Programming Garage door opener

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  1. Sabasigh

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    My 2016 Corvette with the homelink visor i bought from GM Parts programmed easy peasy via the learn button. My new Ranger won't program no matter what voodoo i threw at it. Prolly just another "loose connector" :shock:
     
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    See this post:

    https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/threads/programming-garage-door-opener.2365/page-3#post-42277

    It details out what you need do to - the key is having a remote to "prime" (program) the Ranger before you do the learn procedure. If you don't do that it won't work. At least that has been the experience of many members here. (including me).
     
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    If I recall, all I did was press and hold the button I wanted to program and then press and hold the garage door opener while holding it about 2 inches from the visor. Worked the first time I tried it.
     
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    After clearing the memory, holding one button and the button on the remote while in close proximity worked for me. My problem is that I park in my driveway and homelink button stays active even with the vehicle locked and the fob inside my home. I tested this by rolling down the driver's window, locking the car, walking inside with the fob, returning to the truck and reaching through the window to press the homelink button. I don't understand why they would allow this functionality. If someone breaks into your car, they now have an easy way to enter your home. Is it possible I just didn't wait long enough?
     
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    Watch the video in post # 57, I did exactly this and it worked the first time. I have a Liftmaster opener it's about 12 years old.
     
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    I have a pretty old Genie garage door opener and this procedure worked for me.
    1. For first time training, press and hold the two outer HomeLink® buttons, releasing only when the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash, which may take up to 20 seconds. (Do not perform this step when training the additional HomeLink buttons.)
    2. Position the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink surface (usually located on your visor, overhead console, or mirror), keeping the HomeLink indicator light in view.
    3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink button and hand held transmitter button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing indicates successful training.)
    4. A second person may make the following steps quicker and easier. Please use a ladder or other device. Do not stand on your vehicle to perform the next steps. On the garage door motorhead, press and release the learn code button - the red LED will begin to blink.
    5. Get back into your vehicle and press the desired HomeLink button one time.
    6. Press the desired HomeLink button a second time.
    7. Press the HomeLink button a third time. You should see the garage door open/close. HomeLink programming is complete.
    It came from the https://homelink.com/program/process/1 page. I used 2019 f150, they didn't have Ranger in their list.
     
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    When I had this problem, my search led me to this site https://github.com/epkboan/myhome/tree/master/garage_door. There is a detailed manual that is compatible with all models. I had one of these a long time ago. I don't remember exactly which model, because I had to move immediately after I had set it up.
     
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    I have a remote but wanted to TRY use the homelink capability. I tried it all and nothing worked and what is worse is the process left the truck with a weird problem - whenever I stopped a never before seen warning screen popped up with the whole truck outlined in red and a red corner indicator also. Nothing would stop it from happening even when I tried to clear all the homelink buttons according to the instructions. VERY annoying. It seems that if I turned off the parking assist it would prevent this from happening but I have to have that to get it in my garage. Finally I tried again to program the homelink in my garage - still nothing and I'm not going the ladder route. But I was able to clear the programming from homelink and got rid of the problem. So you can try to program homelink unsuccessfully and still send some sort of information to the truck that really fouls things up. I'll stick with the remote.
     
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    Hi Rich,

    I called homelink. The lady talked me through the whole process but with some pre conditioning...I turned off the overhead florescent lights, unplugged the garage refrigerator and raised the garage door, backed the vehicle just a tad beyond the nose kissing the door...We then did the programing and it worked. Lady said in most cases it is extraneous EMF causing the programing to fail....

    Best,
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    Thanks- I saw all of those tips and don't have anything like that in my rather spartan garage. I just ordered a spare remote on Amazon so I'll have three one for each vehicle and one in the utility room. I realize at this point that I would have to use the "learn" button on the opener and did not want to bother with that and I am between ladders :) When I get the new opener I'll get a new ladder and have my son-in-law help :)
     
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    So since I tried this and my problem persists I went to my dealer and showed him the attached. While there is an absolute correlation to my failed programming and the start of this "problem" he assures that the problem cannot be related to homelink programming and wants to scan it to see what error codes might pop up, he also thinks my generice OBDII scanner may not retrieve them and FORSCAN might be needed. Happens every time I stop at a stop sign or light - persists until 10-20 yds and goes off until the next stop. It will turn off if I switch off parking assist but I cannot get into to my garage without that :)

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