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I searched the forum and didn't see this addressed. I drove an ID.4 FE for three hours today. Love the car. Was concerned about the trunk having the space needed for a 12 volt refrigerator, but we discovered by taking out the small shelf that is in the trunk, it opened the additional height we needed. We also added 4 suitcases inn the trunk plus the refrigerator.

However, we couldn't find any home Link/built in garage door openers for the car. The dealer didn't think VW had them in the car. This seems really weird. I'm hoping the buttons are just hiding....

Also, VW told me there are two 12 volt outlets in the car, but could only find one.

Any help is appreciated.
 

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Has anyone with a MyQ garage door control found a way to get it to work with google assistant and android auto where you get just say open or close my garage door?
If so can you let us know how you did it?
 

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I set it up, but when I tried to open the door it said something like "Not allowed" All it would do is tell me if the door was open.
 

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Has anyone with a MyQ garage door control found a way to get it to work with google assistant and android auto where you get just say open or close my garage door?
If so can you let us know how you did it?
I have the MyQ device and really like it but my present vehicle does not support android auto. But I am hoping that when I get the ID4 I can do what you are suggesting. I like the MyQ app because sometimes I am forgetful and leave the garage door open. I can just pick up my phone and check it and close it from my easy chair. As a matter of fact, I just checked it!
 

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I installed the MyQ device and downloaded the app on my iphone. I also downloaded an app called Simple Commands. I was able to link the MyQ app and the Simple Commands app. I added instructions in the Simple Commands app, including the use of Geo codes. Now when I approach my home, the garage door automatically opens, without having to push any buttons at all. There are instructions on several You Tube videos on how to set this up. I believe Simple Commands is available for Android, but not positive. It's worked about 95% of the time. Hope this helps.
 

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Has anyone with a MyQ garage door control found a way to get it to work with google assistant and android auto where you get just say open or close my garage door?
If so can you let us know how you did it?
I have the MyQ HomeKit gateway (I’m an iPhone user.). When I can visibly see my garage door, I hold the steering wheel voice button, which fires up Siri. When that happens, I say, “Open the garage door.” Siri responds that the garage door is opening...and that is exactly what happens.

But, to be honest, this was more of a novelty to me—kind of, “let me see if this works” moment. I bought a 2”x1” remote for my garage door, programmed it, applied adhesive velcro to that and an area in the door bin, and that is my go-to choice. Homelink would have been nice, but this works good enough for me. In the unlikely event I do not park in the garage, I can remove the remote and go inside without the worry of someone breaking into the vehicle and opening my garage. Many cars with HomeLink do not disable the HomeLink when the car is off, so this is more secure in that respect. (Assuming I remember, that is.)
 

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I have the MyQ HomeKit gateway (I’m an iPhone user.). When I can visibly see my garage door, I hold the steering wheel voice button, which fires up Siri. When that happens, I say, “Open the garage door.” Siri responds that the garage door is opening...and that is exactly what happens.

But, to be honest, this was more of a novelty to me—kind of, “let me see if this works” moment. I bought a 2”x1” remote for my garage door, programmed it, applied adhesive velcro to that and an area in the door bin, and that is my go-to choice. Homelink would have been nice, but this works good enough for me. In the unlikely event I do not park in the garage, I can remove the remote and go inside without the worry of someone breaking into the vehicle and opening my garage. Many cars with HomeLink do not disable the HomeLink when the car is off, so this is more secure in that respect. (Assuming I remember, that is.)
I sometimes forget to close my garage door so I got the MyQ to check to see if the door is open or closed. I have had the HomeLink on my last four vehicles and it was handy for not only my garage door but for my security gate. But I have small remotes for each that I will carry in my ID4. I was surprised the ID4 did not have HomeLink. Even my 15 year old Mercedes has Homelink! Maybe VW thought the generation that buys an ID4 does not have a garage, or if they do, they have so much junk in it they never use it. 😉
 

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I’m having a good experience with iSmartDoor, which is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa. I can also configure a button on my iPhone to open and close the garage, as well as set an automation to check that the garage door is closed every night.
 

