I bought plezWife a black Lexus RX-330 a few years ago to replace her fading Mazda that we'd had for close to 10 years. The driver's side sun visor had three little buttons with the HomeLink logo above them. I never took the time to program it because the existing remote was working fine and we didn't get the RX-330 user manual when we purchased the car from the Lexus dealership.
Well, after 8 years of being pressed by my wife's well-manicured and quite healthy fingernails, the poor Genie remote button began to fall apart; it got so bad that my wife had to start operating the remote with the end of a ball point pen!
After one short trip in her car, plezWorld decided to get rid of the Genie remote and program the HomeLink button.
After Googling Genie, Genie Pro, HomeLink, and every permutation that I could think of and reading the innumerable horror stories about programming the HomeLink buttons, I decided to put some easy instructions on here to save some time if you need to program yours.
It was quite easy and I programmed the HomeLink buttons in less than 15 minutes... print and follow these simple instructions:
Train the HomeLink button
- Disengage the garage door opener from the garage door so the garage door isn't constantly going up and down during the training process. There is usually a red cord hanging near the garage door, just pull it down to disengage.
- For first time training, press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons located on the sun visor or your overhead.
- Hold the buttons for about 20 seconds until the HomeLink indicator light begins to flash.
- Position the Genie remote (hand-held transmitter) 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink buttons, while keeping the HomeLink indicator light in view.
- Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink button and Genie remote button until the HomeLink indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly.
- When the indicator light flashes rapidly, release both buttons. The rapid flashing indicates successful training.
- Press and hold the trained HomeLink button and observe the indicator light.
- If the HomeLink indicator light is solid/continuous, training is complete and your device should activate when the HomeLink button is pressed and released. (STOP HERE)
- For Genie Pro users, the HomeLink indicator light will blinks rapidly for 2 seconds and then turn a solid/continuous light. This indicates that HomeLink is trained for the rolling code (Intellicode) that is used in your Genie Pro garage door opener.
Link HomeLink to Genie Pro garage door opener
- On the Genie Pro, the "learn" button is under the light cover on the motorhead unit just above the hanging antenna wire. You'll need a Phillips head screw driver to remove the screws and access the "learn" button. Since my wife's car has a sunroof, I just opened it and accessed it from there. If you're not as tall as me, you will probably want to use a step ladder to access it.
- This next step requires you to press the "learn" button on the garage door opener motorhead unit and the HomeLink button within 30 seconds of each other. You may need another person to help you with this final step.
- Press and release the “learn” button. NOTE: Once the button is pressed, there are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step.
- Return to the vehicle and firmly press and hold the trained HomeLink button for two seconds and release.
- Repeat the “press/hold/release” sequence 3 times to complete the link process.
- After the third time, the HomeLink button should operate the garage door motor.
- Reattach the light cover to the motorhead unit and put away the screwdriver.
- Re-engage the garage door to the garage door opener by pulling the red cord away from the garage door.
- Put the garage door opener remote in a safe place, you'll need it when you get a new car.
plez sez: i hope this helps... instructions like this would've saved me the two hours it took to do this for my wife's car. these instructions should work for all HomeLink units, but may vary slightly by manufacturer of garage door opener and remote.