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How to Program a Garage Door Opener to a Vehicle

You have a shiny new car and want to program your garage door opener to it. Sounds easy enough. So you get out your garage door remote control and your new car's owner's manual for the instructions from the manufacturer to be able to program the remote control to the car.

Then, after following the instructions from the manual, you press the button for the garage door to go up . . . and nothing happens. Did you miss a step? Read on to learn about what most instruction manuals leave out: the step of programming the car/truck/van to the garage door machine itself.

The photo above is of a typical logic board (the square red/orange learn button is easy to see). Just remember to press and release.
The photo above is of a typical logic board (the square red/orange learn button is easy to see). Just remember to press and release.

The Logic Board

On the back side of your garage door opener is a panel called the logic board (see the photo above). The logic board is the computer or brain of the machine. Most new garage door openers are multi-code machines. That means that they use several signals each time you press the button on your remote control. This is for security, so your code can't be stolen by a code-grabber.

Programming a Vehicle to the Garage Door Opener

Once you have followed the instructions on programing your machine, you now have to "teach" the garage door opener to connect to the remote device in your car.

  1. First, press the "learn" button on the back of your garage door opener mounted on the ceiling. (The learn button, located on the back of your machine, will be square if using a Liftmaster machine. Craftsman, Liftmaster, Chamberlain are all the same. Their learn buttons are square and usually yellow, red/orange, or purple. If using a Genie, the button says "learn button.") The single press of this button should be brief and firm. Do not hold this button down. If you do, it erases all of the programming in the machine and you'll have to re-program all the remote controls that you have, and that's not a fun process.
  2. Quickly press the button on the remote control and hold it down a moment. If your car has a built-in button, then you'll need to have someone help you by pressing that button now.
  3. Programing the remote to the machine only takes a second. When the machine accepts the code, the light on the machine might flash for a brief moment, and you should hear an audible click.

Yep, it's that easy! I don't know why the auto makers leave this step out, but that's really it.

I hope this helps, and if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below and I will try to walk you through it.

Don't Hold the Learn Button Down

If you do, it erases all of the programming and you'll have to re-program all the remote controls you have.

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Katherine Baldwin 8 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for the information. Instructions can be confusing sometimes. You have to wonder sometimes who writes these "how to" manuals that come with vehicles.


Gregg 7 years ago

Thank goodness for Google! You're exactly right with our car owners manuals leave out instructions to open the garage door.

Thanks a bunch!


sweeps luck 7 years ago

glad to have helped Gregg


Jan Housel 7 years ago

We have two different makes of cars that have the garage door feature. When we program one car the other car's garage opener quits and vice versa. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

It sounds like you have reached the limit of remotes that your machine will hold. What it does after reaching its limit, is drop the last one that was programmed. A liftmaster/Craftsman machine can only contain 5 remote controls...or, 4 remote controld, and one keyless entry. Try erasing the machine..hold down the learn button for about 15 seconds, and try to re-program the 5 remotes. Hope this helps..if not give me a shout!....Joe


Jan Housel 7 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. We will try it tonight. I hope it works so we won't have to fight over who's car gets programmed.


Rusty 7 years ago

Finally it works!! Thank you.


Nathan 7 years ago

Thank you so much for your information!!!!!


tony cocks 7 years ago

i have a 2000 land rover dis2 and i just cant get the garage opener work with the built in remote if you can help me out


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Tony most car owners manuals leave out one MAJOR step. After you teach your remote controls to your car, you must then teach the car to the opener. Have someone hold down the button in the car that you programmed your remotes to, and then then go to the back of the opener, and press and release the smart button. The smart button is the square or round button locate on the back of the machine where all of the wires are coming in. The lightbulb on the opener wil flash on and then turn off when the remote has been programmed. You will also hear a click when this happens. Hope this helps...Joe


tony cocks 7 years ago

tnx works like a charm


clicker garage door openers 7 years ago

Thanks for this fantastic hub with great suggestions! I will be looking for more of your hubs! Keep up the great work.


Shannan 7 years ago

You are a genious!


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Sweeps Luck 7 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

thanks Shannan..don't tell anybody lol Glad i could help :-)


Lisa 6 years ago

This is great information. I have a question: in your hub about how to reprogram your garage remote you mentioned the security issue of leaving your opener in your vehicle when taking it in for service. If I program my opener to my vehicle, what security measures can I take when my vehicle goes in for service?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

If you program your remote control to your vehicle, they wont be able to get into your garage unless they steal your car. That part of the hub is talking about the remotes that can be taken from your sunvisor. Glad you liked the hub.


Sue 6 years ago

I don't have a remote but only a keypad outside the garage door. I can't remember how I programmed my former car and just bought a new car. Can I program the car from the keypad or from the unit in the garage that opens and closes the garage door?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Sue..i have never tried using a keypad as a remote. It may work tho..Program the keyad to the car by following the cars manufacturers instructions, then once the car has accepted the program, press and relase the learn button on the back of the garage door opener, then press and hold down the button that u programed in the car. Let me know if it works..i am curious now lol....JOe


Sue 6 years ago

Thanks for your quick response, Joe. I'll try that tomorrow and let you know if I have success.


H Mack 6 years ago

Thanks to your page I was able to quickly programme my remote garage door opener to my car. It was painless an easy. Regards, HM.


matt 6 years ago

wow... sounds really helpful... i will try it out tomorrow. thankyou so much for the detailed explanation


sha 6 years ago

How close does the vehicle have to be in order to be programmed.I have a 99' gmc sierra and my garage opener is a Liftmaster .I have tried to program but will not work.Even after i read your instructions.When pressing the button in my car,I then had another person press the learn button.Still holding down the button in the car,it does nothing but flash in the car but not my garage door opener,it just flashes for awhile then stops flashing.Does not work...please help


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Sha..You first have to program the remote control to your vehicle, then once the remote has been accepted to the vehicle, have someone press and release the learn button while holding down the button on the vehicle. It doesn't really matter how close the vehicle is to the door as long aas the remote will work the opener from the vehicle. If you have the vehicle parked in front of the garage door it should work..let me know if u have more problems..Joe


Linda Kersten 6 years ago

We all so have two different vehicle. The problem is I program one & the other one quits working. Any ideas.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Linda..you need to clear your board and re program your remotes. What is happening is your program board is full and it is dropping your remote. Your board will only hold 5 remotes total..so if you try to program it 6 times.it will take the last one programed but will erase the next to the last. Hold the smart button down for about 20 seconds, and then program the remotes again..just don't go over 5 times or you will have to erase and start over..let me know if u still have problems...Joe


ames 6 years ago

thanks a bunch... it finally works...