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I’m having a good experience with iSmartDoor, which is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa. I can also configure a button on my iPhone to open and close the garage, as well as set an automation to check that the garage door is closed every night.
Is iSmartDoor the same company as ismartgate? I had the MyQ and replaced it with ismartgate last year. ismartgate is more expensive than MyQ but find it works much better and more reliably. Also able to link a camera to the garage opener so when in the app you can see video as well (MyQ would give me false open indications so trying to close remotely would open the garage - with the camera, I can confirm visually if the garage is open). Also, the ismartgate works on the perimeter gate that MyQ didn't support (10-pin dipswitch code).
 

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Is iSmartDoor the same company as ismartgate? I had the MyQ and replaced it with ismartgate last year. ismartgate is more expensive than MyQ but find it works much better and more reliably. Also able to link a camera to the garage opener so when in the app you can see video as well (MyQ would give me false open indications so trying to close remotely would open the garage - with the camera, I can confirm visually if the garage is open). Also, the ismartgate works on the perimeter gate that MyQ didn't support (10-pin dipswitch code).
My mistake: iSmartGate is the name of it. (Not iSmartDoor.)
 

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I’m having a good experience with iSmartDoor, which is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa. I can also configure a button on my iPhone to open and close the garage, as well as set an automation to check that the garage door is closed every night.
I had not heard of this one. Pricy compared with other solutions, but worth it if it works reliably. How hard/easy was it to install?
 

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I had not heard of this one. Pricy compared with other solutions, but worth it if it works reliably. How hard/easy was it to install?
No more difficult than any other. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. If you’re an Apple user and have an AppleTV or HomePod, you can use HomeKit to set it up. I bought the bundle with the camera, which requires a separate app to set up. And that’s also easy to set up. The whole system took me about 15 minutes.
 
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No more difficult than any other. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. If you’re an Apple user and have an AppleTV or HomePod, you can use HomeKit to set it up. I bought the bundle with the camera, which requires a separate app to set up. And that’s also easy to set up. The whole system took me about 15 minutes.
Thanks! I think I'll give that one a try.
 

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I searched the forum and didn't see this addressed. I drove an ID.4 FE for three hours today. Love the car. Was concerned about the trunk having the space needed for a 12 volt refrigerator, but we discovered by taking out the small shelf that is in the trunk, it opened the additional height we needed. We also added 4 suitcases inn the trunk plus the refrigerator.

However, we couldn't find any home Link/built in garage door openers for the car. The dealer didn't think VW had them in the car. This seems really weird. I'm hoping the buttons are just hiding....

Also, VW told me there are two 12 volt outlets in the car, but could only find one.

Any help is appreciated.
There is only one 12 volt outlet in the rear and only on when car is powered up...unless you change a fuse position in the dash. Here is a link to show you how...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR2VkUZOTf0&t=95s

I have a pro s with home link in the rear view mirror but no matter what I can't program it
 

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Historically I've had issues setting up Homelink with several typical "contractor grade" garage door openers. So much so that I now don't even bother. "Rolling code" types of openers commonly seem to be an issue, even when you precisely follow the procedure, to include up on a ladder setting the opener's "learn" function.
But others have been successful. Very dependent on opener brand/model it appears.
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I have a Pro S with Homelink in the rear view mirror but no matter what I can't program it.
 

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Historically I've had issues setting up Homelink with several typical "contractor grade" garage door openers. So much so that I now don't even bother. "Rolling code" types of openers commonly seem to be an issue, even when you precisely follow the procedure, to include up on a ladder setting the opener's "learn" function.
But others have been successful. Very dependent on opener brand/model it appears.
Thank you for your input....I called home link did the ladder thing ...nothing works so I just got an old hand held remote programed it stuck above the phone charger and away we go!
 

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Historically I've had issues setting up Homelink with several typical "contractor grade" garage door openers. So much so that I now don't even bother. "Rolling code" types of openers commonly seem to be an issue, even when you precisely follow the procedure, to include up on a ladder setting the opener's "learn" function.
But others have been successful. Very dependent on opener brand/model it appears.
I have never had any issues setting up Homelink. I have done so on several vehicles for the last 15 years. I have it setup for my security gate which not a rolling code unit like my garage door. Maybe I am just lucky.
 

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I have never had any issues setting up Homelink. I have done so on several vehicles for the last 15 years. I have it setup for my security gate which not a rolling code unit like my garage door. Maybe I am just lucky.
I never had any problem before the VW ID.4 ..I have two other cars, a zero turn and a Golding bike never had a problem with any of them...Oh Well
 
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