Acura MDX SUV Forums banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
353 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
People:

The manual leaves out important steps fpr programming the SUV's Homelink system for those of us that have "Rolling Code Systems"- any newer garage door opener. I was on the phone with Wayne from Homelink for an hour to get my system up and running for my 2 Acura vehicles. I realize that many people have had no problem setting the Homelink feature up, so this is for the folks like myself that have had problems.

1-800-355-3515
www.homelink.com

1. Position vehicle within 10 feet of garage door- engine off and battery on.

2. Press/hold 2 outside buttons of Homelink transceiver until red indicator starts flashing rapidly, then release button. This should take about 20 seconds. This erases any previously learned codes.

3. Press/hold remote control and press/hold button of Homelink transceiver simultaneously. Slowly move remote control from 5" away to 1" away from Homelink transceiver. Release both buttons after red indicator starts blinking rapidly. This should take about 5 seconds. I discovered that the Homelink in my TL is a bit faulty because it took much longer to accomplish this than when programming the Homelink in my MDX. My TL's Homelink may "unlearn" it's code in the future and the needed proximity of the TL to the garage door may be much closer than desired until I get the Homelink fixed.

4. Press training button on garage door opener unit until the indicator lights illuminates- this should be immediate.

5. Within 30 seconds press/hold the Homelink button for 2-3 seconds until the red indicator starts flashing rapidly. Repeat a second time. It should now be programmed. Check it by pressing the programmed button on the Homelink receiver.

6. When programming more than 1 garage door opener unit, disconnect power from unit before programming more units. By not doing this the programmed unit could conflict with the unprogrammed units commands.

Problems:

1. The Battery in the garage door remote may be too weak to program Homelink. However, the battery may be strong enough to operate the garage door. One of my remote controls had a weak battery- my system was installed today, fresh out of the box. I had to use the second remote control for the programming of Homelink on my 2 vehicles.

2. Antenna on the garage door opener unit must be hanging down, fully extended.

I hope this thread is helpful for some people.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Can't get Homelink to detect Opener

Thanks for your detailed info! I have what I think is a different problem though.

When I try to initially program the Homelink with my remote (just to get Homelink to pick up the remote's code), the Homelink doesn't seem to recognize the it. The Homelink flashes at a consistent, slow rate for about 20 secs, then stops flashing, without ever speeding up to indicate that it has received a signal.

My remote's light flashes during normal use. I'm guessing that it intermittently broadcasts a signal each time its light flashes?

I tried programming the homelink right after installing a new battery in the remote, and still no step 1 luck.

I have a Marantec Mac-Lift III garage door opener with a Marantec remote.

Anyone know what the problem might be?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
We just got an '01 MDX and my homelink did the same, flash steady while trying to program with the remote opener. In my owners manual it says that if the opener uses the rolling code, I have to push the program button on the rear of the garage door opener and then within 30 seconds, push and release the button I want to program on the Homelink. Might have to push and release the button up to three times and when the blinking light on the garage door opener stops blinking, the remote is programmed. I will try this today as soon as the car gets home and another body to help with pushing the button in the car. I'll advise if it works.
Great site, will probably have more questions myself, have a noisy rear blower to look at also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
968 Posts
It's at least a 30-45 mins thing. I have a the rolling code so it made it harder but I got it working. I just followed the book.

You have to read it carefully I found.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Don't have mine working yet, followed the directions in the manual over and over again, also tried the directions on the opener, still no luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Wow, I'm not the only one with this problem. I have a Genie Excelerator garage door opener, a 2008 MDX just purchased saturday. I just reset the opener and reprogramed all my other vehicles with no problem. I have a Honda Pilot, a Chevy Tahoe and a couple of remotes. Tried both manuals, Acura and door opener, even tried suggestions from other users on this site( ubolt). Any other suggestions would be appreciated. This is a great site and glad I found it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
People:

The manual leaves out important steps fpr programming the SUV's Homelink system for those of us that have "Rolling Code Systems"- any newer garage door opener. I was on the phone with Wayne from Homelink for an hour to get my system up and running for my 2 Acura vehicles. I realize that many people have had no problem setting the Homelink feature up, so this is for the folks like myself that have had problems.

1-800-355-3515
HomeLink

1. Position vehicle within 10 feet of garage door- engine off and battery on.

2. Press/hold 2 outside buttons of Homelink transceiver until red indicator starts flashing rapidly, then release button. This should take about 20 seconds. This erases any previously learned codes.

3. Press/hold remote control and press/hold button of Homelink transceiver simultaneously. Slowly move remote control from 5" away to 1" away from Homelink transceiver. Release both buttons after red indicator starts blinking rapidly. This should take about 5 seconds. I discovered that the Homelink in my TL is a bit faulty because it took much longer to accomplish this than when programming the Homelink in my MDX. My TL's Homelink may "unlearn" it's code in the future and the needed proximity of the TL to the garage door may be much closer than desired until I get the Homelink fixed.