Shaz 6 years ago

Thanks It Worked it was very simple


Brad 6 years ago

Your website was the only thing that worked!! Many thanks... We bought a new (used car) and in trying to set up the garage door opener from the inside of the car I knocked out my other car plus my three hand held remotes and never did get the new car set up. After reading our Hub I realized I had inadvertantly erased all by holding the smart button more then 20 seconds. Then since we purchased the home used don't know how many other remotes there originally were which may have exceeded the max allowable of 5 plus one keyless. Although I still don't under the differnce. Regardless I read the manual in the book and it gave two options but never stated you had to actually do both. Meaning program the remote in the car with the hand held original remote and then hit the smart button. I was trying either on it's own but didn't combine the two until I read your Hub. I was hesitant to try because of knocking everything else out several times, but I gave it a shot.. And to my pleasant surprise combining both worked... Thanks much appreciated.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Glad it worked..i was just guessing....just kidding. :-)...Been doing this for over 25 yrs . Glad i could help


Barbara 6 years ago

We have a liftmaster garage door opener and just bought 2 universal remotes for our cars. The remotes programmed fine and work well when out of the car but not from inside the car. And the distance is not as far as the original remotes would open from. Suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Barbara..I don't know on that one unless the frequency is a little different and the car just doesn't recognize it. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Try clearing the memory on the car and trying it again. I will be honest..i have never have much luck with the universal remotes. Good luck with it....Joe


arenarch 6 years ago

I have an older Stanley garage door opener that does not have a learn button. How do I sync my new 2010 car to this opener. I had no problems with my 2007 car.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

You will have to follow the cars manufacturers instructions to program the remote to the car. If it worked on the 2007 it should on the 2010. They can be a pain to program to the car sometimes.


Greg 6 years ago

How can I program my keyless remote for my car to open my garage door. would it be the same.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Greg...you should be able to do it...follow the instructions for your vehicle..then when it says to take the remote control and hold down the button until the car accepts it. Of ocurse, you will have to take the keyless off of the door jamb and take it into the vehicle with you. Using a remote is a lot easier.


Ryan 6 years ago

Wow. I just want to say THANK YOU so much. We recently moved into a new home, and the old owners didn't have the manuals, we couldn't figure out how to do it. Thanks for saving us hours of frustration and time :)


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Not a problem..saved you a ton of money on a service call too :-)


PingISI 6 years ago

Ive tried all of those things you said and I still can not get it to work I have a Wayne dolton 1/3hp chain drive Quantum series 3213 model 3000 can not find the smart or learn button on it.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Ping the learn button i think is on the front by the lightbulbs. It is a small round button. It may be behind the light cover too. I don't work on wayne dalton openers much. Hope this helps. It kinda looks like a small reset button.


Carmi 6 years ago

Can one program the visor garage opener directly without a remote, as I got a new car and don't know where the remote is?

If yes, how?

Thank you,


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Carmi...you will have to use a remote control or a keyless entry..sorry


Carmi 6 years ago

Thank you.


AJ 6 years ago

Thanks a million for this very helpful advice, I'm wondering if its possible to program the Gate to my car as well because it doesn't work either... could there be a learn button somewhere on that device? The gate I speak of is the intrance gate to the gated community I live in.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

AJ...You should be able to program the gate if you have more than one button on your cars homelink system. Just find a remote that works the gate and program it to your car like you did the house remote. You will have to use a remote that operates the gate though. Good luck with it.


wltrkelly 6 years ago

I just purchased a house with a garage door opener; however, the previous tenant took the remotes. I do have a keypad outside, but have no idea what the code is to open/shut the door. I want to program my vehicle to open the door. How would I do this?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

wltrkelly/// you will first have to program a remote to prgram a remote to your machone before you can program your car.. Let me know the color of your learn button and i can tell you which remote will work for your machine...Joe


Mike 6 years ago

Genie opener. Homelink in Audi and BMW cars. I can program each, but the second one cancels out the first. Happens no matter which one I program first. I tried programming them both during the same 30 second time interval, but could only get the first to work. Any suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mike..sorry i don't know why they wont program. Sometimes they can be a pain, or not program at all. I have a hard time getting a Mercedes to program sometimes. Sorry, i don't have anything to offer on this one.


Larry  6 years ago

I have a Genie 1/2 HP Model 2060L I can't seem to get mines programmed to the car. I didn't see a button on my Genie garage door opener. Please help me.. E-mail address----> laprince45@aol.com thanks a lot


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Larry..The learn button is on the front of the machine. It is a little round button. Just push it in once while holding the remote button down. That should do it for ya.


mike r 6 years ago

I have 2001 tahoe with three buttons I was able to program the left button with the left garage door opener but I can't get the right door to program all the button does when hold down to program it just flashes any ideas


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mike..once you program the remote control to the car..you have to program the car to the machine. Once the remote has been programmed to the car have someone press and release the learn button on the machine and then press and hold down the button on the car. You should hear a click on the machine..and it should be programmed then. Also, if you have tried more than five times to program the remote...the machine will start dropping the other remotes programmed. Erase the board by holding the learn button down for 15 seconds..and then try to program again. Let me know if this works for ya...Joe


Pat 6 years ago

How do I program my genie remote when it doen't have a learn button??


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Pat..there is a learn button on a Genie opener. It is usually on the front of the machine.. It is a small round button that protudes from the machine. It kinda looks like a reset button..let me know if you have any problems. Joe :-)


Raul Amador 6 years ago

Hello,

We have a craftsman 1/2 HP garage door opener purchased in 1999. We recently bought a 2010 Volvo XC90 and are trying to program the door opener to the new vehicle yet it does not pick up the signal. When we press the #1 Homelink button on the Volvo it blinks. We keep it pressed and my husband goes to the door opener and presses the learn button once but nothing happens.....no click ...nothing...please help....thanks


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Raul. it sounds either the remote signal was not learned by the car, or, the opener has reached its limit of remotes that can trained to it. The Homelink can be a pain sometimes and will take several tries to get the machine to accept it. I usually have problems trying to program a Mercedes. Try teaching the car again and erase the memory board to start over. Let me know if you have problems. joe


Niecy 6 years ago

Thanks...worked like a charm!!


John S 6 years ago

Hi, I have a Craftsman remote (for my garage) but my friend has a Chamberlain opener. Can I "teach" her car for my remote and then operate her chamberlain from that? The problem is that she moved into a new place and doesn't have the remote. We would rather not pay 22 bucks for a remote when she intends to use the button on her car.


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

John...i would need to know what remote you have,, and the color of the learn button on your machine. Look on the remote and see what it says..like LM971 or such. Joe


John 6 years ago

The remote is a Sears dated 09/07 and the number is TX2028. I am pretty sure her learn button on the Chamberlain is Red but I'll have to check tomorrow. I know from the remotes on sale that they seem to separate them from prior to 2005 and after 2005 I would guess that her place was built prior to 2005 but don't know for sure.

Thanks for your help! It is very much appreciated


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

John ..Based on what you have told me so far..the remote that you have should work. Just press and release the learn button and hold the button on the remote down..you should hear a click and it will be programmed...Joe


John 6 years ago

Thanks, I'll try it.


Carl 6 years ago

THANKS A MILLION....just got the shiney new car a few days ago....followed owners manual instructions...your right,they leave out the most important step. Followed your instruction and it,s working perfectly. Thanks Again!!!


