Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do you erase the garage door codes programmed into the universal remote?

asked by on

How do you erase the garage door codes programmed into the universal remote?

A: While the universal garage door opener in y...

While the universal garage door opener in your car is certainly handy, there are times that you might want to erase the codes you’ve stored. You may be selling the car or trading it in. You may be moving to a new home, or handing the car down to a college age child. Here’s how you erase those codes:

  1. Turn the ignition on.

  2. Press both outside buttons at the same time.

  3. Hold them for about 20 seconds.

4.Watch for the LEDs to flash quickly.

  1. When the lights flash, let go of the buttons.

  2. Verify that all codes are erased (the remote should no longer work the garage door).

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Check engine light and P1345 code

I'm thinking that they may have sold you a V6 distributor. Remove the rotor and look at the top of the vane cup for a "6" or an "8". It there is a 6, it's a V6 distributor and won't...

Q: How do I program the automatic garage door opener to work with a fixed code opening system?

Your garage door opener (Car2U®) is designed to work with both fixed and rolling code opening systems. You’ll need to program it for your door, though. Here’s how to do that for a fixed code system. Make sure you’re...

Q: I have a 2005 Ford F150 that has intermitten electrical surges.

Hi there. The power surging could be caused by a loose wire from the battery or a loose ground. The noise could be the starter engaging as the engine is running. Check all of the wiring under the hood and...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...