4. Press training button on garage door opener unit until the indicator lights illuminates- this should be immediate.

5. Within 30 seconds press/hold the Homelink button for 2-3 seconds until the red indicator starts flashing rapidly. Repeat a second time. It should now be programmed. Check it by pressing the programmed button on the Homelink receiver.

6. When programming more than 1 garage door opener unit, disconnect power from unit before programming more units. By not doing this the programmed unit could conflict with the unprogrammed units commands.

Problems:

1. The Battery in the garage door remote may be too weak to program Homelink. However, the battery may be strong enough to operate the garage door. One of my remote controls had a weak battery- my system was installed today, fresh out of the box. I had to use the second remote control for the programming of Homelink on my 2 vehicles.

2. Antenna on the garage door opener unit must be hanging down, fully extended.

I hope this thread is helpful for some people.
Hey ubolt, I have the rolling code opener also and the manual for my mdx states to not use a remote. Does your manual state to use a remote for the rolling code?

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
The flowchart is correct, but only if you interpret it correctly. I did not interpret it correctly and messed with it for 30 min. I thought it was just press program on garage door, and then 2 seconds on the Homelink button. That is NOT it. The steps to program a roaming remote control are:

** just pre-maintenance, remove all codes by pressing the 1 and 3 dotted buttons together for about 20 seconds until the light starts blinking fast.

1. get the handheld remote control for your unit, you will need this.

2. press and hold the homelink button along with the handheld unit at same time. The handheld unit will at that point either open or close the garage, depending on if the door is open or closed. Hold the buttons until the light starts flashing fast. Then let go.

3. At this point, the link between Homelink and transmitter is there, but because it's a roaming garage door opener, it hasn't "learned" the roaming sequence, or whatever it's called. At this point you need to press the "learn" button on the garage door opener.

4. Press and hold the same Homelink button you pressed earlier for step #2 for about 2 seconds. The light will blink and change speed again. Now you're done.

5. Press the Homelink button and it will open or close the garage door.

Ugh... :( so tough.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I spent a while fiddling trying to get this working and it wasn't until I followed Teg2Xer step by step that I finally got it working. Thanks a million!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Homelink Set Up Solution

Great instructions.

I spent to much time trying to futility follow the directions in the owners manual. Worked like a charm first time through.

Thank you very much for posting the information!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
394 Posts
Wow, I'm not the only one with this problem. I have a Genie Excelerator garage door opener, a 2008 MDX just purchased saturday. I just reset the opener and reprogramed all my other vehicles with no problem. I have a Honda Pilot, a Chevy Tahoe and a couple of remotes. Tried both manuals, Acura and door opener, even tried suggestions from other users on this site( ubolt). Any other suggestions would be appreciated. This is a great site and glad I found it
I have the same Genie opener and I haven't been able to get my 12 MDX programmed yet. I have tried several times parking under the opener, pressing the Learn button then pressing Homelink buttons. I have tried each of the three buttons, still no go. Even reset any possible old code, still no go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
Glad I saw this. I have two openers at my house, one is a Genie with a rolling code, and I have tried numerous times to get the Homelink to sync. Gonna try these steps tonight!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,347 Posts
I programmed three cars last night for our third car garage. This helped a ton!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Step #2 is the one omitted from my MDX manual...why? It appears Acura has fallen to what I like to call "new device assumption". In this tech manual faux pas, the writer only considers the "green field" scenario when writing the instructions...nowhere in the manual, does it discuss the need or the ability to "reset" the HomeLink buttons. Being owner #2...it was required to get my HomeLink to "learn" my rolling code opener. Similarly...I found it nearly as difficult to find out how to reset my address book and Handsfree Link phone numbers. NOTE to MDX sellers...don't forget to do this as you turn in your lease vehicles, or trade in your MDX for a new one...I could have copied the former owner's phone book...and even driven to her home (it was set as "home" in the nav section).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
The flowchart is correct, but only if you interpret it correctly. I did not interpret it correctly and messed with it for 30 min. I thought it was just press program on garage door, and then 2 seconds on the Homelink button. That is NOT it. The steps to program a roaming remote control are:

** just pre-maintenance, remove all codes by pressing the 1 and 3 dotted buttons together for about 20 seconds until the light starts blinking fast.

1. get the handheld remote control for your unit, you will need this.

2. press and hold the homelink button along with the handheld unit at same time. The handheld unit will at that point either open or close the garage, depending on if the door is open or closed. Hold the buttons until the light starts flashing fast. Then let go.

3. At this point, the link between Homelink and transmitter is there, but because it's a roaming garage door opener, it hasn't "learned" the roaming sequence, or whatever it's called. At this point you need to press the "learn" button on the garage door opener.

