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#61 Old 05-04-2016
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 !!

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What about newer cars with older openers?


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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.


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Thanks for posting this info, I'll give it a try!
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