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Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 PM
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Unhappy In-car transmitter/garage door opener

No matter what I try--including following the instructions in the owner's manual--I can't get the in-car transmitter to work with my garage door opener. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, were you able to remedy it somehow? Please help.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:36 AM
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No matter what I try--including following the instructions in the owner's manual--I can't get the in-car transmitter to work with my garage door opener. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, were you able to remedy it somehow? Please help.
Is your garage door opener one with a rolling code? If so, you will need to press the program button the actual garage door opener.
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It will likely be a 2-step process. First, press the reset on the garage opener (in your garage) in order to mate the frequency from the opener remote to your car transmitter. Next, once that's done, press the reset again and then quickly press the car transmitter button 3 times.
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I've always had issues programming mine. The systems will rolling codes are more difficult.

Have you tried this? http://www.homelink.com/home.php

There is a video on the website that walks you through everything. Trust me....you'll get there.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:13 PM
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Currently there are a couple of different rolling code standards on the market. I discovered this when I had to replace one opener that was struck during a lightning storm. I have two half horse power openers on single doors. Each use the rolling code but the newer one uses a different protocol. It was a struggle to get both to work. What I had to do was first train the car to know what type of transmitter your garage door opener will recognize. This is done by following the instructions in your owners manual and using the remote that came with your opener near the BMW mirror. Follow the steps to train new opener. Once that has been done the BMW will know what type of rolling code to transmit. Then you need to link the car to your garage door opener. This is done by following the instructions on the back of the opener. Usually it is done by pressing the training button on the garage door opener and then pressing your the button on your mirror three times. You should see the garage door opener flash three times which indicates it has learned the new remote.

Good Luck and I hope this helps.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:02 PM
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No matter what I try--including following the instructions in the owner's manual--I can't get the in-car transmitter to work with my garage door opener. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, were you able to remedy it somehow? Please help.
I have found when trying to program Home-link, on several BMW's, the location of the remote is critical.

First of all it must be very close to the mirror with the Home-link controls.

Also there is no one correct location to hold the remote while pressing the transmit button.

Sometimes I have placed the remote under and behind the mirror, other times over the top and behind the mirror. Other times simply in front of the mirror.

My advice is to try multiple locations adjacent to the mirror to get the receiver to recognize the signal.
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I had to press the button on remote for 3 seconds, then release and hold for 3 seconds to get the Homelink to see, then press the learn button on the opener.

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