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      02-14-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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Universal Remote Programming

Anyone have trouble programming your universal remote for a commercial building? Any advice would be appreciated. I live in a mixed use condo building with the top five floors being our condos and the bottom 15 floors being offices. We have underground parking but I cannot get the universal remote programmed for our garage. However, I programmed for my parent's house and it worked very quickly and was very easy to do.
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I had a similar issue. There are 2 different processes for programming when it's a sinlge code, or multi code. Your parents house was probably the more common version. If you look in the manual it has specific instructions for both! Sorry, I am at work or I would tell you in more detail.
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I have a multi-code garage door opener. You have to program the car with both the remote and the main unit itself. You probably already did the remote (press button 1 on the E90, press remote button, wait until it flashes). Now you have to go to the main unit (the actual drive unit for me--needed a ladder) and press the code button. This transmitts a code. With your car nearby, quickly hop inside and press button 1 (or 2 or 3) and hold until it flashes rapidly. Then you're done. It helps to have a second person to help you out with this actually. One person inside the car, the other at the main unit. Because once you press that code button you only have like 30 seconds or so to get it programmed. Still, I did it alone.

This procedure is outlined in the manual also.
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Its like this too at my large apartment building. I had to get a maintence guy to do it but it was worth getting it done insted of always looking for the remote.
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Thanks for everyone's assistance, I read the manual but was somewhat confused by it, seems german technical writers aren't much better than american ones at making things easily understood.
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I hate to admit this, but I have still yet to get this to work. I've used the car's manual and the manual for the garage door and still no luck. I can't get the Universal light to go from a slow blinker to the fast one that says it's received the code. I will try again w/someone b/c there seems to be another set of instructions actually on the garage door drive motor. Then again, my universal remote could be bad in my rear view mirror. My garage door is a LiftMaster so if anyone has better instructions or figured this out, any help would be great. Thanks.
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I hate to admit this, but I have still yet to get this to work. I've used the car's manual and the manual for the garage door and still no luck. I can't get the Universal light to go from a slow blinker to the fast one that says it's received the code. I will try again w/someone b/c there seems to be another set of instructions actually on the garage door drive motor. Then again, my universal remote could be bad in my rear view mirror. My garage door is a LiftMaster so if anyone has better instructions or figured this out, any help would be great. Thanks.
Actually this is the problem I was having as well, I haven't tried it yet with another person but I was under the impression that you were supposed to do the regular process (i.e., push both buttons at same time get slow blink, then fast blink and then let go) and then go and press the button on drive. I could never get the rapid blinking and therefore assumed it was not working. If I have any luck I will let you know what I did.
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I had no problems but you have to train the opener if it has rolling codes
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Also remember the system isnt compatable with all systems out there

Infact it isnt compatable with most in the world
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I hate to admit this, but I have still yet to get this to work. I've used the car's manual and the manual for the garage door and still no luck. I can't get the Universal light to go from a slow blinker to the fast one that says it's received the code. I will try again w/someone b/c there seems to be another set of instructions actually on the garage door drive motor. Then again, my universal remote could be bad in my rear view mirror. My garage door is a LiftMaster so if anyone has better instructions or figured this out, any help would be great. Thanks.
I had to hold the garage door remote right up against the mirror to get it to copy the signal. Then I had to push the button on the garage door opener, and then the button in the car to get them to pair with each other based on the garage door manual. I think I have a Lift Master, too.
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So, is your remote actually touching the rear view mirror? I've always held it about an inch away from the mirror and it's the fast blink I can never get. So, yours work now, right?
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Yeah, mine works. And yes, I had it pretty much touching the mirror. Holding it a couple inches away didn't work. I also held both buttons down for a few seconds before the fast flashing started.
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I got mine to work tonight as well, I held it right up to the mirror and finally got the fast flashing, jumped out hit the drive button, jumped back in and hit the universal remote button and it worked .
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key to get the mirror to accept the hand held transmitter is ensure the hand held has a strong or fresh battery and hold it up to the buttons. Once it accepts, hit the learn button on the overhead garage door opener then jump back down and keep hitting the mirror button you want to program until the garage door moves, usually 3-4 presses is all you need. hope this helps.
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