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Programming the garage door opener

Just purchased a 2003 jaguar xj8, but cant figure out how to program the integrated 4-channel garage door/entry gate opener to open my garage door? can you help? just bought my 1998 xj8 jaguar and having the same problems. Tried resetting the cars opener to no avail. have sears chamberlain security plus from 2000. can't for the life of me get this thing programmed to my car. Please help!! Thanks, L

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I know when i programed my '98 XJ8L... i had to use the sender button on the actual opener mounted on the garage roof and not the hand-held remote... not sure if that helps

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I know what the problem is but never tried to resolve it. I have a 1998 XJ8 and went through the same problem. After numerous attempts to program the 4 channel built in opener I researched the problem and learned that the system in the car actually changes the code after every use. It's a security feature built in to the system. I simply started keeping my remote in the car.

There must be a way to disable the automatic randomizer so it retains the code from your remote opener everytime. Check with the dealer to see if it can be disabled and you will be in business. Please post the info if you get it.

Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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ani_caut.gif WARNING: A garage door opening system that cannot stop or reverse itself after detecting an object in its path does not meet current federal safety standards. To decrease the risk of serious injury or death, do not use the universal transmitter with a door opening system that lacks stop and reverse features as required by federal standards. This includes any garage door opening system manufactured before April 1, 1982.
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