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1) Is there any equivalent to the display on the driver display that showed the energy usage, line moved up when putting foot own etc. I found that very useful

2) Any homelink for controlling garage door

3) Any way to mute or reduce the chime below the current minimum, which is still really loud.
 

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Homelink can be purchased from ebay if you want to install it yourself. There is a thread on this forum that shows how one member installed his.
 

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While I think GM's decision to omit Homelink from the Gen II was lame the good news for me at least is after installing new batteries in my 12 year old LiftMaster garage door opener remote I have noticed it has a MUCH GREATER range than the Homelink from my Gen I Volt and even our 2016 Equinox.

I can get my doors open at least one house further away and it's now FULLY open even before I turn into my driveway. Before I often had to slow almost to a stop while I waited for the door to fully rise.

So I no longer miss the OEM buttons.
 

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Several automakers dropped HomeLink, and nobody is saying why. It certainly was not money, as even $250k cars dropped it.

In any case, what I did was to install a Chamberlain MyQ:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EAD65UW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This works though your cellphone on most brands of openers. It took 20 minutes to install, if that. I did the WPS button method to link it into our router. The bluetooth method failed for me.

Here's what you gain by having it instead of a factory remote or HomeLink:

1) It shows you the status of your garage door from anywhere. Did I forget to close the garage? I can see instantly whether it's open or not, and how long it's been open or closed. Did one of the kids leave it open?

2) It works with your bicycle, motorcycle, running shoes, etc. And any car you are in, rental, friend's, taxi, etc.

3) Ultra long range. If my buddy calls and wants to borrow a tool, I can open the garage from work, then close it again.

4) No vampire drain.
 

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I bought an opener that works from a smart phone. It is called glink. From Amazon. Needs no battery or power source other than the garage door opener itself. You have to be very close for it to work, then it works fine. Install in 10 minutes. The reason I chose this model is because my name is G. Link.
 

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Replacing the rear-view mirror is the easiest way to add Homelink.
I installed the Gentex 536 in my 2016 Volt. It also adds auto-dimming, which is standard on the Premier but not included on the LT rear-view mirror.
 

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Replacing the rear-view mirror is the easiest way to add Homelink.
I installed the Gentex 536 in my 2016 Volt. It also adds auto-dimming, which is standard on the Premier but not included on the LT rear-view mirror.
I added HomeLink by clipping a remote I bought from Amazon for $25 to my visor, super easy! :)
 

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1) Is there any equivalent to the display on the driver display that showed the energy usage, line moved up when putting foot own etc. I found that very useful

2) Any homelink for controlling garage door

3) Any way to mute or reduce the chime below the current minimum, which is still really loud.

1. Idk

2. Put my old garage door opener in the arm rest, fits perfect.

3. Nope. Loud and annoying as hell.
 

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From my experience with a 2017 Subaru with Homelink, they are impossible to program - even the dealer gave up. As I wait for my Volt to arrive, I'm pleased that I won't have to waste time fruitlessly fighting with the Homelink!
 

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OK, everyone has answered 1 and 2 well enough, I will give you the only solution I have found for 3. The seatbelt chime is annoyingly loud and cannot be turned down or off by any means except by putting on you seatbelt before you push the start button. I have not verified if this works at all with remote started vehicles, but if you just get in and hit the start button right away, just retrain yourself to put on your seatbelt first then hit start and there will be no chime.
 

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Funny thing about retraining. For some reason when my wife bought our 2004 Toyota Matrix many years ago I never learned to put the seatbelt on first and was always annoyed by the chimes. Three years later I bought a Mazda MX-5 and finally learned to do it the right way around to avoid chimes. Then we got our new Volt to replace the Matrix 2 weeks ago and I'm having the same problem remembering. Am I aging or what? ;-)
 
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