Unlike the new remote control equipped with Intellicode system as the security system used, the old Genie remote uses dip switches. When it is time to program Genie remote garage door opener with Intellicode system you can easily program and reprogram in just a push of a button. Meanwhile, when it is time to program Genie remote with dip switches, you need to match the remote set of dip switches to opener dip switches. Otherwise, the remote will not work as you need it to.
The dip switches remote controls example is the GT912. To program Genie remote garage door opener with dip switches you need to prepare the remote control GT912 or other dip switches remote, a ladder, and a note.
Start to program Genie remote garage door opener with dip switches by placing the ladder under the motor head rear side. Locate the dip switches set placed on the back side of the motor head of the opener. You will see a sequence of nine or twelve white dip switches located on the upper right corner. Take a note of the sequence of 9-12 switches position individually.
Next step in programming the dip switches remote is uncovering the remote GT912 rear cover by sliding it off. Find the mode switch located on the right side of the remote. You need to slide the mode switch to 9 or 12 dip switches depend on the Genie opener models use.
Slide the switch of 9 or 12 switches individually to match with the set of the dip switches on the opener that you have noted before. Slide the switch using your finger or a pencil or anything that can help you to change the position. Once you have finished matching all dip-switches, try to put back the battery on the remote and press the button on the remote control.
Your opener should operate as you release the button. If it does not operate, check again the switch position on the remote. Check whether all the dip switches are set correctly.