How To Clone Garage Door Remote Control

Preamble

Please note, the original article was written on year 2011, which is more than 5 years ago, a lot of things has changed (for example, rolling code are used more and more in today’s market), so we decided to write a small guide to explain the remotes that fit steps below.

In the original article below, you can see we have explained two steps to clone garage door remotes, these steps are under the following conditions.

1. The original remote you have, should be fixed code remotes (which means there’re likely dip switches on remotes, especially when those dip switches are to control the address code of remote controls), the typical remotes fit this description are Linear Multicode 300/310, Came Top432na etc.

2. You should have aftermarket remotes with cloning capabilities (they’re usually called, cloning remotes, cloner, self-learning remote, remote control duplicator, duplicating remotes etc), they need to have this self-learning feature to learn code from your existing remotes.

If your original remotes & newer remotes meet above description, then please read on.

Otherwise, you might need to contact your seller, or please leave a comment at end of this article, we will provide some support to help you find the correct remote.

Simple 2 Step Programming Instruction

Code Clone / Copy / Duplicate Brief Instruction Summary
StepKeyfob ActionLED Status
1Code ClearPress and hold down buttons A and B on Copy RemoteLED flashes once then flashes quickly
2Code ClonePress and hold down corresponding buttons on Copy Remote and Original RemoteLED flashes quickly
Code RecoveryPress and hold down buttons C and D on Copy RemoteLED flashes twice or three times then flashes quickly

NOTE: Code Recovery is not necessary unless you have cleared the code by accident and need to have the previous code restored.

Code Clear

How To Clone Garage Door Remote Control - Code Clear

Press and hold down buttons A and B on Copy Remote simultaneously, LED flashes once, after approximately 5 seconds, LED on Copy Remote flashes quickly, all the transmitter codes in the memory have now been erased.

After code clear, LED will flash once and remains off when pressing any button on Copy Remote.

Code Clone

How To Clone Garage Door Remote Control - Code Clone

Place your Original Remote next to Copy Remote. Press and hold down the button on Original Remote that you wish to program onto the corresponding button on Copy Remote, and then press and hold down the corresponding button on Copy Remote. Hold both buttons down until you see LED on Copy Remote flashes quickly. This should only take a few seconds, and then you have successfully duplicated the code from Original Remote.

Repeat the above code clone procedure for buttons B, C and D on Copy Remote if required.

After successfully learned, LED will turn on and remains on when any button on Copy Remote is pressed, and the button on Copy Remote will function the same as Original Remote, the clone procedure is now complete.

Code Recovery – Optional

How To Clone Garage Door Remote Control - Code Recovery

If you have cleared the code by accident, press and hold down buttons C and D on Copy Remote simultaneously, after approximately 5 seconds, LED on Copy Remote flashes twice or three times, then flashes quickly, all the transmitter codes in memory have now been recovered.

Prerequisites & Tips

If you have followed exactly the above programming procedure, but the Copy Remote does not work with your garage door opener, there are basically two major factors to consider: Firstly, your existing remote control might not be fixed code type. Secondly, your existing remote control and Copy Remote must transmit signal on the same frequency. The frequency is factory preset to 315MHz which is the standard for radio remote control apparatus in USA and China. The frequency can be changed to anywhere between 240MHz and 960MHz if required.

The detailed prerequisites are listed below, if the above procedures don’t run successfully, please check if all prerequisites are met.

  • Operating frequency of both Copy Remote and Original Remote must be the same
  • Only fixed-code model can be cloned, rolling-code model which is broadly used on cars is NOT supported
  • Code of Copy Remote must be cleared before cloning procedure

The programming Tips & Tricks are listed below, which may help you in the copying procedure.

  • Copy Remote and Original Remote should be placed close to each other during the copying procedure
  • Both remotes should be placed far from any wireless device that may cause interference in the copying procedure, such as cellphones, wireless modems and other devices
  • Check if the battery in your Original Remote is in good condition
  • Check if the Original Remote is functioning properly

Cloning of Rolling-Code Model NOT Supported: Our Solidremote Universal RF Remote Control Duplicator can clone a vast majority of fixed-code RF remote controls, in which circumstance each time when the remote control button is pressed, the same code is encoded and transmitted. While when the RF remote control is equipped with Code Hopping or Rolling-Code Technology, it’s not possible to clone because these type of remote controls transmit a different code each time the remote control button is pressed for better security.

TIPS: Fixed-code model is widely used in common remote control field such as Garage Door Openers, while Rolling-Code model is widely used in high security remote control field such as Car Security Systems, but today more and more latest Garage Door Openers model are equipped with Rolling-Code Technology, so contact us for compatibility information before placing an order.

ABBREVIATION: The above instructions use Copy Remote as abbreviation of Solidremote Universal RF Remote Control Duplicator and Original Remote as abbreviation of Original RF Remote Control to be duplicated.

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30 replies on “How To Clone Garage Door Remote Control

  • John

    I successfully cloned my remote but it only worked the first time and then stopped, does this mean it uses a rolling code of did something go wrong during cloning?

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    • solidremote

      Mod

      Yes I believe your keyfob is rolling code, thus only worked one time.

