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post #1 of 20 Old 4th March 2001, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Would someone be kind enough to explain how to program the garage door opener? Where is it in the owner's manual? Thanks in advance
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1) turn ignition on to the second position

2) Hold down the two outside buttons on the universal transmitter until the indicator light begins to flash (20-30 seconds). Then release the buttons. This initializes the memory and erases any previous settings on all three channels.

3) hold the end of your hand-held transmitter against the front surface of the univ transmitter so you can still see the indicator light.

4) using both hands, push the hand-held transmitter button and the desired button (the one you want this transmitter programmed on?) Continue pressing both buttons through step 5.

5) hold down both buttons until you see the indicator light on the BMW univ transmitter flash, first slowly and then rapidly. It indicates that you have successfully programmed the universal transmitter to learn the new frequency signal. Release both buttons once the rapid flashing begins.

To program another button, REPEAT STEPS 3 through 5 ONLY!! .

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Welcome to the best car board on the planet.

Here's a thread on the very subject.
http://www.bmwm5.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/001911.html

For purposes of our survey, what color is your car & in what corner of the globe are you located?

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If you program one now and weeks later want to add one, what do you do. Clear all and reset or just follow procedures #3 through #5. I just tried adding a second remote to the universal remote and finally resulted in clearing and installing both remotes. Am I right? If so I think that should be improved so you can add remotes at will without erasing and reloading them all over again.

Twice now that was the only way it worked for me. Any thoughts on this?

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Did you guys install a secondary universal remote? My car didn't come with a homelink system that I know my dads 740 did. Is this what you are referring too?

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post #6 of 20 Old 5th March 2001, 06:02 AM
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Don't forget. If you have a garage door opener with "rolling codes" (continuously variable codes that change according to a built-in algorithm), you need to perform an additional step before your M5 remote (yes, it's std. and built in to the roof near the sunroof switch) will work. You need to locate the "learn" button on your garage door opener (the part with the motor!). After programming your car remote first, press the learn button on the garage door opener and then w/in like 10 secs., press the opener on the car twice. The first one logs in your remote and synchs it to the opener, the second should actually operate the door. It could take a couple of tries. Some openers don't give you much time to climb down the ladder, jump in the car and push the button (the key has to be turned to position II), as they all seem to assume you have a hand held remote, which of course you can operate while still standing on the ladder. Better yet, get a helper to push the remote in the car. A nice thing about the remote buttons on the M5 is that they're lighted. On some other cars that have this feature, they're not, which makes it a bit of a fumble when opening the door at night.
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If you make your garage opener learn what the universal trasmitter is transmitting, what happens to the regular remote? My other car does not have a built-in opener and if this process messes up the the functionality of the regular remote then I can't do it. It'll probably be fine but I just want to make sure before I reprogram my opener.

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Ramses, The garage door just thinks of it as an additional remote. Your existing remote should still work. (At least it does with mine)

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And it works great. I have it progammed for my garage door opened and both my front and back security gates at home. I never have to look for the remotes again; until I change the battery and have to re-program I guess.

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