Texadillo 6 years ago

We just programmed two of our vehicles to our garage door opener. Now, our daughter's remote will not open the garage. Does it need to be reprogrammed?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Tex...You need to erase the baord and start over. Your machine will only accept 5 remotes..after the fifth one..it will start to drop the first ones programmed. Hold the learn button down for about 20 seconds.. then release it..then take a remote control hold the button down on the remote, and press and release the learn button. You will hear a click..it is programmed..do the others like the previous..Hope this helps..Joe


Mike 6 years ago

Bought a 2007 Silverado with built in remote. Directions are different depending on wether it has one LED over buttons or 3 LED's Mine has the 3 LED's and instruction say nothing about programing hand held remote to truck buttons, only to program truck buttons to garage door unit using the learn button. I have tried everyway possible. Any advise?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mike...You will have to get an Owners manual for your truck to read how to program your remote to the vehicle. It varies from Manufacturer to manufacturer..but, once you teach the remote to your truck..all you do is press the learn button on your opener, and then press and hold down the button in the truck. What you are doing basicly, is teaching the truck to the opener. Hope this helps...Joe


Mike 6 years ago

Still can't figure out how to teach the remote to the truck. No help in the owners manual. Thanks for your time.


larry 6 years ago

my ex girlfriend has her truck programmed to our garage and now that she is gone I don't want her to have access....do I have to change the whole system?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Larry..no just press and hold the learn button for about 20 seconds. This will erase all access to the machine..then just program the remote that you have. To program the remote..press and release the learn button and then press and hold down the remote button..you should hear a click..its programed//:-)


Arnel 6 years ago

We bought a new home and my car was programmed in my old garage. How can I re-program it with my new garage door. I have Linear garage door opener in my new home.

Thanks


Kristy1220 6 years ago

I have a Genie 2060L and I have tried everything! I tried holding the remote to the Homelink..that didn't work. I tried clearing all the remotes by holding down the learn button..and then tried programming the Homelink first...that didn't work! Now what? So frustrating!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Arnel..You will have to teach the linear remote to your car..once the homelink has accepted the remote..then push and release the learn button on the linear machine and then press and hold down the button on the homelink..you are basically teaching the car to the machine..hope this helps...Joe


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kristy..you have to teach the remote to the car..once the car has accepted the code..then press and release the learn button on the machine, and then press and hold down the homelink button.. It should program then..let me know if you still have problems...Joe


JD 6 years ago

I lost the remote for my vacation ham, but the signal is progammed into my car. Can I teach a new remote from the car?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

FD..what type of machine do you have..it depends on the manufacturer


Mac 6 years ago

If you want to reset your garage door opener, all you have to do is unplug it for a few minutes. Because of this, some of the new high end openers now come with a battery backup. It has to be disconnected to reset the machine's codes.

There is an urban myth that if you try to sync up too many times in a row that the opener's computer will release all the saved codes. That is false information. It clears it's memory after a prolonged power outage or just unplugging it for 5-10 minutes.

The bad news is that while almost every car remote is made by the same company, the instructions from car manuals could not be more different or confusing.

Also, noticed that some of the buttons are better for certain functions like opening Gates, while others are better for garage door openers. Some manuals don't mention that.

A typical 3 button setup uses the 1 or 3 button for a neighborhood hood gate opener. The middle button (2) is usually set for the garage door. Then the last unused button can be reserved for a friend's garage door.

You still have to make the garage door machine "learn" your open code, however, which gives you 30 second from the time you press that red button, to get back to your car and hit press you remote button. Get a friend to help you.


JT 6 years ago

Help?!? I have a universal remote meant for a LiftMaster. I am having a hard time programming it to work, which I need to program the LiftMaster to our cars. Our opener is the 41AC050-2M. The universal remote is the 375LM. This opener has a keypad on the outside of the garage door. Everytime I try to program it to anything, it thinks I am trying to program the keypad. I am able to reprogram the keypad but am unable to program a remote, which I need to get the car remotes to work. Any advice? Thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

JT..i have had problems with the universal remotes before. I quit using them and went with the regulat liftmaster or chamberlain remotes. What color is the learn button on your machine?


JT 6 years ago

I will check in the morning - it's either purple or orange. (I don't know because we just moved into this house and there are 2 different garage door openers and one is orange and one is purple. I am pretty sure the one in question is purple, like 95% sure, but I will check in the morning.) I really don't want to buy a regular remote because all I am going to do with it is program our cars!! What a waste.


JT 6 years ago

Purple!


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

JT..You can use the 371LM, 372LM, or 373 LM remotes. Im not sure if a universal remote will work on the newer machines..i have never tried to program one honestly


Person 6 years ago

Thanks dude, this looks like it'll work on my Craftsman.


james 6 years ago

both of my remotes are broken for the opener. My opener became unprogramed due to "user error". How do I program my car to open the door without the original remotes?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

James ..you will have to use a remote to program the car. The car gets the signal from the remote control. What remote do you have? Or, what color is the learn button?


Sigwillio 6 years ago

Just bought new house, no remote to garage. can i setup the car without remote?


sigwilli 6 years ago

Thanks find it right after I commented THX


Kellie 6 years ago

i bought a new expedition and i have a quantum 3213 garage door opener. i followed all the instructions and it still won't work. help


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Kellie..i am not really familiar with the quantum series. If you can get the remote to program to the car..it should work. I don't think you have to prgram the machine to the car. Does the handheld remote open the door ok?


BlackRocket 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps Luck,

I have a 2006 Honda Civic. Can my keyless remote for my car be programmed to open my garage door? We have a Craftsman (1/2hp) garage door opener and the learn button is green. The keyless remote for my car can only lock and unlock the car.

Thank you for answering what I hope is not too dumb a question. W


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Black roccket. No, you will have to use a remote or a system that is already built into the car like a homelink system..sorry


BlackRocket 6 years ago

Hi Sweeps Luck

Thank you. That is what my hubbie told me also.

W


Phoenix 6 years ago

My Genie 1/2 hp garage door opener was not working right. After lubricating the rollers on the door it is operating right now, but the remote and the remote in the car is no longer working. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 6 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Phoenix...Either there is something blocking the photo eyes or the remotes have been lost and need to be reprogrammed. Push and release the smart button and hold the button down on the remote control. If this doesn't work..the logic board is bad and needs to be replaced.


Vasu 5 years ago

Hi Sweeps Luck,

I moved into a new house, I wasn't given remotes for the garage. My 2 cars can be programmed for garage openers. What is the best way to program, do I need to buy new remote and program it first and then program my car?

I have lift master.

Vasu


esoterica11 5 years ago

Hello

I work at a car dealership. I've been trying to program my customer's vehicles to their garage door opener. They have a Volvo XC90 and a Toyota Sequoia. The traditional way of pairing does not seem to work. I even went to their house and I looked for a button on the opener but didn't see one. They have a keypad on the outside of their house that has a number pad and two buttons, one that says SEND and the other says PROG. These customers are near and dear to me and I would love to be able to save the day. Please Help!

Warmly,

Erica


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Erica,..if there isn't a learn or smart button on the machine..you will have to make sure that the vehicle is accepting the remotes program..what kind of machine is it? Sounds like a Genie.


esoterica11 5 years ago

Yes, sweeps, it's def. a Genie. What now? Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Erica,..ok it sounds like the car hasn't accepted the remote control. If you were looking for the learn/smart button..it is usually a round black button on the front of the machine under the light cover. Hope this helps.


Shao 5 years ago

Hi Sweeps Luck,

I've read like 80% of the comments above and am happy for those that got quick n easy solutions.

But I am getting frustrated with my Controlla-Door garage. The picture that you have at the beginning is exactly like mine. I have this new remote which is supposedly compatible with Controlla-door 4 garages.

I pressed and held the remote button, pressed once on the GREEN 'learn' button and there's a little green light which lights up after doing so. Nothing happens!

My wall button works though. Can't seem to figure it out!

Please help!

