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Can You Replace a Garage Door Opener Remote? Here's What You Need to Know

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

When to Replace Your Garage Door Opener Remote

Garage door opener remotes are convenient accessories that make it easy to open and close your garage door without leaving the car. However, like any other device, these remotes can malfunction or wear out over time. Here are some signs that you need to replace your garage door opener remote:

  • The remote does not respond or has a slow response time

  • The buttons on the remote are stuck or do not work properly

  • The remote is damaged or has a cracked case

  • The remote is lost or stolen

Choosing the Right Garage Door Opener Remote

If you need to replace your garage door opener remote, the first step is to choose the right one. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a new garage door opener remote:


Ensure that the new remote is compatible with your garage door opener. Check the model number of your garage door opener and match it with the remote's specifications.


Most garage door opener remotes operate on a specific frequency, such as 315 MHz or 390 MHz. Make sure that the new remote's frequency matches your existing one to ensure that it will work correctly.


Consider the features that you want in a new remote, such as the number of buttons, range, and security options.

How to Replace Your Garage Door Opener Remote

Once you have selected the right garage door opener remote, it's time to replace the old one. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Remove the battery cover of your old remote and take out the battery.

  2. Look for the "learn" button on your garage door opener. This button is usually located on the back or side of the motor unit.

  3. Press and release the "learn" button. The indicator light on the motor unit will blink, indicating that it is ready to receive a new remote signal.

  4. Press the button on your new remote that you want to use to operate the garage door.

  5. Wait for the indicator light on the motor unit to stop blinking, indicating that the new remote is programmed.

  6. Test the new remote to make sure it is working correctly.


Replacing your garage door opener remote is a straightforward process that you can do yourself. By choosing the right remote and following the steps above, you can have a functional garage door opener remote in no time. If you have any questions or need assistance with choosing or installing a garage door opener remote, Tee's Garage Doors is here to help. Contact us today for expert advice and assistance.

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