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How Do I Program My Garage Door Opener?

The team at your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair frequently gets calls from people who just got a new car. They are excited about their new vehicle but can’t figure out how to program their cars HomeLink system to open or close their garage door. Here are some guidelines to help program your cars remote so you can enjoy all the benefits of having your new vehicle.

Garage Door Safety First!

Before we get started there are some things you’ll want to do to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • Make sure people and objects are out of the way as the garage door will open and close while programming
  • A new battery installed in your handheld garage door opener ensures it operates quickly and transmits the frequency accurately
  • Park your vehicle outside of your garage while programming
  • Turn your vehicle ignition to the ‘ACC’ position
  • Do not have your car’s engine turned on, as exhaust fumes can be dangerous

How to Program Your Garage Door Opener

The HomeLink system is on most new vehicles and found on your visor, rear view mirror, or above the mirror area. You’ll see the HomeLink icon, which looks like a home with 3 buttons by it.

  1. Erase any old codes by holding the first and third buttons until you receive a quick flashing light. This can take up to 20 seconds, so be patient. Your system is now clear and ready for new programming.
  2. Program the garage door remote to your vehicle by holding down the HomeLink button you want to program, and at the same time press your handheld garage door opener. Hold both buttons until you see a slow flashing light, which will then become a faster-flashing light. Then release both buttons.
  3. Test whether the programming is complete by pressing the button to see if the garage door opens. If the ‘HomeLink’ icon lights up solid red and your garage door opens, the programming is complete.
  4. If the HomeLink indicator blinks rapidly 2 seconds and then stays solid try this next step:
  5. If you have someone available to help you, it will make this next step easier. Get a ladder and flashlight to access your garage door openers ‘learn’ or ‘smart’ button. This might be a round button on the bottom of your garage door opener. It can also be on the back, or under the plastic light cover, in which case you’ll need to remove the light’s cover.
  6. Press the ‘learn’ or ‘smart’ button a couple of seconds until a yellow light comes on. In your vehicle, within 30 seconds, push the HomeLink button you wish to program, holding the button for 2 seconds, then releasing. You may need to repeat holding the button 2 seconds 2 to 3 times until the door activates.
  7. Once your door activates, you are programmed and ready to go.

Contact Our Team For a New Opener

That’s it! You’re all set and ready to go, but if you have any problems call the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair. We’ll send a qualified technician out to your home right away.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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