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Does anyone know if the HR-V comes with overhead programmable buttons to operate a garage door, or a compartment to place a garage door opener overhead that hides it but you can still hit to operate the opener with an external button?

Considering we don't have much else to discuss from Honda (cue the cricket noise), I was just wondering. Both my work truck and personal car have compartments where you store the garage door opener but there's an external button to operate it. It looks like the Fit does not have this option, but I have seen CR-V pictures with the programmable buttons, so I was wondering what the HR-V would / wouldn't have in this regard.
 

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Well, I was able to find a retrofit kit you can get to add Honda Homelink to a Fit, but it costs $200!!!

I also got this screen grab from a Vezel video at 11:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmVC1XmC46c) that shows the map light area. Looks like the Vezel at least does not have this feature.
I had Homelink in my 2004 Accord. I don't understand why it isn't just standard by now. I think what you're seeing are only map light buttons and a dome light switch. The Homelink buttons are generally 3 across, with small bumps on each button to allow you to be able to pick which door you want to open by touch.
 

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$200 for a retrofit? That is crazy. You can definitely find one for a cheaper price that just clips onto the visor of your vehicle.
 

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$200 for a retrofit? That is crazy. You can definitely find one for a cheaper price that just clips onto the visor of your vehicle.
Yeah, mine right now doesn't have a clip, but I can get one. Here's a video and link on the Fit retrofit.


The College Hills Honda site shows them for between $200 - $300 depending on the car model!
 

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https://secure.homelink.com/afterMarketHomeLink
All in all an expensive solution to hiding your garage door remote when you can get a keychain remote for $40 at your local big box.
It's a good option, though with the HR-V's start/stop button your keys are in your pocket as you drive up. Not an issue with the LX likely. At the end of the day, having the remote clipped to the sun-visor isn't a big deal, just not the best looking.
 

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Velcro

I used a bit of velcro and fastened my remotes to the side of the glove box. Less that $3.00 and works perfectly for me! (The attached photo comes in upside down for some reason... But I think you'll get the idea.)
 

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I bought this universal remote from amazon for $11.99 (Free shipping) Should be able to control all 3 of my garage door openers (unit could control up-to 4).

I will see how to install it in my car once I have it in hand. I was also thinking of maybe "velcroing" it in the glove box. The small size should give me few options.





Will see...
 

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I bought this universal remote from amazon for $11.99 (Free shipping) Should be able to control all 3 of my garage door openers (unit could control up-to 4).

I will see how to install it in my car once I have it in hand. I was also thinking of maybe "velcroing" it in the glove box. The small size should give me few options.




http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GQS86EW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Will see...
Update. Unfortunately this did not work with my opener. Ended up returning it.
Went in a slightly different direction that I think worked much better. Here is the thread:
http://www.hrvforum.com/forum/706-what-did-you-do-your-hrv-today/15474-my-homelink-solution.html
 

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Yes, my 2011 model HR-V has overhead programmable buttons which i used to open the garage door but now it don't use it anymore. I use my mobile phone as the garage door opener which is easier since we mostly have the mobile phone in our hand. Anyhow, if you want to use the overhead programmable buttons, then you need to first train the homelink transmitter.
 

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Does anyone know if the HR-V comes with overhead programmable buttons to operate a garage door, or a compartment to place a garage door opener overhead that hides it but you can still hit to operate the opener with an external button?

Considering we don't have much else to discuss from Honda (cue the cricket noise), I was just wondering. Both my work truck and personal car have compartments where you store the garage door opener but there's an external button to operate it. It looks like the Fit does not have this option, but I have seen CR-V pictures with the programmable buttons, so I was wondering what the HR-V would / wouldn't have in this regard.
Yes, my 2011 model HR-V has overhead programmable buttons which i used to open the garage door but now it don't use it anymore. I use my mobile phone as the garage door opener which is easier since we mostly have the mobile phone in our hand. Anyhow, if you want to use the overhead programmable buttons, then you need to first train the homelink transmitter.
 
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