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I programmed in the Homelink mirror to my garage door just as I did on my other car, but it will only operate the door when I'm parked in the garage, not when outside. Seems to be a range issue. The other car has no problem. I suspect it is the wire in the heated windshield blocking the RF. Anyone else have any issues?
 

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That section of the windshield (where the mirror mounts) doesn’t have the heating wires or the solar attenuation coating, but there are other sensors and electronics in that housing that could cause a problem. I was disappointed Jaguar didn’t go the route that Audi did. In my old Audi the transmitter is behind the rings in the front grill. It had great range.
 

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I don't have the heated windshield but have noticed the range is quite short compared to other cars past and present--I need to get within about 15 feet of garage door for it to respond.
 

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Mine works from 50-75 feet. It's not just the range of the transmitter in the car but of the receiver in the garage, I assume.
 

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Mine also works from 75ft or more, way down the street. I don't have a heated windshield and a new Chamberlain garage opener system.
 

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Same as gbillcb and W04t3r - I open mine from about 50 to 75 feet away.

Do you have a wifi enabled opener or something similar that creates a signal that might cause interference? I'm assuming you have a portal remote opener that you can test opening distances. Try it both inside and outside the car to get what should be your range. What I mean is to find its range when you are walking around with the portable, then do the same test with the remote within the car. If you get good range with a portable within the car, then you might need to reprogram or get support help to test the built in homelink.
 

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I can consistently open my garage (using Homelink) from 50-75 feet away when approaching at a 45deg or even 90deg angle, but have EXTREME difficulty CLOSING the door when I'm backing straight out - even when just 10-20 feet away... there MUST be some directional antenna issues that come into play... I've had to zig and zag up by driveway to engage the Homelink to CLOSE the garage, but NEVER when approaching. Extremely odd and my number one pet peeve about the car (aside from the heated windshield nighttime visibility... still working on solution to that one!). When I had a loaner, I could NOT get my portable GDO to work through the windshield at all... had to hang it out an open window!
 

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At certain angles of the car, I get 100 feet or so. At other angles, I get 15 feet or so from the garage door. Then the opener is another 10 feet in or so. I have the heated front window, and the range is noticeably worse than the other cars/remotes.
 

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I did some experimentation last night and I can open easily inside the garage (range ~5 feet to the opener) and from 25 feet away. From the point where the car's nose is practically touching the garage door to 25 feet away, nothing. I can live with this, it's just weird.
 

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I did some experimentation last night and I can open easily inside the garage (range ~5 feet to the opener) and from 25 feet away. From the point where the car's nose is practically touching the garage door to 25 feet away, nothing. I can live with this, it's just weird.
Were you able to do the same test with a portable remote for the garage? Just trying to eliminate Homelink vs. the car. How was performance with your prior car? Was it via Homelink or a portable remote?
 

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My 50-75 feet I mentioned earlier is with the heated windshield. I don't think the signal leaves the car through the windshield - if it does, it must be directly in front of the mirror, where there are no wires..
 

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Were you able to do the same test with a portable remote for the garage? Just trying to eliminate Homelink vs. the car. How was performance with your prior car? Was it via Homelink or a portable remote?
Yep - the original remote works from a good 35 feet away and works all the way up to the garage door.

My wife drives a 2015 Grand Cherokee and there are no issues with the homelink on that. It was programmed to the same door at one point so I know it had no issues but I since wiped all the codes during troubleshooting.

It's as if the I-PACE sends out the transmission in a narrow beam with a small angle in the vertical.
 

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I could have written this myself...exactly the same problem.


"I can consistently open my garage (using Homelink) from 50-75 feet away when approaching at a 45deg or even 90deg angle, but have EXTREME difficulty CLOSING the door when I'm backing straight out - even when just 10-20 feet away... there MUST be some directional antenna issues that come into play... I've had to zig and zag up by driveway to engage the Homelink to CLOSE the garage, but NEVER when approaching. Extremely odd and my number one pet peeve about the car (aside from the heated windshield nighttime visibility... still working on solution to that one!). When I had a loaner, I could NOT get my portable GDO to work through the windshield at all... had to hang it out an open window!"
 

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For the life of me I cannot get my homelink remote to communicate with my lift master garage door opener ... i’ve tried the Jaguar instructions the LiftMaster instructions & the homelink instructions, but they won’t connect.

Is anyone else having this issue and might anyone have some guidance for me ?
 

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For the life of me I cannot get my homelink remote to communicate with my lift master garage door opener ... i’ve tried the Jaguar instructions the LiftMaster instructions & the homelink instructions, but they won’t connect.

Is anyone else having this issue and might anyone have some guidance for me ?
LiftMaster most certainly utilizes the "rolling codes" so you cannot program simply by "copying" the signal from your GDO to the Homelink transmitter. You must engage the 'programming button' on your main unit. Many people just try the method to copy the GDO signal. And again, GDOs will NOT work through the windshield - unless held at the very top just left or right of the rear view mirror console (dotted area of the windshield).
 

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I have a newish liftmaster and the instructions work. On newer home links I have not had to use the button, it just seems to learn from the remote, but you have to be using the remote to open the door.
 

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Hallelujah! After much experimentation, ksattic's "narrow beam" observation provided the insight I needed to get my old Liftmaster to sync with HomeLink. By backing out to the end of my ~30' sloped driveway and ensuring my IPace was vertically oriented towards the Liftmaster unit then following instructions, I finally got the Lifmaster unit to "learn" my homelink codes following the standard instructions.

Thanks ksattic!
 

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Note: Garage door openers are affected by LED lighting radio interference. Try swapping to CFLs if you are having a problem and have LED light bulbs or shoplights.
 
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