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Hi All-

I just took delivery on my 05 XLR yesterday and several of the key electronic features are similar enough to my Escalade where I wasn't too confused going through the manual from cover to cover in my garage last night.

I am having difficulty setting up the Homelink visor button with my rolling code garage door opener. I have followed the directions in the book to the letter and even tried the canadian configuration. I press both outside buttons to clear the memory in between each attempt and no matter what i do, I get the same result.

The light flashes rapid and never opens the door.

I originally had the XLR backed in to the garage and pulled it out in the driveway facing the opener which is exactly how my Escalade sat the day I set it up on the first try.

Any suggestions?
 

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Rolling Code Garage Opener

Fantasia,
Congratulations on your XLR purchase. What you are most likely experiencing is part of a security feature that your opener has called Rolling Code. Basically it is designed to keep changing the code so your openers signal can't be stolen.

To train your transmitter to work with your Rolling Code opener, go to the garage opener section of your owners manual approximately pages 2-37 - 2-40. I was recently at a clients home & programed his XLR, STS, SRX & Bentley all to his Rolling Code opener.

Again Congrats!
www.Cadillac-XLR.com

Thank You
Allen
 

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Co-worker

Allen - Don't help this guy too much. He is my co-worker.

Is this the first case on the forum of co-worker each having an XLR?

Steve - I sent you an email on the "Canadian" method. Did you check your owners manual for the garage door opener itself?
 

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Training your Garage Transmitter

Standby,
It does not matter if the engine is running, as long as there is power to the transmitter it can be programed. You can simply sit in the vehicle with the engine off, engine running or in accessory mode.

www.Cadillac-XLR.com

Thank You
Allen
 
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Cuold be

It may not make any difference, but I had trouble when I tried to program with the vehicle in ACC. mode. None when I started the engine.
The word for the day is tenacity.(try anything)
 

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Go to homelink.com for step-by-step directions. In a nutshell, you have to hit the button on the garage door opener itself, then progrm the XLR.
 

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I got ours programmed on the second try last night. Top was down and I didn't have the FOB with me so I just reached over and did it with everything off.

The key (things I missed): program the car unit with another door unit so it knows what frequency (I guess). I didn't hold the target button long enough the first time. Once that step is done... it's just like any other sender except there seems to be a second or two delay.

Good luck!
 

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Quixotic is correct!

If you have a rolling code, you MUST push a button on the garage door opener itself to stop the "rolling" so that the button in your XLR can program make the connection.

Congrats on your purchase! :thumbs

Send us a photo!

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Aviator,

Now I'm confused. My understanding is that after you push the button on the opener itself, you push the button on the visor (within 30 seconds) to program it. Are you saying that after you push the button on the opener, you still use the remote to program the visor?

I've had trouble programming mine and have finally decided to lose the remote. So I've been reading about it (homelink.com), calling (my opener installer told me to call the dealer, dealer told me he find me an answer and never called back), and asking my friend who knows everything about this kind of stuff (works for MBZ corporate as a technical specialist).

Just when I thought I understood how, you set me back!
 

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It's a snap.

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Aviator,

Now I'm confused. My understanding is that after you push the button on the opener itself, you push the button on the visor (within 30 seconds) to program it.
I have a "Genie" automatic garage door picker-upper, and I programmed it exactly like your first sentence (quoted above).

Sorry I wasn't clearer.

Push the button on the opener gizmo in the garage to stop the opener's "rolling code", then push the button on the visor to lock on to the now static opening code.

I was able to get it to work first rattle out of the box. Same with the Escalade.
 

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Less confused...

I guess the only other piece of advice for everyone out there is...

:glol Don't stand on the car to reach the button on the opener!!!!!! :glol
 

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Hi everyone-
Thank you for all your responses. I had tried mostly everything that was recommended prior to posting my original question with no results.

However, after reading your responses it dawned on me that the problem may not be the Homelink system at all. My Genie "Rolling Code" garage door opener may have a limit on how many remotes can be programmed. I think it may be no more than 7 devices.

There is a very good chance that over the past few years I have actually programmed 7 devices between other vehicles and hand held operners.

Tomorrow I will try to clear the memory on the garage door opener and only reprogram the devices I need starting with the XLR Homelink.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks gain for all the suggestions.
 

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Too Many Remotes

Fantasia,
Great catch! Most openers have a 6 unit max. If that is the case you will have to clear the opener. On most openers, you just hold the training button on your opener until the light next to the training button starts to blink. Then you will need the original transmitter to program the opener. Then go through the original programing steps that are in your manual that I previously mentioned.

PLEASE remember every opener is slightly different, so read your openers manual as well.

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Thank You
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It was a bust. Successfully cleared the memory of the overhead opener. Tried the XLR Homelink first with no results. Programmed two other handheld units without issue.

I even tried clearing Homelink and programming the far right button but same results.

I have the steps memorized I've done it so many times. I've tried engine on, off and just ACC on.

I'm stumped.

Back to the drawing board.
 
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I'm really sorry your having a rough time with door opener. I'm sure you don't want to do this, but you may want to call a garage door opener expert out and find out what the problem is. I would find one that knows your type opener.
Tenacity is one thing, but this would have driven me to the brink. It' a nice feature. I not only did my XLR, but did my daughters CTS so she can get in the house without a key. I'm sure this is what you didn't want to hear.
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Aviator-

How far are you from San Antonio?

You may have found your calling (ha-ha).

I'm going to keep trying.

I;ve done this so many times berfore successfully.

Man has to be smarter than the machine!

I appreciate everyone's input.

Stay tuned!
 

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I'm still having trouble programming mine. After three or four various methods this weekend, I'm going to re-read everything and see if I missd something.

The garage door operner installer told me to call the dealer...

If any one of us figures this out, we need to post the method that works.

Sigh... :banghead
 

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Quixotic said:
I'm still having trouble programming mine. After three or four various methods this weekend, I'm going to re-read everything and see if I missd something.

The garage door operner installer told me to call the dealer...

If any one of us figures this out, we need to post the method that works.

Sigh... :banghead
In detail, here is how I did mine. The opener is fairly modern with rolling codes. Your results may vary:

1) Take an existing remote that works with the garage door opener to the car.
2) Hold the out-side two buttons on the homelink until the red light starts to flash... they say 20 seconds - feels like 20 minutes.
3) Hold the working remote close to the homelink unit and press the door opener button. Press and hold the button you want to program. WAIT until the red light flashes... seems like it was about 5 seconds or so.
4) Press the programming button on the garage door opener unit (there should be an indicator light).
5) Within 30 seconds, hold the homelink button until the garage light blinks... a full second as I recall.

Done. All by memory. I am not going to try mine again to test this. (disclaim...disclaim...)

Hope there was something here you found helpful.
 
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