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04-24-2019 08:17 AM
ctmidnight Thanks for posting this info, I'll give it a try!
12-31-2017 08:44 PM
Padgett Dunno but took two passes to program to my Genie Xcellerator: first had to sync with opener (button on opener) and then had to sync with remote unit. Working fine now.
12-31-2017 08:22 PM
LeonardoDaBenz What about newer cars with older openers?
12-31-2017 06:50 PM
EDIII
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Originally Posted by MrPid View Post
This is an older thread but still seems active. I've read it all but still can't get mine programmed to my 2005 slk350. In my case I'm in a condo and we just updated our gate to use a FOB. Not sure if it's possible to program the FOB to it or if I have to contact the outfit that installed it, Thanks
I have not read all of the posts in this thread, so forgive me if I repeat information. Details and terms are bit foggy, but I did this about a year ago.

My car was not compatible with my new garage door opener. I had to purchase and install a repeater......my descriptive term. It is made by the door opener people for the purpose of mating older cars with newer door openers. Essentially, the repeater communicates with the car door remote and then forwards the signal to the door opener, which opens the door. Works great !!

Hope this helps.

Ed
12-30-2017 03:41 PM
MrPid This is an older thread but still seems active. I've read it all but still can't get mine programmed to my 2005 slk350. In my case I'm in a condo and we just updated our gate to use a FOB. Not sure if it's possible to program the FOB to it or if I have to contact the outfit that installed it, Thanks
05-15-2017 12:30 AM
Alex 3
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Originally Posted by opmope View Post
Amazing. Tried everything and no luck. Watch all videos but never found one for the R171 05 SLK 350. (2005-2011). Never got green or red lights. Having a hell of a time and then read and followed your instruction to a tee. Voila, You are amazing. Works like a charm. So happy! What a great site.
Many many thanks, Dave.
After 11 cars over 30 yr these systems I have learned these things can be a challenge. They are moreso if you are trying to mate and older gate or door opener to a newer car.
One thing I have found is that those books they spend huge printing up and putting in the cars can be of great help as long as we read and follow directions to the letter including getting someone to help because 30 sec goes by very fast when you are up a ladder and the car is outside.
Also, the Canadian manuals have a slightly different instruction so be sure to read carefully.
Glad you guys have it sorted.
05-14-2017 04:50 PM
opmope
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ewout_vB View Post
Hey everyone,

I've had some issues the last few days on setting up our garage opener with a rolling code. I finally figured out what I did wrong. I skipped a few steps in the manual since I misunderstood the reason why you have to program the garage door opener with a remote for the garage first if you have a rolling code (if you don't do that you cannot train the receiver since the car will not transmit a frequency instead it'll be listening). So I thought I'd rewrite it in laymen terms in case anyone else was lost too for rolling codes or how to use it with a normal remote or don't have a manual.

Step 1: Switch on the ignition.

Step 2a (OPTIONAL): Reset all of the memory for the system to reset all previous settings. Hold the outside transmitter buttons (1 and 3) for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)
Step 2b (OPTIONAL): Reset a single channel by holding the desired channel you wish to reset for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)

Step 3: (do NOT skip! including for rolling codes) Grab the remote and get ready to click the remote button for the correct garage door and the button you want to program on the garage opener in the car. Now click and hold both buttons pressed down. After approximately 5 seconds the indicator light in the car starts blinking faster, then release both buttons.

Step 4: Click the button you just programmed in the car. If the indicator light is a steady light then chances are the garage just opened as you pressed it and it should work properly and you are done. However, if it flashes constantly this means you have a rolling code and then go on to step 5. (If you do not have a rolling code and it still doesn't work then skip to below step 6)

(the rest is only for rolling codes)

Step 5: Hit the training button on your garage door opener motor head unit. Then quickly return to the car (or ask the person who is helping you and is sitting in the car) and click the same button you programmed before for 2 seconds and release it. Then press this same button for 2 seconds again.

Step 6: Test the button -- now it should work .