Regards,

Jeff.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jeff, i don't have much faith in those "universal" remotes. Some work and some don't.. The remote you will need could be a 61LM or an 81LM remote. It depends on the yr the machine was built. If you can find the manufatcture date on the board..i will see which one will work on yours. If you look at the picture of the logic board at the top of this post, the far right bottom has the mafgr date on it..this one has 09/06.. Let me know if you have questions...Joe


Shao 5 years ago

Hey Sweeps,

Thanks for such a prompt reply! The remote is a Chamberlain remote Model 4333A (with 3 buttons).

The date of the manufacturing date isn't on the Board, however it's a "Controll-A-Door 4".

I'm just absolutely clueless as to what the next step should be..

Thanks again Sweeps!

Cheers,

Jeff.


JV 5 years ago

Thanks so much for explaining the programming sequence...1st program the remote to the car, then the car to the opener. I wasted an hour before that thinking there was something wrong with my 02 mercedes. However, it worked exactly as you described.


dana 5 years ago

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Car companies are dumb for not telling us this. Even the car dealer didn't know why it wasn't working. Thanks for your easy to understand instructions, you saved us a lot of time and money.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Dana..you are welcome..you can send a check to..just kidding..the car mfgrs do kinda leave out a important step lol. Glad i could help..Joe


Gran torino 5 years ago

I have a 2006 honda accord that has a homelink option. I seem to have been able to program the homelink in the car from the handheld remote of my Quantum 3213. When I try to follow the directions from Wayne Dalton to match the car to the motor head it doesn't seem to work. I did see on their web site that not all of their garage doors are homelink capable. That the model numbers need to have a "U" in the model number. What do you know about that? Do I need a Homelink Compatible Transmitter?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Gran..im not sure about that one. That may be the problem. I would make sure the car has accepted the remote..then press and release the learn button on the machine and hold down the homelink button for a few seconds. Check and see on the quantum to see if it has a U in the model number. Sometimes the homelink system has to be programed a few times before it takes the code. They can be a pain in the butt lol....Joe


Scott 5 years ago

I just bought a used Saturn Aura XR. I don't think the homelink on the car is going into "programming mode". I've read the instructions and I am able to hold the two outside buttons and get it to flash rapidly, but when I try to program a button with my remote (I have a LiftMaster Pro) the Homelink doesn't ever flash rapidly, just slowly. Am I missing something?

Thanks,

Scott


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Scott..The homelink may have already accepted the code. Have you tried to program the homelink to the garage door opener? If not you are missing a step. To program the homelink to the opener..press and relase the learn button on the opener, while someone in the car holding down the homelink button. Hope this works for ya..let me know...Joe


Joe 5 years ago

I have an older Sears Craftsman 41A3516-2 garage opener (remote is 139.18718). I was adding a second remote tonight for my wife and it somehow "learned" a neighbor's car remote. I need to clear that code but cannot. I have tried holding the yellow learn button on the main opener unit for over a minute and the LED will not go out!!! Does anyone know how to clear the codes???

I have had to unplug the garage opener for now so the neighbor does not open my garage every time he uses his remote.

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Joe..unplug the machine for a least a minute. Plug it back in and hold the learn button down for about 20 seconds..it should clear..if not, the logic board is bad and needs to be replaced..as old as that one is//re[lace the unit..the new units will not do what yours is doing now..sorry.


Joe 5 years ago

Sweeps..Tried that and the codes will not clear. Everything was working fine and still works fine except my damn neighbor opens my garage door every time they use their car door opener :( I doubt it is the logic board since everything works except clearing the codes.


Scott 5 years ago

Thanks for the help. I had my wife in the car holding the button down while I pressed the learn button. No luck. I cleared the codes on the opener and tried again, same deal. I was able to program the two remotes back that came with the house. I tested the remotes after clearing the codes just to make sure they cleared correctly. They did...

On my 2007 Saturn Aura, it says to hold the remote 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink buttons, press and hold the HomeLink button while simultaneously holding the remote button. It will flash slowly at first and then rapidly when it is accepted. I can never get it to flash rapidly. I've held it down for over a minute and it just stops blinking like it gives up...Frustrating. Any ideas? And thank you for the help. It's not often you find someone willing to help a total stranger, on the internet, for free. Much appreciated!


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Scott..i think there is a problem with the homelink system. If the machine is working with the remotes..it should accept the other one once the car accepts the remote.


Scott 5 years ago

That's what I was thinking too. Since the Homelink doesn't even look to be syncing with the remote itself...I guess I'll call my salesperson and see what she can offer. It's still under warranty so I would think they'd be able to cover it. Thanks again for the help.


Frank 5 years ago

I have two garages, and two remotes are programmed to one. I tried programming one to one, but it makes both go up/down. How do I get each to be unique?


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Frank..you will have to erase both machines and then reprogram the remotes. Hold down the learn button for about 20 seconds, and then take one remote and hold down the button you want to program to that door. Then press and release the learn button. Do the same for the other remote. Let me know if you have any problems..Joe


cstrasser 5 years ago

Hey sweeps, My wife and I both have Toyotas, one being a Camry (02) and a Prius(05)...we both want to program our cars to open the garages...I get kinda confused reading all these post...can u help??? My garage is a Liftmaster


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Cstrasser..take the remote that you want to program to each car. Follow the cars manufaucurers instructions on how to program the remote to the homelink system. After the car accepts the remote control into the homelink...have someone push and release the learn button on the garage opener while someone is in the car pressing the homelink button. You should hear a click on the opener, and the lightbulb should flash once when the car is programmed. Hope this helps..Joe


cstrasser 5 years ago

we only have one remote for some reason, will we be able to program both cars with only one remote?


cstrasser 5 years ago

Hey sweeps, OK I've taken the garage remote and held it close to the button in the car....held down both until the one in my car started blinking. Once it started blinking, i released the remote and had someone press the "learn" button on the garage door motor....and the light blinked but the button doesn't work in my car still? What am I doing wrong?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

cstrasser..it sounds like the car still hasn't learned the remote yet. It takes several attempts sometimes. It can be a pain in the butt.


Tmo 5 years ago

I have an old opener and it only has the DIP switchesmon the back. Will I be able to program my new car to it. I have followed the instructions in my car but I have no

Earn button on the unit


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Tmo...You wont need the learn button with your remote..with a dip switch remote..all you have to do is get the car to memorize the remote and it should work. It make take several tries to get the car to accept it...Joe


ray 5 years ago

Hi I have 2003 Acura RL. I am having problem program the remote button on the sun viser to work with my garage door opener. I have a Lift Master opener. First I "trained" the button on my sun viser by holding 2 outside button for 30 seconds until the light flashing rapidly. Then I have someone PRESS and HOLD one of the button on the sun viser and I press the "Red-Train" button on the door opener. NOTHING happens...no light blinking or no click sound. Any suggestion what's wrong or what should I try? Thanks in advance for your help


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Ray..if the remote has been learned by the car..it should program to the machine very easily. Its sounds as if the remote hasn't been taught to the car.. They can be a pain, and have to do it several times before the machine will accept it. You will hear a click on the machine when the remote has been accepted..Joe


HockeytownLarry 5 years ago

Thanks Sweeps! It's guys like you who make the internet the wonderful, useful tool that it is. Your instructions for reprogramming the remotes, the cars, and the keypad were flawless. Much appreciated!


