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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How To Program Marantec 315MHz Remote


PROGRAMMING USING PROGRAMMING CONNECTOR
There's a couple of ways to program a new remote. For this discussion I'm going to refer to the M3-2312 2-button remote but it holds true for the M3-2314 4-button remote and the M3-3313 3-button keychain remote.

All new remotes come with a programming connector and instructions. If you don't have one you can get a New Programming Connector here. If you have an existing M3-2312 remote then the easiest way to program the new remote is to use the programming connector. You connect the jumper between the existing remote and the new remote - press and hold the button on the existing remote that currently works your opener then press & hold the button on the new remote that you want to work the opener - the LED light on the remotes flicker & you're done. Nothing to it.

PROGRAMMING REMOTE WITHOUT A PROGRAMMING CONNECTOR
However, what do you do if you don't have an existing remote (perhaps you lost it or you just moved into the home and they didn't leave you a remote). Here's a rundown on how to program a new remote by using the buttons on the powerhead unit on the ceiling instead of the programming connector (this is for the M-Line series but is similar for the Q-Line - email us if you need instructions for the Q-Line). You should see 3 red buttons: "+"button / "-"button / "P"button. There are also 8 numbered red LED lights:

TO MAKE OR CHANGE ANY ADJUSTMENT: Press & hold the "P" button for approximately 2 seconds. When all the LED's illuminate and LED #2 begins to blink, release the button. You are now ready to start programming. Press the "P" button until the #7 LED is illuminated LED #7 should be blinking. The opener can now learn the code of the hand-held remote.
While
LED #7 is blinking, press and hold the button on the remote. Once the opener has successfully received the code from the remote, press and release the "P" button. This stores the code in memory. It also completes the adjustment setting sequence and completes the program process. The LEDs will automatically fade out in a circular pattern which indicates that the program mode is complete. LED #8 should now be illuminated and the opener is ready for operation.

If you have another remote that needs programmed after programming one through the powerhead then use the programming connector as previously described.

PROGRAMMING OLD ML-1312 TO NEW M3-2312 REMOTE


If you have an older ML-1312 315MHz remote and you have a newer M3-2312 315MHz remote then you'll need an "Old-to-New" Jumper Cable. This works the same way as the programming connector (as described above). These programming connectors used to be free but as of January 2010 Marantec Mfg charges for them. If you need a programming connector they can be found here on our webstore.

That's about it - hope this information has been helpful.

Click on a remote below to go to the Garage Door Zone & purchase a new remote

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81 comments:

Perra said...

Hi, I got a new Marantec 4-button model, the old one with red buttons. After I program it I can only open the door, not close. I got a Raynor R3000. Thanks for any tip, Per-Arne

Brian said...

If the operator refuses to close the door then there's probably an issue with the photo-eyes. The sensors may be knocked out of alignment, dirty, a wire is off or they failed and need replaced. You'll need to do a little troubleshooting to find the problem.

Perra said...

Yes you were right! When I programed the remote, by accident I turned on the sensor, even though I don't have any infra-sensors installed. That prevented the door to open. So now it works. Thanks Brian.

Jess said...

I just received the Marantec Remote for M line and I had no prior remote to link it with. But after following the instruction on how to program it without the connector, it started working just fine. Thanks a lot for the tip.

Chad S. Ulmer said...

Help! My m3-2312 won't auto learn:( no rapid blinking!! So frustrating, did I break the remote.

Brian said...

Hi Chad,

Send us an email to store@garagedoorzone.com and we'll try to help you. It's easier than trying to ask questions back & forth here on the blog. Thanks.

TwiXxY said...

My 83 year old grandmother had 2 remotes, and swears after several visitors have been to her home that someone must have stolen 1 of them. Now she is constantly fearful that someone will break into her home via the attached garage. Is there a way to change the code on the opener itself, and then reprogram her existing remote to it?

Brian said...

Hi TwiXxy,

There is a way to clear out the remote & reprogram it. If you can email us at: store@garagedoorzone.com with the model of opener your grandmother has we can email you the instructions to erase the remote code & reprogram the remote to her specific opener.

Impimpster said...