In case you're having more issues (esp for Canada): If this still does not work then it could have gone wrong while programming the initial remote then hit the transmitter button in the car and hold this down until you're done. Then repeat the following until the indicator light flashes, hold down the button on the remote for 2 seconds, let go and press it for 2 seconds again. Then if it works (garage opens and your indicator light is not flashing when you hold it to open the garage) you don't have a rolling code and you're done. If now it finally learned your rolling code frequency (the indicator light now flashes when you hold the button) then go to step 5 and continue.

Personally I could only get channel 1 to work on my garage opener because I had programmed it with the remote before training my garage opener unit. I couldn't get the other channels to work because I never programmed them with the remote -- so do not forget that part if you have a rolling code .
Amazing. Tried everything and no luck. Watch all videos but never found one for the R171 05 SLK 350. (2005-2011). Never got green or red lights. Having a hell of a time and then read and followed your instruction to a tee. Voila, You are amazing. Works like a charm. So happy! What a great site.
Many many thanks, Dave.
05-04-2016 04:40 PM
Alex 3
Gdo

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ewout_vB View Post
Hey everyone,

I've had some issues the last few days on setting up our garage opener with a rolling code. I finally figured out what I did wrong. I skipped a few steps in the manual since I misunderstood the reason why you have to program the garage door opener with a remote for the garage first if you have a rolling code (if you don't do that you cannot train the receiver since the car will not transmit a frequency instead it'll be listening). So I thought I'd rewrite it in laymen terms in case anyone else was lost too for rolling codes or how to use it with a normal remote or don't have a manual.

Step 1: Switch on the ignition.

Step 2a (OPTIONAL): Reset all of the memory for the system to reset all previous settings. Hold the outside transmitter buttons (1 and 3) for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)
Step 2b (OPTIONAL): Reset a single channel by holding the desired channel you wish to reset for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)

Step 3: (do NOT skip! including for rolling codes) Grab the remote and get ready to click the remote button for the correct garage door and the button you want to program on the garage opener in the car. Now click and hold both buttons pressed down. After approximately 5 seconds the indicator light in the car starts blinking faster, then release both buttons.

Step 4: Click the button you just programmed in the car. If the indicator light is a steady light then chances are the garage just opened as you pressed it and it should work properly and you are done. However, if it flashes constantly this means you have a rolling code and then go on to step 5. (If you do not have a rolling code and it still doesn't work then skip to below step 6)

(the rest is only for rolling codes)

Step 5: Hit the training button on your garage door opener motor head unit. Then quickly return to the car (or ask the person who is helping you and is sitting in the car) and click the same button you programmed before for 2 seconds and release it. Then press this same button for 2 seconds again.

Step 6: Test the button -- now it should work .

In case you're having more issues (esp for Canada): If this still does not work then it could have gone wrong while programming the initial remote then hit the transmitter button in the car and hold this down until you're done. Then repeat the following until the indicator light flashes, hold down the button on the remote for 2 seconds, let go and press it for 2 seconds again. Then if it works (garage opens and your indicator light is not flashing when you hold it to open the garage) you don't have a rolling code and you're done. If now it finally learned your rolling code frequency (the indicator light now flashes when you hold the button) then go to step 5 and continue.

Personally I could only get channel 1 to work on my garage opener because I had programmed it with the remote before training my garage opener unit. I couldn't get the other channels to work because I never programmed them with the remote -- so do not forget that part if you have a rolling code .
This is a good summary and having programmed these little devils on 10 cars over the years it is particularly important to do the procedure as presribed particularly in Canada and for rolling codes.
It is also important I feel to clear all history before beginning. It has been a while but I recall you hold the two outside buttons until you get a flashing light.