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Glad i could help Larry.


frank 5 years ago

I had to erase all codes in my Overhead Door opener (by pressing the learn button for 20 seconds) because each successive car programming wiped out the previous one, as Sweeps Luck stated above ( I guess I had maxed out my machine). I was worried that if I did erase everything, my handheld remotes would no longer worked. I was right. They didn't. But all I had to do was reprogram each handheld by pressing the learn button on the motor and then pressing the button on the one-button remote. It worked perfectly on both handhelds. Then I went and programmed both cars, according to the owners' manuals. Both programmings worked without wiping out the other one. Thanks Sweeps. What's funny is I called an Overhead Door technician last week describing the problem and he was stumped. He said he had never heard of such a thing and didn't know how to fix it. I guess I should call him back and explain the process to the expert.


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Glad it worked out for you Frank. I have been doing this for some time now..(25 yrs) lol. Some things do still stump me, and then i call technical support with the manufacturer.


Robyn 5 years ago

We can't get our 2 '06 Hondas to talk with the overhead brand opener. After we reset the unit our '99 Accord accepted the codes but the other two still will not. We followed both the overhead manual and the Honda manual. Any ideas? Thanks!


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Does the Overhead opener have a smart button?


Robyn 5 years ago

It has a learning code button, is that similar?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Yes, it is..you may have to teach the car to the machine..after you teach the remote to the car..then press and release the learn button and then press and hold the button in the car..this teaches the car to the machine.. Im not very familiar with the OHD brand of openers..Joe


Erica 5 years ago

Hi

I have a liftmaster 1/2 and a volvo s40 2006. All lights flass everyone recognizes everyone, but no click and no door opening.. Pleasssssssseeeeeee Heellllllpppppp!!!!!!!!!!


Erica 5 years ago

Now i erased all the codes and when I push the learn button it wont stay on to reprograms the remotes. ahhh helllpppp


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Erica..Once you erase the codes... Press and release the learn button and then hold down the remote control button. You should see the light bulb on the machine flash and go off. The remote is programmed. Once the remote is programmed..follow the instructions in the cars manual to program the remote to the car..once the car has learned the remote..then press and release the learn button again and then hold down the button on the homelink in the car to program the car to the machine.


chattyCathy77 5 years ago

Sweeps...I NEED your help! I have tried everything (except resetting the opener itself) and I still cannot get the home link to work! After I followed the steps to program my visor, it says that when the programmed button is pressed the light should be on continuously. I understand that I will have to train the car to the machine but I can only do that when the visor button is trained! I have been trying this forever and nothing works! I have a Genie 1/2 HP Model 2060L and the remote is the Genie GICT390-3BL 3-Button Remote. Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Cathy..i am sorry..i do not mess with Genie openers very much..i have found that they are hard to find parts for and and are sometimes hard to get programmed. I usually work with Liftmaster/Chamblerlain products.


chattyCathy77 5 years ago

Hey Sweeps...VERY happy to tell you that my perseverance and bit of tech know how, I was able to get it to work FINALLY! I followed all of your instructions and had to reset the machine itself and after reprogramming everything it worked. Thank you so much. I think you may know more about Genie openers than you think! :)


garrity 5 years ago

Hope you can help

I live in a multi unit condo which has a comercial garage door opener which has no access to a learn button. I have and use a visor remote. I now have a new cadillac with a built in remote. Is it possible to program the car's using only the hand held visor remote?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Garrity..yes you can..you will have to follow the cars manufacturing instructions in te owners manual, and use the remote control to terach it to the car..you may have to do it several times to get the car to accept it..Joe


cera Hinkey 5 years ago

I do not have A remote that opens my Garage door..

Is there any way I can program my 2007 mercedes

to my "overhead " brand Garage door unit without a remote?? Please and thank you..

Cera


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

No sorry..you will need a remote that is programmed to the machine


Aubrey 5 years ago

We've moved into a different house. The garage has an opener on one side but no keypad or remotes. Can I program a remote from my old house to my car, then the car to the machine or is there no hope?


Richard 5 years ago

Okay...Here is my issue. We have a Quantum 3213 with a wired opener and two wireless. Everything was working great until I tried to set up the remote in our Honda Ridgeline. Reading your answers above I can see where I went wrong with the programming but now neither of my wireless remotes work (nor does the pickup). The only manual I could find was for a 3214. it said...

1. Press the PROGRAM Switch button located on the garage door power head unit once. The red PROGRAM STATUS light on the motor power head unit and overhead lamp will turn on and remain lit for one minute, indicating that it is ready to learn the Transmitter.

2. Press the button on the Transmitter you wish to use to operate the door. The PROGRAM STATUS light on the power head will turn on and off three times indicating a successful learn.

3. Press the same button on the Transmitter once more to confirm operation. The opener will turn on and move the door.

It didn't work. I pushed trhe program button and the red light came on. Then I pushed and held the button on my remote. It's light came on for a second then went blank for about 12 seconds before flashing quickly. But nothing else happens. The flashing stops and the door does not open. I changed the batteries on both. I think I erased the codes from the power head and now I have to get out of the car, walk to my garage, go inside and push the wall button. Can you help?


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Sweeps Luck 5 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Richard..it would be best to erase all codes and start over..Hold down the learn button on the power head for about 20 seconds..then press and release the learn button while holding down a button on one of the remotes. The machine can only hold five programs in it, and after that it starts to drop the first one put into the machine..hope this helps...Joe


dave 5 years ago

the trick is, you have to have the garage remote contol extremely close to the rear view mirror.....................


Rickey 5 years ago

I have a craftman 139.53964SRT and I'm trying to program my 2004 Yukon Denali to the garage opener what should I do. Do I need a universal remote or can I just use the garage opener thats built into the truck


Randy Mattson 4 years ago

We have about a 9 year old door opener. Is there anyhting we can do to program it into our built in remote in the vehicles. i was told older openers won't program in. Is there any adapter that we could add??

Thank you


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

some remotes will program to the vehicle..teach the remote to the car and once the car learns the code..it should work...what color is the button on the back of the machine?


Robert 4 years ago

I am following the directions for my ford fusion and it tells about the learn button but it still won't work.. any help? linear system if that helps


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Robert..you will have to follow the instructions on the car as to how to teach the remote to the car. After the car has learned the remote..then have someone press the learn button on the opener..and then press and hold the button on the car..what you are doing is teaching the car to the machine..let me know if you still have problems//Joe


Rob 4 years ago

I have a new 2012 buick... the manual tells me to push the two outside buttons in the car, I did... then I pressed the smart button on the Linear Garage Door opener, the light flashed and the little red led stayed on... I immediately pushed the button I wanted to use in the car and the light on the door opener flashed. 9 times I have done this (insanity defined right?) but the door still won't open. What am I doing wrong?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rob, the car has not accepted the code...you have to teach the car the remote and then teach the car to the machine. Most cars you hold the two outside buttons down until the light starts flashing fast..then when it starts to flash slow the car has accepted the remote. Then go press the smart button on the machine and then press and hold down the button you programmed on the car..when the lightbulb on the garage door opener flashes on then off..it is programmed. Hope this helps...Joe


Colby 4 years ago

Joe,

...frustration...I have the same machine pictured above.

Seems like I have repeated your steps. I have cleared the machine, cleared the car, and can't figure it out. I am trying to program 2 cars. They are both Lexus with homelink. So after I clear the machine, I have no problem re-programming my garage remote back to the garage machine, but I can not get the car to program to the remote or the machine. Any thoughts?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Colby is sounds as if the problem is the car learning the remote. It can be a pain trying to get the car to learn the remote. I have had to try several times especially on a Mercedes. Once the car learns the remote, press and relase the red learn button on your machine while someone presses the button on the homelink. This teaches the car to the machine, Sounds like the garage door opener is working properly since it is accepting the remote signal. Hope this helps


Colby 4 years ago

Thanks Joe.

