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Has anyone got their Home Link (buttons on review mirror) to work on their rolling code garage door opener? I have tried multiple times and cannot get it to work.
I tried it on the garage door opener at my previous apartment and it wouldn't work. I tried it on the garage door opener at my new house and it doesn't work either.
I followed these steps with the car parked under the opener:
Press the two outside homelink buttons (house 1 and house 3 on mine) and hold for 20 seconds till the red light starts blinking slowly. Once it's blinking slowly hold the garage door opener close to the mirror and hit the open button till the light starts blinking quickly. This means that it's programmed. If it still doesn't operate the garage door, you probably have one with rolling code technology, so there's an additional step. Press the learn button on your garage door opener and within 30 seconds press the newly programmed homelink button.

This is getting annoying as heck as my remote quit working and I don't want to pay $69.99 for a new one, and Home Depot and Wal-Mart don't have the universal openers in store. I leave for work and have to get out of the car, go inside the garage and hit the button and then run and duck and lift my legs before it gets too low. Of course, when I get home I need to go thru the front door and then out through the garage. It sucked one day when the GF had locked the second key less deadbolt and I couldn't get in the house until she got home with her remote.
 

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this is tricky; had issues with many other cars but this is how I get it to work and i have it working on all my cars now:

1) Clear the codes as instructed (holding down both buttons as noted above)
2) (this is key) take a working remote (even if rolling code) and one a button while, holding down the homelink key you want to use. You should get the rapid blinking on homelink
3) Now go to the unit and press the learning button and the homelink button you want to program until you get it synched.

Note: step two is key but not in any instructions, its like priming homelink; step 3 may take 3 to 6 tries after step two is completed.

Also note, there's at least two types of rolling codes so use the exact remote that matches the opener you want to activate.
 

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No problem - works fine with my "Lift-Master" opener, but you cannot do this from within your car alone. You need to re-initiate the learning sequence at the opener control unit. Begin with a two-button reset within car, then finish at opener control.

Give it a try, or call Lift-Master for detailed instructions. (Probably the same instructions for all brands).

If no luck, I'll provide you with more detailed instructions.
 

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So, my GF's Forte worked perfectly. Cadenza, using the same exact steps, doesn't work. :(
I have a Craftsman 1/2HP, Model 139.53930DM. I followed the notes exactly in the Cedenza manual for both cars.
On the Forte:
Hold mirror buttons 1 and 3 until the light starts flashing. Then put the remote near the mirror and press button 1 and remote button at the same time. Within 2 seconds the mirror starts flashing quickly. I go to the motor and press the learn button, go back to the mirror and press button 1 and the motor light flashes indicating successful learn. I press the button 1 in her car and the door opens.

On the Cadenza I pressed and help 1 and 3 until it flashed. I put the remote near the mirror and press the button 1 (or 2 or 3) and the remote button the light flashes slowly the entire time. I even went to the motor and hit the learn button and went back to the mirror and pressed button 1 but nothing happened. :(
 

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I had the same problem with mine although I called the dealer and one of the Techs drove over and my remote wasn't working. Then we did it from the home base of the garage unit and somehow it worked after that. Maybe its just the mirror not working for you.
 

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Anyone notice sucky short range with these? I had the same thing in my Rogue when I had it and I had to be within like 10-20 ft before it would work. Are these the same?
 

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I had the same problem with mine although I called the dealer and one of the Techs drove over and my remote wasn't working. Then we did it from the home base of the garage unit and somehow it worked after that. Maybe its just the mirror not working for you.
The remote works, because when I was pressing the mirror button and the remote button to teach it the garage door kept opening and closing.
I stopped at Home Depot this morning and bought a new remote and will try it again once I get that remote programmed. At least I should have a working remote if the mirror won't work.
 

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I had the same problem with mine although I called the dealer and one of the Techs drove over and my remote wasn't working. Then we did it from the home base of the garage unit and somehow it worked after that. Maybe its just the mirror not working for you.
I found the same when I tried to program mine. Wouldn't take code from remote, had to program to the home unit itself, worked fine then first time.
 

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This is how I got ours to work on our rolling code Chamberlain opener... Works so much better than my opener in my Titan...



this is tricky; had issues with many other cars but this is how I get it to work and i have it working on all my cars now:

1) Clear the codes as instructed (holding down both buttons as noted above)
2) (this is key) take a working remote (even if rolling code) and one a button while, holding down the homelink key you want to use. You should get the rapid blinking on homelink
3) Now go to the unit and press the learning button and the homelink button you want to program until you get it synched.

Note: step two is key but not in any instructions, its like priming homelink; step 3 may take 3 to 6 tries after step two is completed.

Also note, there's at least two types of rolling codes so use the exact remote that matches the opener you want to activate.
 

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This is how I got ours to work on our rolling code Chamberlain opener... Works so much better than my opener in my Titan...
holding down the homelink key you want to use. You should get the rapid blinking on homelink

This step does not happen for me. I get a slow flash, where the Forte got the quick flash. I did get the Chamberlain remote from Home Depot to work with the Craftsman garage door opener late last night. I will try to teach the mirror with the new remote tonight and see what happens.
 

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My sympathies with your pain on this; it should not be so hard. But "teaching the mirror" seems to be an essential part of the process. Also; I found that some mirror buttons are more prone to programming than others (no logical reason why they would be different but they just are). If one button doesn't take try another one.

In my Hyundai it worked for mirror button #1 and in the Cadenza it worked for mirror button #3 ; both cars have functional HomeLink now. I also have a VW that works as well; same set up required.

BTW, HomeLink technology is not specific to Hyundai/Kia; its the same issues for other manufacturers that license the HomeLink technology. But for some reason some car HomeLink mirrors take the programming easier than others. Again, no logical reason for this; it should be the same for all HomeLink mirrors, but it is not.
 

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Ok, the good news is the HomeLink is now working!!!

I went to Home Depot and got a Chamberlain 315mhz remote that could learn using the 'yellow light' on the learning button. Programmed that and then taught the HomeLink and it worked on the first try. I can only guess the remote I had either had an almost dead battery even though I pulled a replacement right out of a package and tried it, maybe that battery was dead, too, or some mechanical problem that just made it not work most of the time. There was enough battery power to sometimes open the garage door but not enough to 'teach'?
Oh well, problem solved!!
 

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Did you try to contact any Local professional? May be by seeing in personal they can give you better idea and solution for this problem.

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mine programed real easy, but then I used the learn button on the garage door opener
Pressed the learn button then had 2 min. to get in car and do the set in the car.
First time I was to slow and the garage door stopped learning, second time easy.
I haven't had luck with other cars using the remote so didn't even try on the Cadenza or the K900
 

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Addendum to previous instructions:
  1. Priming is key
  2. Be sure to prime with the remote that corresponds to the opener
  3. older remotes will not prime newer openers

    It should work easily for most makes and models (tried and worked on BMW, MB, Acura, Hyundai, Nissan, Infiniti and Kia).
 

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My garage doesn't have an automatic opener... I have to get out and open it by hand every time. Be happy yours does! :p

Stay Humble.
 
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