West Herr offers tips to make built-in universal garage-door opener function

West Herr Auto Group posted tips on how to make a car's built-in universal garage door opener work with your garage door opening system on its website.

Most universal garage-door openers are now built by HomeLink, the posting said.

To get a HomeLink system to work, hold your existing garage-door clicker a couple inches from the three buttons built into the car. Hold the clicker button and hold any one of the three buttons on the HomeLink car panel. A light will flash slowly. Hold both the clicker button and the HomeLink button until the light blinks faster, which means the HomeLink recognizes the frequency of your garage-door clicker.

Release the buttons, then hold the same HomeLink button down for three seconds, let it go for three seconds, then press it down for three more seconds. If the light blinks inside your garage or if the door moves, your HomeLink system is set up. Otherwise, your garage door may have "rolling" codes. Enlist another person to reach the button on the garage door opener in the garage, then do the same programming you've already attempted with the clicker, using the opener button in the garage instead of the clicker button.

West Herr's blog suggested visiting their dealership if you cannot figure out how to make the universal remote function properly.

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West Herr Auto Group 3448 McKinley Parkway Blasdell, NY 14219