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    Homelink not working

    The Homelink (integrated garage door opener) on our 09 T&C does not seem to work.

    Those things are so complicated I would have blamed myself for not programming it right, except that I had successfully programmed our 06 T&C which also had the homelink.

    Anyone with similar problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watersketch View Post
    The Homelink (integrated garage door opener) on our 09 T&C does not seem to work.

    Those things are so complicated I would have blamed myself for not programming it right, except that I had successfully programmed our 06 T&C which also had the homelink.

    Anyone with similar problems?
    Couple of questions for you:

    1. Does your "Homelink" have 3 indicator lights or 1? The reason I ask is that a clone product call Car To You has found its way into some vehicles. OEM's have taken a cost save (namely GM) and purchased that product instead. Need to know this because the Car To You product has been really buggy.

    2. Define "does not work".... Low range or does not open the door? What is the LED doing when you push the button? (flashing, continuous on, not turning on at all...) That will tell me a lot about what the Homelink is doing/thinking.

    3. Do you have a "Rolling Code" Garage door opener or is it a DIP switch model? When you programed it on your last vehicle did you have to climb a ladder to push a button on the opener?

    4. Does you remote that came with the opener still work to open the door?

    Other observations: You need to hold the remote no more that 6" from the homelink module when programing.

    Have you visited:
    http://www.homelink.com/home/home.taf

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    I'm thinking it is the Rolling code issue. Mine couldn't work until I actually had to go to my main unit IN THE GARAGE and press a certain button (I cannot recall at this time). Then it worked.

    Yes, I agree programming these Homelinks are overly complicated, but they do work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Yes, I agree programming these Homelinks are overly complicated, but they do work.
    The complication is for your own protection. The rolling code helps to avoid people listening in on your signal and cloning your opener code. The extra step of having to perform a handshaking operation between the opener and the remote in the car is critical for that. Other than that, it's very simple.
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    My Homelink works fine with my rolling code garage door. It took a few tries and the garage door opener owners manual to get it programmed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwein View Post
    The complication is for your own protection. The rolling code helps to avoid people listening in on your signal and cloning your opener code. The extra step of having to perform a handshaking operation between the opener and the remote in the car is critical for that. Other than that, it's very simple.
    There is a new "Quicktrain" RollingCode technology on its way (Guess it is already here for some). It has been on the openers now for a couple of years but the compatible HomeLink's have only been around for about a year and then only for the automakers who are willing to pay a little extra for it. Very soon everyone will get it regardless.

    The trick is making the opener talk to the HL. The button makes it talk, once that happens everything should be good.

    I agree, training is a pain. But it really does work well once trained. Homelink training is typically one of the most frequently cited complaints for the JD Power's initial quality report.
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    I recently did mine and it seemed it involved a slightly different routine than our '06 did (unless I didn't remember right ).

    I first got my homelink in the van to link with the remote (6" away) and then had to push the button on the opener itself. At that point I re-transmitted from the factory remote, and then from the van. When I skipped re-doing the remote, the garage opener did not respond to the van.

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    Agreed. I had to train the Homelink to memorize the remote, then train the garage door opener to recognize the Homelink. It should be fairly easy to tell if the Homelink is learning the remote code by the way the lights flash on the Homelink. If the Homlink can't learn the remote code, it will never work with the garage door opener.

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    Ahah!

    I did not try linking it to the handheld remote (I did not have to do that with the 06 T&C). I just tried the ladder and pressing the learn button on the opener.

    I will try it with the remote and let you know.

    By the way, that Homelink site is great -- it lets you shrink 4 pages of directions into a couple of paragraphs! http://www.homelink.com/home/home.taf

    Thanks all!

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    Slightly Stale but I just had a horrible experience programming my '09 T&C. Turns out the Genie remote has dual freq. capability and the position I had it in would not program- period. I went through both manuals and the Homelink website and all over the net trying to find a clue what I was doing wrong. I also tried everything under the sun.

    I was not doing anything wrong. I moved the switches on the two remotes and cleared all remotes for a third time. I went through the procedure once more with the zest of someone about to hang the factory remote over the homelink plate. But it worked like a charm!

    Somehow that second frequency would not work once it was learned by the Chrysler.

    Good luck everyone.

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