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#1159 of 2053 Re: Homelink headache [bwia]
Oct 31, 2010 (8:08 am)
Have you visited homelink.com?
They have programming help and they have FAQs. I assume they have contact by email for phone where you could give your model for Genie along with your car model for additional help.
Process: Program a garage door
Vehicle: 2011 Buick LaCrosse
HomeLink® Location: Visor
Door Opener: Genie CAUTION!
Before programming HomeLink® to a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure that people and objects are out of the way of the device to prevent potential harm or damage. Your motorized garage door or gate will open and close while you are programming HomeLink®. Do not program HomeLink® if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. A moving garage door or gate can cause serious injury or death to people and pets or damage to objects.
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle's engine while programming HomeLink®. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death. When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside of the garage.
Do not use HomeLink® with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by U.S. federal safety standards (this includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door that cannot detect an object signaling the door to stop and reverse - does not meet current U.S. federal safety standards.
If programming a garage door opener or gate, it is advised to unplug the device during the HomeLink® programming and also if performing the "cycling" process to prevent possible motor burn-up.
NOTE: Some vehicles may require the ignition to be turned on or to the second (or “accessory” or ACC) position for training and/or operation of HomeLink®. It is also recommended that a new battery be replaced in the hand held transmitter of the device being trained to HomeLink® for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio frequency.
For first time training, press and hold the two outer HomeLink® buttons, releasing only when the HomeLink® indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. (Do not perform this step when training the additional HomeLink® buttons.)
Position the hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches away from the HomeLink® surface (located on your visor), keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
Using both hands, simultaneously press and hold both the desired HomeLink® button and hand held transmitter button. DO NOT release until the HomeLink® indicator light flashes slowly and then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing indicates successful training.)
Note: Some garage door openers may require you to replace step 3 with the “cycling” procedure noted in the “View Canadian Instructions” section.
Press and hold the trained HomeLink® button and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light is solid/continuous, training is complete and your device should activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed and released.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for 2 seconds and then turns a solid/continuous light, proceed with the following training instructions for a rolling code device. A second person may make the following steps quicker and easier. Please use a ladder or other device. Do not stand on your vehicle to perform the next steps.
At the garage door opener receiver (motorhead unit) in the garage, locate the “learn” or “smart” button (usually near where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the unit). If there is difficulty locating the training button, reference the garage door opener’s manual or contact us.
Press and release the “learn” or “smart” button (the name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer). NOTE: Once the button is pressed, there are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next step.
Return to the vehicle and firmly press and hold the trained HomeLink® button for two seconds and release. Repeat the “press/hold/release” sequence up to 3 times to complete the training process.
Retain the original hand-held transmitter of the RF device you are programming for use in other
#1160 of 2053 Re: Genie coding-Homelink headache [bwia]
Oct 31, 2010 (7:18 am)
We set up the remote in the 2010 Lacrosse CXL and after repeated tries we kept reading the manual and had to go to the next level. After coding in the setup, we had to take the cover off of our older (~2000) Genie Intellicode unit and push the "learn" button (small black pin type) within a few seconds of the coding in the car remote. Manual recommends two people due to timing of sequences. After a few misfires and jumping out of the car and on the ladder to the remote, it works!
Very similar routine to setting up the code on a wireless remote unit to the opener.
The opener has to learn, or pair with the sending device. good luck.
#1161 of 2053 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [gberpa]
Oct 31, 2010 (7:27 am)
The newer computer management systems can adjust for the lower octane due to Ethanol or just lower grade and prevent knocking by retarding timing advance by means of the prom/computer(s). The performance is affected, as posted by others, and therefore the mileage may go down also.
We have tried midgrade and premium in 2010 CXL with 3.0L and the mileage approves marginally with midgrade that offsets the minor cost increase. The top tier fuel advice posted by others is what has really worked for us. The Shell, Exxon and Chevron seem to work best in this and previous GM models, with max mileage and smoother idle and performance. These new engines are great but VERY expensive to repair and service so using inferior fuels is a fools game IMO.
Try Shell midgrade and see what you experience in the 3.6L and let us know.
