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PostSubject: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:39 am

How do I program this thing? Do I just hold the button down while pressing the garage door remote? Is that how it remembers the IR signal? Huh?
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Omg I tried for three hours before I gave up on mine. Please if anyone knows this enlighten us!
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:35 pm

I could never get mine to work either.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:13 pm

i remember many years ago i also tried to play with it,read the manual but...nothing....
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:06 pm

joshuadalegrimes wrote:
Omg I tried for three hours before I gave up on mine. Please if anyone knows this enlighten us!

I just go online and find the answers.My garage door opener is a Clicker product.I go to it's web site and find the solution.If I dont,thats usually the case 'cause I'm part dumb,I just call customer support and they walk me thru it in 10 minutes or less.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:10 pm

Nah, i'm talking the built-in opener in the Riv. You know.. up top, above the rear view mirror?
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Works great in my car. It's in the owners manual. (I don't have mine nearby)
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:59 pm

charlieRobinson wrote:
Nah, i'm talking the built-in opener in the Riv. You know.. up top, above the rear view mirror?

oh..durr..All I know is you have to position the cliker just so the button is bellow one of the built in nub protrusion thingies.its a PIA to set up and not all clikers work without some modification to the nubs,either extending them or making your own.At least its what I found.I just gave up.my cliker is in it's permanent spot in the cup holder.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:27 pm

ours have programable buttons built in above the mirrors robo. they can control up to 3 things. i sat for hours with the ownersmaual and still couldnt get it to work
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:13 am

joshuadalegrimes wrote:
ours have programable buttons built in above the mirrors robo. they can control up to 3 things. i sat for hours with the ownersmaual and still couldnt get it to work

Oh,the 95 dont have that.shucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:14 am

In addition to teaching the homelink buttons your garage door opener, you also often have to press some kind of 'learn' button on the opener itself.

I have to read the owners manual in the car and the owners manual for my garage door opener each time I add a homelink device.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:53 pm

IIRC you just hold the button you want to use until the red light flashes rapidly, and then press the "open" button on the opener. Most newer openers don't work. I've had 2/3 craftsman openers program no problem. It is in the owners manual, but it is a bit tricky to find. It's near where it goes over all of the inserts you use for different openers. I'll edit this post later with more detailed instructions.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:51 pm

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Works great in my car. It's in the owners manual. (I don't have mine nearby)
What he said. Mine works great. I have doors on my garage, remote can open one, the other, or both.

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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:05 pm

Page 2-56 in the manual.

1: If you have not previously programmed a universal remote, proceed to step 2. Otherwise hold the 2 outside buttons until the red light begins to flash rapidly (about 20 seconds). This erases the memory/settings for the 3 channels.

2: Hold your handheld transmitter against the bottom of the one in the car (I didn't have to do this, it just had to be in the car).

3: Press the button on the remote and the transmitter in the car at the same time. Continue to hold both buttons until step 4.

4: Hold down the buttons until the red light begins to flash rapidly (may take up to 90 seconds). At this point it is programmed and should work perfectly.

NOTE: On one or 2 remotes for me it has acted like it programmed it, but did not work. Like I said, probably won't work on newer openers.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:30 am

matt270avian wrote:
Page 2-56 in the manual.
NOTE: On one or 2 remotes for me it has acted like it programmed it, but did not work. Like I said, probably won't work on newer openers.
My opener is a Chamberlain 2003 vintage and it does not work.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:01 am

so it doesn't work with every door a? but why not?
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:15 pm

A FYI for those of you unable to program Homelink (the remote in the Riv is Homelink, if you look close at the red lite you can see the logo).

If you are programming a garage door that has a radio control from after about 1996 it probably has "rolling codes" and you likely will have to do 2 things. Let's call the Riv remote buttons 1,2,3 in order from the driver side.

1) clear the old codes from the Riv.

IIRC you press the outermost buttons, 1 and 3, until the lite on the Riv's remote blinks rapidly. That clears the old codes.

2) if you have other vehicles that are preprogrammed to open that garage door, move them out of range. So that the garage door receiver does not try to "ping" them while you are setting up the Riv. You will need to move them at least 500 feet away I think, to be out of range.

3) program the Homelink per the instructions in the car's user manual BUT use the pre-1996 instructions AND use the second handheld remote, not the same one you used to program the homelink in the other car AND NOT the same one you are using from the other car (if it does not have homelink). This could take 90 sec - 2 min. Seriously.

4) if you are still stuck click the link http://www.homelink.com/support and follow the instructions to send a trouble report to Homelink. If your remote can indeed be programmed they will be able to tell you how.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:55 am

Due to the age of your vehicle, we no longer offer customer support. Please use our online programming instructions for step by step programming instructions. You may also view our FAQ section for further troubleshooting assistance.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:05 pm

96riv wrote:
Due to the age of your vehicle, we no longer offer customer support. Please use our online programming instructions for step by step programming instructions. You may also view our FAQ section for further troubleshooting assistance.
A workaround might be to install la 3rd party/aftermarket receiver that does work with Homelink.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:14 pm

I have lived without it for years,  will have to continue to use my old school transmitters.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:48 pm

Man,I hate it when shit don't work.........
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:09 pm

There are some transmitters that run on 27MHz band (cb radio, old analog cordless p ones) that Homelink **never** worked with.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:28 pm

I tried setting mine up the other day by following the owners manual instructions. Everything appeared to successfully program. The light blinked each way that it was supposed to, but still no opener operation.
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PostSubject: Re: Garage Door Opener   Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Russ, Onboard Homelink device can be correctly programed and still be fussy. I've got two vehicles programed to three identical doors. One works all the time any door any reasonable distance (GMC). The other,,,,,well, no mid driveway open ever no (Toyota). Real close and from the street works most often.  headbutt   Try various distances .
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