4. Press and hold the same Homelink button you pressed earlier for step #2 for about 2 seconds. The light will blink and change speed again. Now you're done.

5. Press the Homelink button and it will open or close the garage door.

Ugh... :( so tough.
i owe you a bowl of noodles man!!

thanks for your post, works like it should with my
genie gear driven garage door opener
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Hey ubolt, I have the rolling code opener also and the manual for my mdx states to not use a remote. Does your manual state to use a remote for the rolling code?

Thanks
Are you supposed to disconnect the garage door opener power supply (as the manual says) that didn't work and I'm not seeing that here at all. Mine won't even reset when I press the 1st and 3rd buttons before even doing anything else. Help:headshake
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Just got the new car and try to program it.
Found some points need to be clarified :

Clear memory for all buttons : You need to hold/pressed button 1 and 3 long enough. Hold the first 20 seconds make red light blink fast, then hold another 10 seconds to make the red light steadily on.

On the step 2, you need to press and HOLD both remote and homelink button.
At beginning I only press the remote control button and did not press and HOLD remote control, it always failed. So remember to press/HOLD remote control button.

After the step 2, when you press homelink button , the red light blink fast. That means the homelink lean the remote controller. You can start the step 3.

All the other steps are very easy to understand.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


1. get the handheld remote control for your unit, you will need this.

2. press and hold the homelink button along with the handheld unit at same time. The handheld unit will at that point either open or close the garage, depending on if the door is open or closed. Hold the buttons until the light starts flashing fast. Then let go.

3. At this point, the link between Homelink and transmitter is there, but because it's a roaming garage door opener, it hasn't "learned" the roaming sequence, or whatever it's called. At this point you need to press the "learn" button on the garage door opener.

4. Press and hold the same Homelink button you pressed earlier for step #2 for about 2 seconds. The light will blink and change speed again. Now you're done.

5. Press the Homelink button and it will open or close the garage door.

Ugh... so tough.
__________________
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
The flowchart is correct, but only if you interpret it correctly. I did not interpret it correctly and messed with it for 30 min. I thought it was just press program on garage door, and then 2 seconds on the Homelink button. That is NOT it. The steps to program a roaming remote control are:

** just pre-maintenance, remove all codes by pressing the 1 and 3 dotted buttons together for about 20 seconds until the light starts blinking fast.

1. get the handheld remote control for your unit, you will need this.

2. press and hold the homelink button along with the handheld unit at same time. The handheld unit will at that point either open or close the garage, depending on if the door is open or closed. Hold the buttons until the light starts flashing fast. Then let go.

3. At this point, the link between Homelink and transmitter is there, but because it's a roaming garage door opener, it hasn't "learned" the roaming sequence, or whatever it's called. At this point you need to press the "learn" button on the garage door opener.

4. Press and hold the same Homelink button you pressed earlier for step #2 for about 2 seconds. The light will blink and change speed again. Now you're done.

5. Press the Homelink button and it will open or close the garage door.

Ugh... :( so tough.
Bumping an old post and quoting it for truth!

Wish I would have read this post before all the time I wasted trying earlier today. Maybe its the way its written, or maybe my reading comprehension is low, but I spent way too long messing with it earlier and gave up. After I found this post I went out and tried it. Within 3-5 minutes not only did I have Homelink working but I had already set it up for both my garage doors. :29:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Hi all. This is the most frustrating thing...

I cannot get the remote to program in step 1. No matter what I try the homelink button never flashes fast.

I have discovered that two things can happen when deleting codes and it puts my system in two very different modes.

1) if I press and hold the 1 & 3 buttons the light is solid for 10 sec Then flashes fast. If I keep holding for another 10 it will eventually turn off.

This is now in mode A

So what happens now is that if I press my button 1 for a sec or two, the light stays solid.

So now, in mode A if I try to program the remote, by pressing and holding both buttons together, the homelink will stay solid, then after 10 seconds start to flash slow. Then for 10 seconds go out. No fast flash.
Steps 3 and 4 fail every time.

2) If I press and hold the 1 & 3 buttons the light is solid for 10 seconds. It then flash fast. I then let it go while it is flashing.

I am now in what I call mode B.

So in mode B if I program the remote, or attempt too, I press and hold both button 1 and the remote. The homelink flashed slow for 56 flashes (Yes I counted I've done it so many times) And then stops. No change in flash.

Steps 3 and 4 do not work.

Arg! !!!!!

2012 mdx tech/ent.
I am using a skylink remote system as we lost our garage remotes long ago and this was easy to install and the remotes are crazy small. I have contacted skylink, and they completely shrugged me off too call homelink. Horrible conversation...

Anyway, trying my luck here. Im so sorry this was such a long post, but its driving me nuts!!! And now my car battery is dead!!!

Any advice? Thnx in advance.
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top