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Hi all,

Just got my Q3 today. I just got it home, and was excited to use the homelink that comes installed in the car. However, I didn't see anything on the menu. I tried doing what I found on Google, but nothing seemed to work.

Does anyone know where I can find any documentation on getting it setup?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi all,

Just got my Q3 today. I just got it home, and was excited to use the homelink that comes installed in the car. However, I didn't see anything on the menu. I tried doing what I found on Google, but nothing seemed to work.

Does anyone know where I can find any documentation on getting it setup?

Thanks in advance.
I would suggest asking your salesman, or you could do some research on the homelink website. (www.homelink.com).

BTW...You're prob the first one here to have homelink install from the dealer.
 

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I would suggest asking your salesman, or you could do some research on the homelink website. (www.homelink.com).

BTW...You're prob the first one here to have homelink install from the dealer.
Sorry, I meant to say that it came built with the car. I didn't actually buy the unit have it installed.

And thanks!
 

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I got instructions with my manual

There was laminated card/page that was with my manuals.
I followed the directions and they did not seem to work and then all of sudden the homelink started working so I can't say the directions helped much.
 

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I too have homelink on my 15', the dealer should have given you a brochure with directions to code the opener, mine did. Either way it's very simple and can be found online as well.

My sales rep mentioned my Q3 was the first he's seen with homelink.
 

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btw, y'all should see the special tool kit (~$800) to install the Homelink module in our cars (& A3) - the kit is REAL GERMAN over-engineered stuff :nerd: - all looking very handcrafted. First a special plastic bracket to "replace" the overhead console, consisting of a curved plate with brackets and braces and about a hundred screws bolting the whole shebang together. It has a part that hangs off the side like a pontoon on a Polynesian canoe, that has three holes placed in parallel to the plate/console.

Once the bracket is in place, you use a small hand tool punch (with serrated teeth) to drill/punch 3 holes guided by the pontoon template. Once the 3 holes are punched through the headliner, you then take a special cutting block that has a rectangular punch blade (with teeth too) that has 3 sleeves (one with a bolt thru it) that is guided thru the 3 punched holes with a chunk of nylon on the back side - all bolted thru.

You screw down on the bearing bolt and the punch blade cuts thru the headliner into the block behind it - making a perfect rectangle for the Homelink kit to snap thru and into a exact right place relative to the bracket/console every time. It IS elaborate overkill, but very German, very precise, very perfect and much appreciated - and almost no one could screw it up. 0:)

The kit is then wired with an intra-connect harness with a power takeoff from the overhead console wiring and presto - that's done. Very nice, works well :D- just $300 for what could otherwise be found for about $50 or less - I must say though that even Mito gets about the same (maybe $200) for their new kits, And the Audi one is nicely illuminated has matching (to other Audi stuff) buttons too. ;)

I bet there are but 50 or less of those installation kits around the whole world though ...
 

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$800....that's nuts.

Had the Homelink installed on my 2015 for $250 (aftermarket).
The special installation tools (as a kit for A3/Q3) are $800 - the Homelink kit is about $290 ... Installation by field tech (20 minutes) : free -
 

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Can you post a few pics on your mounting location of the aftermarket homelink install. I have seen pics of the ones that will be coming on the current and future Q3's and it looks like an afterthought being mounted on the side of the ceiling console. I would love to see how yours is mounted. The 4 things I have been most disappointed in not having on vehicle is trailer hitch(just found one and installed), ventilated seats(cool. no fix for), memory seats(no fix for) and homelink(trying to find a solution).
 

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Do you have the item number for this kit and in the post you stated A3, would that work the same for the Q3?
 

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Can you post a few pics on your mounting location of the aftermarket homelink install. I have seen pics of the ones that will be coming on the current and future Q3's and it looks like an afterthought being mounted on the side of the ceiling console. I would love to see how yours is mounted. The 4 things I have been most disappointed in not having on vehicle is trailer hitch(just found one and installed), ventilated seats(cool. no fix for), memory seats(no fix for) and homelink(trying to find a solution).
I have the OEM Homelink kit as you've seen - MPBQ3 has an aftermarket version, and I think has posted about it with pics - which he put in the same place and looks about the same, save for small button appearance differences.

As I've said, the OEM kit DOES look aftermarket, cuz it essentially is until they integrate it into the overhead center console for the MQB platform (2018) - ditto the A3 which use the same kit(s). I took apart my overhead console to try and integrate it myself, as I've already posted. It would be a BIG job for me, but prolly not so much for Audi.

The cheap aftermarket kits on ebay for $15-25 are a bit older and bigger and the work/cost to fit them in the overhead console just outweigh the reward. Even the new OEM kit while smaller would be a similar challenge. Since Audi has already led the way with their PIO, there's really no sense to spend $1000 to realize NO upside value at this point.
 

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Do you have the item number for this kit and in the post you stated A3, would that work the same for the Q3?
Here are the P/Ns :

8U0063211 6PS Black Headliner



8U0063211 ET1 Silver/Gray Headliner

If you buy outside the U.S. be sure to specify 315 MHz or you may have trouble programming ...
 

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im now curious about the homelink. I was told that the homelink needs to work off some electronics in the front of the car when installed.


now on my S3 they couldn't add it because of the car having tech package. is there a way to still intall it on my s3?
 

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do you have the item number on that kit?
er, uh - look up about 3 posts for the Audi P/Ns ... I think that's what you mean - if you're looking for the one that MPBQ3 used, it's the standard HomeLink aftermarket version - LIKE THIS
 
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