Control INSTEON Devices with HomeLink®
The HomeLink® Wireless Control System is a great feature included with hundreds of models of cars, providing a convenient way to replace up to three handheld radio frequency (RF) transmitters used for controlling garage doors, security systems, and home lighting. However, most users of HomeLink® rarely use it for more than just controlling the garage door.
HomeLink® learns commands sent from RF remotes, which are then repeated whenever you push a HomeLink® button. This system works with RF remotes that are within a 288-433MHz range, like many garage door remotes that commonly operate within this frequency. However, the INSTEON RF signal operates at 915MHz. Since INSTEON signals operate in a higher range than many RF remotes, a few preliminary steps are necessary to connect your HomeLink® system to your INSTEON controlled devices.
1x - X10 Compatible Controller
1x - EZX10RF X10 RF to INSTEON Power Line Converter
X10 compatible controllers operate at 310MHz and will communicate with the EZX10RF X10 RF to INSTEON Power Line Converter, a device that translates X10 signals into a language that INSTEON devices can understand.
In addition, an INSTEON device or groups of devices are required.
View all INSTEON devices available at Smarthome.
Step 1 - EZX10RF Placement:
After installing an INSTEON device(s), plug the EZX10RF into an available outlet. It is highly recommended to place the EZX10RF as close as possible to where activation of the HomeLink® system will occur. For most people, it will be activated from the driveway, so place the EZX10RF into a room closest to that specific location.
Step 2 - Program The X10 Keychain Remote for Two Devices into the EZX10RF:
Step 3 - How to Setup INSTEON Control, Programming an X10 Code, and Linking INSTEON devices:
Controlling INSTEON devices involves teaching the EZX10RF the X10 RF based command that will be used as the trigger and linking the INSTEON device(s) that will respond.
The following steps are used to link one or several INSTEON devices on a single command from the X10 remote:
Note: If you notice that the LED continues to blink, press the pushbutton once to finish.
Step 4 - Program the Keychain Remote into Your HomeLink® System:
Program one of the "ON" buttons from the Wireless X10 Keychain Remote into an available HomeLink button. Programming steps will differ between make and models, so it is best to refer to your vehicles HomeLink manual or visit the HomeLink programming page.