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    Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    So someone broke into my truck and ransacked it.

    He or she stole my garage door opener. Thus, I need to replace it with new ones. Anyone ever had to replace a remote(s)? Recommendations?

    Thanks!

    PS: If it was you it would be a good idea to leave the country with hopes that I never find out it was you.


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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Just get a generic universal remote opener. Make sure to reset the door opener itself and then program the universal remote and it'll be fine.

    You can usually get a remote from the same brand as your opener, but it isn't necessary.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    So someone broke into my truck and ransacked it.

    He or she stole my garage door opener. Thus, I need to replace it with new ones. Anyone ever had to replace a remote(s)? Recommendations?

    Thanks!

    PS: If it was you it would be a good idea to leave the country with hopes that I never find out it was you.
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    I believe you.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    So someone broke into my truck and ransacked it.

    He or she stole my garage door opener. Thus, I need to replace it with new ones. Anyone ever had to replace a remote(s)? Recommendations?

    Thanks!

    PS: If it was you it would be a good idea to leave the country with hopes that I never find out it was you.
    Sorry to hear about the crap that you are having to deal with. No real advise, but at least you have an appropriate user name if you do find out who the culprit is.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    That really sucks man.

    I replaced one of my remotes this summer. I was surprised how easy was to reprogram. Any hoodlum with 20 seconds in my open garage could sync a universal remote without my knowledge and could essentially have a working key into my house.

    Yikes!



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    So someone broke into my truck and ransacked it.

    He or she stole my garage door opener. Thus, I need to replace it with new ones. Anyone ever had to replace a remote(s)? Recommendations?

    Thanks!

    PS: If it was you it would be a good idea to leave the country with hopes that I never find out it was you.
    Sorry if I'm repeating - don't have time to read entire thread...

    There is one button on you garage opener that resets it and locks out all remotes. So at least your thief won't be able to get into your house as well. Press that and start fresh by reprogramming the remotes you still have.

    Any home improvement store will carry generic or universal remotes. I'd suggest getting your make and model and googling for what remotes will work with it.

    Hope this helps.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    temperflare
    I believe you.
    Yeah, I just despise thieves. Really, really despise them. Alot.


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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Just get a generic universal remote opener. Make sure to reset the door opener itself and then program the universal remote and it'll be fine.

    You can usually get a remote from the same brand as your opener, but it isn't necessary.
    Awesome... I'll pick something up today.


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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Sorry if I'm repeating - don't have time to read entire thread...

    There is one button on you garage opener that resets it and locks out all remotes. So at least your thief won't be able to get into your house as well. Press that and start fresh by reprogramming the remotes you still have.

    Any home improvement store will carry generic or universal remotes. I'd suggest getting your make and model and googling for what remotes will work with it.

    Hope this helps.
    That's a good start. Thank you sir!


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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Yeah, it's easy. Just flip the little switches up or down on your existing garage door opener, and then match up the switch positions to the new one.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Yeah, it's easy. Just flip the little switches up or down on your existing garage door opener, and then match up the switch positions to the new one.
    your opener is ancient......



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    So someone broke into my truck and ransacked it.

    He or she stole my garage door opener. Thus, I need to replace it with new ones. Anyone ever had to replace a remote(s)? Recommendations?

    Thanks!

    PS: If it was you it would be a good idea to leave the country with hopes that I never find out it was you.
    If you are worried about this again the newer garage door openers have 'rolling remote codes" so that one code does not open your door-it's different each time its pressed. Just sayin! Don't know if the one stolen was newer or not but its worth checking out to see what you had.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by breck53 View Post
    If you are worried about this again the newer garage door openers have 'rolling remote codes" so that one code does not open your door-it's different each time its pressed. Just sayin! Don't know if the one stolen was newer or not but its worth checking out to see what you had.
    if it was a newer one those remotes are expensive to replace, in the $40-$50 each range.

    The older ones with just the learn button should run you $25-$35 each. Or if you have one like cyclone pride I think you may be SOL cause I have not seen those for sale in ages.



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    your opener is ancient......
    Running garage opener smack to start off the week? I see how it's going to be



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    Re: Garage Door Remotes and Thieves

    Quote Originally Posted by Colossus View Post
    That really sucks man.

    I replaced one of my remotes this summer. I was surprised how easy was to reprogram. Any hoodlum with 20 seconds in my open garage could sync a universal remote without my knowledge and could essentially have a working key into my house.

    Yikes!
    This is why I reset my remotes at least once a year. I don't think most people realize how easy it is to steal your garage code. You leave your garage open for a few minutes a thief can come in, press two buttons and have access to your house anytime he wants it.



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