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Old 03-07-2008, 06:19 AM
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Homelink and Lift Master....

I can't program my Home Link garage door opener on the 7 to work with my garage! I have a Lift Master garage door opener. The car is a 2005 model and I built the house in 2003. I went step-by-step through the instructions in the book several times with no luck. I even replaced the battery in the Lift Master transmitter with no luck.

Anyone have any experience with this?

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:51 AM
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so where did you find the video and does it work now? i have the same issues
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:33 AM
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Isn't there a button behind the motor housing?? After programming, just hit that button and it should work fine.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:12 PM
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i can program my two garage doors no problem but i cant program my gate
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:28 PM
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Is your garage a rolling code?
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:14 PM
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most openers nowadays are rolling code, which you must pair the homelink with the actual device... if its not rolling you can usually just use the remote to grab the frequency, though its hit and miss most of the time...
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:21 PM
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u have to reset the homelink by pushing the outer 2 buttons until the light starts to blink, then u push the smart button on your garage opener, then the push button on your homelink u want connected
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:22 PM
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You first have to pair the BMW with your liftmaster control. Instructions in the BMW manual. Then you must go to the Liftmaster and press the "Learn" button on back of the motor housing. Then you must get back to your car within 30 seconds and press the homelink button you'd paired with. The door should begin to operate from the homelink signal.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:56 PM
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You first have to pair the BMW with your liftmaster control. Instructions in the BMW manual. Then you must go to the Liftmaster and press the "Learn" button on back of the motor housing. Then you must get back to your car within 30 seconds and press the homelink button you'd paired with. The door should begin to operate from the homelink signal.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:13 PM
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About 15 minutes ago I programmed the Homelink on my new 535. I had tried twice unsuccessfully earlier in the week. Two tips from Homelink seemed to have made a difference: 1) Put a fresh battery in the remote/transmitter and 2) Try holding the remote at various angles and distances (1-3 inches) from the button you are trying to program. The angle that finally worked for me was holding the remote between the windshield and the rearview mirror but close to the button I was trying to program. Good luck!
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:19 PM
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You first have to pair the BMW with your liftmaster control. Instructions in the BMW manual. Then you must go to the Liftmaster and press the "Learn" button on back of the motor housing. Then you must get back to your car within 30 seconds and press the homelink button you'd paired with. The door should begin to operate from the homelink signal.
So, if I have you correct:

A) Press/hold buttons 1 & 3.

B) Press button on transmitter/remote as well as desired homelink/visor button and hold.

C) Get out of car and press the learn button on the opener/motor.

D) Return to car and press same button on visor that you pressed in B.
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^^^they have a video too....
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:10 AM
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So, if I have you correct:

A) Press/hold buttons 1 & 3.

B) Press button on transmitter/remote as well as desired homelink/visor button and hold.

C) Get out of car and press the learn button on the opener/motor.

D) Return to car and press same button on visor that you pressed in B.

This should do it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:28 PM
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About 15 minutes ago I programmed the Homelink on my new 535. I had tried twice unsuccessfully earlier in the week. Two tips from Homelink seemed to have made a difference: 1) Put a fresh battery in the remote/transmitter and 2) Try holding the remote at various angles and distances (1-3 inches) from the button you are trying to program. The angle that finally worked for me was holding the remote between the windshield and the rearview mirror but close to the button I was trying to program. Good luck!
Thanks for the tip. The part where you have to get (rather experiment) the right angle for garage door opener and the homelink button in the car is important. Been trying several times but got no success until I read this post suggesting to use a location between the windshield and the rearview mirror. Worked for me right away.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:04 PM
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If you have your remote to open the garage the home link system can pick up that signal. The directions are in the manual.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:03 AM
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I finally programmed my home link and lift master tonight after two years. Just goes to show that a three year old thread is not only useful but can also inspire.
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You first have to pair the BMW with your liftmaster control. Instructions in the BMW manual. Then you must go to the Liftmaster and press the "Learn" button on back of the motor housing. Then you must get back to your car within 30 seconds and press the homelink button you'd paired with. The door should begin to operate from the homelink signal.
What this guy said ^^^^
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So, if I have you correct:

A) Press/hold buttons 1 & 3.

B) Press button on transmitter/remote as well as desired homelink/visor button and hold.

C) Get out of car and press the learn button on the opener/motor.

D) Return to car and press same button on visor that you pressed in B.
Holy Dead Thread Revival, Batman!

But, if you have the Smart Control Panel for the Liftmaster you don't need to break out the ladder, there's a button on the side of the panel (labeled "Prog") that does the same thing as the "Learn" button.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM
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[QUOTE=brichter;6509300]Holy Dead Thread Revival, Batman!

You can say that again. Just programmed my wifes 2010 328i and my 2012 X5 3.5d using tips from this thread. Wish I had found bimmerfest two years ago.

Thanks everyone!

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:13 AM
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Yep, this works!!!

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So, if I have you correct:

A) Press/hold buttons 1 & 3.

B) Press button on transmitter/remote as well as desired homelink/visor button and hold.

C) Get out of car and press the learn button on the opener/motor.

D) Return to car and press same button on visor that you pressed in B.
After all these years with my 2006 Bimma I finally tried to program it and I can't believe I didn't try this before. Lazy Lazy Lazy
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