How to Program the Garage Door Opener to Vehicles

by Contributing WriterUpdated June 12, 2017

The Vehicles is equipped with a HomeLink device, which allows you to program transmitters Vehicles a garage door opener, lights and even home security systems. The most popular use Vehicles this device is to replace a garage door opener. Programming your Vehicles to open your garage door will provide you with a convenient and fast entry into your home. The HomeLink device on the Vehicles is compatible with most garage door openers.

Under The Hood:

 How to Program the Garage Door Opener to a 2012 Toyota Sienna

Non-Rolling Code Garage Door Opener

Hold the garage door opener 1 to 3 inches from the HomeLink interface on the rearview mirror. Press and hold the garage door opener button and the HomeLink button you wish to program to open the garage door at the same time. After about 20 seconds of holding these buttons, the HomeLink indicator light - the red light on the rearview mirror - will change from a slow flash to a rapid flash. Once the HomeLink light starts flashing rapidly, release the garage door opener button and the HomeLink button. Attempt to open the garage door via the programmed HomeLink button; if it does not open the garage door, repeat the entire programming process.

Rolling Code Garage Door Opener

Find the "training" button on the garage door opener. If you do not know where this button is, refer to the garage door opener owner's manual. Have an assistant press and release the "training" button on the garage door opener, then immediately press and release the HomeLink button you wish to program to open the garage door opener three times to program the HomeLink system to the garage door opener's rolling code. If the garage door does not activate after the third press of the HomeLink button, start the programming process over.

 How to Program the Garage Door Opener on a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Turn off the engine of the car and press and hold buttons 1 and 3 on the Jeep's transmitter for 20 seconds to erase previous codes. Release them when the display reads "Channels Cleared."

Hold your garage-door remote 1 to 3 inches from the Jeep transmitter.

Press and hold the open button on your handheld remote and simultaneously press the button you wish to program on the Jeep's transmitter. For example, if you want button 2 to be the one you use to open your garage door, press button 2 while pressing the open button the remote.

Release the button once you hear a beep and the display reads "Trained."

Press the "smart" button on your garage door motor. This button is usually located on the back or side of the motor near the antenna wire and light lens.

Return to your vehicle and press and hold the programmed button in your Jeep for 2 seconds. Release and press and hold the button for another 2 seconds to complete the programming sequence. You will now be able to use the vehicle's transmitter to open your garage door.

 How to Program a Garage Door Opener in a Chevy Tahoe

Turn off the car's engine. The HomeLink feature for the Chevy Tahoe cannot be programed while the car is running.

Hold down the two outside buttons on the HomeLink device. Lights on the device will begin blinking red rapidly. This will erase previous programming.

Release the buttons once it rapidly blinks red. Choose the HomeLink button you wish to link to your garage door.

Hold the garage door remote about 2 inches from the HomeLink buttons. Be sure you can still see the indicator lights on the HomeLink device.

Press the garage remote button and the selected HomeLink button at the same time. Hold both buttons until the indicator light begins to quickly blink red. Release both buttons once the rapid blinking occurs. Test the Chevy Tahoe HomeLink device to see whether the programming was successful.

Items you will need

  • Original garage door remote

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