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HomeLink is a wireless system that allows you to control your garage door and/or gate from your car without the hassle of a separate remote. This technology, allowing you to control 3 different doors/gates, works with almost all makes and models of garage door openers.

The Benefits of a HomeLink

The convenience, accessibility, and versatility that a HomeLink provides are priceless. This technology gives you the peace of mind of knowing your HomeLink is always in the same place and virtually maintenance free, completely diminishing the hassle of a remote. Have you ever tried to open your garage door only to realize your remote batteries are dead? Your HomeLink is powered by your vehicles electrical system, so it never needs a battery replaced! Do you have more than one garage door or maybe even a gate? With the convenient 3-button design, your HomeLink gives you the versatility to program 3 different doors/gates to one car. Below are a few tips on utilizing this helpful technology.

Locate your HomeLink

Determining if HomeLink is built into your car’s interior is simple. There are 3 different models of HomeLink integration:

  1. HomeLink Built-In Mirror
    • HL_Mirror
  2. HomeLink Visor
    • HL_Visor2
  3. HomeLink Module
    • HL_Module2

How to Program your HomeLink

There are the three basics steps to follow to program your HomeLink:

  1. Clear any existing codes
    • When first training your system, press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, releasing only when the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds (Do not perform this step when programming the additional HomeLink buttons).
  2. Program the remote to your vehicle
    • Hold the remote 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink button (usually on the mirror, visor, or module), keeping the HomeLink light in view.
    • Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold the button on your remote and the HomeLink button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink indicator light flashes slowly and then quickly. Once both lights are flashing quickly, you may release both buttons
  3. Program your car to the Opener
    • At the opener (Motor Unit), press and release the learn button. NOTE: Once the learn button has been pressed and released you only have 30 seconds to complete the next step.
    • Return to your car and press the programmed HomeLink for two seconds and then release. Repeat steps 2 and 3 up to three times to complete your vehicles programming.

Other Useful Resources

HomeLink Customer Care: 1-800-355-3515 or http://www.homelink.com/program/process/1

Liftmaster Customer Care: 1-800-528-6563

 

As always, check out our website’s “FAQ” section for quick solutions to surprisingly common problem: https://planooverhead.com/faq/

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

How to Program Your Remote or Keypad in Plano, TX

Have you recently purchased a new opener or a remote for an existing opener? Programming your remote or keypad to your opener is simpler than you may think. Not all openers, remotes, and keypads are alike but in a few easy steps you should be well on your way to effortlessly opening your garage door.

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Determine what opener you have

The first step in programming your remote or keypad is to determine the type of garage door opener that you have. It is important to ensure that the remote or keypad that you purchased is compatible with your opener. Be sure to get as much information about your opener as possible, such as the make and model number, before you make your purchase.

What about a universal remote? As wonderful as universal remotes may be, they are not 100% “universal”. Be sure to double check that your opener is compatible with the specific universal remote that you choose, especially if you have an older system.

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Locate the learn button

All garage door openers have a learn button used to program your remotes/keypad.  The learn button will be a small button located on the opener itself; however, color, shape and location depend on the make and model of your opener. Be sure to check under the light cover, on the back, bottom, and sides of your opener. In most newer models, you can locate the learn button by following a small wire hanging from the back. Once you have located it you will be ready to program and/or purchase your remote.

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Program your remote

The process to program your remote varies depending on the type of opener, but most use a similar process. Always check the instructions provided with your specific remote as some steps may vary slightly.

Generally, to program your remote, press and release the learn button on your opener which should cause the indicator light to blink. Once that light is blinking your opener is in “learn mode”. This will allow you to program your remote by pressing and releasing the button you will use to open your garage. Be sure to test that your remote is working properly by pressing the remote again to see if the door opens.

*Note: Pressing the learn button until the indicator light stops blinking will erase any remotes currently programmed to your system.

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Program your keypad

Programming your keypad will be a familiar process if you have ever programmed a remote. Similarly to your remote, press and release the learn button until the indicator light blinks. Once your opener is in “learn mode” you will be able to type in the desired code on your keypad. Some keypads require you to press the asterisk (*) or pound (#) symbol after your desired code or to enter the code a second time. As always, check the instructions provided with your keypad. Enjoy the easy access to your garage!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

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