How-To: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Garage Door Opener Programming
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado is offered with a Universal Remote System, which allows users to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices. This page explains how to sync said devices, specifically the garage door opener, with your Silverado.
Please note that programming involves time-sensitive action that may time out, requiring the procedure to be repeated.
Hold the end of the hand-held transmitter about 3 to 8 cm (1 to 3 inches) away from the Universal Remote System buttons with the indicator light in view. The hand-held transmitter was supplied by the manufacturer of the garage door opener receiver.
At the same time, press and hold both the hand-held transmitter button and one of the three Universal Remote system buttons to be used to operate the garage door. Do not release either button until the indicator light on the Universal Remote System goes from a slow to a rapid flashing light. When this happens, release both buttons.
Some garage door openers may require substitution of Step 2 with the procedure under “Radio Signals for Canada and Some Gate Operators.” If this applies to you, see below. If not, move on to Step 3.
Canadian radio-frequency laws and some U.S. gate operators require transmitter signals to time out or quit after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for the Universal Remote system to pick up the signal during programming. If the programming did not work, replace Step 2 under “Programming the Universal Remote System” with the following:
Press and hold the Universal Remote system button while pressing and releasing the hand-held transmitter button every two seconds until the signal has been successfully accepted by the Universal Remote system. When it has been accepted the Universal Remote system indicator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly.
Proceed with Step 3 under “Programming the Universal Remote System” to complete.
Press and hold the newly programmed Universal Remote System button for five seconds while watching the indicator light and garage door activation. If the indicator light stays on continuously or the garage door moves when the button is pressed, then programming is complete and there is no need to complete Steps 4–6.
If the indicator light does not come on or the garage door does not move, a second button press may be required.
For a second time, press and hold the newly-programmed button for five seconds. If the light stays on or the garage door moves, programming is complete. If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds, then changes to a solid light and the garage door does not move, continue with Steps 4–6.
After completing Steps 1–3, locate the Learn or Smart button, which is located inside the garage on the garage door opener receiver. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer, but are typically red, green, or blue.
Press and release the Learn or Smart button. Step 6 must be completed within 30 seconds of pressing this button.
Inside the vehicle, press and hold the newly-programmed Universal Remote System button for two seconds and then release it. If the garage door does not move or the lamp on the garage door opener receiver does not flash, press and hold the same button a second time for two seconds, then release it. Again, if the door does not move or the garage door lamp does not flash, press and hold the same button a third time for two seconds, then release it. The Universal Remote System should now activate the garage door. Repeat the process for programming the two remaining buttons.
Universal Remote System Operation
Using the Universal Remote System Press and hold the appropriate Universal Remote system button for at least one-half second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted.
Erasing Universal Remote System Buttons
Erase all programmed buttons when vehicle ownership is terminated. To erase:
1. Press and hold the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash. This should take about 10 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
Reprogramming a Single Universal Remote System Button
To reprogram any of the system buttons:
1. Press and hold any one of the buttons. Do not release the button.
2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without releasing the button, proceed with Step 1 under “Programming the Universal Remote System.
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