Besides the fact that a lot of home owners prefer to use garage door featured with remote controls and wall-mounted keypad, it cannot be denied that some other home owners still love their rather old-school garage door, which is featured with remote only and no wall-mounted keypad included.
When it comes to the ways to change garage door code, it is true that factually the more modern door with keypad has code that is easier to change. Although it is so, it does not mean the old-version of garage door has code that cannot be changed. Even the ways to change the code may be more complicated, there are still steps can be followed in order to give a new access code to the door.
Why the Code Should be Changed?
Before knowing about the steps can be done to change garage door code, first of all it is best for you to know about why the code should be changed. There are factually some most common situations applied in this case. The first situation is when you know some people, who do not live together with you in the house, know about the old code.
Other situation is when the one from several remotes used to access the garage door is missing or even worse stolen. The last situation is when you usually change the code once in a while for safety reason. When you find out that one situation is applied to you, it is totally fine to start considering about changing the old code of the garage door.
The Right Regular Ways to Change the Code
As told previously, changing the code of door for garage that is completed only with remote is a bit more complicated. By following the steps that are about to be mentioned in here, hopefully it will be easier for you or any other users of this type of garage door to change the code.
- Get to the small switches located inside the remote of the garage door by removing the cover of the remote.
- Change the code by repositioning the switches.
- Replace the cover of the remote control. If by any chance there are more than one remote used, you need to do the same way in order to add the same setting to each remote.
- Access the motor of the garage door that is located on the ceiling of the room them move the switches located inside the motor. The purpose is to make the new code applied in the remote matching with the code of the garage door motor.
- The last step is performing a test by using the remote in order to find out whether or not the new code works or whether or not the code of the remote matches with the code of the motor. If the garage door cannot open, it seems you need to recheck the positions of the switches in order to make sure again if everything is matching. This can be done for several times if the switches are not matching.
Watch this video for How to Change the Code of Garage Door with Remote and No Keypad.