How to program your remote for the garage door opener.

Posted 12/11/2012

Where is my garage door remote? Lost, stolen or the ex has it? You just moved into a new place of your own or rental with a garage door, but they did not give you any remotes. A remote is the same for your garage door as the key to your front door. What do we do when the kids lose the key at school? We rekeying the whole house. You need to do the same when you are unsure of where your remote are. In most cases you don’t need to call the service company.  

Older opener has dip switches inside the remote and on the opener or external receiver box. To reprogram you simply change the settings in the remote and match the settings on the opener and you set. If you have a newer universal remote that worked before you changed the code, but not after. Press the button inside the remote and the yellow light is solid. Then press the button that you use for the opener slowly 10-20 times and stop when it operates the opener. Press the button inside the remote and the yellow light goes out. Press the remote button to test the opener.

Newer openers with learn button. First you need to locate the learn button so you can erase the codes/memory on your opener. CAUTION!!!!! When you erase the codes on the opener no remotes, outside keypads or in vehicle system will operate the opener. You erase the codes on the unit and it has no memory. When you have located the learn button, press and hold it for about 10 seconds and the learn light will go out indicate that you erased the codes. Now with a clean memory you need to reprogram your remotes, keypad and vehicle. Press the learn button and let go, press the button on the remote slowly 2-3 times and it will operate the opener. To reprogram your vehicle, press the learn button and let go, now you have 30 seconds to get in and press the button 2-3 times in your vehicle and it will operate the opener. To program the keypad, press the learn button and let go, now you have 30 seconds to enter the code on the keypad and press the button to operate the opener 2-3 times. Genie Intellicode and universal keypads do not always work this way. I will take that up later in how to program remotes and keypads.




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