How to Reprogram a Genie Intellicode

Genie's Intellicode garage doors are designed to increase security for your home. Traditionally, remotes and keypads transmit the same signal every time they open the garage door as only a limited number of codes are available. This could result in a neighbor accidentally opening your garage door with their remote or a criminal easily hacking your system and gaining access to your home through the garage. However, the Intellicode system was programmed with billions of codes, and a new one is selected each time you open your garage door. This feature enhances your safety, making it close to impossible for someone else to open your garage door.

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How to Reprogram a Genie Intellicode

But if you lose your remote or share the keypad number with someone you no longer trust, then you must reprogram the system to maintain your safety.

Locate the Programming Button On the Motor Head

Before you begin to erase or reprogram the remote or keypad, it is important to locate the programming button, also known as the Learn Code button, on the motor head. This button is located on the back of motor head. To find it, first locate the 6-inch floppy black antennae wire. Above the wire, you will see a small, black programming button along with an indicator light. This button is the programming button.

If your motor head does not have an antenna, then there will be an external receiver. This cover must be removed to access both the programming button and the indicator light.

Erase the Remote’s Programming

You do not need the actual remote to erase a remote's programming – you simply need the motor head. Press the programming button down until the light stops blinking. You have now deactivated your remote.

Program Your Remote

Before you begin programming, confirm your remote is compatible by pressing the remote button. If the light under the motor head's programming button blinks red, then your remote is compatible but not yet programmed to the unit. To program, press the button on the motor head once. The light will blink red. Then, with your remote at least 2 feet away from the motor, press the remote's button three times. After your first press, the light will turn from flashing to solid. The light will go out after you press your remote button a second time. On the third press, the motor will run. Your remote is now programmed.

Reset and Reprogram Your Model GWKIC or ACSDG Intellicode Keypad

This keypad is black with a slide-up cover and the word "Intellicode" printed on the cover. To reset this keypad, open cover half way, then press and hold the program and "8" buttons simultaneously while opening the cover completely. The indicator light will blink once and then go out. Fully close the cover to reset the keypad.

To reprogram this keypad, fully open the cover until it's latched. Next, simultaneously press the numbers "3," "5" and "7," then press the program button. When the red light blinks, enter your personal identification number (PIN) and then press the program button again. Close the cover fully. Next, press and release the programming button on the motor head. The radio signal indicator will blink red for 30 seconds. During this time, return to you keypad, enter your PIN and press "Send" two times. This will allow your system to grab the frequency and code it in. Press "Send" one additional time to test your system and move the door.

Reset and Reprogram Your Model GWKP Intellicode Keypad

This keypad is off-white with a flip-up cover. To erase your old PIN, press and hold down the following buttons in order: program, 6 and Up/Down arrow. Once the red light blinks once and stops, release the buttons. To reset this keypad, press and hold down the program button, then the "6" button and then the Up/Down arrow key. Once the red LED blinks once and stops, you can release all buttons.

To reprogram this keypad, begin by pressing the "3" button, then "5," then "7" and finally the program button. Do not hold any of these buttons down – simply press them in the order indicated. Next, enter your PIN, which can range from three to eight characters. Press the program button again and the red LED will blink twice per second, then turn off. Next, press and release the programming button on the motor head. The radio signal indicator will blink red for 30 seconds. During this time, enter your PIN and press the Up/Down arrow key on your keypad, which will change the motor head's blinking light to a steady light. Press the Up/Down arrow key again and the light will turn off. Your programming is complete once the keypad's backlight turns off, in approximately 30 seconds.

Reset and Reprogram Your Model GK-BX Intellicode Keypad

This keypad works with systems using Intellicode 1 and Intellicode 2 controls. To reset the Intellicode 1 keypad, enter the current PIN, then press Program. Repeat this step once. You have now created a new PIN.

To reprogram the Intellicode 1 keypad, press and hold down the program key and the Up/Down arrow key until the light flashes twice and then stops. Next, press the "3" button, then "5," then "7" and finally the program button. Do not hold any of these buttons down – simply press them in the order indicated. Enter your PIN, which can range from three to eight characters, and then press the program button. Next, press and release the programming button on the motor head. Return to your keypad, open it, enter your PIN and press and release the Up/Down arrow key several times until the door moves.

To reset the Intellicode 2 keypad, enter the current PIN, then press the program key. Repeat this step once and wait for the backlight to turn off. You have now created a new PIN.

To reprogram the Intellicode 2, press and hold down the program key and the Up/Down arrow key until the light flashes twice and then stops. Next, press the "3" button, then "5," then "7" and finally the program button. Do not hold any of these buttons down – simply press them in the order indicated. Enter your PIN, which can range from three to eight characters, and then press the program button. Next, press and hold the square programming button until the round and cylinder lights turn blue. Release the button. The blue light will turn off, but the long purple button will blink for 30 seconds. During this time, enter your new code on your keypad and slowly press and release the Up/Down arrow key several times until the door begins to move.

Reset and Reprogram Your Intellicode 3 Keypad

To reset the Intellicode 3 keypad, enter the current PIN then press the program key. Repeat this step once and wait for the backlight to turn off. You have now created a new PIN.

To reprogram the Intellicode 3, press and hold down the program key and the Up/Down arrow key until the light flashes twice and then stops. Next, press the "3" button, then "5," then "7" and finally the program button. Do not hold any of these buttons down – simply press them in the order indicated. Enter your PIN, which can range from three to eight characters, and then press the program button. Next, press and hold the square programming button until the round and cylinder lights turn blue. Release the button. Only the round light should remain blue. Press the square programming button again, then release. The lights should now blink purple. On your keypad, enter your PIN and then press the Up/Down arrow key three or four times until the door begins to move. Wait 30 seconds for the light on the keypad to turn off.


Gia Miller

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