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Old 07-19-2014, 01:07 AM
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Just bought a new 2014 Crew Cab and could not for the life of me get my truck to the point where EVIC would say my remote was synched "Trained" with Homelink. I tried and read everything relating to my Genie Overhead Door opener (circa 2002). Finally I read on one of the forums that someone disconnected power from the door opener before pressing the remote at the same time you press the desired Homelink button. Viola, it worked. The EVIC finally stated that it was "Trained". I plugged the power back in to the door opener, pressed the "Learn" button, jumped back in the truck, pressed the trained Homelink button two times, and like magic the door opened. Tried the same process with my second garage door using a different Homelink button and it worked like a champ. The moral of the story is to unplug your garage door opener if you are having problems training/synching your Homelink button and remote control. I like the feeling of accomplishing difficult tasks, but this should have been way easier.
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Another thing to consider....all garage door openers only have a certain capacity of previously programmed openers or cars. Once that's full you'll have to purge the memory or your new remote/car will not work!

http://chamberlain.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/163/~/how-do-i-erase-the-remote-control-from-the-garage-door-opener's-memory%3F
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this is great news and I will have to give it a try, I called the homelink hotline and they told me that the homelink would only work on garage door openers that were less than three years old.
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Yeah, I just gave up lol. I still use the stupid little clicker button. Some day I'll get around to fixing this.
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Had a hard time with my 20 year old Sears craftsman. But I found if I pressed the remote first then the homelink button it worked. Found that out programming the other door.
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On my system, I have one hand held remote that will open the door just fine but will not program the homelink remotes. I have tried replacing the batteries and different distances but nothing works. My other remote works just fine for programming. If you have another remote, try that one and see if it will work for you.
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LOL
with my 6 year old garage door opener from Sears

the instructions read to park the vehicle outside of the garage door
press the button at the back of the garage door opener & then hurry out to the vehicle & press the Homelink button

So i set up my 6 foot step ladder under the door opener, made sure the trucks door was open
I climbed up the ladder, pressed the button, climbed off the ladder, walked the 12 feet to get out the garage door & by the time i got to the seat of the truck, programming failed

After that happened a couple times, i called a friend to come over to stand on the ladder,
after a few tries, it finally worked, but not every time

good thing i carry my gate & apartment keys in the vehicle
i can at least enter the apartment, push the hard wired button on the wall & open the garage door that way.

I think someone must have some electronic equipment that uses a similar frequency, like Baby Monitors, Surveillance Equipment or Wireless Thermometers
they can also use the 315MHZ frequency
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ok, so I just pointed the remote directly at the rear view mirror for a few seconds and it learned the remote. continues to work flawlessly. easiest programming job of any of my previous vehicles.
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I've set up home link on probably 10 vehicles and 4 garage door openers over the last 5 years with no issues. Very easy.

My experience in the IT industry has taught me if you have a procedure that requires a person to perform 5 or more steps that 75% of the population will screw up at least one of those steps regardless of how simple they are. Add in the fact that the learn procedure has a time window in which it needs to be performed and now I understand why they need a help desk to help walk people through this very simple procedure.

Don't believe me? Just watch a group of people try to play "Simon Says".
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this is great news and I will have to give it a try, I called the homelink hotline and they told me that the homelink would only work on garage door openers that were less than three years old.
Very much false. My opener is 20 years old and I have had no issues programming it. Just hold the truck button and remote button at the same time. Of course my opener is so ancient it uses dip switches to make sure you don't have the same code as your neighbors.
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