: HomeLink Garage Opener Setup



LiquidTrader
06-24-12, 05:20 PM
Can someone please give me a simplified way on how to setup the garage homelink system?

A simple version of how to set it up please

Thank you

EChas3
06-24-12, 07:33 PM
Do you have the manual? Page 2-48 of the 2006 pdf version (p. 118/478).

LiquidTrader
06-24-12, 08:09 PM
No. The manual did not come with the car

EChas3
06-24-12, 09:53 PM
You really do need an Owners Manual with these cars. If you have Nav, you need the Nav/Bose 15.1 addendum. New ones are available from Helm. eBay may have some.

I think there's a link to pdf versions in the Sticky thread, above.

Programming Universal Home Remote
Follow these steps to program up to three channels:

1. Press and hold down the two outside Universal
Home Remote buttons, releasing only when the
Universal Home Remote indicator light begins
to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold down the
buttons for longer than 30 seconds and do not
repeat this step to program a second and/or third
hand-held transmitter to the remaining two Universal
Home Remote buttons.

2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter
about 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) away from the
Universal Home Remote buttons while keeping the
indicator light in view.

3. Simultaneously press and hold both the desired
Universal Home Remote button and the hand-held
transmitter button. Do not release the buttons
until Step 4 has been completed.
Some entry gates and garage door openers may
require you to substitute Step 3 with the procedure
noted in “Gate Operator and Canadian
Programming” later in this section.

4. The indicator light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly after Universal Home Remote successfully
receives the frequency signal from the hand-held
transmitter. Release both buttons.

5. Press and hold the newly-trained Universal Home
Remote button and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light stays on constantly,
programming is complete and your device should
activate when the Universal Home Remote button is
pressed and released.
To program the remaining two Universal Home
Remote buttons, begin with Step 2 under
“Programming Universal Home Remote.” Do not
repeat Step 1 as this will erase all of the
programmed channels.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds
and then turns to a constant light, continue with
Steps 6 through 8 following to complete the
programming of a rolling-code equipped device,
most commonly, a garage door opener.

6. Locate in the garage, the garage door opener
receiver (motor-head unit). Locate the “Learn”
or “Smart” button. This can usually be found where
the hanging antenna wire is attached to the
motor-head unit.

7. Firmly press and release the “Learn” or “Smart”
button. The name and color of the button may
vary by manufacturer.
You will have 30 seconds to start Step 8.

8. Return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold the
programmed Universal Home Remote button for
two seconds, then release. Repeat the
press/hold/release sequence a second time, and
depending on the brand of the garage door opener,
or other rolling code device, repeat this sequence
a third time to complete the programming.
The Universal Home Remote should now activate
your rolling-code equipped device.

To program the remaining two Universal Home Remote
buttons, begin with Step 2 of “Programming Universal
Home Remote.” You do not want to repeat Step 1,
as this will erase all previous programming from
the Universal Home Remote buttons.

Cadjiek
06-25-12, 02:43 PM
I just went outside to see if I could be of some help. I have a Craftsman opener. I erased the codes on my car's Homelink Remote. I then went in the garage and pushed what they call a green SRT buton on the garage door opener. A green light came on. I went back in the car and pressed the middle button for about 5 seconds and released it and immediatley pushed it again and it worked. I tryed it on the my wife's CTS and it worked on hers too. Hope this helps. I remember all he frustration the day I brought my car home. It seems the the simplest procedure worked. Nothing I did from the owners manual worked.

B1n2fra
06-25-12, 08:27 PM
I had to get a remote and hold it next to the homelink and press the homelink buttons at the same time to program it

LiquidTrader
06-29-12, 12:19 AM
I followed the instructions in the manual and it did not work.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!

Cadjiek
06-29-12, 08:13 AM
I gave you my suggestion. Did you try it? Nothing in the cars owners manual worked for me either. You basically program the car's Homelink receiver the same way you do the garage door opener's remote. Worked for me. Try again.

LiquidTrader
06-30-12, 07:33 PM
I gave you my suggestion. Did you try it? Nothing in the cars owners manual worked for me either. You basically program the car's Homelink receiver the same way you do the garage door opener's remote. Worked for me. Try again.

I don't know where or what the SRT button is?

EChas3
06-30-12, 11:58 PM
Get the door opener manual and match the car in much the same way.

Some of the newest door openers are not compatible.

LiquidTrader
07-01-12, 01:00 AM
I tried it that way and still nothing.

Tried the HomeLink way and that didn't work and also tried the other suggestion with hitting the SRT/Learn button

Cadjiek
07-01-12, 10:15 AM
I'm sorry I couldn't help. It's hard doing some of these things over the internet. Must be something else wrong.

jwilson2598
07-01-12, 11:04 AM
Do you by chance have a newer Craftsman/LiftMaster/Chamberlain opener? I got a new Craftsman AssurLink opener late last year, and found out that the latest openers have a new set of HomeLink codes in them. My wife's 2011 Outback would program fine, but my 04 CTS-V wouldn't. After talking to HomeLink, there's an adapter box I needed that translates the older codes to the newer opener. If your car was made in the last 3 or 4 years, it's free, otherwise it's $50. I fibbed and said my wife's wasn't working, so they covered the cost under that and I was only out $7 shipping.

LiquidTrader
07-01-12, 01:37 PM
I have a Genie Pro Max

I tried the other method of hitting the learn button, then holding down the HomeLink button for a few seconds then releasing. Did this three times...

What I notice is: the Learn button light will go on/flash when I'm holding down the HomeLink button. It just doesn't do anything else.

I have a 2005 STS. Not sure how old this garage opener is though.

LiquidTrader
07-01-12, 01:38 PM
I'm sorry I couldn't help. It's hard doing some of these things over the internet. Must be something else wrong.

I appreciate your help. Thank you. I tried your method but no luck. Maybe it's just not compatible with that garage opener.

LiquidTrader
07-03-12, 12:16 AM
I got it to work! Not sure which procedure worked but when I was leaving for work. I firmly pressed the HomeLink button and it worked!

EChas3
07-03-12, 08:35 PM
Congrats!