      You can try cloning several times, if it shows the same result everytime, then it’s definitely rolling code.

      Reply
  • buralar

    I have a remote control of mine car. In the circuit inside the remote, there is a 304 MHz writing on the top. I want to duplicate it because there is a short circuit. I get it work while connecting to short ckt. places with some conductive thing or touching both sides. Here my question is, how can I duplicate it and in the market cloning remote controls says 433,92 Mhz. Do them suitable for my car’s remote(304 MHz)?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      The frequency must match in order to make cloning remote work, otherwise the remote distance is shorter or just won’t work at all.

      You can look for adjustable frequency remote control duplicator online, which can take codes and transmit at 304 MHz.

      Reply
  • William Miller

    There are 4 buttons on my TX-102, 433.92 system for my gate opener by aleko. Is there any way to use any of the remaining 3 buttons to open my garage door at another location?

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    • William Gates

      Mod

      The answer depends on receiver’s functionality, most gate opener brands support this control feature, please check your manual for details.

      Reply
  • Oliver

    Hi, I have a remote liftmaster 371lm and I want to clone it.

    Can it be done with one of your products?

    Thanks in advance,
    Oliver

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      I’m afraid you can’t create a new one by cloning if old one is lost, you may need to purchase a new MPC3 genuine or compatible remote, and program it to your door opener.

      Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      For rolling code remote, you can search if there is any aftermarket compatible, but it has to be programmed to receiver unless there is other way stated by manufacturer, you can post the model number if you would like further assistance.

      Reply
  • Brian Leonard

    Right I’m attempting to clear the copy remote by holding down A and B simultaneously and the light flashes etc but when I press down A the led stays on? And when I click on the master nothing is happening.. And What am I doing wrong

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      Maybe your cloner model’s code clear button is not A+B, it can be other buttons depending on software implementation, please contact your seller for more information.

      Reply
  • dawson

    hi, i have fitted a DKC800AC(L) sliding gate operator which came with two remote controls; which i successfully programed. a few months later i bought two similar remote controls from ebay and tried to clone against the first remote but does not work. i tried to program the new fobs directly onto the engine like i did when i installed it and all it does is wipe out the first fob codes, so then i have to reprogram the original fobs again. i have tried over and over again without success. I only have two fobs, and with my family , i need more. can you help. do i need to buy more fobs, or do something else ?
    thanks chris dawson

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      For cloner remote to work, your original remote must be fixed code, and with same frequency, it looks like yours is not.

      Maybe the only way is to buy genuine spare remote from your gate dealer.

      Reply
  • Anthony Hall

    I have an electric gate controller which has a receiver marked as RWAU2SC 433.92 mhz. I am trying to copy the remote with a new copying remote, however, it will not copy. The new remote goes into copying mode, however, when I try to get it to copy nothing happens. Can you help?

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      I can’t find more information on RWAU2SC, especially regarding its encoder format, but if it is new product, I think it is highly likely using rolling code, thus can’t be copied.

      Reply
  • Anthony Hall

    Thank you for the prompt reply.
    I have now found the manufacturer of th RWAU2SC, it is an Italian company called LEB.
    It is about 10 years old.

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      I have checked online, it’s a 433.92Mhz remote so frequency is correct, and it’s using learning code technology, but I’m not sure if it is fixed code learning or rolling code learning… it can’t be find anywhere in datasheet, maybe you can contact your copying remote’s seller to see if he can help.

      Reply
  • Brian

    Hi William,
    I live in a complex with a remote controlled gate. I am trying to program a remote(Clicker CLT1D) to open the gate by adjusting the dip switches to the same settings as my old working remote(Multi-Code). For some reason, it doesn’t work. Does this mean my remotes have 2 different frequencies? How do I figure out what frequency I need if this is the case?
    Thank you for your help,
    Brian

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    • William Gates

      Mod

      As far as I know, Multi-Code remote has multiple frequencies (such as 300, 310) exist on market, so you will need to know your exact model, and I believe Clicker’s manual has detailed instructions on how to setup dip switches according to original remote’s model.

      Usually you can find model number on sticker on back of remote, the text with FCC ID etc.

      Reply
  • John Spiers

    I have a very old garage door opener with two remote controllers which I think operate at 418 MHz which is now the security services frequency. I have accidentally broken one of my remote controllers and want to buy a new one which I can clone. I would need the type that allows me to select the right frequency. Where would I get one of these?

    Yours,

    John Spiers

    Reply
    • William Gates

      Mod

      Hello John,

      There aren’t many 418Mhz clone remotes on market, but as far as I know, there are some multi-frequency cloner that can be tuned to 418Mhz, I guess you’re in the UK, so you can check eBay or Amazon for cloners.

      Also in case your remote is LiftMaster 418Mhz, you can find some direct replacement remotes that don’t need cloning, also on eBay or Amazon.

      Reply
  • Jon

    I have just been allocated a new unit and it has a roller shutte. The original fob was lost, is there any way I can programme a new fob as I have nothing to clone it from. There is no data sheet with the shutter. It is a four button remote, I was given the one for next door but it seems the codes are different.

    Reply
  • Sarah

    How do I find out if I can clone my garage door remote control. I can’t find anything at all written either on it or inside the remote

    Reply

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