That being said, the current CLA45 AMG will NOT program to the gate to my complex. I have tried and the guy who manages this for the condo has tried on my car and his Lexus to no avail and we have to use the regular opener hardware.
05-03-2016 11:34 PM
Alex 3 Some receivers are incompatible with the MB system.
My garage door is a breeze to program but the entry gate will not program. A neighbour has the same problem with his Lexus.
On the other hand cheap Chamberlain openers work fine.
05-03-2016 11:06 PM
jbanks15 it should be a 2 person job btw
05-03-2016 11:06 PM
Dianne I'm still trying. Getting real good at climbing up & down the dang ladder. I've tried everything. The car remote on the mirror does not flash anything but green. Solid orange and red light. No fast flashing. ARRGGHHHH Canadian remotes.........if you hear a loud scream it's ME!
05-01-2016 10:08 PM
bumpa2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ewout_vB View Post
Hey everyone,

I've had some issues the last few days on setting up our garage opener with a rolling code. I finally figured out what I did wrong. I skipped a few steps in the manual since I misunderstood the reason why you have to program the garage door opener with a remote for the garage first if you have a rolling code (if you don't do that you cannot train the receiver since the car will not transmit a frequency instead it'll be listening). So I thought I'd rewrite it in laymen terms in case anyone else was lost too for rolling codes or how to use it with a normal remote or don't have a manual.

Step 1: Switch on the ignition.

Step 2a (OPTIONAL): Reset all of the memory for the system to reset all previous settings. Hold the outside transmitter buttons (1 and 3) for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)
Step 2b (OPTIONAL): Reset a single channel by holding the desired channel you wish to reset for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)

Step 3: (do NOT skip! including for rolling codes) Grab the remote and get ready to click the remote button for the correct garage door and the button you want to program on the garage opener in the car. Now click and hold both buttons pressed down. After approximately 5 seconds the indicator light in the car starts blinking faster, then release both buttons.

Step 4: Click the button you just programmed in the car. If the indicator light is a steady light then chances are the garage just opened as you pressed it and it should work properly and you are done. However, if it flashes constantly this means you have a rolling code and then go on to step 5. (If you do not have a rolling code and it still doesn't work then skip to below step 6)

(the rest is only for rolling codes)

Step 5: Hit the training button on your garage door opener motor head unit. Then quickly return to the car (or ask the person who is helping you and is sitting in the car) and click the same button you programmed before for 2 seconds and release it. Then press this same button for 2 seconds again.

Step 6: Test the button -- now it should work .

In case you're having more issues (esp for Canada): If this still does not work then it could have gone wrong while programming the initial remote then hit the transmitter button in the car and hold this down until you're done. Then repeat the following until the indicator light flashes, hold down the button on the remote for 2 seconds, let go and press it for 2 seconds again. Then if it works (garage opens and your indicator light is not flashing when you hold it to open the garage) you don't have a rolling code and you're done. If now it finally learned your rolling code frequency (the indicator light now flashes when you hold the button) then go to step 5 and continue.

Personally I could only get channel 1 to work on my garage opener because I had programmed it with the remote before training my garage opener unit. I couldn't get the other channels to work because I never programmed them with the remote -- so do not forget that part if you have a rolling code .
The part in red never happens for me, so I can't get mine programmed correctly. Any ideas?
04-30-2016 09:51 PM
Dianne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ewout_vB View Post
Hey everyone,

I've had some issues the last few days on setting up our garage opener with a rolling code. I finally figured out what I did wrong. I skipped a few steps in the manual since I misunderstood the reason why you have to program the garage door opener with a remote for the garage first if you have a rolling code (if you don't do that you cannot train the receiver since the car will not transmit a frequency instead it'll be listening). So I thought I'd rewrite it in laymen terms in case anyone else was lost too for rolling codes or how to use it with a normal remote or don't have a manual.

Step 1: Switch on the ignition.

Step 2a (OPTIONAL): Reset all of the memory for the system to reset all previous settings. Hold the outside transmitter buttons (1 and 3) for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)
Step 2b (OPTIONAL): Reset a single channel by holding the desired channel you wish to reset for approx 20 seconds but less than 30 seconds. (the indicator lamp will begin flashing and then you can let go -- around 20 seconds)

Step 3: (do NOT skip! including for rolling codes) Grab the remote and get ready to click the remote button for the correct garage door and the button you want to program on the garage opener in the car. Now click and hold both buttons pressed down. After approximately 5 seconds the indicator light in the car starts blinking faster, then release both buttons.

