How to Program Your Genie Garage Door Opener to Your Car – HomeLink® and Car2U®

How to Program Your Genie Garage Door Opener to Your Car – HomeLink® and Car2U®

How do I get the remote control built into my car to work with my Genie garage door opener?

HomeLink and Car2U are both in-car technologies that allow you to open your garage door from your car.  Usually, these 3 buttons are located on your visor or on the ceiling of your car above your center console.  The benefit of being able to open your garage door from your car is that you do not need a garage door opener remote. The HomeLink and Car2U systems are powered by your car’s electrical system so they do not need batteries, unlike a hand-held garage door opener remote. Genie garage door openers are compatible with both HomeLink and Car2U technologies.  Cars equipped with HomeLink have a single LED and usually feature an image of a house at the top middle button.  Cars featuring Car2U have 3 LED lights above each of the three buttons.

HomeLink Buttons                  Car2U Buttons

 

 

Programming HomeLink® System

Detailed PDF Instructions.

Video found here.

Step 1: Clear HomeLink

Clear HomeLink by pressing and holding down the fi­rst and third buttons until the indicator on the HomeLink blinks slow and then fast for 20 seconds; then release both buttons.

NOTE: Clearing the HomeLink will remove all previously programmed garage door openers.

 Step 2: Train HomeLink to the Genie Remote

Choose the button on the HomeLink that will be used to open the door. Hold the Genie remote two inches from the HomeLink button. Hold down the Genie remote button. While holding, press and hold the chosen HomeLink button. Hold down both buttons until the indicator on the HomeLink blinks slow then fast. Once it blinks, release both buttons.

Step 3: Program HomeLink to the Genie Opener

For Newer Genie Garage Door Openers with a Program Button:

  1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button on your Genie garage door opener's powerhead until the round blue LED is ON. Release the button. The long purple LED will begin flashing.
  2. Press the chosen HomeLink button for two seconds and release. Press that same button again for two seconds and release. The long LED will flash blue and then turn off.
  3. Press the HomeLink button a few more times until door moves.

For Older Genie Garage Door Openers with a Learn Button:

  1. Press and release the learn code button on your Genie garage door opener's powerhead - the red LED will begin to blink.
  2. Press the desired HomeLink button one time. The red LED will stop blinking and stay on.
  3. Press the desired HomeLink button one more time. The red LED will go out.
  4. Pressing the HomeLink button again will cause the garage door to move.
NOTE: For additional instructions see the motor vehicle manual, www.homelink.com or visit www.GenieCompany.com

 

Programming Car2U® System

Detailed PDF Instructions

Step 1: Clear Car2U to default settings

The default setting for the Car2U system is:

  • Button 1 = Genie® Manufactured Openers
  • Button 2 = LiftMaster® Manufactured Openers
  • Button 3 = Wayne Dalton® Manufactured Openers

 

  1. Press and hold buttons 1 and 3 for 20 seconds or until all three LEDs begin to flash.
  2. Release both buttons. The Car2U system is now set to the Factory Default settings

NOTE: Clearing the Car2U remote will remove all previously programmed garage door openers.

Step 2: Program Car2U to the Genie Opener

For Newer Genie Models:

  1. Press and hold the PROGRAM button on your Genie garage door opener's powerhead until the round blue LED is ON— release the button. The long purple LED will begin flashing.
  2. Press the designated Genie Car2U button for two seconds and release. Press that same button again for two seconds and release. The long LED will flash blue and then turn off.
  3. Press the Car2U button a few times more until door moves.

For Older Genie Models:

  1. Press and release the learn code button on your Genie garage door opener's powerhead - the red LED will begin to blink.
  2. Press the desired Car2U button one time. The red LED will stop blinking and stay on.
  3. Press the desired Car2U button one more time. The red LED will go out.
  4. Pressing the Car2U button again will cause the garage door to move.

 Step 3: Changing Factory Default Button for a Genie Opener

  1. Press and hold buttons 1 & 3 for ONE SECOND and release—all three LEDs will light solid red.
  2. Press and hold the button (2 or 3) to change it to Genie— the corresponding LED will flash. While continuing to hold that button, press and release button 1. Press and release button 1 again.
  3. Release the button being held in step 2 and wait for the LED to stop flashing. This button is now set for Genie. Repeat Step 2 for second Genie Opener.

NOTE: For additional help see the motor vehicle manual, learcar2u.com or visit www.GenieCompany.com

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4 comments

@Charles. The learn code button can be at different locations based on which model you have. Normally, it is on the bottom of the cover for newer models – and it will say program. On older models, it is usually under the light bulb cover, to the left of the left light bulb when your back is to the door. You can also call our customer service for assistance at 1-800-354-3643.

Heather

where is the learn code button

CHARLES SIGLER

@Stanley – You can use this wiring.
https://store.geniecompany.com/products/bell-wire
You will most likely want the 90 foot selection.

Stephanie Millage

I have an older Genie garage door opener and would like the wiring for the 6 screws that the wires attach to. Thanks in advance for your help. There is also another number that may or may not be relevent. I did call your number and was told there was approximately a 3 hour wait time. Model #315390R1 or ICRSSCNR210

Stanley Peters

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