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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2018, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Programming Homelink on Atlas

Just got our new SEL Prem. and want to program the Homelink buttons. Problem seems to be that we can't get the Homelink buttons on the same frequency as the remote. When we try to program the buttons with the remote, all we get is a slowly flashing amber button (never turns green as indicated in the manual). If you have had success, where did you aim the remote to get the buttons programmed? We can't even get to the second step of 'learning' the codes. Thanks!
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Figured it out finally- I had to hold the remote near the dash board (behind the steering wheel) and not aim it at the steering wheel as instructed in the manual. Then it worked fine. Hope this helps someone else if they encounter the same problem.
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Figured it out finally- I had to hold the remote near the dash board (behind the steering wheel) and not aim it at the steering wheel as instructed in the manual. Then it worked fine. Hope this helps someone else if they encounter the same problem.
Glad to hear it worked out. I programmed mine this weekend. I followed the instructions in the manual, got the green light but it still took pressing the designated button a few times after getting the green light for it to finally control my garage door. Works great now. I'm actually surprised at how far the signal carries. I can open my garage which is tucked back a hundred feet or so from the street.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 10:52 PM
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Just got our new SEL Prem. and want to program the Homelink buttons. Problem seems to be that we can't get the Homelink buttons on the same frequency as the remote. When we try to program the buttons with the remote, all we get is a slowly flashing amber button (never turns green as indicated in the manual). If you have had success, where did you aim the remote to get the buttons programmed? We can't even get to the second step of 'learning' the codes. Thanks!
I'm having the same problem. I bet I have spent over 2 hours total trying to get this program. I have programmed this to previous cars/remotes, so I know it's doable.

I have an Atlas SEL Premium and Liftmaster garage door opener. I hold #1 and 3 on the homelink for 20 seconds. It begins to flash green. I release those buttons. I then press and hold #1 (have tried #2 or 3 as well) while pressing my garage door opener button. I've tried pointing it at the steering wheel, behind the steering wheel, up at the homelink buttons, at the rearview mirror, etc. I've tried pressing the garage door opener button every 2 seconds (even though I'm not in Canada) in each of those locations. The light for the homelink continues to flash amber slowly.

I have a learning garage door opener, so I know I eventually need to hit that button after I complete the step above. But I am stuck. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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I have an 2018 VW Atlas SEL, and a liftmaster garage door opener. This what I did:
1- Pressed 1 and 3 at the same time until it flashes green .this is just to delete any previous configurations.

2- Press and hold button 1 until it flashes amber then let go of it

3- click the button on your remote control and hold it until the homelink button light starts flashing green

I pointed my remote control At the steering wheel but I also moved it closer to the dashboard and the homelink buttons. At some point I also clicked my remote control several times instead of holding it. Eventually it worked. It was the same with my gate opener
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Rauldalvarez you have resolved a problem! A problem I just decided to give up on!

Thanks so much - worked both for my LiftMaster WiFi unit and older chamberlain opener.

My experience was similar to tmm0f5 above.

You should write the user manual!
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So odd. My experience was the exact opposite. This was the easiest car I've ever programmed. All of my other cars, BMW/Toyota/Honda, all took forever. I was shocked!
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I have an 2018 VW Atlas SEL, and a liftmaster garage door opener. This what I did:
1- Pressed 1 and 3 at the same time until it flashes green .this is just to delete any previous configurations.

2- Press and hold button 1 until it flashes amber then let go of it

3- click the button on your remote control and hold it until the homelink button light starts flashing green

I pointed my remote control At the steering wheel but I also moved it closer to the dashboard and the homelink buttons. At some point I also clicked my remote control several times instead of holding it. Eventually it worked. It was the same with my gate opener
This worked for me too, except for (3) i just held the remote right at my homelink button. My driveway is a bit longer than standard (detached garage in back of lot). While the standard remote can open the garage from the street, the homelink has to be much closer to the garage door for it to operate.
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I, unfortunately, don't have the portable remote to press inside the cabin. Am I SOL?

I didn't need it to program my other vehicles with my Chamberlain?


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I have an 2018 VW Atlas SEL, and a liftmaster garage door opener. This what I did:
1- Pressed 1 and 3 at the same time until it flashes green .this is just to delete any previous configurations.

2- Press and hold button 1 until it flashes amber then let go of it

3- click the button on your remote control and hold it until the homelink button light starts flashing green

I pointed my remote control At the steering wheel but I also moved it closer to the dashboard and the homelink buttons. At some point I also clicked my remote control several times instead of holding it. Eventually it worked. It was the same with my gate opener
This worked for me too, except for (3) i just held the remote right at my homelink button. My driveway is a bit longer than standard (detached garage in back of lot). While the standard remote can open the garage from the street, the homelink has to be much closer to the garage door for it to operate.
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I, unfortunately, don't have the portable remote to press inside the cabin. Am I SOL?

I didn't need it to program my other vehicles with my Chamberlain?
I know for a fact that you don't need the remote, you would have to use the programming button from the unit, however I don't know the right procedure.
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