My HOA has a Gate. Is it possible to program Ch 2 to a different device code?

Brian said...

Impimpster - I'm assuming you have a 2-button Marantec remote & you want to use one of the buttons to open a gate? It would only be possible if the gate operator had a Marantec 315MHz frequency radio receiver.

Wilson Fonacier said...

How do you program a key chaing remote with a jumper and a remote keypad that is working. Thanks

Brian said...

Hi Wilson,

If your keyless is working but the keychain remote is not then you'll need to use the program jumper to transfer the code from a working remote to the keychain remote. If you don't have a working remote then you'll need to program the keychain remote into the powerhead and then transfer the code to the keyless entry using the jumper.

dpm said...

I bought new m3 2312 and programmed to existingm1 opener. I then bought connector for old ml 1312 opener. I have tried countless times to sync old remote to new one. Are there any special tips you can provide? Do I use left or right side on new remote? And, should light on new remote blink? I am hoping there is somethingsimple I am missing. I wasable to program new remote to opener, but cant seem to get older remote working.

Brian said...

DPM - did your old remote work before you programmed the new one? Does the red LED light on the old one come on when you press the button? Have you tried a new battery in the old remote?
It doesn't matter which side of the remote you use to attach the programming connector and the light on new remote should be solid. The older remote light will blink & go solid when it is programmed.

Charlie Griefer said...

Hi Brian:

I have a Marantec M4500 garage door opener with 2 ML-1312-24 remotes. I just purchased a M3-631 wireless keypad. I am trying to program the keypad using a programming cable. I have the "Old-to-New" which I purchased from you guys (ordered Friday night, arrived here in Phoenix on Monday!).

Following the directions that came with the M3-631, but no matter how many times I try, it doesn't seem that the M3-631 is picking anything up.

Do you happen to know offhand if the M3-631 can be programmed with the old-to-new jumper cables and an ML-1312-24 remote?

Thanks much!
Charlie

Charlie Griefer said...

Heh... nevermind my previous comment. Everything works fine. As luck would have it, the battery on my remote ran out as I was trying to get the keypad programmed :D

Replaced the battery in the remote, and everything went smoothly.

Thanks :)

Brian said...

Yes Charlie you can program the keyless by using the Old-to-New Jumper with the ML-1312 remote.

You may need to check a few things: does the LED light come on the keyless when you press the buttons? If not then check the batteries in the keyless.
Make sure you push the connectors in as far as they will go - sometimes they don't go in far enough to make contact.
Remove all 4 screws from the back of the keyless, pull the two halves apart and make sure the black membrane that goes around the keyless is seated properly. Reinstall all the screws and make sure they're tight.
Hopefully one of these solutions will solve the problem.

Brian said...

That's great Charlie. I guess I'll leave my previous response up here in case anyone else has similar problems.

Charlie Griefer said...

Hi Brian:

Yup, seeing the LED light not coming on on the remote clued me in to check the battery. As did the fact that the garage door stopped opening and closing as I was trying to transfer the code :D

In any event, I appreciate all of the tips you posted above. Definitely very useful/helpful.

Thanks again,
Charlie

kitty said...

I have the main button on my M3-2312 remote programmed to the door I drive in and out of every day. Unfortunately, I cannot get the 2nd button to program to my other garage door.

The 2nd garage door is linked to an older ML-1312 remote, so I know it's possible. But when I go through the steps, I can never get the 2nd button my M3-2312 remote to accept the code for that door. Any suggestions?

Brian said...

Hi Kitty,

If you have the ML1312 remote programmed into the 2nd opener then you can't program another remote into the unit (the openers only hold one programmed remote). To get the other button on your remote to work with the 2nd opener you need to use an "Old-to-New" programming jumper. You connect the ML1312 remote to the M3-2312 remote and transfer the code from the old remote to the new remote.

Just look under Search All Marantec Parts on the GarageDoorZone.com website.

Trey Mann said...

I got it the first time! Thank you for your support, I had a M line model system and only a numeric remote. I got the system to number 7 and programmed the m3-2312 easily

The Crabtrees said...

Hi Brian -

This post has been active for a few years so I hope you're still answering questions!

