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Programming HomeLink
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink buttons, erase all channels before you begin training.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for up to 20 seconds. The EVIC will display "CLEARING CHANNELS." Release the buttons when the EVIC message states "CHANNELS CLEARED."
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the handheld transmitter of the device that is being copied to HomeLink for more efficient training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage while training.

1. Place the ignition in the RUN position.

2. Place the handheld transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) from the HomeLink buttons while keeping the EVIC display in view.
For optimal training, point the battery end of the handheld transmitter away from the HomeLink.

3. Simultaneously, press and hold both the chosen HomeLink button and the handheld transmitter button until the EVIC display changes from "CHANNEL # TRAINING" to "CHANNEL # TRAINED."
Then release both the HomeLink and handheld transmitter buttons.
If the EVIC display states "DID NOT TRAIN" repeat Step 3. If the signal is too weak, replace the battery in the handheld transmitter.
It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door may open and close while you train.

NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers may require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in the "Gate Operator/Canadian Programming" section.

4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink button. If the channel has been trained, the EVIC display will now state "CHANNEL # TRANSMIT."
If the EVIC display still states "CHANNEL # TRAINING" repeat Step 3.

NOTE: After training a HomeLink channel, if the garage door does not operate with HomeLink and the garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed
to the heading "Programming A Rolling Code System."

At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate the "Learn" or "Training" button.
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is NOT the button normally used to open and close the door).

6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING button. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.

NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step after the LEARN button has been pressed.

7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed HomeLink button twice (holding the button for two seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at for information or assistance.
To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT erase the channels.

Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to "time-out" (or quit) after several seconds of transmission - which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to "time-out" in the same manner.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling process to prevent possible overheating of the garage door or gate motor.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door opener or a gate operator, replace "Programming HomeLink" Step 3 with the following:
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button, while you press and release ("cycle"), your handheld transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink has successfully accepted the frequency signal. The EVIC
display will change from "CHANNEL # TRAINING" to "CHANNEL # TRAINED."

If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in at this time. Then proceed with Step 4 under "Programming HomeLink" earlier in this section.

Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, follow these steps:
1. Place the ignition in the RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button for 20 seconds until the EVIC display states "CHANNEL # TRAINING." Do not release the button.
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with Programming HomeLink Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.

It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20 seconds until the EVIC message states "CHANNELS CLEARED." Note that all channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.

NOTE: The HomeLink Universal Transceiver is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.

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Just a FYI, when I was programming to open my electric gate, I thought I was doing it wrong or it was incompatible. Turns out, the signal is much weaker than what is put out by the regular hand held remote. Had to rig an extra antenna to get any kind of range...
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