Fit a remote to a garage door by following this easy ‘how to’ guide. Automatic garage door openers are especially appreciated during blizzards and rainfall. But even when the weather is beautiful outside, getting out of the car to manually open or close the garage door is a hassle that can be eliminated by a garage door opener. Automatic garage door openers come with remotes. With the remote, the garage door can be opened and closed from inside the car. Because of the portable nature of the garage door remote, they are easily lost or misplaced. Even if your brand of garage door opener is obsolete, you may be able to install a new universal garage door remote.
Install batteries in the remote. The number and type of batteries may vary according to remote model.
Press the "Program" button on the remote. This is the button you accessed in Step 3.
Aim the remote at the "Smart" or "Learn" button, and press the remote's "Open" or "Close" button a specific number of times. This is not the same button you accessed in Step 3. This is the button you would push to open or close the door. The number of times you need to push the button will depend on the garage door opener model. The universal remote should include a chart listing different brands and the number of times needed to push for programming.