31st May 2006, 02:03
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Saw your problems on the board. I'm a real estate agent and so I deal with garage door openers a little more than the average person (other than just pushing the little button) and had just a little difficulty figuring it out when I programmed mine. I probably have the same openers as you since I just bought a new house as well and it has Liftmaster openers with rolling codes too. I think these directions describe all of the steps I used, but I'm not 100% sure without going out and repeating everything over again.
Step 1: Clear your Homelink (don't skip this step) as noted in the manual.
Step 2: Hold the button #1 on your Homelink in, and hold the opener button on at the same time. Hold these until the Homelink LED starts blinking quickly (took about 20 seconds for me, not the manual's stated 15 seconds).
Step 3: Look at the back or side of the garage door opener itself and you will find a programming button. It's probably a red or purple square button. Press this in for about one to two seconds.
Step 4: Immediately (as fast as possible), go into the car and press and hold Homelink button #1 for about a second, then press it in again for a second, then press again a third time.
Step 5: Upon the third (maybe fourth) press, the garage door opener should have flashed it's light bulb off and on again (or on and off). If you press the Homelink button again, it should operage the door. Make sure your car isn't parked under the closing door!
I find that with them programmed, you still have to press the Homelink button for about one second for it to transmit the opener signal.
These directions are only a slight variation of what is straight out of the manual. I programmed two doors with this, and was even able to make button #3 operate the fixed-code gates to my gated neighborhood.
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