I was trying to use it as a on/off switch for my TV Tuner and DVD player in the truck, since it's a hassle to have to pull out two remotes while driving, but it didn't work. I think the IR signals are not really compatible. But, at least I tried
I have three gargage doors, each with separate remotes, and a neighborhood gate. I use all three homelinks for the garage doors on my TL-S and my CL, but I can't find the remote for one of the garage doors so I can't program all three in the MDX. I was thinking of using the 'extra' homelink for the gate, but I don't know how. I have a remote that works with one of my garage doors and the gate, but when I use that remote to program the homelink all it does is open the garage door, not the gate. Any suggestions?
Ahhhh... I never thought of three separate doors. We have a 3 car but only two doors (one large, 1 small).
We used the old remote, which had two buttons (one for the garage, and one for the gate). Once you know which button is which, the programming of the gate was straight out of the owner's manual.
It was actually easier to program the gate than it was our garage door. Our garage has one of those rolling code things, which certainly made it a little more difficult. It took at least 20 minutes to get that one right - when it finally worked, we cheered and then we opened a few beers in celebration!:7:
The gate I did on my own in about a minute. It worked right off the bat. Good luck!!
Thanks for the encouragement, however I don't understand what else I could do other than to follow the directions to program the garage door with the remote and assume that the gate will also work. I checked the homelink website and the instructions say to continuously press the remote to program the homelink button, but it doesn't say how many times and doesn't say what to do when the SAME button operates the garage door and the gate. I'm pretty technologically adept, but I can't figure this one out. I programmed the homelink buttons from the remotes in no time at all - but I've done that on two previous cars.
Here's another question - has anyone programmed a homelink button in one car using the homelink button in another car? As I said before, my other car's homelink buttons are programmed to operate all three garage doors, but now I can't find one of the remotes. I tried using my TL-S to program the MDX but the MDX homelink button never flashed like it should when it recognizes the remote that you are using.
I have a garage door remote that operates one of my garage doors AND the gate - the remote has ONE button. It seems weird that the homelink button only operates the garage door, not the gate when I use this remote to program the homelink button.
That does seem strange. It would be logical that the remote is only transmitting one code, and since both the gate AND your single door open with it, the code should be the same.
Have you tried opening up the remote? If it's not a rolling code opener, there can be little changeable numbers on the inside. (I've mostly seen these in replacement openers.) At least you could see what code it is set to...
My other suggestion is to borrow a gate opener from one of your neighbors. Then you could program that homelink button separately from your garage door.
Sorry not to have been of more help! Good luck, and please let us know how it all turns out!
I solved one of my problems - I found the missing remote, now I can program all three homelink buttons - one for each garage door. I still haven't figured out the gate problem. I'll keep working on it.