A new HomeLink protocol has been introduced that may affect owners of previous generation Kia vehicles equipped with HomeLink mirror-integrated transmitters and built prior to Fall 2010 – Winter 2013, except for Sedona.
In 2011, the new protocol, called HomeLink IV (also referred to as HomeLink with QuickTrain), began to be introduced on garage door openers made by Chamberlain, LiftMaster and Craftsman brands. These HomeLink IV openers are fitted with a yellow antenna wire. Previous generation HomeLink III garage door openers, which may continue to be sold until old inventory is exhausted, can be operated normally by HomeLink IV mirrors. However, HomeLink IV garage door openers require special modifications to be operated by HomeLink III mirrors.
The photo shows how to identify HomeLink IV mirrors, based on the FCC ID, which is laser-marked onto the rear housing of the mirror. “HL4” signifies HomeLink IV, whereas “HL3” signifies HomeLink III.
If a customer has a HomeLink IV garage door opener (with a yellow antenna wire) and a HomeLink III mirror, the customer may have to purchase and install a repeater kit in the garage, which is available from HomeLink at 800-355-3515 or www.homelink.com.