Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: About HomeLink

If your vehicle is equipped with the HomeLink Universal Transceiver, you can operate up to three Radio Frequency (RF) devices, including garage doors, gates, lights, and security systems.

Note: Depending on date of manufacture, market region, and options selected at time of purchase, some vehicles are not equipped with a HomeLink Universal Transceiver.

Warning: Do not use the HomeLink Universal Transceiver with a device that does not have safety stop and reverse features. Using a device without these safety features increases the risk of injury or death.

Supported Modes

HomeLink supports three different transmit modes, which is how your vehicle and the RF device communicate. Selecting a transmit mode is determined by your RF device's compatibility:

  • Standard Mode: Use Standard Mode if your RF device is equipped with a remote and the remote must be used to operate the device (for example, a remotecontrolled garage door). This is the most common mode used with devices.
  • D-Mode or UR-Mode: Use D-Mode or URMode if the RF device does not have a remote, and the receiver has a "Learn" button (may also be called "Program" or "Smart"). D-Mode and UR-Mode function similarly because the vehicle directly communicates with the device's receiver, so you don't have to pair a remote.

Note: D-Mode is used mainly in North America while UR-Mode is popular in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. To determine with which mode your device is compatible, contact HomeLink

Each of your devices can be set to a different mode. For example, your garage door can be set to Standard Mode, your front gate can be set to D-Mode, etc. To change a transmit mode, touch the HomeLink icon on the touchscreen's status bar and select the device you want to change. Then, select Program and choose the desired mode for your device.

Confirm by touching Set Mode and follow the onscreen instructions.

For older vehicles, changing the mode for one device changes the mode for all devices, so be careful when changing transmit modes.

Devices not compatible with your selected mode may not work. Touch the HomeLink icon on the touchscreen's status bar and touch Change Transmit Mode.

Note: Check the product information for your garage door, gate, light, etc. to determine which mode is compatible with your device.

Programming HomeLink

To program HomeLink (if equipped):

  1. Park Model 3 so that the front bumper is in front of the garage door, gate, or light you want to program.

Caution: Your device might open or close during programming. Before programming, make sure that the device is clear of any people or objects.

  1. Get the device's remote control and ensure it has a healthy battery. Tesla recommends replacing the battery in the device's remote control before Programming HomeLink.
  2.  Touch the HomeLink icon at the top of the touchscreen.
  3.  Touch Create HomeLink, then select which mode you wish to use: Standard, D-Mode, or UR-Mode.
  4. Use the touchscreen to enter a name for your device and touch Enter or Create HomeLink.
  5. Touch Start then follow the onscreen instructions.

Note: If you see a screen called "Train the receiver" while programming the device, remember that this is a time-sensitive step. After pressing the Learn/Program/ Smart button on the device's remote, you only have approximately 30 seconds to return to your vehicle, press Continue, and then press the trained HomeLink device name twice. Consider having an assistant help with this step.

  1. Once your device is programmed, touch Save to complete the HomeLink programming routine.
  2. Ensure HomeLink works as expected. In some cases the programming process may require multiple attempts before succeeding.

Once programmed, you can operate the device by touching its corresponding HomeLink icon on the touchscreen's status bar. HomeLink remembers the location of your programmed devices. When you approach a known location, the HomeLink control on the touchscreen automatically drops down. When you drive away, it disappears.

Note: For additional assistance or compatibility questions, contact HomeLink


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