their network was down and to try later.
 

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Spent 30 minutes at the parts counter again today and was told apparently the parts are not available yet. He did lots of research and even made a couple calls.

I was told to check back later.
 
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