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Homelink Garage Door Opener Install
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Why install a homelink garage door opener?
I personally find lugging a garage door opener with you in the car to be quite annoying. The homelink is a versatile garage door opener with many exiting possibilities. Plus it is designed to fit perfectly into your car, without hanging down from your visors. I say it's quite worth it.
This is not really a difficult job but if you can't use a utility knife (razor blade) without cutting yourself, this job might not be for you.
(You don't have to buy a new trim piece, but since I plan on taking it out of my car if I eventually sell it, I decided to buy a new one. Plus I wanted some insurance in case I messed things up. Nevertheless, its all up to you. The basic steps are all the same. Note: this part number is for models with a sunroof only!)
BMW OEM Homelink Garage Door Opener (BMW P# 82-11-1-470-125) $145
The installed homelink
Install the homelink
5. Take your homelink and slide it into the newly cut trim pice until the plastic tabs hold it in. Since there is fabric also, it might take a bit of effort, but it will fit in there.
Review and Conclusions
It works great and I am very pleased. The programming instructions are quite easy and I've had no problems synching it up with my rolling code garage door opener (just make sure to use the training mode on the back of your garage door opener itself). Someday I'll have to get some other devices so I can turn on my lights in the house from the comfort of my car. Till them I will just enjoy being able to not lug around that garage door opener. To me the price is worth it, but to each their own opinion. I'm happy and that's good enough for me!