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      03-27-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Universal garage door opener

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I have followed the manual to program universal garage door opener button on the mirror but still it is not working. Even BMW dealer couldn't do it. Anybody has any idea what should i do? Should I start thinking of some how changing the transmitter in the mirror?
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      03-27-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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Definately don't change mirror

I had no problem with the X6, however I had a real problem on my last vehicle.(non-BMW). I had to call Homelink on there 800 number and they walked me thru it. I am not sure if the BMW unit is Homelink, check the Manual. One other thought. It would be cheaper and less hassle to change the garage door opener than it would to change the BMW mirror, in my opinion. Best of Luck
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Hello everyone,
I have followed the manual to program universal garage door opener button on the mirror but still it is not working. Even BMW dealer couldn't do it. Anybody has any idea what should i do? Should I start thinking of some how changing the transmitter in the mirror?
You should probably also post what garage door opener you are trying to program into the unit so that people can try and help you with it. Make and model number might help!
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Some garage door openers scramble the codes (mine does). I had to program the original opener to the car then the car to the opener. Also the first time I did it I had to reset the car( two outside buttons for 20 secs I think).
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Some garage door openers scramble the codes (mine does). I had to program the original opener to the car then the car to the opener. Also the first time I did it I had to reset the car( two outside buttons for 20 secs I think).
Some garage door openers also have a dedicated remote for 'learning' purposes. It's a special remote used only to train the scrambling sequence to other remotes (e.g. the one in your car).
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      03-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #6
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To BAK: The manual says BMW is using Homelink. I am not able to change the door opener itself since I am living in an apartment and everyone else is gonna get stuck.

I will check the brand of the door opener and if there is any learning remote available and get back to you.

Thanks for all replies so far!
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Watoowatoo,
I am sure you will get the factory mirror/remote to work, it will just take some persistence. This is printed from my wife's car.
Hope this helps:

"Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signal to time out or quit after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for Universal Home Remote to pick up the signal during programming. If you live in Canada and are having difficulty programming replace step 3 under programming with the following.

Continue to press and hold the Universal Home Remote button while you press and release every two seconds (cycle) the hand-held transmitter buton until the frequency signal has been successfully accepted by the Universal Home Remote. The Universal Remote indiocator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly. Proceed with step 4 under "Programming Universal Remote" to complete".

I am not sure if these operation #s will align with the manual in the BMW. I know I had a hell of a time and not till I called 1.800.355.3515 was I able to get it working. It also references www.homelink.com. If you decide to call, do it from the car near the door/gate that you are trying to program. I have never not been able to get it going when I called. This includes a H2, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, VW Touareg and of course X6.

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Sorry I just realized you are not from Monteal, Canada. I doubt the 800 # I gave you will work.
I guess the only thing left is to see if you can get a number for your area or the website. Good Luck

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Watoowatoo,
I am sure you will get the factory mirror/remote to work, it will just take some persistence. This is printed from my wife's car.
Hope this helps:

"Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signal to time out or quit after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for Universal Home Remote to pick up the signal during programming. If you live in Canada and are having difficulty programming replace step 3 under programming with the following.

Continue to press and hold the Universal Home Remote button while you press and release every two seconds (cycle) the hand-held transmitter buton until the frequency signal has been successfully accepted by the Universal Home Remote. The Universal Remote indiocator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly. Proceed with step 4 under "Programming Universal Remote" to complete".

I am not sure if these operation #s will align with the manual in the BMW. I know I had a hell of a time and not till I called 1.800.355.3515 was I able to get it working. It also references www.homelink.com. If you decide to call, do it from the car near the door/gate that you are trying to program. I have never not been able to get it going when I called. This includes a H2, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, VW Touareg and of course X6.

Best,
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Sorry I just realized you are not from Monteal, Canada. I doubt the 800 # I gave you will work.
I guess the only thing left is to see if you can get a number for your area or the website. Good Luck
Thanks for the information BAK. Good info to keep in mind

I think watoowatoo lives in Montreal AND Tehran ?!?
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Great info.

i am having the same issue and came to the conclusion that my garage door opener must be scrambling the codes because i read the code in the bmw manual that says if the light flashes then you have a scrambling code and you must .......blah,blah,blah. that did not work so calling homelinks 800# is my next move when i get some time
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Great info.

i am having the same issue and came to the conclusion that my garage door opener must be scrambling the codes because i read the code in the bmw manual that says if the light flashes then you have a scrambling code and you must .......blah,blah,blah. that did not work so calling homelinks 800# is my next move when i get some time
Great. Let us know how you made out and what the people from HomeLink suggested you do!

leonelm3: I think this has been asked before, did you ever post pictures of your X6 with all the Extensive Performance & Custom upgrades on 22's? I don't recall having seen any pictures yet. I would love to see them
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      04-06-2009, 01:29 AM   #11
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Ok, I found the brand names of some of the equipments:
Manaras I think I the motor brand and
the receiver is KEYSTONE UNIVERSAL RECEIVER MODEL # P294-K.

thanks for all the info and let me know if you can help me with this!
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      04-06-2009, 01:36 AM   #12
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Thanks for the information BAK. Good info to keep in mind

I think watoowatoo lives in Montreal AND Tehran ?!?
Haha, sorry for the confusion. I do live in Montreal now and I will give the phone numbers a try for sure. I visit Tehran as much as I can and want to make sure people from Tehran say hi!
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