I couldn't figure it out. Lexus came out and did it for me. They had to unplug the garage unit while they programmed the remote to the car, then plugged it back in to program the car to the garage unit. Not sure why, but it worked! Thanks for your response and help.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Colby ..not a problem..some cars can really be a pain in the buttocks as Forrest Gump says..:-)


Valerie 4 years ago

Just bought a new Toyota Venza and could not connect the homelink to my garage door (Genie). Pulled up your forum and tried it. It worked! You are officially my hero for the day!

Val


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Thanks Val..saved ya some money too....it would cost ya about 60.00 or so for a service call just to do that


barryluft 4 years ago

Hi I have an older model Stanley UT30 B07 I am trying to pair a couple of Liftmaster remotes to it...Where would I find the learn button?


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Barry..im not sure about the stanley system..They are no longer made, and i doubt the remotes would work due to the different frequencys used.


Shadid 4 years ago

I program my car and the handhelds don't work. I reprogram handhelds and car stops working. Only have 2 remotes so no where near 5. What is going on?


Enjaybee 4 years ago

Excellent instructions, but I have some updates that were missed that will help those having problems. When training the homelink in my 2011 Camry, I found that I had to do both sets of training. Also, be sure and clear the homelink buttons of any previous training before you start. Follow the manufacturers instructions. In my Camry I have 3 buttons, to clear the memory, I had to press the two outer buttons and hold until the light went out. I programmed the remote to the homelink button and to the machine. When training the button with the remote, hold the homelink button down until after the rapid flashing and the light goes off. When training the homelink to the machine, hesitate after pressing the homelink button 3 times, then press it a 4th time.


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Yes every vehicle is different..some can be a pain in the buttocks.


Al - BMW2003 4 years ago

Hi, I have a 2003 BMW 745Li with 3 buttons on the mirror and have cleared them several times. I tried following the instructions in the owners manual by pressing the red learn button on the back of our professional linkmaster garage door opener and pressing the homelink button 3 times in the car for 2 sec. but to no avail. I don't have a remote for the opener so what can I do to solve this issue???


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Bmw..you must have a remote for the opener before you can program your car. The remote has to be programmed to the opener..and then the remote can be taught to the car..once the car has learned it..press and release the red learn button on the opener and then press and hold the homelink button in the car


Carolin 4 years ago

I have a Lexus and a craftsman garage door opener unfortunaltely the previous owner did not leave any remotes can I still program my car, I managed to program the keypad outside the garage door. Please help thanks carolin


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Sweeps Luck 4 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

No Carolin..you will have to get a remote so you can teach the remote to the machine and then teach the car to the machine..what color of learn button does your machine have?


Tom 3 years ago

I have a Stanley Model 2200 opener without a programing button on the door unit. Am I able to program to my 2009 Chevy Impala. I now have the car programed for a Craftsman opener at an other location.Will I be able to have both progamed for this car?


Goldie420 3 years ago

Is there a certain limit of vehicles and remotes you can have programmed to it


Rod 3 years ago

I press the learn button before I read anything! So from reading your info, I must have erase the codes ? My hand remote still works. I am trying to program my wife new car. We follow the car Manuel , but it is not working! Can you help?


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Rod..use the remote that is working..follow the instrctions on the cars manual to teach the code to the car..oncw the car has learned the code..press and release the learn button on the machine then press and hold the button on the car..if the machines light bulb flashes on then off..its complete..hope this helps..Joe


syndee 3 years ago

Thanks a lot!It worked for me..


Simon 3 years ago

I've just purchased an '07 VW Touareg and cannot program the Genie opener to the vehicle. Is there an issue with Intellicode 1 or 2 with this vehicle? Does this have any effect? The car manufacturer's manual mentions that the Homelink system is compatible with 'most' openers.

It is an older Genie garage opener and I wonder if it's reached its capacity for remotes - 5? We had no problem with the Ford, this is frustrating - any help or guidance would be very much appreciated.


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Simon...im not really sure on a Genie. Also, i have found a VW to be a problem being programmed. I would try clearing the board of all codes and then programing each again. A liftmaster/chamberlanin will only hold 5. You may have to try several times to get the car programmed. Sorry i couldn't be more help but, i don't deal with Genies much..Joe


Christopher Chan 3 years ago

After a year and a half after buying my new car, I finally was able to get the car's universal remote to work - thanks to you !!


Jeff 3 years ago

Older Liftmaster/Chamberlin -

I understand how to program remotes (although reading your post, in frustration I may have held the learn button in to long - but it still seems to work).

My problem is programming more than one remote at a time. Some are not always here - or here together. Even then, trying to program 2 or 3 - plus the keypad...inevitably some don't take and I have to start over. Obviously it is a run to the keypad - and this all happens any time I may want to change Pins - even for the temporary feature.

What can I do?

Thanks


Jeff 3 years ago

Quick add to just submitted (after re-reading the previous answered Q (and it's reference to holding 5)

It seems every time I press the learn to program any remote, all the others are now off channel and won't work.


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Sweeps Luck 3 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jeff, you may be holding the learn button in to long and causing the machine to drop the others already programmed. Just poke the learn button to program. If you want to erase the board of all programming..push the learn button in and hold it for about 20 seconds. If you clear the programming and try to program one or two and it still drops the ones previously entered..it mean you have a bad logic board, and it will need to be replaced. remember the machine will only hold a total of five remotes/keypads..Let me know if i can help..Joe


Renae 3 years ago

We are having the strangest thing happen at our home - hopefully you can help -

1. We accidently cleared all remotes

2. Reprogrammed them quickly to main garage

3. Went to add 2nd garage and it somehow piggybacked onto main garage (press one button and 2 doors go up/down or one of each..- note: we pressed the middle button for the 2nd garage and it didn't appear to program)

4. Cleared all and started over - Couldn't get main door programmed but could get keypad.

5. Tried programming the second door - held the garage door opener button and pressed the second button and it didn't program the car - instead it programmed the remote to open both the main door and 2nd door now from the same button on the same remote (external) - (We weren't trying to mess with the main door at this point..)

Do you have any advice?


Roger 3 years ago

I have a genie silent max 1000 trying to program to my 2011 Nissan Quest when training to remote light flashes slow and then goes completely off on both of my cars what am I doing wrong.

Thanks


kenny 3 years ago

Hi I just bought a genie garage door opener modle number 3062 trying to program my acura to the garage opener where is the learn button thanks


Julio Ureña 2 years ago

What if i have Stanley and Came motors?


sid 2 years ago

finally!!!!! thank you so much!!!!!


Brian H 2 years ago

I have done this many times and even cleared all codes to make sure it wasn't full. I have a new 2015 Tahoe, held in the vehicle button then had someone hit the smart button once. Even tried it by hitting the smart button then holding the Vehicle button but still nothing. I reprogrammed the key pad on the house and it works fine?


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Sweeps Luck 2 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Brian. It still sounds like the car has not learned the remote control. It sometimes takes several trys go do it. They can be a pain


FRAN AND RICK 2 years ago

We have 2mercedes suv's. programmed the newest and the older one wont work. Can we reprogram the cars and a handheld at the same time. we have family members with 2 other handhelds and one in car. Can we wipe all thwe codes on the door opener and start over?????


