It is a common problem that many people face on an almost daily basis. Calibrating your garage door according to your needs is essential for maximum utility and smooth operations. There is a misconception that the garage door opener needs to be programmed on a Home Link system that comes with their car. But the idea has serious shortcomings. What if you bought a pre-used car with no manual or a manual that is hard for you to follow.
Either way, it is not rocket science to program your garage door opener. It would take around 5 to 10 minutes, as long as you follow the directions carefully.
Programming Your Garage Door Opener
Before we start the work, keep three important things in mind:
- The apparatus related to the operations of your garage door, such as the receiver, hand-held transmitter, and in-car transmitter, must be in the proper functioning state for successful automatic opener programming.
- The HomeLink opener system can be found on a variety of cars and is compatible with a lot of garage door openers like Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Craftsman, etc.
- While programming the door, we would have to raise and lower the door several times. It is highly advised that you keep the children and pets away from the door.
These steps can save your garage door repair costs. If you are ready to begin, let’s get started:
New Battery In the Transmitter
Starting with a fresh pair of batteries in your handheld transmitter is always a great idea. If you don’t remember the last time you have changed the batteries in it, now is the good time to do so.
For successful programming of your garage door, make sure to turn the key to the accessory “ACC” position.
Programming The Door
It does not matter if the door is already programmed or you are doing it the first time, for about twenty seconds long, press the outer buttons of the transmitter and keep them pressed until the light starts flashing.
Keep holding the button on the transmitter to be programmed until it starts flashing the light, almost 20 to 30 seconds. Keep it held firmly for the next step.
Training the Door
For this step, you might need a helper. You need to press the training button on the garage door receiver. It may not be labeled but you can identify it with the help of a small light next to it.
If the light is continuously lit, the programming is finished, but if it is flashing, you only have thirty seconds to perform the next step.
Back to ACC
Set the car key at ACC and press the button in the in-car transmitter for three seconds. If the garage door hasn’t shown any movement, keep repeating this regimen until you see the door moving. You will know the door has been programmed once the garage door is open.
If the garage door is not responding to the programming efforts, try again by plugging and unplugging the receiver. Also, make sure there are fresh batteries in the handheld transmitter.