#1162 of 2053 Re: Reply:3.0L vs. 3.6L > 93 Octane Gas vs. 87 Regular
Oct 31, 2010 (3:01 pm)
I agree the 3.6L has more get. The 350HP 327 we had would really run also but required aircraft fuel (Sunoco) to get the 11:1 compression to run right. This time we tried to avoid the models requiring premium for future availability as much as cost. Also had a 300ZX that absolutely had to have 91/93 octane and NO ethanol.
The new Cadillac SRX and some of the later CTS models have the 3.0/3.6 choice. Methinks the marketing boys wanted V-6's in the Caddys and I-4 in Chevy and lower end Buicks with 3.6 going to higher cost models where drivers are more indifferent to requirement for high test fuels. As we age we have lost the desire to dragrace the other buick drivers HA!
#1163 of 2053 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [ab348]
Oct 31, 2010 (3:21 pm)
The choice of engines on the 2010 was either the 3.0L or the 3.6 and about 25 HP and similar MPG. With the I-4 announcement we knew the 2011 choice was I-4 using regular or 3.6 using premium with loaded models and higher price. Once we saw the high 30's we were in the CTS range and did not feel the need. The 3.0 in ours is great on the road and will easily do 30 MPG in the 65-70 MPH range which is what we wanted. The marketing gurus at the car companies do a great job with raising the prices as the numbers and options go up the curve. Great that we could fit in with our budget and get a good performing car. The 2011 SRX's are in the high 30's and the Lacrosse models are getting priced up to differentiate from the high 20's Regal models. so far so good with our choice.
We hope the LT durability hangs in there like the old 3.8L V-6 and 327/350/400 CI GM engines of old that made GM the car we wanted. Enjoy the new car!
#1164 of 2053 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [crankeee]
Oct 31, 2010 (6:48 pm)
How are you able to determine the mpg at these various speeds? By resetting the average mpg in the DIC and viewing the new short term values or by running it for a while at said speeds and filling the tank and calculating a true value? If the former, it would seem like variables such as road grade, wind speed/direction, etc would be important. I wish there was an instantaneous readout in the LaCrosse as in the 2010 CTS and even Impala. But even with the average meter, I have my doubts on the accuracy. In my (only) 1-2 k miles, I've noted differences between what the average mpg says in the DIC and what you calculate the old fashion way!
#1165 of 2053 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [gberpa]
Nov 01, 2010 (4:22 am)
EPA has finally released figures for combined mileage of Lacrosse. Go to new cars here and chose buick. It lists lacrosse, 2010 & 2011.
The figures shown make me wonder if GM has done another dirty deal with EPA as they did a few years back when making a truck ethanol capable.
2010 shows combined mileage for: 2.4L = 23MPG, 3.0L = 20MPG & 19MPG with AWD, 3.6L = 21MPG
2011 the 3.0L is not shown: 2.4L =23MPG, no difference for AWD, 3.6L = 20MPG.
I have to wonder if these were taken accurately from the EPA or their dart board.
#1166 of 2053 Re: Homelink headache [imidazol97]
Nov 01, 2010 (4:51 am)
I tried that before and without success. I even went as far as to watch a couple videos but the result is still the same, nada. I will keep on trying though.
#1167 of 2053 Re: Reply:CXL 3.0L MPG = 31> Is 93 Octane Gas harming my CXS? [gberpa]
Nov 01, 2010 (5:57 am)
Per prior posts the 29 MPG and 27.5 MPG were long (~1500) mile trips and the readings were DIC average at end. The "instant " readings were actually the result of another posters advice- i.e. set the DIC on mileage and then when car is at constant speed, reset the reading and after a few seconds the actual "instant" MPG will appear. As stated, this is VERY much variable due to conditions at the time. The average is more meaningful and close to manually calculated at time of fillup. The EPA estimate is pretty close to the actuals, at least on the 2010 3.0L CXL we have, with highway MPG higher. We needed a 30MPG heavier highway car for trips and the Lacrosse fits the bill.
#1168 of 2053 CXL - Heat and Cooling
Nov 01, 2010 (12:06 pm)
I have CXL 2010, airconditioning works well, it blows cool air from the air vent. It is getting cold in MN and I start uisng heat. Heat appears not blowing from the same air vent, but from two vents from the dashboard the one I guess for clear the side windows.
So I turn the heat on (raising temp and vent), did not see air coming out from normal air vents, but from two air vents on dash board.
Is that what you are seeing or something wrong with mine?