Step 4: Click the button you just programmed in the car. If the indicator light is a steady light then chances are the garage just opened as you pressed it and it should work properly and you are done. However, if it flashes constantly this means you have a rolling code and then go on to step 5. (If you do not have a rolling code and it still doesn't work then skip to below step 6)

(the rest is only for rolling codes)

Step 5: Hit the training button on your garage door opener motor head unit. Then quickly return to the car (or ask the person who is helping you and is sitting in the car) and click the same button you programmed before for 2 seconds and release it. Then press this same button for 2 seconds again.

Step 6: Test the button -- now it should work .

In case you're having more issues (esp for Canada): If this still does not work then it could have gone wrong while programming the initial remote then hit the transmitter button in the car and hold this down until you're done. Then repeat the following until the indicator light flashes, hold down the button on the remote for 2 seconds, let go and press it for 2 seconds again. Then if it works (garage opens and your indicator light is not flashing when you hold it to open the garage) you don't have a rolling code and you're done. If now it finally learned your rolling code frequency (the indicator light now flashes when you hold the button) then go to step 5 and continue.

Personally I could only get channel 1 to work on my garage opener because I had programmed it with the remote before training my garage opener unit. I couldn't get the other channels to work because I never programmed them with the remote -- so do not forget that part if you have a rolling code .
I am in Canada and seem to be having issues as well. We've had another car in the garage and the remote worked fine. The light on the rearview mirror on my SLK is supposed to flash but it doesn't. It turns green, then orange, then red. What do you recommend? Thanks!
03-14-2016 12:19 PM
Fasterhorses Ya....I started jumping off the ladder and moving into the car quicker so maybe that was it.
Anyway this builtin opener is really cool. Never would have figured it out on my own.
This forum is great. Thanks again.
03-14-2016 11:48 AM
jbanks15 with a Chamberlain, the procedure usually requires the 2 person method
03-14-2016 11:45 AM
Fasterhorses
Excellent thread

I have an older LiftMaster Pro by Chamberlain. My 2003 SLK230 was parked in the garage directly under the opener. I printed and followed the instructions in post #1 including the rolling code because my opener has the "training button" with a green light. I tried many times, including clearing the car remote codes, to program the LEFT button in the car. It would not work.
The Chamberlain remote has 3 buttons and uses the RIGHT button to open the door....so....I tried to program the RIGHT button in the car and PRESTO....it worked!
The Chamberlain remote uses the center button to close the door so I tried to program the center button on the car and it took the codes the very first time.
I have no idea if switching buttons to match made any difference but now the car remote works like a charm.
You guys are the best Thanks a bunch.
03-15-2015 03:11 PM
fjc32
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLDCYLON View Post
Contact chamberiln homelink may need to order a repeater
I just installed this:

Chamberlain, 1.25 HPS Belt Drive Battery Backup Smartphone Ready Garage Door Opener with MyQ Technology, HD930EV at The Home Depot - Tablet

It is super quiet and it will auto close if I forget to close. Great deal plus $120 to install.

I can't get it to program with 06 slk55 nor the 04 gx470. Called chamberlin. Got a repeater for $7 (shipping only). Got both cars to work in less than 1 minute each. I think the new door opener is security 2+. My old garage door opener was security +.

My 14 gx460 works without the repeater because it is newer.
03-10-2014 08:45 AM
mdyod
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Originally Posted by jbanks15 View Post
Thanks - but it still wont work - i feel pretty sure that i am following proper programming protocol - i have even cleared the memory ( by holding buttons 1 & 3 for the proper length of time ) and successfully re-programming the other 2 buttons to other garage door openers... - it's as if the car isn't communicating with the lift master ... checking the specs of both units indicate that they are using the same frequencies but i will probably try using a different channel on the gate opener to see if my home link can communicate with it...

Interestingly, i had successfully programed the same butting to my old Digicode gate opener a couple of years ago, but it dosent seem to link up any more...
03-09-2014 09:04 PM
jbanks15 don't know if you tried this video

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/owners...007c184335RCRD
03-09-2014 08:57 PM
mdyod i have tried all these instructions to the letter several times and I STILL cant program my lift-master gate opener - interestingly, it programmed fine to my 2012 gl550...

My gate opener has terminals for 3 separate frequencies - should i try to program another terminal (different frequency)?
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