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Sweeps Luck 2 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Hi Fran. The machine will only hold five remotes. After five it starts to drop the first ones programmed. To erase all of them jold down the square learn button for about 20 seconds, then wait about a minute, then you can start to program them again. Let me know if you have any questions.


Quan 2 years ago

I lost my garage remote control ! Can i still program my garage on my 2013 toyota venza ??


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Sweeps Luck 2 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

You will have to use a remote control that has been programmed to the machine. What color is the smart button?


Racheal 2 years ago

Can I program my car to the garage door without a remote?


Jeff 2 years ago

I have a Lift-master + and a Honda with homelink. Everything has worked perfectly for several years. Recently I noticed that my homelink button controls my neighbor's garage door in addition to mine. My standard remotes do not control the neighbor's door. Is this an issue I can resolve our does my neighbor need to change something on his opener?


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Sweeps Luck 2 years ago from Fountain Inn Author

Your neighbor needs to erase their logic board and reprogram their machine


douglas 24 months ago

I'm having trouble programming my 2014 GMC Traverses garage door opener remote to my Wayne Dalton quantum with a brown smart button can you tell me which remote I may need to purchase to get this to work thank you


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Sweeps Luck 24 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Douglas..that is an old machine..you need a 303mhz remote. You may get lucky and find one on ebay. The other options is to buy a universal receiver to adapt to your machine. Let me know if i can help.


Warnersoftinc 23 months ago

The homelink in both my cars have stopped working. Both were working and then they just stopped. Unable to reprogram either of them. Completely reset the opener and the two cars then tried to reprogram them and all the other remotes. Can program the keypad and four remotes. (the last two remotes because the cars won't program. Also, the light won't go out - neither automatically nor with the button. any ideas? i think the light issue is relays, maybe same for remote?


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Sweeps Luck 23 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

It sounds like the logic board may be bad if you are having issues like that. The board will only hold 5 entries and then it will start dropping remotes. Try unplugging the machine, this resets it. If that doesn't work you may have had a power surge and messed up the board. Let me know


David KC 21 months ago

Hello, my liftmaster 1215E only has en "erase" button, which I poke but the LED indicator does not stay on, though I tried the instructions anyway but nothing happens, I can see the light blinking when I press the button on the control but is not operating the liftmaster. Can you please help?


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Sweeps Luck 21 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

David what color is your learn button? Learn button an erase button are the same


David KC 21 months ago

Orange, shows date 2013


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Sweeps Luck 21 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Clear the board by pushing in the orange button for about 15 seconds. Then take your remote control and hold the button down on the remote control. Now press and release the orange learn button. You should hear a click and the light bulb should flash. Let me know if this works.


David KC 21 months ago

K, im not at home right now but I will give it a try


David KC 21 months ago

I haven't cleared the board yet, the thing is, I use a 973LM that works perfectly and bought a 971LM as a spare, since the 973 is working I'm afraid that resseting the board will leave that remote useless and end up with two non working remotes


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Sweeps Luck 21 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

If it wont accept 5 remotes after clearing the board you have a bad board. If the board is bad it will do all kinds of crazy things. You could come home and the door would be open. It could have had a power surge to the board


Dan 19 months ago

Hi Sweeps, I have a Sears/Craftsman model 41a3516-2. I programmed another remote for it that works but now the car fob opens and closes door, (not only mine) it seems to respond to neighbours also. I tried to reset or clear it by holding button in, doesn't seem to do anything. Thank you in advance D.P.


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Sweeps Luck 19 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Unplug the machine for about 10 minutes. This resets the machine. Then hold down the learn button for about 20 seconds. The re enter the remotes into the machine. If it still works your neighbors door, their machine needs to be cleared also.


Dan 19 months ago

Hey Sweeps, thanks again for your help. I tried your instructions, in fact it had been unplugged all night. I pushed and held donwn learn button (yellow and round) for 2o seconds(little red light) and nothing seems to happen. The red light stays on until I hit a remote button. I tried holding it less, more, rapidily. and even unhooked hard wired button and tried procedure again. remove batteries from remote. don't know anymorel...lol... maybe I am not clearing machine correctly? thanks inadvance for your help. D.P.


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Sweeps Luck 19 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Are you using new 891 or 893LM remotes? The ones that come with the machine?


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Sweeps Luck 19 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

It really sounds as if you have a bad board on your machine. It should erase easily and other remotes should not be picked up without hitting the learn button on your machine. It sounds like a power surge or lightening strike may have caused a glitch in the board. They are usually rock solid unless something like that has occurred.


Dan 19 months ago

Sweeps, thanks for your advice and help. It may be time for a new GDO. thanks for your time. D.P.


David 18 months ago

Sweeps. I tried to read through all the posts and may have missed it so sorry. I have a Marantec M 4500 opener and just bought a 2014 Chevy Tahoe. I can't for the life of me figure out how to program the Tahoe. Can you please help?

Thanks!


David 18 months ago

One more thing. The Tahoe has 3 buttons and each one has a light above it. Not sure if you need to know that.


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Sweeps Luck 18 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

David, you may have to try several times to get the car to accept the remote control. It can be a pain in the butt. Follow the instructions on the car, as each one is different


Beemer2 11 months ago

Just bought a BMW 2 series and can't get it to work with Liftmaster using green learn button. I had the BMW genius tech out and he was no help. I have followed the BMW instructions (Homelink) and it never seems to take the remote code so the above instructions don't help. The car Homelink system never blinks slowly why attempting to program it so I think I am stuck. I am afraid if I go and buy a new garage door opener fearing it still may not work. Any suggestions?


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Sweeps Luck 11 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Beemer... You need to press and release the green learn button and then push and hold the button on the homelink system. This teaches the car to the machine. Let me know if this doesnt work


Beemer2 11 months ago

Sweeps Luck

It didn't work. In order to check I was doing it right I cleared the remote and outdoor keypad and reset them both buy pressing the green button (light flashes on opener) with no problem. I am at the frustration point where I will just order another remote and forget trying to program the car.

Thanks for trying to help.


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Sweeps Luck 11 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Honestly they can be s real pain. Some of the newer vehicles require a different reciever to work.


Mark77 10 months ago

I have a 2016 GMC Acadia and a lift master garage door. I don't have the original remotes. I've tried everything. What can I do to get it programmed to my car?


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Sweeps Luck 10 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Mark you will need a remote control to program your car. What color is the learn button on your machine?


Mark77 10 months ago

It is square and red. I have the controller in the garage on the wall and a keypad outside. Will either of those work?


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Sweeps Luck 10 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

The keypad will work if it is working the door now. It will be a pain having to punch in the code each time you try to program the car. You need ghe 971LM remote for the red button. Or you can get a universal clicker at lowes and program it


Mark77 10 months ago

Thanks so much. I'll try that. Appreciate the help.


Deby Prime 10 months ago

I have a 2011 Tahoe, and 2 liftmaster garage door openers. I can program the openers with no problem EXCEPT that I can not get one button in Tahoe to operate just one garage door. When I program one button, it operates both doors. I have cleared out the memory in the tahoe, started all over, same thing. I even disconnected one garage door opener from power,programmed the other opener to the button (after clearing memory again) in the Tahoe. When I plugged it back in, it still operated by the button. The liftmasters are the same model, green learn button. They have been programmed to my Tahoe in the past, but we wanted to switch the buttons (parking Tahoe in different side of garage.) So what is different now??


