Remote Program Guide

Need Help Programming Your Garage Door Opener Remote? Please see the instructions below, but if you’re still having trouble, feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

Click for LiftMaster, Craftsman, Chamberlain, AccessMaster

Click for Genie, Overhead brands

Click for Marantec

Click for Homelink

Some vehicle manufacturers have started incorporating their own protocols instead of using Homelink. While this may save them the Homelink fee, some vehicles (Chevrolet) have not programmed well with some garage door openers. If your vehicle has more than one LED on the three-button module inside your vehicle, it may not be a Homelink system and you may have to contact the dealer for better instructions than the ones found in your vehicle manual.


Chamberlain Garage Door Opener Remotes
LiftMaster, Craftsman, Chamberlain, AccessMaster

All four of these brands are made by Chamberlain. We feel the LiftMaster garage door opener brand is the best, with the main advantage being the solid rail assembly and the better warranties. The Craftsman garage door opener is the Sears “house” brand, and the Chamberlain garage door opener version is the name used for sales in the “Big Box” stores. We install 80 LiftMaster openers a month. Its parts are compatible with most of the other brands in the Chamberlain family. We repair all brands. At this time, almost all the Chamberlain garage door openers out there are using Security Plus code technology to recognize your remote, which uses a microcomputer on the opener logic board. There are still a few “Dip Switch” openers out there, but not many. If you have one and need a remote, we recommend you purchase another garage door opener and send that one to the Smithsonian Museum. It is 20 years old, which is about 200 years in garage door opener business! And it probably does not have safety eyes, which helps protect small children and pets.

Terminology
Operator/Motor: The box mounted on the ceiling of your garage.
Learn Button: A green, red or purple button located on the logic board of the garage door opener. Very old ones can also be yellow.
Remote: The thing in your hand with the buttons and the battery.
Keypad: A wireless keypad mounted outside on the wall of your garage. Most people do not have these. But they are great and can easily be added.
Wall console: The button mounted by the door into your house. Everyone has one of these. Older units look like a doorbell.

Programming your Remote

  • Erase the Old Remotes: This is optional. Do not do this unless you want to erase all of the remotes from the system. If someone stole your remote from your car, you could do this so that the stolen remote would be disabled. To erase all the old remotes, press the learn button on the garage door opener and hold it down until the LED on the logic board next to the learn button turns off, or wait 60 seconds.
  • Program the New Remotes: Press the learn button on the garage door opener for one second and then press the button of the remote that you want to use. If the opener learns the new button, the light bulb on your opener will blink and you will hear a clicking sound in the motor. Good. One remote learned. Now press the learn button again for one second and press the button on the next remote. Do this for each remote, up to eight on a Chamberlain family device. If you have a wireless keypad, press the learn button again and then enter the four-digit code on the keypad and press the send key for two seconds. Again, the light bulb will blink and the code is stored.

Programming Your Genie Opener or Overhead Opener’s Remotes

The Genie garage door opener brand has been around for a long time. In our opinion, it is more famous for its older screw drive openers. The Overhead Door Company also produced a line of openers for a number of years. Some time ago Overhead Door Company bought Genie and markets both brands. The programming and coding of these garage door openers is identical at this time. They use a logic board to set the code and they use the terms “Intellicode” and “CodeDodger” to describe their compatible coding technologies.

Terminology

Operator/Motor: The box mounted on the ceiling of your garage.
Learn Button: A black round or square button located on the logic board on the operator.
Remote: The thing in your hand with the buttons and the battery.
Keypad: A wireless keypad mounted outside on the wall of your garage. Most people do not have these. But they are great and can easily be added.
Wall Console: The button mounted by the door into your house. Everyone has one of these. Older units look like a doorbell.

Programming Your Garage Door Remote

  • Erase the Old Remotes: This is optional. Do not do this unless you want to erase all of the remotes from the system. If someone stole your remote from your car, you could do this so that the stolen remote would be disabled. To erase all the old remotes, press the learn button on the operator and hold it down until the red LED on the logic board next to the learn button turns off, or for 60 seconds.
  • Program the New Remotes: Press the learn button on the garage door opener for one second and then press the button on the remote that you want to use for one second. Now press the button on the remote for a second time for one second. On the third press, the opener will begin to move the door.  Good. One remote learned. Now press the learn button again for one second and press the button on the next remote three times like the first remote. Do this for each remote.

Programming Your Wireless Garage Door Keypad

  • Click here to go to the Genie garage door opener website to see its instructions on programming the keypads, or read the following steps.
  • Program the Keypad:  Press the 3, then 5, then 7, buttons and then press the program button. Enter the 3 to 8 digit code on the keypad and press the Prog key for two seconds. The red LED on the keypad will blink twice and turn off.
  • Learn the Keypad: Now go to the garage door opener on the ceiling and press the learn button again. Within 30 seconds go to the keypad and enter your code followed by the Send button or the button on the bottom marked with two up-and-down arrows. Press the send button again for two seconds. And finally, press the send button again and the garage door will operate. Complete.
  • To Erase a Wireless Keypad: Press and Hold the Prog Button. Now Press 6 and hold. And finally, press and hold the Send Button (up-and-down arrows). The blinking LED on the keypad will turn off. Now release all the buttons.

Programming Older “DIP Switch” Genie/Overhead Doors

  • Locate the Switches: Find the set of Dip switches on the motor on the ceiling. Read the switches and write down the pattern, being careful to note that each switch is numbered. Also note that there are three positions for each switch—up, down and middle.
  • Program the new remotes. Set each of the switches to the same position you recorded in the previous step.
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