Programming Your HomeLink™ Transmitter Guide

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When you’re programming HomeLink for the first time, you need to make sure that all factory installed codes are erased from your new unit, before putting it into training mode.

To do that, follow these simple steps:

First, turn your vehicle’s ignition switch to the second position. This is sometimes called the accessory position.

Now, find the HomeLink buttons in your vehicle.They may be located on the windshield visor, on an overhead console or on your mirror. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons releasing them only when the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash. That will happen after approximately 20 seconds.

Now HomeLink is in training mode and you’re ready to program the system

Now, place the hand held transmitter 1 to 3 inches away from the HomeLink surface keeping the HomeLink indicator light in view.

Now, you’ll need to decide which HomeLink button you want to program. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink button and handheld transmitter button.

Don’t release the buttons until the HomeLink indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, that’s the sign that your programming was successful. Now
both buttons may be released.

In this next step, press and hold the programmed HomeLink button and observe the indicator light.

  • If the indicator light is solid and continuous, programming is complete and your device should activate when the HomeLink button is pressed and released.

If the indicator light blinks rapidly for 2 seconds before turning a solid/continuous light, it means that you have what is called a rolling code garage door opener. That requires additional programming steps.

To Program a rolling code garage door opener make sure you have completed the previous steps, then proceed with the following actions.

You will need to access the garage door opener receiver also called the motorhead unit in your garage. Once you’re there, you need to find the “learn” or “smart” button. It’s usually near where
the hanging antenna wire is attached to the unit. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer. If you have difficulty in finding the training button, reference your garage door opener manual.

Once you’ve found the “learn” or “smart” button, press and release it. Please note that once the button is pressed, you have 30 seconds to initiate the next step.

Return to the inside of the vehicle and firmly press and hold the programmed HomeLink button for 2 seconds and release. Be sure to repeat the press/hold/release sequence up to 3 times to
complete the training process. HomeLink should now activate your rolling code-equipped device.