Changing Switch Of An Old Genie Garage Door Opener

June 11, 2014 | By Rahma | Filed in: Door Opener Accessories.

For you that manage to have an old genie garage door opener you may find that the door opener a little bit different to the smart new one. This old garage door opener uses a series of dip switches when you need to program the receiver to work with remote controller of garage door. Before you match each dip-switch in an exact position on the opener you may not be able to use your remote control. To prevent unauthorized people matching your dip switch pattern you need to change dip switches to a random pattern.

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Put dip switches on random pattern to prevent unauthorized people match it

Changing switch of an old genie garage door opener is simple and easy, all you need to do is just follow the instructions below:

  • First of all please make sure the door pathway is free from any object and children. Unplug any electrical outlet on the ceiling that connects to your old genie garage door opener.
  • Unscrew the retaining screws that hold the plastic lens. The plastic lens is covering the light bulbs of the garage door. Remove the plastic lens you will find the white dip switches in the upper left corner of the motor. You will need to make a note of each dip switches.
  • Next, you need to open the battery compartment on the opener remote to reveal the dip switches too. Use a screwdriver if the cover has retained screw. Match the position of each dip switches on the opener motor with the position of dip switches on the remote controller. Get the exact position of each dip switches otherwise the door opener will not operate at all. Make a small test by pressing the button on the remote control.
  • Once you finish to match the position of each switches, you need to replace all cover to its position. Get back the cover of remote, the receiver or the lens cover and plug again the opener into the outlet placed on the garage ceiling.

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