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Questions and Answers

How do you set the garage door opener in your car to open your garage door?
I have a 1999 Grand Jeep Cherokee and I don’t have the manual so I don’t know how to set the button in the car to my actual garage door opener. Ideas?

Posted MC

Admin: Under or beside the control button there are 5 switches and a corresponding set of switches on the door opener, set the Jeep to the same configuration as the door opener.


My overhead garage door opener isn’t working. Any help with a fix?
I have 2 Liftmaster door openers that are about 10 years old. One of them seems to lose power every once in a while. When it does not work, I noticed that the light on the wall control button is not lite up. The 2nd opener has not had the same issue. When the light on the button goes out, the second unit is still lite. I have not done anything to it, and would notice that a day later the light would be back on and the unit would work. Could there be a short somewhere? The control pad has the door Button, a light button and lock button. Pushing any of these does not do anything. Its happened 4 times in the last 2 months. What’s up?? Does the wall control pad just pop open to get to the wires? I don’t want to break it. Thanks for the help.

Posted Will

Admin: I would call a local Overhead Garage door company and run the question past them. At 10 years old, it isn’t impossible that you may need to replace your opener. If they plan on replacing the unit, get a 2nd opinion before purchasing a new unit and choose the best offer. If you suspect an electrical short, you want to get that fixed ASAP!


Sears Garage Door Opener-Lights Won’t Come On?
I have had a Sears garage door opener model 139.53975SRT1 working fine for several years. Now the lights won’t come on when the door opens/closes or even when using the lights button on the control. The bulbs are fine and I can hear the opener switching the lights on/off but the lights still won’t come on. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Rick

Admin: Most Sears openers lights are controlled by the circuit board and the only way to fix it is to get a whole new board. The older sears openers had a thermal metal switch that worked very well. It can be replaced but you might have trouble finding one. You can call a garage door repair company to see if they will get you one. But probably 2/3s of the calls I go on with this issue the bulbs just aren’t screwed in far enough. The prong the bulb needs to make contact with gets worn down over time but sometimes can be bent back. Just make sure you unplug your opener before you try that.