How to Program a Cadillac Garage Door Opener

by Matthew Fortuna

As remote-controlled garage-door openers became popular in the mid-1990s, Cadillac vehicles began to come with remote sensors for opening those doors. These transmitters work much like the hand-held remotes, and you can program them for nearly any garage door. Using only the remote opener, programming takes just minutes and can be done from inside or just outside of your garage.

Turn your vehicle off and press and hold the two outside buttons on the car's garage door opener. This will reset any previous or factory codes on the transmitter.

Hold your remote garage opener about 2 inches from the system in your Cadillac.

Press and hold the button you wish to program on your Cadillac system and the open button on your remote at the same time.

Release both buttons when the red indicator light on the Cadillac system begins to blink rapidly.

Press and hold the Homelink training button on your Cadillac system to finish programming. If the light remains solid, you're done. If it continues blinking, continue with the following steps.

Press the "smart" button on your garage door motor. This is usually located near the antenna wire on the back of the unit.

Press and hold the Homelink button on your Cadillac system within 30 seconds of pressing the "smart" button.

Release the button after 3 seconds and the indicator light should blink solid. If not, repeat this step up to three times until the light is solid and the programming is complete.

About the Author

Matthew Fortuna is a full-time freelance writer with a journalism degree from Wayne State University, living in the Detroit metropolitan area. He has written about a wide range of topics across varying publications, including Demand Studios, wiseGEEK.com and Suite101.com, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Wayne State University.

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