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  • avatar sylvia 01/02/08 5:16 pm PST

    First, go to the Homelink site at http://www.homelink.com and check to make sure your garage door manufacturer is compatible with the Homelink system in your vehicles.

    Programming Homelink can be trick and here are two tricks that I've learned from experience:

    You have to keep buttons 1 and 3 depressed for 20 seconds before Homelink goes into learning more. Do not stop short or it won't work. It does seem like a long time. Use a stopwatch and make sure the lights flash after 20 seconds.

    You have to aim your existing handheld garage door opener at the front of the mirror base (and not at the mirror directly or at the Homelink buttons).

    Homelink has a great tutorial you can watch or put on an iPod to have in the garage while you do this. http://www.homelink.com/training/video.
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    Source: http://www.homelink.com

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  • madmanmoo 01/02/08 4:50 pm PST

    Is your garage door very old? If so, Homelink may not be compatible. If newer, then you may not be following the directions very well.

    Clear out the codes by pressing the 1 and 3 button until the light blinks. That's the first step.

    Goto homelink.com and get the rest of the directions. You'll need to train your garage door to accept those codes.

    Good luck!

  • sylvia 01/02/08 5:16 pm PST

    First, go to the Homelink site at http://www.homelink.com and check to make sure your garage door manufacturer is compatible with the Homelink system in your vehicles.

    Programming Homelink can be trick and here are two tricks that I've learned from experience:

    You have to keep buttons 1 and 3 depressed for 20 seconds before Homelink goes into learning more. Do not stop short or it won't work. It does seem like a long time. Use a stopwatch and make sure the lights flash after 20 seconds.

    You have to aim your existing handheld garage door opener at the front of the mirror base (and not at the mirror directly or at the Homelink buttons).

    Homelink has a great tutorial you can watch or put on an iPod to have in the garage while you do this. http://www.homelink.com/training/video.
    t...

    Source: http://www.homelink.com

  • bpari005 01/21/08 8:45 pm PST

    One major thing to keep in mind is that the garage door also has to be programmed for the new remote. the motor can tell the difference. After programming the car's homelink system it still won't work in most cases until the garage door motor has been programmed to accept the new opener code.

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