You use your garage door multiple times a day, and it’s important to have easy and instant access to your home. A great way to ensure this is programming your car to be recognized by your home’s garage door opener.
- Clear out anything previously programmed into your in-car system from the factory by holding down on the 2-outside buttons simultaneously, until the in-car LED starts flashing rapidly. This may take up to a minute (in most cases, the key should be on auxilary, and/or the car door must be shut).
- Decide which button you want to make your in-car garage door transmitter. Hold your transmitter up near the selected button, pressing both the garage door remote and the selected in-car transmitter button simultaneously. Hold down on the buttons until the in-car LED light flashes rapidly. This allows your in-car remote transmitter to become your garage door openers main transmitter, but you are not done. You now need to make this in-car transmitter your personal transmitter.
- Go to the Learn Button on your garage door opener. The button is usually next to the area where the floppy antenna is connected to the motor head. With Genie it is most often behind the light lens, and an indicator light will flash red when pressed. With Sears or LiftMaster (Chamberlain) it is near, or part of, the terminal screw board, and is a red, green or purple square button with a green, amber or purple indicator light. Press this learn button momentarily. The indicator light will turn on and blink if using Genie or otherwise stay lit.
- For Genie systems, go back to the in-car transmitter button you programmed and press this button 3 or 4 times, or until the door starts moving. This should pair your in-car transmitter to your garage door opener.
- For LiftMaster, Sears, or Linear Megacode press and hold the in-car button you programmed until the garage opener light flashes.
Congratulations! Your in-car system is now programmed and ready to operate your door.
If you need help at any point of this process, please visit LiftMaster’s myQ support page or reach out to a local garage door expert.