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Hi, I'm new to this forum and I would like to see if someone experienced any issue programming the Homelink device. I picked up my brand new CT last week and since then, I read and read again all Honda car's book in order to program this HomeLink stuff. My garage door opener is not a rolling code device. I also consulted the HomeLink website to get more details and no luck so far to make it work. Looks very simple to do.

- First thing is to clear/erase Homelink by pressing and holding the two outer Homelink buttons until it flashes (20 seconds).
- Position the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink surface keeping the HomeLink indicator light in view.
- Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink® button and hand held transmitter button. During programming, your hand-held transmitter may automatically stop transmitting. Continue to press and hold the desired HomeLink® button while you press and re-press (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter every two seconds until the frequency signal has been learned. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly after several seconds upon successful training.


I followed this procedure closely. Did you get any issue with yours? If any, how did you solve this? Perhaps mine is broken. Having two doors, I tried with both hand-held transmitters with no luck. HomeLink website is showing that my transmitters (Allstar) are supported with HomeLink.

Thanks in advance sharing your solutions...
 

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did you try to learn with the main unit instead of using remote?
 

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I'll try it when I get back home but I doubt there is a "learn" button on the main unit.
 

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Welcome, Lardo, and congrats on the new CT.

Sometimes programing these things can be a bear.
Sounds like you made all the right moves but was the garage door open or closed? I believe on my door it had to be closed.

One more observation: If memory serves, the last move is to press the homelink button once. Did you do that?

G/L

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Welcome, Lardo, and congrats on the new CT.

Sometimes programing these things can be a bear.
Sounds like you made all the right moves but was the garage door open or closed? I believe on my door it had to be closed.

One more observation: If memory serves, the last move is to press the homelink button once. Did you do that?

G/L

C.
as i remember i have done both open or close with no problem.
with rooling code first learn from remote then second learn with the main unit works like acharm.
 

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I'll try it when I get back home but I doubt there is a "learn" button on the main unit.

I had craftsman garage opener it does got learning button on it,,,, i am sure other brand should have it also this way customer can replace new remote if got damaged.
 

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For a garage opener using rowling code, my experience is that you need to teach the homelink first use your remote by holding both for 10 seconds or so. After that, your homelink should flash quickly after it is pushed but it still does not open/close the garage. The second step is to use the "learn" button on your main unit. Push it once, and then push the homelink button briefly for two seonds or so and it should work now. You need to do that within 30 seconds after your push the learn button.

Remember not to hold the learn button on your main unit for more than 5 seconds or you will clear the existing code and all your remote controls need to be reset. This feature is to deactivate the remote controls lost or stolen.
 

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Well, I tried several things. I was able to program the first Homelink button and if I press the button I got a solid light which indicates as per HomeLink website that the button is well programmed. I don't get a fast flashing light followed by a solid light which would mean that I used a rolling code. This is not the case here. So, I suspect that my HomeLink is really defective. I'm wondering if the dealer could test this HomeLink device and see if it is really defective. As I previously stated, I used two transmitters and I also put brand new batteries in it. No luck so far...
 

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I had a bit of trouble programming mine with the remote. The first time, the door would only open so I reset it and then I could only get the door to close. So I reset it again and drove out of range of my garage and then programmed the homelink button for the 3rd time and it worked! My garage door opener is ancient which may have something to do with it.
 

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I had a bit of trouble programming mine with the remote. The first time, the door would only open so I reset it and then I could only get the door to close. So I reset it again and drove out of range of my garage and then programmed the homelink button for the 3rd time and it worked! My garage door opener is ancient which may have something to do with it.
LOL, edub, That sounds like me: Gettin' 'up there' and takes a 'few tries'..:p

Sorry, couldn't resist.
 

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Here is a quick update. I went to the dealer this morning to check my remote with another car and I had a lot of problem to get it programmed even though my transmitter is not too old (1998). Anyhow, as I previously mentioned my door opener is not a rolling code. Its using fixed code. I change the DIP switches sequence in my remote and my main module in the garage. You know what? It's working like a charm now... I was able to program my first button on my first trial.

*** Problem solved ***
 

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......there you go, Lardo -- good for another 12 years.


or you could put a new, rolling code opener on your Christmas list= must more secure.:)

C.
Fully agree!!! :)
 
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