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Does your system have one LED or Three?
This vehicle may have the Universal Home Remote System. If there are three round Light Emitting Diode (LED) indicator lights above the Universal Home Remote buttons, follow the instructions below.
This system provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices.
Do not use this system with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and reverse feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982.
Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the transmitter. Because of the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another person assist with programming the transmitter.
Be sure to keep the original remote control transmitter for use in other vehicles, as well as, for future programming. Only the original remote control transmitter is needed for Fixed Code programming. The programmed buttons should be erased when the vehicle is sold or the lease ends. See "Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons" later in this section.
Park the vehicle outside of the garage when programming a garage door. Be sure that people and objects are clear of the garage door or gate that is being programmed.
Programming Universal Home Remote -- Rolling Code
For questions or help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to learcar2u.com.
Most garage door openers sold after 1996 are Rolling Code units.
Programming a garage door opener involves time-sensitive actions, so read the entire procedure before starting. Otherwise, the device will time out and the procedure will have to be repeated.
To program up to three devices:
To program another Rolling Code device such as an additional garage door opener, a security device, or home automation device, repeat Steps 1 through 5, choosing a different function button in Step 3 than what was used for the garage door opener.
If these instructions do not work, the garage door opener is probably a Fixed Code unit. Follow the Programming instructions that follow for a Fixed Code garage door opener.
Programming Universal Home Remote -- Fixed Code
Most garage door openers sold before 1996 are Fixed Code units.
Your hand held transmitter can have between eight to 12 dip switches depending on the brand of transmitter.
The garage door opener receiver (motor head unit) could also have a row of dip switches that can be used when programming the Universal Home Remote. If the total number of switches on the motor head and hand held transmitter are different, or if the dip switch settings are different, use the dip switch settings on the motor head unit to program the Universal Home Remote. The motor head dip switch settings can also be used when the original hand held transmitter is not available.
The switch positions on the hand-held transmitter could be labeled, as follows:
To program another Fixed Code device such as an additional garage door opener, a security device, or home automation device, repeat Steps 1-8, choosing a different button in Step 6 than what was used for the garage door opener.
Using Universal Home Remote
Press and hold the appropriate button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted.
Reprogramming Universal Home Remote Buttons
Any of the three buttons can be reprogrammed by repeating the instructions.
Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons
The programmed buttons should be erased when the vehicle is sold or the lease ends.
To erase either Rolling Code or Fixed Code on the Universal Home Remote device: