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Old 02-25-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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So I did a search looking for instructions on how to program my garage door opener on the rear view mirror. Not much luck... What Im trying to program it to is my pals apartment entry gate. Im trying to avoid having to borrow his clicker everytime I need to leave and get back into the complex. Is this possible to program to my mirrors garage door opener? Any advice in the steps to take is greatly appreciated!
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So I did a search looking for instructions on how to program my garage door opener on the rear view mirror. Not much luck... What Im trying to program it to is my pals apartment entry gate. Im trying to avoid having to borrow his clicker everytime I need to leave and get back into the complex. Is this possible to program to my mirrors garage door opener? Any advice in the steps to take is greatly appreciated!
Whats up Phi?!?!?! More then likely you will not be able to program your friends gate on your car, as I am sure the gate probably has "rolling" code technology, which is a two step learning process.

Which means aside from you teaching your car the rolling codes you also have to program the gate to accept the codes from your car. So unless you have access to the learn function of the gate itself it probably wont work. Typically as new remotes are needed at apartment complexes the company that maintains the gates have to add remotes on to the system by accessing the control panel of the gate itself to "learn" the new remotes into the system.

With single code technology all you have to do is teach the car to repeat the same frequency as the remote and the car repeats it, so it would be simple as just having the remote handy and following the steps in the BMW manual.
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Whats up Phi?!?!?! More then likely you will not be able to program your friends gate on your car, as I am sure the gate probably has "rolling" code technology, which is a two step learning process.

Which means aside from you teaching your car the rolling codes you also have to program the gate to accept the codes from your car. So unless you have access to the learn function of the gate itself it probably wont work. Typically as new remotes are needed at apartment complexes the company that maintains the gates have to add remotes on to the system by accessing the control panel of the gate itself to "learn" the new remotes into the system.

With single code technology all you have to do is teach the car to repeat the same frequency as the remote and the car repeats it, so it would be simple as just having the remote handy and following the steps in the BMW manual.
Ah.. I see. Thanks Tyson. I hope its not the rolling code technology.

Has anyone been able to successfully program an apartment gate?
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anyone have any tips on how to program a garage opener. i followed the directions in the manual and still no luck.
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anyone have any tips on how to program a garage opener. i followed the directions in the manual and still no luck.
check the garage door opener base (the one on the roof of the garage)...see if there is a "learn" button you need to press before programming your e60 with the garage door opener....
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check the garage door opener base (the one on the roof of the garage)...see if there is a "learn" button you need to press before programming your e60 with the garage door opener....
thanks will try once i get the car back from dealer...still waiting
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I live in an apartment complex with a gate, and yes it would be nice to get the mirror programmed to open the gate, even if its "rolling". Now i dont even know how to try, because i dont have a book for my e60. perhaps someone got a pdf version so i can learn how to program the opener?
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I live in an apartment complex with a gate, and yes it would be nice to get the mirror programmed to open the gate, even if its "rolling". Now i dont even know how to try, because i dont have a book for my e60. perhaps someone got a pdf version so i can learn how to program the opener?
pdf's of manual by year can be found here

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pdf's of manual by year can be found here

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how nice, didnt realize forum had this page. Thanks
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I have my friend's condo complex gate, my girlfriend's garage opener, and my garage opener programmed. No problems...
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