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Garage Door Openers

My bikes are stored at a friend's garage, and she initially gave me one of the two garage door openers she had so I could come and go whenever I please. She also has a tendency to misplace things, so after three or four unnecessary trips to her house because she couldn't remember where she put hers, it became obvious that I should just give mine back to her.

I don't like bothering her... and sometimes I just don't want to stay and chat for 45 mins, either.

Is there a way to get a duplicate one made, or a something like a "universal garage door opener" like there are with TV remotes?

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Home Depot has universal garage door openers. That's where I got mine.

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You can find a cheaper one at Menards (my new fav store).

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yeah. what sammy says. then its just a matter of inputting the code from the original.

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Home Depot has universal garage door openers. That's where I got mine.

Aha! Thank you
My family always had a manual garage door opener... body strength. Didn't know if what I wanted even existed!

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Why can't she get a keypad for entry? It's hard to lose it when it's screwed onto the wall.

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maybe use the keypad? or buy a replacement remote opener at any home improvement store and code it to the opener.

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There are two types, rolling code and dip switch. Take a look at the garage opener the next time your over. You'll need the manufacturer name, and then look at the back. Rolling code garage door openers (most common) will have a square button on the back the size of your thumb. If thats the case, but a universal remote compatible with that manufacturer and link the two. (should have instructions).

If the back of the garage door opener has a bunch of dip switches, you will have to get an old school remote. Then its just a matter of matching the dip switch pattern with the opener.
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If the back of the garage door opener has a bunch of dip switches, you will have to get an old school remote. Then its just a matter of matching the dip switch pattern with the opener.
What if that pattern gets scrambled? Any hope in making the new remote work using the serial number on the opener?

I have an old Sears brand opener that says "Digital" on it but the remote has the switches which might not to set to the original pattern. I can post a pic of the back of the opener if that helps.

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just crash a truck into the garage door. That's a universal remote!

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I have a similar situation. My remote broke, no light, no nothing. Went to check the battery and found out the battery cage came off the circuit board.

How do I code a new remote considering the original is dead?
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What if that pattern gets scrambled? Any hope in making the new remote work using the serial number on the opener?

I have an old Sears brand opener that says "Digital" on it but the remote has the switches which might not to set to the original pattern. I can post a pic of the back of the opener if that helps.
Inside the opener, there should be a set of switches to change as well as the remote. It was more common in the old days for people to change codes on a yearly basis, because of how easy they were to crack.

Picture of the back of the opener would help.

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I have a similar situation. My remote broke, no light, no nothing. Went to check the battery and found out the battery cage came off the circuit board.

How do I code a new remote considering the original is dead?
If its a rolling code opener and remote. You have to press (and hold sometimes) the button on the back of the opener, and it should start flashing. You then press the remote button, the system should beep, click, flash, or somehow indicate that it has linked. Then the remote should work every time.

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There are two types, rolling code and dip switch. Take a look at the garage opener the next time your over. You'll need the manufacturer name, and then look at the back. Rolling code garage door openers (most common) will have a square button on the back the size of your thumb. If thats the case, but a universal remote compatible with that manufacturer and link the two. (should have instructions).

If the back of the garage door opener has a bunch of dip switches, you will have to get an old school remote. Then its just a matter of matching the dip switch pattern with the opener.

That's helpful, I'll take a look when I stop over there next.

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just crash a truck into the garage door. That's a universal remote!

Then her neighbor will stealz my Daytona, he's already said he wants a motorcycle again and asked me WAAYY too many questions...

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If its a rolling code opener and remote. You have to press (and hold sometimes) the button on the back of the opener, and it should start flashing. You then press the remote button, the system should beep, click, flash, or somehow indicate that it has linked. Then the remote should work every time.
The remote is shot, not functioning. The battery cage came loose and is no longer soldered to the circuit board. No lights, no nothing.
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Then her neighbor will stealz my Daytona, he's already said he wants a motorcycle again and asked me WAAYY too many questions...
Well, at least you'd know who stole it then. You could always crash your truck into her neighbor's living room too...just a warning shot

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The remote is shot, not functioning. The battery cage came loose and is no longer soldered to the circuit board. No lights, no nothing.
you code it from the opener itself, the machine hanging in your garage that actuates the door.

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The remote is shot, not functioning. The battery cage came loose and is no longer soldered to the circuit board. No lights, no nothing.
You will have to get a new remote. Once you have the new remote, you should be able to re-sync it.
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Can you get me a shot of where the wires attach for the garage door button, antenna, power cord, etc.
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Can you get me a shot of where the wires attach for the garage door button, antenna, power cord, etc.
Sure. I'll take some pics later tonight. How will that help?

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Well, at least you'd know who stole it then. You could always crash your truck into her neighbor's living room too...just a warning shot

True... mine's the only white one around here (that I know of) that's not a SE.
And I know where he lives.
And now I know how to get into his garage.

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get creative while you're at it and wire the remote opener to a momentary switch and mount that switch somewhere handy. I put one in the left control cluster on my R1, see it next to the high beam switch?


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True... mine's the only white one around here (that I know of) that's not a SE.
And I know where he lives.
And now I know how to get into his garage.

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get creative while you're at it and wire the remote opener to a momentary switch and mount that switch somewhere handy. I put one in the left control cluster on my R1, see it next to the high beam switch?

That's a pretty nice setup.
More work than I'm willing to do, though. It's not like it's even my garage- so there's no point to it, ya know?

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just crash a truck into the garage door. That's a universal remote!
yeah, call cp's wife...she'll open the door for you.

actually thanks for asking this steph - ive been meaning to replace my opener for 189 years now and have been too lazy to look this up.
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get creative while you're at it and wire the remote opener to a momentary switch and mount that switch somewhere handy. I put one in the left control cluster on my R1, see it next to the high beam switch?
That IS pretty awesome!
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I did mine the easy way and paid $860 for a new insulated door and opener.
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There are universal keypads out there that work with both dip switch & rolling code openers. If she's prone to losing things, that's the route I'd suggest.
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There are universal keypads out there that work with both dip switch & rolling code openers. If she's prone to losing things, that's the route I'd suggest.

Yeah... I'm not buying her one. She's not attractive, and I'm not bi.

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