I did it alone by parking the Pilot in such a way that the drivers side door was just under the opener. And, as PaulV7 suggested, using the directions in the manual, the switch/key on the garage door opener may not be labelled in the same way the manual refers to it.PaulV7 said:Yes I got mine to work, here is what I did:
1: look on your opener (unit on roof of garage) itself find a "learn button". Mine was a red button hidden above 1 of the lights. I had to snap off the light covers to get to it.
Easier with 2 people
2. push the "learn" button and then hold the button on your home-link you want your garage door to be. Once it starts blinking fast it should be all set.
The directions in the manual make it sound more complicated than it actually was.
Hope this Helps
This is how I have done each of mine. Some vehicle/opener combinations will even allow you to set all THREE buttons for the same opener - so that is does not matter which button you happen to hit. When I tried to set my daughter's minivan/opener for her, it would not work though.Brew said:I had to make the Pilot learn from an existing remote control first and then use the learn button on the garage door opener.
My wife regularly complained about the old remotes that we have for our garage door. Often, hers would not work even right in front of the door.PaulV7 said:Nice GonnaBe1, glad you got it working now you never have to worry about the darn battery in the remote opener dieing again
Do you have three openers (one for each door) and a button programmed for each? If so, do all perform the same? I have 2-car with a single opener. To make it easier, all 3 buttons are programmed so that is does not matter which button I hit. Mrs. colorider's Sebring is set up the same way. In any case, ours do not appear to be directional. We live on a curve and we can operate the door by at least 2 houses away as we approach ours. Just the other day as I was leaving to run to the store, I decided to close the door AFTER I was heading down the block AWAY from my house and was able to watch it close in my rear-view mirror. BTW, my house is brick - not sure how that would compare to concrete block for affecting the signal. Homelink is (I think) UHF and perhaps one of our sparky experts here can give us an idea of how it should perform with different density materials.fdxav8r said:Has anyone had any problems with the range of their Homelink system?
Here's my situation: My (3 car) garage is under the back of my house. The driveway comes down a hill, then I have to do a 180 to enter my garage. The walls are concrete block.
The original garage door openers work every time from any position from which I can see either the lights come on or the door moving. (I don't know if they work from 150' away).
However, my Homelink on the Pilot seems to only work from 2 positions; either right beside the garage (when headed 180 degrees to entry position; which is by the way right next to a door with glass in it) or right in front of the garage door.
My questions are...
1) Is there any way to increase range?
2) Is Homelink possibly directional? ie. because it's pointing away from the garage at the time of activation, it doesn't work well?
3) If it's directional, is there any workaround?
Yes, I have one door programmed to each button. I guess I can't really say about the others since I don't often use them.colorider said:Do you have three openers (one for each door) and a button programmed for each? If so, do all perform the same? I have 2-car with a single opener. To make it easier, all 3 buttons are programmed so that is does not matter which button I hit. Mrs. colorider's Sebring is set up the same way.