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it’s been a minute. But finally got into my garage today. It’s been filled with demo materials. Anyone know if the home link can be programmed without a remote? The lady that died in my home her Family didn’t leave remotes.

The money pit work is exhausting and taking so long. Had one contractor go MIA, I fired the second after 7 day of crap work. I’ve torn out carpet, scraped popcorn ceiling now, painted the inside, put in new lighting. Flooring is this week. My roofer is out patching the roof with tar every chance he can, we’re just trying to get thru the rainy season. Had a plumber scheduled for two months to replace all the old leaky galvanized pipes and 27 year old water heater, that happens Thursday.

When I find my rich uncle I’ll widen the garage doa bit, paint the exterior house, get a new roof, new windows, turn the garden shed into my hobbit/greenhouse and so many other projects!

It rains about everyday, for maybe 15-20 minutes then stops for about an hour then rains again.

I replaced my windshield wipers already!
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I just noticed you had not been here for a while, nice to get caught up on Newport life...
 
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Yeah - I’ve been pulling 14 hour days while working at my new job 8 hours, then another 6 at the house. This weekend I did 32 hours straight. It’s like being back on showsite, but with paint fumes. I’ve been scrolling thru once in a while with one eye open at night though!
 

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What model garage opener is it? Most of the newer ones should have a learn button that you can use to program the HomeLink. Usually you just need to have the car partially in the garage so it's close enough to the signal.
 

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I am going to chime in here because it is what I do for a living. I own a garage door business and I can tell you with near 100% certainty you will need a handheld transmitter to program your cars homelink. There are a few reasons why, first, homelink is nothing more than a universal transmitter that is permanently installed in a vehicle. Since nearly every brand of garage door opener uses a different frequency you need to tell homelink what signal to send. The article above completely skips the step where you teach the car what signal to send, which leads me to believe that it won't work, and if it does work, then I was just by luck that the vehicle was sending the frequency that your opener uses.

So, lets go over the steps to properly program homelink and it will become evident that you need a transmitter.
  1. For first time training, press and hold the two outer HomeLink® buttons, releasing only when the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash, which may take up to 20 seconds. (Do not perform this step when training the additional HomeLink buttons.)
  2. Position the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink surface (usually located on your visor, overhead console, or mirror), keeping the HomeLink indicator light in view.
  3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink button and hand held transmitter button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing indicates successful training.)
  4. A second person may make the following steps quicker and easier. Please use a ladder or other device. Do not stand on your vehicle to perform the next steps. On the garage door motorhead, press and release the learn code button - the red LED will begin to blink.
  5. Get back into your vehicle and press the desired HomeLink button one time.
  6. Press the desired HomeLink button a second time.
  7. Press the HomeLink button a third time. You should see the garage door open/close. HomeLink programming is complete.
I would be happy to help further if you need more help. You can message me and I will see what I can do.
 

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This article is not accurate. It even tells you to hold 2 buttons to teach the homelink what signal to transmit. You need the transmitter. Screen shot from above arcticle
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the opener has no model number or anything on it.

what I do is park under it and pop out the moon roof to hit the learn button and then the home link button on the mirror.

is there a specific remote I need or anything for the genie power drive?
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I am going to chime in here because it is what I do for a living. I own a garage door business and I can tell you with near 100% certainty you will need a handheld transmitter to program your cars homelink. There are a few reasons why, first, homelink is nothing more than a universal transmitter that is permanently installed in a vehicle. Since nearly every brand of garage door opener uses a different frequency you need to tell homelink what signal to send. The article above completely skips the step where you teach the car what signal to send, which leads me to believe that it won't work, and if it does work, then I was just by luck that the vehicle was sending the frequency that your opener uses.

So, lets go over the steps to properly program homelink and it will become evident that you need a transmitter.
  1. For first time training, press and hold the two outer HomeLink® buttons, releasing only when the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash, which may take up to 20 seconds. (Do not perform this step when training the additional HomeLink buttons.)
  2. Position the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink surface (usually located on your visor, overhead console, or mirror), keeping the HomeLink indicator light in view.
  3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink button and hand held transmitter button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing indicates successful training.)
  4. A second person may make the following steps quicker and easier. Please use a ladder or other device. Do not stand on your vehicle to perform the next steps. On the garage door motorhead, press and release the learn code button - the red LED will begin to blink.
  5. Get back into your vehicle and press the desired HomeLink button one time.
  6. Press the desired HomeLink button a second time.
  7. Press the HomeLink button a third time. You should see the garage door open/close. HomeLink programming is complete.
I would be happy to help further if you need more help. You can message me and I will see what I can do.
Not to contradict you but I programmed my sisters 2013 Ford Fusion Homelink without a remote. My sister has a very old Sears unit( at least 30 years old) and lost the remote. I followed the Homelink instructions and used the learn button. I just posted that article to show it is possible without a remote. It did take a couple of tries but it worked.
 

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Hey, I have a great garage repair guy, he's over in Westminster, oops, wait, never mind...
 

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Not to contradict you but I programmed my sisters 2013 Ford Fusion Homelink without a remote. My sister has a very old Sears unit( at least 30 years old) and lost the remote. I followed the Homelink instructions and used the learn button. I just posted that article to show it is possible without a remote. It did take a couple of tries but it worked.
I programmed my 2019 PP w/o the remote.
 

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Genie HomeLink Programming

Go to the section "Homelink® System Programming for older Genie Models"

Your learn button is that one next to the light bulb on the left.

It should work though make sure to clear out your HomeLink so your old garage code is gone. I've done it without remotes before with my dad's old genie and a few different vehicles with HomeLink. Works if you have the vehicle in the garage and can reach the learn button through the sunroof. Antenna much closer that way.
 

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You guys are awesome. I’ll clear the codes and try programming it again before ordering a new remote.

Steven - you are of no help. But always hilarious! 🤣
 
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Genie HomeLink Programming

Go to the section "Homelink® System Programming for older Genie Models"

Your learn button is that one next to the light bulb on the left.

It should work though make sure to clear out your HomeLink so your old garage code is gone. I've done it without remotes before with my dad's old genie and a few different vehicles with HomeLink. Works if you have the vehicle in the garage and can reach the learn button through the sunroof. Antenna much closer that way.
Yes. That’s what I do is stand on the seat with no shoes and hit the learn button. I didn’t try to clear the old codes though. Will work on that next time. Thanks.
 

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Not to contradict you but I programmed my sisters 2013 Ford Fusion Homelink without a remote. My sister has a very old Sears unit( at least 30 years old) and lost the remote. I followed the Homelink instructions and used the learn button. I just posted that article to show it is possible without a remote. It did take a couple of tries but it worked.
Same here no remote, I also popped open the sunroof and hit the learn button, It took a few try’s.
 
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