How to Program a Garage Door Remote
There are lots of reasons why you would need to program a garage door remote or keypad: you have a new driver in the house, it’s time to change the keypad for security purposes, or you lost your remote. Technically, you program your garage door opener to respond to the frequency of the remote, rather […]
There are lots of reasons why you would need to program a garage door remote or keypad: you have a new driver in the house, it’s time to change the keypad for security purposes, or you lost your remote. Technically, you program your garage door opener to respond to the frequency of the remote, rather than program the remote to respond to the garage door. Follow the 3 easy steps below to program or reprogram your garage door opener.
- Ensure you have the right frequency of remote or keypad
Garage doors run on different frequencies, older ones at a 390 MHz, and newer ones at 315 MHz. There are two ways to find out which frequency your device is. You can look in the owner’s manual, or if you no longer have it, look on the back of the opener for the part number. Look up the part number online to find out what frequency it runs on. Purchase the correct remote or keypad for your garage door opener.
- Find the Learn Button
Every garage door opener has a learn button on the back of the device. Climb up to your garage door motor with a ladder. Remove the light cover from the device. At the back of the device near where the wires connect, there is a “learn” button. Typically it is a red or purple square button.
- Press the learn button, and program the device.
Press the learn button on the back of the device. Do not hold it down. You have about thirty seconds to program the remote or keypad. If you are programming a remote, hold down the button on the remote you’d like to program. The motor will make a clicking noise, and sometimes the light will flash. The next time you press the button, the garage door will open or close. If you are programming the keypad, walk down the ladder to the keypad, type in the desired 4-digit code, and then press enter. The keypad will flash, and you have programmed the code. Congratulations!
To reset all codes
If you are concerned about a potential security breach on your garage door (whether someone has learned your code or you have lost a remote), it may be time to reset your garage door opener, and clear all remotes and keypads it has learned. To do this, hold the learn button on the device for about 10-15 seconds, or until the LED light goes out. This erases all codes that the garage door opener has programmed. Follow the above steps to program the new remotes and keypads.