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Old 06-01-2012, 12:32 AM
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How to connect Garage remote on my 5 series?

I've tried pressing and holding both the remote button and the button on my mirror at the same time and it didn't work.
Is there another way i can connect my garage remote to my car?
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:38 AM
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I've tried pressing and holding both the remote button and the button on my mirror at the same time and it didn't work.
Is there another way i can connect my garage remote to my car?
You might have to do some additional steps if you have a more recent garage door opener with changing codes. When we programmed mine, my wife was pressing a button on the garage door opener.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:00 AM
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First, clear out any old codes by pressing the left and right remote buttons at the same time for several seconds. Second, press and hold the remote button on both the garage remote and the car remote (until the led flashes). Third, press the "learn" button on the opener and then press the car's remote button (you may have to press the remote button twice).

Read you Owner's Manual and the opener's manual (both available on-line).
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:18 AM
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I am sympathetic as I haven't been able to program my(2000 era) garage door opener to my car as well. I am not sure I have a 'learn' button but have read and re-read the BMW owner's manual over and over again along with multiple attempts.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:20 AM
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I've tried pressing and holding both the remote button and the button on my mirror at the same time and it didn't work.
Is there another way i can connect my garage remote to my car?
Follow the instructions provided in the previous posts first, but if that doesn't work...

What brand of opener did you buy? Last year I replaced a Genie garage door opener with a Chamberlain, only to find out that the current rolling code protocols in some of the newer door openers aren't backwards compatible with a lot of cars made <2010. My barely 4-year old 2008 BMW was already obsolete!

The good news is that Chamberlain has an additional transponder that you can plug into an outlet in the garage that can translate an older car's signal to the newer standard. In some cases they will provide it free of charge (I was successfull, but had to twist some arms and pitch a little bit of a fit), but in most cases they sell them for around $50.00.

Not sure about other brands, but that's my recent experience with Chamberlain. YMMV.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:21 AM
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The garage door opener is also the one thing on my car that I cannot figure out.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:50 AM
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Follow the instructions provided in the previous posts first, but if that doesn't work...

What brand of opener did you buy? Last year I replaced a Genie garage door opener with a Chamberlain, only to find out that the current rolling code protocols in some of the newer door openers aren't backwards compatible with a lot of cars made <2010. My barely 4-year old 2008 BMW was already obsolete!

The good news is that Chamberlain has an additional transponder that you can plug into an outlet in the garage that can translate an older car's signal to the newer standard. In some cases they will provide it free of charge (I was successfull, but had to twist some arms and pitch a little bit of a fit), but in most cases they sell them for around $50.00.

Not sure about other brands, but that's my recent experience with Chamberlain. YMMV.
It's good you bring this up. My car is 06 and my Chamberlain is 2000 vintage. Will have to look into the transponder but will likely continue using the dedicated garage door opener. It does't seem to be worth the effort.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:09 AM
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Go here...

http://www.homelink.com/program

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:32 AM
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even with the homelink instructions I could not get button 1 to work - I was about to give up when I thought I would program Button3 - it worked first time... go figure....
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:48 AM
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even with the homelink instructions I could not get button 1 to work - I was about to give up when I thought I would program Button3 - it worked first time... go figure....
Was it programmed to something else before? Maybe try to clear it again.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:14 PM
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Youtube it. I am not at home right now so I can't link you but there's a really easy tutorial that I went off of.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:45 PM
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Car: '09 528i X-drive. Opener: Chamberlain Liftmaster 373LM (rolling code type).

There is a video on the Homelink site, and one on Youtube. Neither helped me. The instructions in the manual are perfectly accurate, in their mind-numbing fashion. The videos are quite clear and plain. I followed them exactly, then loosely, then randomly. Nothing. Per suggestions I replaced the battery in the remote. Nothing. We have two doors and two openers. I tried the other door/remote. Nothing.

Finally, I remembered that we got two transmitters - one single button, one three button. I searched around and found the three button unit. Worked exactly like it is supposed to. Why? I have no idea.

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Old 07-05-2012, 04:01 AM
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Go here...

http://www.homelink.com/program

BMW's instructions are worthless.
I used these instructions. Everything worked flawless the first time.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:24 PM
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I had to follow the instructions for my garage door opener. The BMW instructions didn't work.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:50 AM
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[QUOTE=GeorgeT;6869567]First, clear out any old codes by pressing the left and right remote buttons at the same time for several seconds. Second, press and hold the remote button on both the garage remote and the car remote (until the led flashes). Third, press the "learn" button on the opener and then press the car's remote button (you may have to press the remote button twice).



Thank you George! Your instructions worked. You were the only resource I found that gave this set of instructions. All the others were either use the remote OR use the learn button and neither worked by themselves. I'm so grateful for your posting!
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:17 PM
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Video from BMW website. I followed the steps and it worked for me.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...9-b027c9df8f55
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