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HomeLink replaces up to three remote controls (handheldtransmitters) that operate devices such as garagedoor openers, motorized gates, lighting or home securitysystems. The HomeLink unit operates off your vehicle’sbattery.

The HomeLink buttons that are located in the headlineror sun visor designate the three different HomeLinkchannels.

HomeLink Buttons

HomeLink Buttons

NOTE: HomeLink is disabled when the Vehicle SecurityAlarm is active.


• Your motorized door or gate will open and closewhile you are training the universal transceiver.

Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or otherobjects are in the path of the door or gate. Only usethis transceiver with a garage door opener that hasa “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federalsafety standards. This includes most garage dooropener models manufactured after 1982. Do notuse a garage door opener without these safetyfeatures. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on theInternet at for safety informationor assistance.

• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerousgas. Do not run your vehicle in the garagewhile training the transceiver. Exhaust gas cancause serious injury or death.

Programming HomeLink

Before You Begin

If you have not trained any of the HomeLink buttons,erase all channels before you begin training.

To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for upto 20 seconds until the red indicator flashes.

It is recommended that a new battery be placed in thehandheld transmitter of the device that is being copied toHomeLink for more efficient training and accuratetransmission of the radio-frequency signal.

Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garagewhen programming.

Begin Programming

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.

2. Hold the battery side of the handheld transmitteraway from the HomeLink button you wish to program.

Place the handheld transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) awayfrom the HomeLink button you wish to program whilekeeping the indicator light in view.

3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosenHomeLink button and the handheld transmitter buttonuntil the HomeLink indicator changes from a slow to arapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLinkand handheld transmitter buttons.

Watch for the HomeLink indicator to change flash rates.

When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door mayopen and close while you train.


• Some gate operators and garage door openers mayrequire you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted inthe “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.

• After training a HomeLink channel, if the garagedoor does not operate with HomeLink and the garagedoor opener was manufactured after 1995, thegarage door opener may have a rolling code. If so,proceed to Step 5 “Programming A Rolling CodeSystem.”

4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink buttonand observe the indicator light.

If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming iscomplete and the garage door (or device) should activatewhen the HomeLink button is pressed.

If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds andthen turns to a constant light, proceed to Step 5 “ProgrammingA Rolling Code System.”

5. Programming A Rolling Code System

At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locatethe “Learn” or “Training” button.

This can usually be found where the hanging antennawire is attached to the garage door opener motor. It isNOT the button normally used to open and close thedoor.

Training The Garage

Training The Garage Door Opener

1 — Door Opener 2 — Training Button

6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAININGbutton. The name and color of the button may vary bymanufacturer.

NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the nextstep after the LEARN button has been pressed.

7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmedHomeLink button twice (holding the button for twoseconds each time). If the device is plugged in andactivates, programming is complete.

If the device does not activate, press the button a thirdtime (for two seconds) to complete the training.

If you have any problems, or require assistance, pleasecall toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet for information or assistance.

To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons,repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOTerase the channels.

Using HomeLink

To operate, press and release the programmedHomeLink button. Activation will now occur for thetrained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator,security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also beused at any time.

Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button

To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,follow these steps:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.

2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button untilthe indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do notrelease the button.

3. Without releasing the button, proceed with ProgrammingHomeLink Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.

Gate Operator/Canadian Programming

Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signalsto time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission– which may not be long enough for HomeLinkto pick up the signal during programming. Similar to thisCanadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed totime-out in the same manner.

It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cyclingprocess to prevent possible overheating of the garagedoor or gate motor.

If you are having difficulties programming a garage dooropener or a gate operator, replace “ProgrammingHomeLink ” Step 3, with the following:

3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button,while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheldtransmitter every two seconds until HomeLink hassuccessfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicatorlight will flash slowly and then rapidly when fullytrained.

If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back inat this time.

Then proceed with Step 4 under “ProgrammingHomeLink ,” earlier in this section.


It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turnin your vehicle.

To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that allchannels will be erased. Individual channels cannot beerased.

The HomeLink Universal Transceiver is disabled whenthe Vehicle Security Alarm is active.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you are having trouble programming HomeLink , hereare some of the most common solutions:

• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.

• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Openerto complete the training for a Rolling Code.

• Did you unplug the device for training, and rememberto plug it back in?If you have any problems, or require assistance, pleasecall toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet for information or assistance.

General Information

This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and IndustryCanada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the followingtwo conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference.

2. This device must accept any interference that may bereceived including interference that may cause undesiredoperation.


• The transmitter has been tested and it complies withFCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications notexpressly approved by the party responsible for compliancecould void the user’s authority to operate thedevice.

• The term IC before the certification/registration numberonly signifies that Industry Canada technicalspecifications were met.

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