How do I program a car garage door opener without a remote?

My new house has an automatic garage door but the previous owner didn’t leave the remote behind. How do I program a car garage door opener without a remote?

Answer
I am sorry to say that you can’t program a car garage door opener without the remote control. But don’t let this get you down, there are several other options available that can help!
The easiest thing to do is to purchase a replacement remote. Places like HomeDepot sell universal garage door remote controls for less than $30. Just follow the instructions in the manual and you will be all set.
Another option is to use the garage door opener that is already installed in your car. Most cars these days will have a universal remote built into the driver-side visor. In this situation, you will want to reset the car remote back to the factory settings. Grab your vehicle’s owner’s manual and follow the instructions.
If you don’t have the owner’s manual for your car anymore, you will be able to download a copy online.
This isn’t the only time your car and your home will work well together. You can also bundle your auto and home policies for a pretty good discount.
If you want to save money on car or home insurance, the Jerry app is a good place to start. A licensed broker, Jerry does all the hard work of finding cheap quotes from the top name-brand insurance companies and buying new insurance. Jerry will even help you cancel your old policy.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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