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OK, we Gen 2 owners are stuck without Homelink, but fortunately batteries in remotes seem to last many years. I recently relocated mine from the overhead to just behind the center screen. Double-stick tape and flat black paint make it nearly invisible, and a furniture felt makes it no-look operable. It works.
 

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Oh, fantastic idea. I think I'm going to do the same!
 

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I'm thinking that cooking it in the sun isn't so hot for the batteries.
 

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Looks tacky.


That will easily fit in the front compartment in the armrest, which is where I keep my brick garage door opener. Doesn't rattle around or nothing. Fits perfect.
 

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I have a keychain sized remote that I have Velcro to the lower dash by my right knee. Out of site but handy and when needed I can take with me. You have to be a little creative!!!
 

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Slightly off topic, but anyone even THINKING of visiting Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, or the New England states should definitely get an EZPass. We did that on a trip to see the colors last fall. It is an absolute life-saver with all the tolls. There are a few toll roads here in Texas, but they use a different system. The ability to use the same EZPass system all over the northeast regions was great, and absolutely worth it even if you're only going to be traveling through the area for a few days! I had read about it, but it boggles a westerner's mind that you can't "move" without a toll almost everywhere in the northeast.
 

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^ Good tip. The network also includes Illinois, the Virginias, NC and Kentucky. An extra Tip is that the NC-issued pass is EZ-Pass compatible, plus ties in the Florida and Georgia networks for even more coverage. I think that is every tolling state east of the Mississippi except South Carolina.
 

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I got my 2017 Gen2 Volt in December 2016. I couldn't figure out to access the Garage Door Opener; so, I went through the manual looking for the location and for instructions on how to program it. I couln't believe it when I found out that Chevy, in all their wisdom, decided not to include HOMELINK in their Gen2 Volt. Yes, I knew I could use the old fashioned remote openers, but I wanted it built into the car like every other car I've owned since 2001. My solution was to replace the Gentex Rearview Mirror with one that had 3 Homelink buttons on the bottom edge. This only works if the existing mirror is powered, which it is if it auto-dims which comes with the Premier Package. I purchased a Gentex Rear View Mirror with 3 Homelink Buttons wired for my Volt off an eBay Seller who sells them. I got my hudband to install it for me. Now I have 3 remote buttons I can push from the car. ;)
 

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I bought a used Gentex Series 8 frame less mirror off eBay for a good price and figured out a way to power it with the existing harness. My car had the auto dimming mirror, though, so switched power was readily available. Unlike the wider-on-the-bottom shape of most of these homelink mirrors, the series 8 is wider on the top and fits the FOV of the rear hatch glass perfectly....
 
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Looks they MAY have added an option to have the dealer install this. RPO code 5LE
 

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I stopped worrying about remotes. Since I had a SmartThings hub already, I installed one of these controllers/monitors:

https://www.smartthings.com/products/linear-gocontrol-garage-door-opener

Wifi from my house extends to the middle of our rather long drive-way. Our phones are treated as presence sensors so as soon as we pull up and the phone registers on the network, the garage door opens. If I don't want the door to open for some reason, I turn off the phone wifi (simply interface click in latest Android versions).

I keep a small garage remote in the center console just in case I ever need it but it has worked great so far.
 

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I went with GarageMate. About $50 for the Bluetooth transmitter that attaches to the garage door opener. You then download the free app and use that like a remote. You can even set it up so that Siri will open it.
 

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I went with GarageMate. About $50 for the Bluetooth transmitter that attaches to the garage door opener. You then download the free app and use that like a remote. You can even set it up so that Siri will open it.
I think it's hilarious that flipping around for an app is more convenient than pushing a button on a box clipped to the visor.
 

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I think it's hilarious that flipping around for an app is more convenient than pushing a button on a box clipped to the visor.
Although limited to BT range, being able to say "Hey Siri, open the garage" is pretty sweet.
 
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