How do you program a remote garage door button in 1999 Chevy Tahoe to open garage door?

It can be tricky, first off the instructions can change depending on brand and model of your garage door opener, but try this.

  • First off locate your Learn/Smart button on your opener, if you have a Chamberlain, Sears, LiftMaster it will most likely be on the back of the unit or the right hand side (while facing toward the door) just below the wire terminal (the button is usually red or green).
  • Next go to your car and clear the homelink. To do this press and hold the 2 outside buttons for up to 30 seconds or until the indicator light starts blinking more rapidly. This usually takes almost the full 30 seconds.
  • Next hold your hand held remote up to the Homelink and press and hold both buttons(the one you want to use in the car and the button on the remote) until your indicator light either blinks faster or goes out completely.
  • Now go back to and press your Learn/smart button on your Garage Door Opener and quickly (you have up to 20-30 seconds) return to your car and press and HOLD the button you programmed for 5 seconds. Now you should be able to hit the button and work the door (With these rolling code type openers you may have to always hold the button in for 1-2 seconds to send the signal.)
  • Good Luck!!!
  • This method also works for those pesky apartment complex security gates. Clear the homelink, and press the button you wish to use at the same time as the gate opener. That's all!

If you have any problems with the above instructions you can get programming instructions specifically for your car AND garage door opener. Go to the Homelink website at
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