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Anybody else find that the built-in garage door opener only works like 20% of the time if that? What gives?
 

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marlinspike said:
Anybody else find that the built-in garage door opener only works like 20% of the time if that? What gives?
Mine works all the time, however you have to push it a lot longer than the regular remote. Try holding the button down for a few seconds.

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I tried that. It was funny. If you listened real carefully you could hear that the receiver on the door would click, but nothing would happen, then I'd go get the proper remote and it'd work. So would the switch on the wall.
 

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I tried that. It was funny. If you listened real carefully you could hear that the receiver on the door would click, but nothing would happen, then I'd go get the proper remote and it'd work. So would the switch on the wall.
Funny you should mention the receiver on the door. After I programed mine, my remote on the outside no longer worked. I couldn't be bothered with it, so I took the battery out. I wonder if you tried that if it would solve your problem.

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I tried that. It was funny. If you listened real carefully you could hear that the receiver on the door would click, but nothing would happen, then I'd go get the proper remote and it'd work. So would the switch on the wall.
I find that my remote works well with some garage doors, others it has a tendency to send multiple signals that cause the garage to try and quickly open but then quickly close.

I believe some garage door receivers have more sensitivity to repeat commands...
 

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Hi,

Mine has worked fine. In fact, it works better than the one in the Cadillac that I traded for the 300C.


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There are also some areas of the US where you have to program the homelink using the Canadian setup routine. The manual makes reference to that.

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Funny you should mention the receiver on the door. After I programed mine, my remote on the outside no longer worked. I couldn't be bothered with it, so I took the battery out. I wonder if you tried that if it would solve your problem.

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Took the battery out of what?
 

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Hmm, well I don't think it's that my antenna is too short since one of the times I got the homelink to work I was halfway down the street (was just in sight of the door). Maybe it just needs a reprogramming. If it gives my dad (two of the times when he was in the car i couldn't get it to work but he could...which is pretty typical. I've had FUBARed computer components work when he's around) any issues I'll tell him to reprogram it
 

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I reprogrammed mine and it did not make any difference. I find it difficult to believe that my antenna is too short. I never had these problems with the home link on my two previous Avalons. I am convinced the Chrysler HomeLink system is flawed. Having to baby it by holding the button in for 2 or more seconds, having to press the button numerous times, having to be directly in front of the garage door, having to move my seat up closer to even reach it, etc.....I might just as well get out of the car and manually open up the door (and get some exercise while I'm at it!). Good thing I kept my clicker.

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marlinspike said:
Took the battery out of what?
Maybe we're not talking about the same thing. Mine has a remote keypad that mounts on the outer edge of the garage door frame so you can gain access if your not in a vehicle. It's powered by a 9 volt battery. It stopped working when I programed the Homelink.

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Maybe we're not talking about the same thing. Mine has a remote keypad that mounts on the outer edge of the garage door frame so you can gain access if your not in a vehicle. It's powered by a 9 volt battery. It stopped working when I programed the Homelink.

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Oh, no we're not. BTW, what happened to your FCC membership?
 

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what happened to your FCC membership?
Our work is done around here. In the meantime we just sit around drinking tea and lick ourselves, cuz we can.

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I still haven't got mine to work at all. Only tried to program once when a buddy of mine was over, it's a 2 person job for sure, especially since my opener is so high, I have to get out a big ladder to program it.
 

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The Homelink works a hundred feet or more from my door. I'd suggest re-programming your unit one more time.
 

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It works in my C the same as it did in my 98 & 2000 T&C. I will assume it is the same electronics on both since the programming instructions are the same.

I am not able to put a exact finger on it but if i push the button sitting in front of the garage it may or may not work. If it does not work, I back up a few feet and it usually works fine. On both the T&C and 300 I have to depress the button and hold it for 2-3 seconds before it responds. The next day I could be parked in the same position and it works just fine - go figure.

The opener that came with the garage is much more sensitive than the homelink. My guess is the power output is much lower from the homelink therefore directional positioning is more important.

Reprogramming will not do anything. If is is programmed with the correct codes then it is programmed. Reprogramming will not affect the power output. Bottom line, something we just live with because of a weak DCX design across all platforms.
 

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It's in front (i.e. close to the windsheild) of the sunroof buttons. It's a horizontal row of 3 buttons marked with roman numerals I II III. It's a 2 person job to program? Maybe I just did it wrong. Aren't you supposed to
hold the I and III buttons untill it clears the channels
then press both your remote and the homelink button at the same time until it gives you the message that it's programmed the channel (I forget what that message is).
Is there something else to it?
 

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It's in front (i.e. close to the windsheild) of the sunroof buttons. It's a horizontal row of 3 buttons marked with roman numerals I II III. It's a 2 person job to program? Maybe I just did it wrong. Aren't you supposed to
hold the I and III buttons untill it clears the channels
then press both your remote and the homelink button at the same time until it gives you the message that it's programmed the channel (I forget what that message is).
Is there something else to it?
Ummm, It SURELY is not a 2 person job unless you only have 1 hand!
 
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