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      01-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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programming the garage door remote mirror WITHOUT an existing remote

Hi guys,

I have the rear view mirror that has the garage door remote opener thing in it. I have a sommer marathon 800 door opener, but no remote for it as the previous tennant did not leave one for me when I moved in. The door opens fine with a wall switch, but I can't get the car remote to open it. I can't program it with a remote therefore in the usual way.

Is it possible to teach the car to open it or do I have to get a remote programmed first?

Thanks!

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For mine you have to use the remote.
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Do the following steps:

1. When driving up to the garage door honk your horn.
2. Tell your wife/girlfriend/kids whenever they hear the horn to press the wall switch.

Should do the trick...
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You must have the remote.
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Originally Posted by john_thor
Hi guys,

I have the rear view mirror that has the garage door remote opener thing in it. I have a sommer marathon 800 door opener, but no remote for it as the previous tennant did not leave one for me when I moved in. The door opens fine with a wall switch, but I can't get the car remote to open it. I can't program it with a remote therefore in the usual way.

Is it possible to teach the car to open it or do I have to get a remote programmed first?

Thanks!

John
Trying to program your car to open your garage door is the least of your problem....I would be more worried about the previous tenants still possibly having the hand held remote and accessing your garage/house when you are not there...

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go to the opener manufacturer website

you dont need the remote. however it may be useful to have instructions from your opener manufacturer. on th back of the opener there should be a learn button after this is pressed
(a flashing led on back if you have one will start) it should go into a learning mode and pressing the chosen button in the car a number of times will sync the car and opener (again indicaded by a led singal, which is solid on on my unit) i beleive this is covered in the manual. also on my unit there is an additional button that erases all remotes. i have to climb on a ladder to reach the back of the opener so two people could be easier.
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Tried all the above already and do have the opener manual. Perhaps I need to do it a few more times for it to work. Will try again.

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John,
Trying it multiple times is not going to help. You need the remote.
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you dont need the remote.
You need to read the manual too . What you described is done AFTER programming the remote in the mirror .
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