2006 Jeep Commander

Jeep Commander HomeLink Universal Transceiver

The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver replaces up to three remote controls (hand held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the push of a button. The Universal Transceiver operates off your vehicle’s battery and charging system; no batteries are needed.

In the 2005 Grand Cherokee, the HomeLink buttons are located in the overhead console. The console also contains two reading lamps, storage for sunglasses and optional power sunroof switches. The Vehicle information center, formerly located in the overhead console, is now located within the instrument cluster. HomeLink comes Standard on Limited models and is optional on the Laredo.

NOTE: The HomeLink Universal Transceiver is disabled when the Vehicle Theft Alarm is active.

For additional information on HomeLink, call 1-800 355-3515, or on the internet at www.homelink.com.

Programming HomeLink

NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside the garage. It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal. The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display which includes HomeLink system messages. The EVIC is located on the bottom of the tachometer.


Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle’s exhaust while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death.

Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. A moving door or gate can cause serious injury or death to people and pets or damage to objects.

A moving garage door can cause injury to people and pets in the path of the door. People or pets could be seriously or fatally injured. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as required by federal safety standards. This includes most garage door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without these safety features it could cause injury or death. Call toll-free 1—800—355—3515 or, on the Internet at www.homelink.com for safety information or assistance.

1. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, and release only when the EVIC display shows “CHANNELS CLEARED” (after 20 seconds). Do not hold the buttons for longer than 30 seconds and do not repeat step one to program a second and/or third hand-held transmitter to the remaining two HomeLink buttons.

2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches (3-8 cm) away from the HomeLink buttons.

3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink button that you want to train and the hand-held transmitter buttons. Do not release the buttons until step 4 has been completed.

NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers may require you to replace this Programming Step 3 with procedures noted in the “Canadian Programming” section below.

4. The EVIC display will show “CHANNEL X TRAINING” (where X is Channel 1, 2, or 3). Release both buttons after the EVIC display shows “CHANNEL X TRAINED.”

NOTE: If the EVIC display shows “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat steps 2-4.

5. Press and hold the just trained HomeLink button and observe the EVIC display. If the EVIC display shows “CHANNEL X TRANSMIT” (where X is Channel 1, 2, or 3), programming is complete and your device should activate when the HomeLink button is pressed and released.

NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink but-tons, begin with “Programming” step two. Do not repeat step one.

NOTE: If your hand-held transmitter appears to pro-gram the universal transceiver, but your garage door does not operate using the transmitter and your garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, your garage door opener may have a multiple security code system (rolling code system). Please proceed to steps 6—8 to complete the programming of a rolling code equipped device (most common garage door openers require this step.

6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage, locate the “learn” or “smart” button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit.

7. Firmly press and release the “learn” or “smart” button. (The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.)

NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate step eight.

8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two seconds and release the programmed HomeLink button. Repeat the “press/hold/release” sequence a second time, and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete the programming. HomeLink should now activate your rolling code equipped device.

NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, begin with “Programming” step two. Do not repeat step one. For questions or comments, please contact HomeLink at www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.

NOTE: If programming a garage door opener or gate operator, it is advised to unplug the device during the “cycling” process to prevent possible overheating.

Canadian programming

Canadian Programming/Gate Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of transmission which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to “time-out” in the same manner.

If you live in Canada or you are having difficulties programming a gate operator by using the “Programming” procedures (regardless of where you live), replace “Programming HomeLink” step 3 with the following:

Canada step 3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button while you press and release every two seconds (“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter until the frequency signal has successfully been accepted by HomeLink. The EVIC display will show “CHANNEL X TRAINED” (where X is Channel 1, 2, or 3). Proceed with “Programming” step four to complete.

Using HomeLink

To operate, simply press and release the programmed HomeLink button. Activation will now occur for the trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time. In the event that there are still programming difficulties or questions, contact HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.

Erasing HomeLink Buttons

To erase programming from the three buttons (individual buttons cannot be erased but can be “reprogrammed” – note below), follow the step noted:

Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons and release only when the EVIC display shows “CHANNELS CLEARED” (after 20 seconds). Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30 seconds. HomeLink is now in the train (or learning) mode and can be programmed at any time beginning with “Programming” – Step 2.

Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button

To program a device to HomeLink using a HomeLink button previously trained, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button. Do NOT release the button.

2. The EVIC display will show “CHANNEL X TRANSMIT” (where X is Channel 1, 2, or 3) for 20 seconds and then change to “CHANNEL X TRAINING.” Without releasing the HomeLink button, proceed with “Programming” Step 2.

For questions or comments, contact HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.


If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the frequencies by following the “Erasing HomeLink Buttons” instructions in this section .

This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference that may be received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

HomeLink compatible products

There are a large number of HomeLink compatible products out on the market, including home and office lighting, electric gates, security systems, entry door locks and small appliances. Manufacturers include Radio Shack, Sears, Titan Locks, ITI Security and Chamberlain. For more information visit the HomeLink.com web site. HomeLink® is owned by Johnson Controls. All Rights Reserved.