HomeLink® and Garage Door Openers

HomeLink compatibility with Overhead Door® garage door openers offers homeowners seamless integration and convenience in controlling their garage doors. With Homelink, homeowners can sync their vehicle's built-in garage door opener buttons with their Overhead Door® garage door opener system, eliminating the need for separate remotes. This streamlined functionality not only enhances convenience but also ensures security, as users can easily open and close their garage doors without having to fumble for a remote. Additionally, Homelink's compatibility with Overhead Door® garage door openers reflects a commitment to innovation and user-centric design, empowering homeowners with efficient and reliable access to their garages with just the touch of a button.


How to Program Garage Door Openers to HomeLink®


First, you'll need to identify the model of your garage door opener before using these instructions to program your opener to HomeLink®. To identify the serial number (shown as S/N), look on the back or front of the opener depending on the model to find the first 5 digits of the serial numbe​rs. It should be 11291 or greater to program. For any serial number smaller than 11291, please visit these HomeLink® programming instructions.


  • Clear the garage door area.
  • Use fresh remote batteries.
  • Some steps are time-sensitive.
  • Review all steps before starting.

Step 1: Garage Door Remote Programming

  1. Check the LED light on your garage remote. 
    • If it's red, skip to Step 2.
    • If it's green, proceed to the next step.
  2. Hold down your chosen button until both red and green lights show up.
  3. Let go of the button.
  4. Quickly press and release the button twice.
  5. The light should turn red, indicating readiness for programming.
  6. Now your remote is ready to connect to your HomeLink system.

Step 2: Garage Door Opener Programming

  1. Press and hold the square program button on the garage door opener until the blue LED light appears, then release.
  2. The long LED light will flash purple.
  3. Press your desired HomeLink button for one second and then release.
  4. Press the same button again for one second and release.
  5. Both the long LED and round LED lights on the opener will turn blue and off.
  6. Press the HomeLink button again to test, which should activate the garage door.
  7. Your HomeLink is now programmed for your Overhead Door garage door opener.

Note: If you can't locate the program button, refer to the operation manual.

    Step 3: HomeLink Programming

    1. Turn on your vehicle ignition and position your remote transmitter 2 inches away from your HomeLink buttons.
    2. Choose the HomeLink button you want to use.
    3. Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink button and the garage door opener remote until the HomeLink indicator light changes from flashing slowly to either solid or flashing rapidly. (10 seconds)
    4. Keep holding until both red and green LED lights turn on.
    5. While still holding the remote button, press the desired HomeLink button simultaneously.
    6. Keep holding until the HomeLink indicator light blinks slowly and then rapidly.
    7. Once it blinks rapidly, release both buttons.
    8. Press the newly programmed HomeLink button twice at 2-second intervals to test. If your garage door is activating, training is complete.
    9. If your garage door is not activating and the HomeLink indicator light is flashing rapidly, you will need to synchronize HomeLink to your garage door opener (time-sensitive) in step 2.

    HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Gentex Corporation. For system problems call 1-800-355-3515 or visit their website.