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I had my dealer to install the HD garage door opener while the bike was in for service. I have not even gotten to testing the unit from the bike, the receiver that you splice into the garage door opener is my problem. It has power, and the two wires are plugged into same two wires that are used by the existing wall unit, but it will not activate the door. I confirmed that I have the correct two wires, as if I unplug them the existing wall unit will not work. This is a Liftmaster opener, a fairly common unit.

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Did you mate the new opener to the door motor or is that not necessary with the HD unit??
 

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I have not gotten as far as getting to mating the bike to the receiver yet. The receiver itself won't trigger a door open if you hook it up and push the botton.
 

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snakecharmer said:
I have not gotten as far as getting to mating the bike to the receiver yet. The receiver itself won't trigger a door open if you hook it up and push the botton.
well you will need to program the opener to the door so that they are on the same frequency
 

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im with them.... you need to mate the unit with the receiver. Meaning hold the button down on your receiver while you activate the unit by toggeling your head light switch......presto...openo..........you can unplug the harness from the back of the receiver and do this while on your bike.
 

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Don't mean to hijack but, I have the openerand it recently stopped working. I had the dealer install when I bought the bike. So I'm not even sure where it is located. Anyone got any troubleshooting advice?

Thanks, Sean
 

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Don't mean to hijack but, I have the openerand it recently stopped working. I had the dealer install when I bought the bike. So I'm not even sure where it is located. Anyone got any troubleshooting advice?

Thanks, Sean
try doing the steps bigjim described and "relearn" the transmitter
 

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VenomousSVT said:
well you will need to program the opener to the door so that they are on the same frequency
I'm obviously not making sense here. The problem is NOT between the bike and the Harley-supplied opener. The problem is between the Harley-supplied opener and the opener itself. I wired it into the terminals on the back of the opener per the instructions, but when you push the button on the thing it does nothing. That's just a hard-wired connection. It says nothing in the instructions about having to "mate" that to the house unit.
 

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snakecharmer said:
I'm obviously not making sense here. The problem is NOT between the bike and the Harley-supplied opener. The problem is between the Harley-supplied opener and the opener itself. I wired it into the terminals on the back of the opener per the instructions, but when you push the button on the thing it does nothing. That's just a hard-wired connection. It says nothing in the instructions about having to "mate" that to the house unit.
so the main unit that wires into the actual garage motor itself is what is not operating properly..hmmm

it makes more sense now as to why you were confused Eric.
 

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If you short the two terminals you hooked the HD unit to on your garage door, the door must trigger (Open or close) or you have the wrong terminals.
 

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Rickg61 said:
If you short the two terminals you hooked the HD unit to on your garage door, the door must trigger (Open or close) or you have the wrong terminals.
Pretty sure I have the correct ones, as if I unplug the two wires that are in it, the wall-unit that came with the door opener does not work.
 

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Snake,
Ya got a button on the wall to open the door? All i did was loosen the screw, wrap one wire to each terminal in the button, tighten the screw back down, replace back on to the wall, plug the reciever into a wall outlet. Presto...Openo....Dunno if this helps, but its an easy troubleshoot.
 

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bigjim50010 said:
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Ya got a button on the wall to open the door? All i did was loosen the screw, wrap one wire to each terminal in the button, tighten the screw back down, replace back on to the wall, plug the reciever into a wall outlet. Presto...Openo....Dunno if this helps, but its an easy troubleshoot.
Yeah, I was trying to avoid tapping it there, as I have no nearby electrical outlet to plug it into.
 

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snakecharmer said:
I'm obviously not making sense here. The problem is NOT between the bike and the Harley-supplied opener. The problem is between the Harley-supplied opener and the opener itself. I wired it into the terminals on the back of the opener per the instructions, but when you push the button on the thing it does nothing. That's just a hard-wired connection. It says nothing in the instructions about having to "mate" that to the house unit.
I'm a bit confused by what you refer to as "the button on the Harley-supplied opener". I never let confusion stop me from being helpful though!

Harley door openers are basically three parts, a key fob transmitter, a transmitter that mounts on the bike, and a receiver that mounts in the garage and gets wired to your existing opener.

See this for picts and descriptions:
http://www.latus-harley-davidson.com/Garage-Door-Opener-889-plist.html

Product ID: 91569-01 - Remote Control Garage Door Opener Key Fob
Product ID: 91562-01 - Remote Control Garage Door Opener Receiver
Product ID: 91561-01A - Remote Control Garage Door Opener Transmitter

You refer to the button on the RECEIVER which is hardwired to your existing door opener. To my knowledge the only button on the RECEIVER is a small tab -like button located between the slots below the LED area. See the photo at http://www.latus-harley-davidson.com/prodimages/91562_01_L_1798c.jpg

This button won't open your door. At least, on mine, this button does not open the door. This button is used to program, or mate, the RECEIVER with the TRANSMITTER that is mounted on your bike. (I assume you have the bike mounted transmitter and not the hand held key fob.)

If you're expecting the little button on the hard-wired RECEIVER to open your door I think you're out of luck.

After you wire up the RECEIVER to your existing door opener you need to mate it with the bike. Technically they could have done it for you at the shop but apparently they didn't.

Hope this helps.
 

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Like stated above, the button on the HD Receiver does NOT operate the door. Further, it was not necessary for you to remove the wall unit wires from the ceiling mounted terminal strip. Your old wall mount unit should still work if you did not remove those wires.

There are other ways to do this, but...get your lovely assistant to hold the button down on the HD RECEIVER while you toggle the high/low beam on the bike a couple of times. This marries the two and your high/low will open/close the door. IF you left the original wires from the original, wall mounted open/close switch for the garage door opener on the terminal strips on the overhead opener, it should also open the door, just like it always did.

The issue then becomes whether the original remote opener/closer you use to use in the car will still operate the garage door opener. If it will not, even after repeated attempts to reprogram the original remote opener, then go buy you a HD key fob type opener, OR buy another transmitter from HD and install it in the car High/Low beam circuit. Then mate those to the HD receiver. The receiver will accept multiple transmitters. I have two HD transmitters, one on the V and another on my Ultra, both operating the same door. I also had to purchase a key fob for my auto. The original wall mounted opener still operates.
 

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You know something? That guy across the street is really getting pissed at whoever it is that keeps putting his door up and down all the time.
 
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