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Programming Instructions for Genie remotes:

Programming Genie Intellicode Remote Transmitters

Genie GIT-1learn button


  1. Gently press and release the Receiver Learn Code button on the power head receiver of your door operator. This small, black, unmarked button is located behind the light lens at the motor head and is nearest the floppy 6 inch antenna wire that protrudes from the motor head. When pressed, a radio signal indicator light will start blinking red for 30 seconds. **
  2. After pressing the Learn Code Button once, press your transmitter button three times for your system to grab the frequency and code it in. (Keep the transmitter you want tuned at least 2 feet away from the power head while tuning.)
  3. Press the transmitter button once more to test the system and start your door moving.

**To erase all Intellicode remotes and wireless keyless entry, hold down on the learn button until the indicator light stops blinking, then proceed to Step 1.


For Genie IntelliG, TriloG Series Openers

  1. Press and hold down the square button on the motor head until the round blue LED light come on, then release the square button.
  2. The long purple LED button will start to blink.
  3. While the long LED is blinking, hold the remote 4 or 5 feet away and press 3, 4 or 5 times, until the door activates.  Your remote is now programmed.

For Genie IntelliG, TriloG Series built from 2009 until July 8, 2011

(see serial # on front: first 2 digits = year, next 3 digits = day of the year)

  1. Press and hold down the square button on the motor head until the round blue LED comes on, then release the button.  Press the square button once more until the long purple LED comes on and release.  The purple LED should be blinking.
  2. To unlock the programming feature use a remote that already operates the unit and press it once. Purple light goes solid.
  3. Hold the new remote 4 or 5 feet away and press 3, 4 or 5 times until the door activates.  The remote is then programmed

Clearing Memory for Remotes and Keypad (if present)

  1. Follow steps 1 and 2 above or step 1 if between 2009 and July 8, 2011.
  2. While the long purple LED is blinking hold down on the UP and DOWN triangle buttons at the same time until both LEDs flash blue and go off.  This clears the receiver memory.  All previously programmed remotes will no longer work with your door.
  3. To re-program each remote follow steps 1 through 3 of the programing instructions relative to your opener above.


Programming Digital Remote Transmitters with Internal Set Switches

Genie GT90

These transmitters work by matching the settings on the internal code setting switches with the same set of switches in the receiver on the garage ceiling. The receiver is located either behind the light lens of the Genie garage door opener motor head, or inside an external small rectangular box on the ceiling, which is connected to the motor head by a set of wires. Note: the frequency of the transmitter must be the same frequency as the receiver on the ceiling for it to work. Genie has been making the 390 MHz frequency exclusively for the last 15 years.

Programming Multi-Button Digital Remotes with Internal Set Switches:

Genie GT90-3

These garage door opener transmitters have 2 smaller switches to the right of the internal Code Setting Switches. The small right switch should be set according to how many Code Setting Switches in your receiver (either 9 or 12). The small left switch is for programming purposes. To program a button for one of your doors, follow the instructions below:


  1. First, match the settings on the Internal Code Setting Switches with the same set of switches in the receiver on the garage ceiling, as described in the previous programming instructions.
  2. Next, move the small programming switch to 'S' (for SET) and press the transmitter button you wish to have assigned to the above door.
  3. Last, return the programming switch to 'R' (for RUN) and press the assigned transmitter button to test the door and start the door moving. Follow the same procedure for each additional door you wish to program.

Installation of Genie GIC390 Intellicode Receiver


Terminals labeled 1, 2 and 3 on the Receiver are connected to their corresponding terminals on the garage door opener Power Head labeled 1, 2 and 3. Color coded wires correspond as follows: White = 1, Black = 2, Red = 3. (Wiring connections inside the GIC receiver plastic cover are as follows: Red = 1, Black = 2, White = 3. Note that these wire connections are in a different order than the connections to the motor head.)

Installation of Genie GIC390 Receiver Using 24 VAC Power Pad

Installations using a Power Pak plug-in will connect the two terminals on the power pack to terminals 1 and 3 on the receiver, color coded white and red. The receiver's white wire (1) also connects to terminal 1 on the Garage Door Opener Power Head. The receiver's remaining black wire (2) connects to terminal 2 on the Power Head.


Installation of 36163R Universal Intellicode Receiver

Intellicode Receiver

This new Genie Intellicode Radio Receiver connects differently than previous versions of Genie external receivers. The receiver is powered through the terminals marked power and common. A Genie garage door opener which has only 3 terminals on its motor head will use the terminals on the motor head marked 1 for common and 3 for power. If you have a Genie garage door opener with more than 3 terminals, an external 24Vac adaptor will need to be purchased to supply power to this receiver.

For example, if you are replacing an existing Genie external receiver, the red wire connects to the "power terminal" on the new receiver, the white wire connects to the "common" and the black wire connects the terminal marked "wall button."
If you are connecting this receiver to a garage door opener with only 2 terminals, or having more than 3 terminals, you need to purchase a 24 Vac power adaptor. The adaptor plugs into your garage outlet and wires from the power pack are connected to the terminals on the receiver marked "power" and "common." Then connect wires from "wall terminal" and "common" to terminals 1 and 2, respectively, on your garage door opener. These are the same terminals which connect to your wall button.





Programming 971LM and 973LM, 371LM and 373LM Security Plus Transmitters

973LM remote373LM remote

  1. Press and release the square colored "smart" button on garage door opener motor unit. The smart indicator light will glow steadily for 30 seconds.  The 971LM and 973LM remotes have a corresponding amber or red, square, learn button.  The 371LM and 373LM have a corresponding purple, square, learn button.  Learn buttons are located on the motor head near the terminal strip for wire connections.
  2. Within 30 seconds, press and hold the button on the hand-held remote.
  3. release the button when the motor unit light blinks. It has learned the code. If light bulbs are not installed, two clicks will be heard.

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