How to Program a Garage Door Remote Control

Chamberlain KLIK1U Clicker Transmitter Universal Garage Door Remote Control

Liftmaster 971LM 390Mhz Garage Door Remote

Programming a garage door remote is best done by reading the instructions that come with the remote you purchase. Certain remotes (and receivers) may have unique or specific ways in which to program. The following is general instructions that are applicable to most types of garage door remotes.

To begin with, it is imperative that the remote you purchase is compatible to your receiver. Compatibility is based on two things: frequency and coding technology. Common frequencies are 300, 315, and 390MHz. The coding technology will be either dip switch or learn button. Dip switch coding is a manual coding format that uses a set of 8,9,10, or 12 switches that can be set in 2 (binary) or 3 (trinary) positions in order to create a code combination. (With dip switch programming, be sure to match the number and type of dip switches as well.)

Having confirmed that your garage remote is compatible with your receiver, you are ready to program. If you are using dip switches your job is simple. Match the combination of the dip switches on the receiver to the remote and it is functional. While dip switches are easy to program, the limited number of code combinations make it the less safe option of the two.

Remotes that utilizes learn buttons can be programmed in a number of ways (which is why it is best to consult your remotes instructions). In most cases, however, the process begins by pressing the learn button on the receiver unit. Then, press and hold the button on the garage remote that will operate the garage door. Certain remotes will have an LED light blink a number of times to confirm the programming.

Clicker Depot realizes that the process of finding a compatible garage remote is not easy. For this reason we offer quality customer service that is always ready to help you find the remote you need. Also, the site is designed for the everyday consumer. Compatible remotes are listed based on programming characteristics (not a list found somewhere on the Internet) to insure they work together.


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