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Programming Homelink (Garage Door Opener) on your Audi


There are two types of Garage Door Opener - those that use a rolling code and those that use a fixed code. A rolling code means that every time you open or close your garage, the remote and the motor mounted to the garage ceiling communicate and agree upon a new and unique code. The benefit is that it is less likely that someone can intercept your code and use it to access your garage while you aren't home. Fixed code systems (which are usually much older) pose this security threat, but are easier to program into your Audi's Homelink.


If you have your Garage Door Opener instruction manual handy, it will tell you if you have a fixed code or a rolling code system. If you have no idea where your manual has gone, don't worry - try following the steps shown in the video below. If it doesn't work, you will know you need to add the additional steps for the rolling code. One way or the other, have a sturdy ladder set up underneath your garage door opener motor (and exercise caution when programming, as your door may open and close as you do this). Here are the basic fixed code programming instructions:

  1. For first time programming, press and hold the two outer buttons on the Homelink panel, located on the roof of your Audi (buttons I and III), for 20 seconds until the LED indicator flashes slowly.

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  3. Press the homelink button you wish to program (I, II, or III) and hold it until the LED starts flashing slowly again.

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  5. Stand in front of the vehicle with your garage door remote and aim it at the driver's side front bumper, approximately 3"-18" away. The exact location of the homelink transmitter varies per vehicle, so it may take more than one try.

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  7. Watch the hazard lights of your car while you press and hold the garage door opener remote. If the signal is accepted by the vehicle, the hazards will blink three times. If you wait to long, the hazards will blink once (and you will have to start over). If they don't blink at all, try adjusting your distance (and check your remote batteries).

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  9. After the triple-blink, get back in your vehicle and hold the button that you are currently programming. One of two things will happen:

If the LED indicator is solid (continuous)

  • This means the program has been accepted and your vehicle should be ready to use.


If the LED indicator flashes rapidly for two seconds and then is solid

  • This means you have a rolling code opener and your Audi is waiting for additional input. Take the additional steps below:


Additional Programming Steps for Rolling Code Openers

If your LED indicator flashes rapidly for two seconds before going solid again, ascend a ladder under your garage door opener motor and press the "learn" (sometimes called "smart") button on the back of the unit. Color and location of this button will vary by manufacturer. After pressing this button on the motor, get back in your Audi and within 30 seconds press the button you are currently programming (I, II, or III) - hold it for two seconds and release. Repeat this two-second hold and release two more times - your Audi and garage door opener will synchronize the code and you should be good to go.

or additional help (or to program things other than a garage door) call or send us an email using the form below, or visit Homelink's website.

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