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Sweeps Luck 10 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Deby... You need to erase the machines. Then you will have to reprogram the remote controls. To erase the machines push and hold the green learn button for about 20 seconds. To reprogram push an release the green button and then push and hold the remote control button. You will hear a click in the machine and the lightbulb will flash. Let me know if you have problems.


S Ward 7 months ago

Do you have any advice on an older unit that does not have a smart button?


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Sweeps Luck 7 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

You should be able to use it. Just teach the remote to the car. You should not need a smart button on older openers


Flori 6 months ago

Hi, I have a Saab 95, 2008. The mirror will go in learning mode(first and last buttons for 20sec), but then will not learn from my remote. I press any buttons on the mirror and then the one on the remote, I did cycle the remote button too(rolling codes), but nothing. The car manual states the same procedure for programming.

Any suggestion will help.

Thank you


SabrinA 5 months ago

I just moved to a new house without a remote but I do have a key pad can I program my car from the key pad ?


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Sweeps Luck 5 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Have you tried programming the car to the machine? Find the learn/smart button on the machine press and release it and then press and hold the remote button on the car. It may have been programed already. Hope this helps


Fred Romero 5 months ago

Yea! finally works AFTER tapping the learn button while wife holding down button on car

Many thanks

Fred & Barbara


Tom Trudell 5 months ago

Help! I bought a new Linear garage door opener today, and I'm trying to set the remote in my 2009 Malibu. I've followed the instructions in the owner's manual (as well as yours). First, note that I was able to program my previous opener. Also, earlier this evening, I was able to program my daughter's opener. Any thoughts?


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Sweeps Luck 5 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

Erase the board on your machine and try again. If you make several attempts it will sometimes lock out


Tom Trudell 5 months ago

I appreciate the suggestion, which I just tried; however, I had no luck. Rats!


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Sweeps Luck 5 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

There may be a problem with that board. It should program easily


Lorena 5 months ago

I finally got my garage doors wired with the buttons. I don't have a remote. I'm trying to program my car's button to open the garage door and I've followed all the steps and it does not want to program. What am I do wrong? I press the Learn button on the garage door opener and go to my car and press the button twice for 2 seconds each and nothing. HELP!


Cliff1911 5 months ago

Not sure if this really fits here, since it's not a car I'm trying to program, it's a remote. But here's what I want to do....

I have a Genie Excellerator opener, purchased about 10 years ago, with Intellicode II, and the three-button Genie remote that came with it. My current lady-friend has a year old home that had a new Sears opener installed. So what we're wondering is....can we program her Sears opener to one of my Genie remote buttons, and my Genie opener to one of her Sears remote buttons? Or is this sort of cross-brand issue only resolved by buying new "universal" remotes?

I did try programming one of the buttons on my Genie to her Sears, just by using her keypad, which didn't work. I'm not sure if getting up on the ladder to open up her receiver and use the actual Learn button would be any different, so thought I'd ask here first if this is even worth trying, or if it's just not possible to use Genie remotes with Sears openers and vice-versa.


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Sweeps Luck 5 months ago from Fountain Inn Author

No it wont work. They both use different frequencies. You could use universal remotes for each of the units


Chris 4 months ago

I am trying to configure a 2000 Yukon and a 1140ml, Chamberlain. I have read all instructions. When pushing the lean button, it's red light stays on for about 60 seconds. I can't seem to get the two units to communicate. Any helpful hints would be appreciated.


Nick 4 months ago

I have a biltek SL600ACL gate opener. I can't get the keypad are homelink on my cars to program with it. Only the remotes it comes with work. It is 433.92mhz. What can I buy or do to make it work right?


James 3 months ago

After reading the manual to my 2016 Taurus and following the instructions to a tee, all I got was frustration and no luck. It also tried doing step 1 then step 2 and neither worked. I followed your instructions and my car transmitter was working immediately! Thank you for your excellent advice!!


Kenn 3 months ago

That was easy, thanks for the help!!!


Dick 8 weeks ago

I have a Dalton Quatum opener that I can't program to my car. The opener is so about 14 years old and have been told by Dalton that the opener is too old, is that possible?


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Sweeps Luck 8 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

If your vehicle is a 2006 or newer they may notaccept the older remotes. I run across that daily.


gmperron 6 weeks ago

We have a Dalton Quantum and a brand new 2016 Range Rover. If I'm reading the previous comment correctly, the actual garage door opener is too old to connect to the car? I've tried to connect the car to the actual unit as well as connect the car to the remote. Nothing has worked.


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Sweeps Luck 6 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

Yes you are correct. Parts are no longer made for that machine. Sorry


Brian 5 weeks ago

Is it possible to program 2 cars with only one hand-held remote?


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Sweeps Luck 5 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

Yes do the second car just like the 1st one. They should work


bud 4 weeks ago

Got a band new Nissan Maxima Platinum. I have tried your method several times and it does not work. DUH.


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Sweeps Luck 4 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

Your new car may not be compatible with the machine. Some car manufactures have changed from a homelink system to another system. You may need a repeater to link your machine to your car. With change usually comes other problems.


Dude_love 4 weeks ago

Sweeps, just wanted to tell you that you're an amazing man for supplying the public with 7 YEARS worth of advice on this post. Wow. And yes....it helped me to!


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Sweeps Luck 4 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

Thanks...glad it helped


Larry 4 weeks ago

I have a several year old Genie accelerator opener - model ISD 1000. My original wireless keypad system stopped functioning. So purchased a new Genie wireless keypad. Model GK-R. Programming went fine and it works as expected. Then I discovered the homelink remote control built in to my 2009 Camry Toyota quit working. So I reprogrammed it and it worked fine. But now - yep, you guessed it - the new wireless keypad no longer functions. Looks like an endless cycle. Not sure how I get them both functional. Any ideas?


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Sweeps Luck 4 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

Larry try holding the learnbutton down on the machine for about 15 seconds. Then reprogram both the car and the keyless. Hopefully this will work for you.


Barbara 4 weeks ago

Barbara

I have a double door garage. When I moved into this house, 5 months ago, there was a Craftsman garage door opener on one door and the other was a manual open. I programmed buttom 3 on my 2005 Lexus Homelink to work with the Craftsman opener. A couple of days ago I had a Chamberlain 1/2 HP Chain Drive installed on the other garage door and have tried numerous times, unsuccessfully, to program button 1 on the Homelink in my car to the Chamberlain remote. The Homelink light blinks slowly and after some time just goes out. Do I have to clear both Homelink codes and then program button 1 and re-program button 3?

Thanks


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Sweeps Luck 4 weeks ago from Fountain Inn Author

Barbara some of the new machines will not work with the homelink system unless they have a repeater to make them compatible. The new machines have a different frequency than your older machine. Yours probably has a yellow round learn button and the older one had a square purple button. Ask a local door man to make sure. they havevthe repeater.


JRJ 26 hours ago

I am so frustrated at NONE of these suggestions can sync my system!! Chrysler 2016 Pacifica


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Sweeps Luck 13 hours ago from Fountain Inn Author

Jrj. You will need a repeater for yours to work. The new cars have changed from the homelink to another system. The repeater bridges the gap. Change is not always good. What is the name of the system your car is using? It will be in the owners manual

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