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new Craftsman GDO can't program homelink

Posted by solidstate (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 23, 06 at 3:12

I have a new Craftsman GDO #139.53914D that I just installed tonight. The GDO works with the 2 supplied remotes #139.53753 (haven't installed the keypad yet), but will not program a keychain remote #139.53680. The new GDO will also NOT program my homelink in a 2004 Lexus. I'm stumped. I have tried clearing out the memory of old codes (no problems there), but no matter what I try (keychain first, homelink first, etc.) the GDO will NOT recognize anything but the two supplied remotes. How can I get homelink to work? I have no problem purchasing a different keychain remote if needed, but I can't get a new homelink!

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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RE: new Craftsman GDO can't program homelink


The procedure for programming the homelink is as follows:

1) I always make sure the door is down first.

2) Turn the ignition key to run.

3) Press and hold in on the desired button until the light starts flashing slowly. (may take a while)

4) Once the light is flashing slowly, continue to hold the button and put the transmitter right up next to it and push and hole the transmitter and hold it down as well until the light starts flashing rapidly.

5) By this time your door should be opening.

6) Push the learn button on your unit and then go back to the car and push and hold the button you just programmed. (NOTE: you have thirty seconds to do this after hitting the learn button.) Should do it for you.

7) Consult your owners manual your reciever maybe located somewhere other than the console that the homelink is on. Newer Audi's are like this and I am not sure about Lexus.

If you hit the learn button and the keychain remote will not program, you may try a different battery or you may have to take it back and get a new one.

Good luck and let me know what happens.

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