The garage door opener is to me what the VCR was to my parents. After struggling with the garage door for a few hours, I decided I better write down some instructions.
I have a Craftsman garage door opener with three buttons on the controls. It uses rolling codes but aside from that all I can tell you is it sucks, its loud, and it never seems to do what I want it to, like opening.
Programming the remote
Audi and Volkswagen vehicles have a built-in garage door opener built by HomeLink. Here’s how to set them up with the Craftsman rolling code garage door opener:
- Turn the car on.
- Press and hold buttons 1 and 3 on the car’s HomeLink transmitter until the lights start flashing. Don’t hold your breath, it may take a while.
- Release the buttons.
- Press and hold the car’s HomeLink button that you want to program.
- Hold the Craftsman remote control near the HomeLink transmitter and repeatedly press the big button on the Craftsman remote. The HomeLink transmitter is likely in your rear-view mirror, sun-visor, or near the front right headlight.
- Release the buttons once the HomeLink lights start flashing faster. You may have to slowly move the remote control around the HomeLink transmitter before the lights start flashing faster.
- Push and release the “Learn” button on the back of the garage door opener (the big ass motor hanging from the garage ceiling). Holding the “Learn” button down for 5 seconds or so usually clears all the codes (i.e., breaks the connection with all your remote control units).
- Push the car’s HomeLink button that you want to program (yes, again). You may have to hold the button down for a little while, or prese and release the button a few times.
- Sha-bam-a-wama! It should work now. But if it doesn’t, you might find helpful information on this thread.
|Door doesn’t respond to the remote control but does respond to the wall mounted control. A green light on the wall mount is blinking.||The garage door is “locked”. Locate the wall mounted control and press the button with the padlock icon for 5+ seconds. When you release the button the green light will stop flashing and the door will respond to the remote controls again.|