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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Garage Door Opener in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by basscatt -------------------------- the 3 buttons are so you can program in 3 different garage doors - Ok, ...
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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    the 3 buttons are so you can program in 3 different garage doors -
    Ok, have one garage door at home and another garage door 75 miles away I could use it on. I guess I could program them both to use the same button to open them.

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    there are 2 methods of programming -
    one - you "teach" your garage door to respond to the Homelink opener -

    the other method -
    you actually program the Homelink opener
    by "training" it with one of your current working remote-

    the Homelink opener actually copies the signal from your current remote -
    I like that idea, fingers crossed.

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    I just looked at the '93 Owners Manual - and it doesn't show the red light Homelink unit -
    so here is what it says from the '95 Owners Manual -
    Yeah they were behind times then, OBD I which is ok. Keyless entry was not on the up and up yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    --1) hold down the 2 outside buttons until the red light flashes rapidly -
    about 20 seconds - then release the buttons -
    this fires up the memory and erases any old codes -
    Sounds easy enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    ---2) hold the end of the hand-held remote
    against the bottom surface of the Homelink unit -
    so that you can still see the red light -

    3) decide which of the 3 buttons to program -
    using both hands -
    press the hand-held remote button - and the desired Homelink button -
    and continue to HOLD both buttons through step 4 -

    4) hold down both buttons until you see the red light on the Homelink flash rapidly -
    the rapid flashing - which could take 90 seconds -
    indicates that the Homelink has been programmed -
    release both buttons once the red light flashes rapidly -

    if the programming didn't work - rotate the hand-held remote -
    so the other end is pointing at the Homelink - and try again -

    THE HOMELINK TRANSMITTER MAY NOT WORK WITH OLDER GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
    THAT DO NOT MEET CURRENT SAFETY STANDARDS -
    Well I could have done without that last sentence...

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
    --this info is from the '95 Deville Owners Manual - page 2-69
    --------------------------
    I know you have the regular Owners Manual -
    but just in case you wanted a digital copy -
    here is a free down-load - this site has tons of manuals available for free -

    http://www.manualowl.com/am/Cadillac...e/Download/173
    Yeah, I got that link from you months ago. Ok, kinda late getting home tonight, might wait and try it tomorrow. I'll post back what happens. Thanks for all the help and suggestions everybody made. I really appreciate it.

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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    Quote Originally Posted by dennis93coupe View Post
    Ok, have one garage door at home and another garage door 75 miles away I could use it on. I guess I could program them both to use the same button to open them.



    I like that idea, fingers crossed.



    Yeah they were behind times then, OBD I which is ok. Keyless entry was not on the up and up yet.



    Sounds easy enough.



    Well I could have done without that last sentence...



    Yeah, I got that link from you months ago. Ok, kinda late getting home tonight, might wait and try it tomorrow. I'll post back what happens. Thanks for all the help and suggestions everybody made. I really appreciate it.
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    Ok, have one garage door at home
    and another garage door 75 miles away I could use it on.
    I guess I could program them both to use the same button to open them.

    no -
    you would use one button for home -
    a different button for the other door 75 miles away -

    for mine - I use the center button for my garage door -
    the LEFT button for my brother-in-law's garage door -
    and the RIGHT button for my Mom's door - 400 miles away -
    ------------------------
    Well I could have done without that last sentence...
    I mhear that -
    in the '95 OM the talked about "reversing safety switch"
    but they did not mention the "electric eyes"

    my fingers are crossed -

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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    Quote Originally Posted by brougham View Post
    There's only one method- you need to program the homelink one to your door. I think the teaching your garage door to work with it part is that some garage door openers you need to tell it that you are adding another remote.
    -------------------------
    actually - there ARE two methods -

    Dennis stated his garage opener is old
    and does not have the ability to be programmed -

    so his only chance is to have the Homelink unit "LEARN"
    from his current hand-held transmitter -
    using the instructions I got directly from the 1995 Deville Owners Manual -

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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    Dang it!! Well the damn door would not cooperate. The Homelink would clear in about 30 seconds just as I was told. SO it took at least a minute to pair up with the handheld. The Homelink just would not open the door. So I cleared the memory and paired up to the middle button. Same thing would not open the door. Cleared the memory and tried third button, not workey. And I tried it on all three over again, no luck. SO I got the old Caddy remote, (the one with the square buttons), opened up last night to see how the circuit board was arranged. Very simple through hole components. So I am going to dig through my boxes of components tomorrow, see if I have a piece of copper clad so I can make a new board. I'll just transfer the components from the Genie remote to the new board that I'll drill and etch and be done with it. Nothing I haven't done before. The Genie board is on the right in the picture, Caddy board on the left. I'm going to build a 9v circuit so the battery won't be needed. There are much less components on the Genie board so it should all fit reasonably. I'll post back when I "GET-ER-DONE".


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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    actually - there ARE two methods -

    Dennis stated his garage opener is old
    and does not have the ability to be programmed -

    so his only chance is to have the Homelink unit "LEARN"
    from his current hand-held transmitter -
    using the instructions I got directly from the 1995 Deville Owners Manual -
    The homelink transmitters start blank with no code at all. The other method it's still the remote being programmed, only you are also telling the garage door opener that there is another remote to work with.

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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    The homelink I have (have 2 of them with 3 button red light) are made between 94 and 96. They are used if that makes any difference. I don't think my antiquated garage opener is smart enough to know the transmitters are different, except that they either work or they don't. Anyway, I came up with an easier solution. I'm going to take a keyless entry module (aftermarket) and connect to the garage opener. I'm taking one of my homelinks apart, taking the circuit board out, soldering the switch wires to the switch location in the remote and done with it. I have an external receiver for my garage opener now, it more or less is getting replaced updated by using a keyless entry module. Oh and I have tons of 12v transformers also to operate the new module.

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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    After you programmed it did you try pressing and holding the button for a few seconds to open the door? Homelink seems to be picky for that. You could well be right that your door is just too old for them. Red or yellow should both work on older doors, newer doors with rolling code only work with the yellow one.

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    Re: Garage Door Opener

    Yep, sure did. I'm a diehard most of the time and wasn't going to give up easy. It's still in the compartment to remind me. Someday... for now I'm moving on with bigger things. New windshield last week, Vogues in a day or two, planning for paint in the future, some chrome under the hood. That kind of stuff, garage opener can wait for now.

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