How to Setup Multicode Garage Door Remotes: A Step-by-Step Guide

multicode by linearGarage door openers make life easier. With just a push of a button, you can drive into your garage without a sweat. There’s no need to go out of the car to lift the heavy garage door. A garage door opener with a remote also makes life more convenient.

You have to keep in mind though that convenience often comes with a price tag and some effort. A garage door opener that comes with security features and remote control is an investment that makes daily driving hassle-free. In addition to that big purchase, you might also need to install your garage door opener and setup your remote control before you can use it.

If you own a Multicode remote for your garage door opener, it is essential to program it properly before you can start using it. This is to make sure that no one can tamper your programming and can get inside your home and that you do not interfere with your neighbor’s system.

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If you have a brand new remote or need to reprogram it, here are the steps that you should take for a successful reprogramming:

Step 1: Locate your remote. Before starting out, ensure that you have everything that you need on hand. Find your new remote control or transmitter. This is essential in in programming your keypad. Never leave your remote anywhere, especially if this has not been reprogrammed.

Step 2: Operational check. Test the remote and check if it works as it should. To do so, you need to move back to around 50 feet and press the button. Your remote should work from this distance depending on the location and environment you are in. Test out different positions and locations, as well. If the door still won’t open even when the wall button is pressed, then the problem lies on the operator. If it opens with the wall button but not on the remote, then the problem might be on the radio.

Step 3: Find the radio code. Most remotes have a removable lower half where you can find the dip switches near the battery compartment. Others have a removable cover where you can access the dip switches. You also need to expose the dip switches in your receiver by removing the back cover to find the radio code.

Step 4: Determine your radio code. Once you find the dipped switches, notice how it’s either up or down. Those that are switched up are your radio code. Ensure that both the remote and the receiver have the same radio codes.

Step 5: Set your radio code. In setting the radio code, ensure that the number combination your choice is in the on or closed position. You can select these positions by using a pen or a small screwdriver. Once you’ve successfully changed the radio code on the remote, ensure that you’ve also adjusted the receiver to match the new radio code. It is important that they match, or else your remote won’t work.

Step 6: Avoid selecting common codes. In choosing your new personal code, avoid selecting common combinations. This might be all on or all off and even 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 1, 3, 5, 7, 9. These code combinations are used by other manufacturers and can be easy to figure out for an interested burglar.

Step 7: Snap back the covers and test. Put the covers of the remote and the receiver back on by snapping it together. Test the new programming to see if everything works as it should. Check out if it opens the garage door or not. If it does, you are now ready to use your garage door opener.

One thought on “How to Setup Multicode Garage Door Remotes: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Thanks for explaining how to program a multi-code garage door opener! I just got an automatic garage door and I have a multi-code remote, but I wasn’t sure how to use it. I’ll follow these steps to get it set up! What is the advantage of a multi-code over other types of remotes?

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