Have had my new 2010 Navigator for one day. Spent two hours trying to program the visor "Homelink". No luck. Called Homelink and was told since mine has a light above each of the three buttons and NO Homelink icon that mine is NOT made by Homelink. Subsequent call to the dealer confirms Ford stopped using Homelink brand about 6m ago. My Homelink in my old 2000 worked fine on my 16yr Genie operators which are NOT revolving code type. The dealer informed me the new non-Homelink unit only works with revolving code type operators! They are looking into some sort of adaptor I can put on the operators to make them compatible. Of course I'm wondering if the conversion works with the Nav will my older cars that have the older style dipswitch remotes still work.
Anyone have any detailed information about this switch by Ford? I'm wondering if the adapters are too expensive (dealer said earlier he could get them free) or cause my other cars to not work, if I could get a real Homelink at bone yd and swap with the one I have in the visor---I wonder if the size and shape of the unit is the same?
You can also buy a new remote unit for you garage door opener that will now have the rolling codes. It just connects to the same place the wall switch connect too.
I know this is not the answer you wanted but it will solve the problem. Now you will have both types that work.
There are many older visors on ebay with the homelink module in them. I don't see why you can't pop it out and install it on your visor. Or get a 2007/2008/2009 visor and use that. Make the dealer pay for it-or at least give a deep discount.
Function 12 I recently found the web site www.car2U which is what I think they are using---and they show the adapter you refer to---I know the dealer is working on getting me two---free---I hope---I'll post what I find out---and you are correct it basically is a wireless receiver using rolling codes that hard wires to the door bell button terminals---thanks
My concern is the shape of the module---I have no way to know if the old Homelink unit is the same as the new---I would bet it is not---I have Stone interior---I could find an 09 that is same color with old Homelink---I may have to go that route if the dealer can't get me adapters for free--darned if I'm gonna pay big money for something that should work. Why can't they leave well enough alone? Must be some cost advantage to the new unit
From what I read you have to split the visor open to get at it---no idea if I could get it back together and have it look new---so best may be to buy a visor at junk yd that matches---might be much easier
I'll post with the solution whatever it is---I really hate using the Genie remote with such an expensive truck
I just looked on ebay for homelink ford. There are a lot of visors. Looks like positive and negative leads only. Check the shape out. A home link visor from 07 through 09 should be the exact visor as you have. That should be plug and play.
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