How to Program Subaru to Garage Door Opener
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How to Program Subaru to Garage Door Opener

Using a garage door opener ensures that you do not have to manually open the door in the morning and dirty your outfit or struggle to open it when you are tired at the end of the day. If you drive a Subaru, you can connect it to your garage door, ensuring that you can open and close it while inside the car. 

You can program your Subaru garage door opener using Homelink. Homelink helps you enhance your smart home features along with security. Below is a guide on how to program your Subaru garage door opener. 

Is my Subaru compatible with Homelink?

The Subaru Forester and the Subaru Crosstrek are compatible with Homelink. You can also use Homelink if you have an Impreza, Outback, or Legacy. To use the Homelink features, follow these easy steps. 

  • To program your garage door opener, begin by pressing and releasing the Homelink button. Make sure the indicator light is flashing orange. 
  • Next, hold your garage door remote an inch from the Subaru Homelink buttons and long-press the open button on your remote. 
  • Ensure that you hold the button until the indicator light on the Homelink turns green. 
  • Next, press the Homelink button once to confirm. You have paired your Homelink and completed set-up procedures. 
  • Next, go into your garage and locate your garage door opener, then press the Learn button on the device. 
  • Go back to your Subaru within 30 seconds, press the Homelink button for 2 seconds, and then release. Do that three times. 
  • Your garage door opener is paired, and you can use your Homelink system to open and close it.  

Why is my Subaru Homelink not working? 

It can be frustrating if your garage door opener does not pair with Homelink. As a result, you cannot operate the door from the car, which can be inconvenient, especially when you are in a hurry. Below are the reasons why and how to fix them.

  • Frequency

Check the frequency of your garage door opener on the back of your remote control. Unfortunately, Homelink only works with radio frequency devices that operate between 288-433MHz. If the frequency is incompatible, you may need to rely on the remote or replace the garage door opener. 

  • Low battery

Programming will drain the remote’s battery, affecting the signal strength sent to your Homelink. To prevent this, use new batteries when programming your Homelink system. 

  • Homelink sensitivity

You can retrain the Homelink by holding the remote at different distances and angles. It will help you find the best angle and distance to hold the remote during programming. 

Can I program my Subaru garage door opener without remote

No, you must use a remote control to program your garage door opener when using Homelink. You can only program the door with the remote, as you need it to pair and set up for programming. 

Maintenance tips to ensure your garage door opener works

  • Make sure that you regularly check for dents on your garage door. If you have a roll-up door, the door may get stuck.
  • Regularly apply lubricant on all moving parts to ensure that the door moves easily.  
  • Check the door’s safety features to ensure you can use it comfortably without leaving your car. A door falling onto your car will damage it and injure you.

Garage door openers are essential for safety and convenience. Using Homelink, you can connect your Craftsman, Guardian, or Liftmaster garage door opener to your Subaru. That said, the door requires regular maintenance to ensure that the Homelink system can easily open the door.