Question about 2007 Toyota Prius
There was a minor change for mine to work.. see below..
- you must park your Prius close to the gate opener, leaving it running (obviously not in the way of the gate closing)
- Hold the button the the mirror and then push your garage door remote button and hold until the light on the mirror starts to flasyh fast. THIS programs the button on the mirror, but not the garage opener - yet (this was key for me)
- locate the "learning button" on the opener itself
- press the "learning button" on your gate opener and then get back into the Prius within 30 seconds (more time than it sounds) and press the SAME Homelink button you just programmed above. I don't recall how long I held the pre-programmed button, but the light will flash as I recall.
- Then, when working the garage door, you may need to hold the mirror button for a good second for it to work - but I had tried for months to get mine to work, and finally after reading many posts, the above sequence worked on my 2008 Prius with my Lift Master, Security + rolling codes garage opener.
Just - program the button on the mirror with your remote FIRST.. the garage opener will not work.. then use the Learn button on the garage opener and the SAME BUTTON you just programmed.. and it worked great for me. Not programming the mirror button first will not work. Using only the Learn button will not work. You must program the mirror first with the remote, then use the learn button and the SAME button on the mirror. Hope this helps.
Scott 2008 Prius with Lift Master Security + opener.
Posted on Oct 02, 2011
If you have difficulties reading the Toyota Prius Owner's Manual, perhaps you'll have better luck understanding this owner-created User Guide: http://john1701a.com/prius/prius-usergui…
The Homelink instructions, on page 38 of the above PDF by john1701a:
It is a set of buttons on the rear-view mirror available for custom programming, to supplement your other remotes.
To program a Homelink button on your mirror to open & close your garage-door, do the following:
1) If the mirror is off, turn it on. (The indicator light will be a steady green.)
2) Press the desired programmable-button (the left most three) on the mirror and continue holding it depressed throughout the entire programming process.
3) With the garage-door remote held close to the mirror, press the button on it repeatedly.
4) When the indicator light on the mirror changes to a rapid blinking red, stop pressing both the buttons on the mirror and the opener. Programming is complete.
5) Test the newly programmed Homelink button. Pressing it for 1 second will change the indicator light from a steady green to a steady red, which will instruct your garage door to open or close just like your garage-door remote.
* Note: this programming is only available for remotes with non-rolling security codes.
It is possible that you don't get the button programming timiing done correctly on the first few tries, so try try again... If your gate does use a rolling code, you'll have to use your gate's "learn" mode to program your Prius' Homelink button as a new "remote," so have the owner's manual for your gate handy as well.
Some other Prius owners discuss their Homelink programming issues here:
You can get more information about programming your particular model gate with your car's Homelink through the company's website:
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
I have a LiftMaster as well and the last comment by filter4991 worked for me as well. My "learning button" was big and red and only needed to be pushed and released. There was a yellow LED light that lit up when I pressed the red button to enter learning mode. Within 30 seconds, I pressed the HomeLink button on my mirror and within a few seconds, the garage door lights flashed once indicating that it had received the code. The HomeLink button now works with my LiftMaster.
Thanks for the tips guys. I just scored some major brownie points with my wife.
Posted on Oct 09, 2011
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