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Remote works only when Garage Door Opener light is OFF

For some reason, my garage door remotes both only work when the Garage Door Opener lights are OFF. the wall unit opens the garage door fine. After I back my car out, I have to wait for the light inside the garage to turn off before the remote will work.

Has anyone experienced anything similar? thanks in advance!

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I discovered that certain light bulbs interfere with the remote sensors. Harware stores have clear vibration reisistant bulbs for garage doors, try them instead. After spending money on a new remote, resetting remotes, and weeks of aggravation...poof.....i found it was the type of bulb I was using. Used a clear bulb and the problem went away. Hope this helps.

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Try removing the bulbs. Strange as it may seem I have seen interference from light bulbs.

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Changing the bulbs did the trick for me!!

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The light in my Homelink system does not come on. Therefore it cannot be programmed.


The following are steps to programming a rolling code door opener to the Homelink transmitter in the Touareg.

The instructions in the owner's manual are correct, but after following them, my garage door installer and I discovered a few quirks and fixes for them.

It is important to park the Touareg in front of the garage door. Be careful not to park underneath it. rolleyes.gif

If your remote garage door transmitters are already programmed to your door opener, you need to do the following steps:

1. On the garage door opener itself, there is a learn button. Press and hold down the learn button until the learn indicator light goes out (approx. 6 seconds). (The learn button is near the antenna on your door opener.) By doing this, you have just reset the codes. At this point your remote door transmitters will most likely not work. This is o.k.

2. In the Touareg, press and hold whichever homelink button you want to program until the light above the homelink buttons slowly blinks. Continue to hold the button in and at the same time, hold your remote transmitter underneath the map lights and press the button. Continue to press both buttons until the homelink light rapidly flashes. Let go of both buttons.

3. You now have 30 seconds to press the learn button on your garage door opener. Press it once. The light will start to blink.

4. Go back to the Touareg, press and hold the homelink button you just programmed for 3 seconds until you get a blinking light. Repeat again. This time, it should open or close the door. The homelink button is now programmed.

5. Now that the homelink button is programmed, you now have to re-program your remote transmitters. Take the transmitters with you.

6. On the garage door opener, press the learn button, the light will blink. Now press the button on the remote transmitter. The light should stop blinking. Repeat the step if you have more than one transmitter. You should be all set. The homelink button should work in the Touareg and your remote transmitter(s) should also work.

In summary, the rolling codes in the door opener receiver have to be reset. For some reason, the Touareg has to be programmed FIRST. Then the remote transmitter units. If the remote transmitter units are already programmed, you will most likely not be able to program the homelink in the Touareg for a rolling code door opener.

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It sounds like for some reason the receiver has lost the stored codes for your remote transmitters. The wired button goes right to the opener so it continues to work.

On the back of the opener you'll see a small pushbutton. Press it and the indicator light nearby will come on. While this light is on, press the button on your remote. The light will go out and the code is stored. Repeat this for each remote. The process is the same for the keypad, except that you need to enter your desired 4-digit code.

If this programming doesn't work you'll need to replace the receiver board. Like any other piece of computerized equipment, it can fail or be damaged by power line problems. But try reprogramming first, as that's the most likely solution.

If this has helped you, please take a moment to rate the solution. Thanks for asking here!

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