Homeowners often miss the most important step to getting their remotes up and running again after replacing the battery. For security purposes, whenever the garage door remote’s battery has died, the remote will need to be reprogrammed to the garage door opener. When you remove the battery from a remote, or the remote goes dead, it loses its secure connection to the garage door opener. You may also have a situation where one remote goes missing and you’d like to reset the opener’s code. In either case, reprogramming your remote will create a new, secure signal from your transmitter to the receiver.
Reprogramming a garage door remote can be a little different depending on the model of your opener. If you still have it or by searching online, pull up the manual for your garage door opener and find the section on remote programming. For newer models, this process can be very easy since they usually have a single “learn” button on the side for pairing the remote back to the opener. Older units can be a little more involved with the use of switches to accomplish reprogramming the coded signal. \