I have an Mline 4500 opener that is paired with two remotes (actually built-in remotes in our vehicles). Last week, both remotes stopped working at the same time, however the garage door can still be opened using the wall button. I thought the first stop should be to try a re-program before buying a new remote module for the opener.

I tried to reprogram, but nothing happens after holding the "P" button down. I tried multiple times but am getting no LED light changes. Do you have any guess about what could be causing this?

Thanks

Brian said...

Have you checked to make sure the lockout button on the wall station has not been engaged? If the LED light on the wall station is blinking then the lockout button is on (this locks out all remotes). To turn it off - press & hold the lockout button for 2-3 seconds and all the remotes should work.

Ryan P. said...

Can any universal remote be able to work with a Marantec 4500. I recently moved into a house that has this model, but only came with one remote control. I have a remote from my previous house, am I able to use this even though it's a different brand/maker? Also would like to re-code my garage, bc the whole lanlord giving us one remote issue. Im thinking they still have the second one.

Brian said...

Hi Ryan,

You can only use Marantec remotes with the Marantec M4500 opener like the M3-2312 Remote. The universal remotes won't work.

bv meatball said...

Hello Brian-

I have a Marantec 4500e. I believe the M3-2312 remote is compatible with it, but I'm having trouble programming. First off, does the remote work with a 4500e? If so, should I follow the instructions above to program or does it require another set of instructions?

Brian said...

Hi bv,

Yes, the M3-2312 remote works with the M4500e opener. Instructions are pretty much the same. Press & hold "P" button until #8,#1,&#2 light up & release button. Now press & release "P" button until #6,#7,#8 are lit. Now press & hold transmitter button - #7 should flash. Release transmitter button. Press & release "P" button.
That's all there is to it.

Richard Kinsey said...

hi, I have two Marantic mac-lift III deluxe 2005 running my two garage doors, but only found one remote when I moved in. Is it possible to program the remote for the other door or do I have to buy another remote. I don't really need to open the smaller door with a remote.( also I was trying to make the wife happy as she hasn't been able to park in the garage since we bought the place three yrs ago and I finally cleaned it out))Thanks, Rick

Brian said...

Richard,

Your Mac-Lift openers most likely have 40MHz frequency receivers. If they do then there are no remotes available in that frequency. You would have to add a new 75424 Plug-in Radio Receiver to upgrade to the newer 315MHz frequency.

However, if you have the ML1402 2-button remotes then you can program each button to each garage door opener so your remote can open either door.

Andrew Nielson said...

Hi Brian,

You are awesome for all this help to everyone and I hope this isn’t a redundant issue. I have two M3-2312 transmitters that both worked in the past. I recently replaced the batteries in both and while one works flawlessly, the other is not functioning and had a continuous, steady, red, led status, even with no button pressed. I attempted to reprogram the remote but once the powerhead unit was flashing led #7 and awaiting transmitter signal, any push of the buttons on the remote with the illuminated led produced no reaction on the powerhead unit. The working remote produced a signal and was successfully synchronized with powerhead unit.

Is there anything I can do to regain function in this transmitter, or is it kaput? Thanks!

Brian said...

Andrew,

If the button on remote continues to glow after you press it then it sounds like the button is sticking. Take the two halves of the remote apart and try cleaning around the button area.

As far as programming it...only one remote can be programmed into a Marantec opener. To program additional remotes you need to use a "programming connector". You connect the programmed remote to the new (or 2nd remote) and transfer the code from one to the other.

CloudsRest said...

Hey Brian,

It's great that you're taking the time to help folks out here! I have two M3-2312's and the larger button on either remote seems to be non-functional. The indicator LED doesn't even come on. When I push the smaller button, the LED lights up, but it has no effect on my garage door. Any insight would be much appreciated!

-Matt

Brian said...

Hi Matt,

If both remotes stopped working at the same time then the Vacation Button on the wall station has been engaged. Press the button for 2-3 seconds and it will turn off the vacation function and the remotes will work again.

If the LED light does not come on when you press the larger button on the remote but does come on for the smaller button then that is an indication that the battery in the remote should be replaced.

If you need any further help or information feel free to email me at Store@GarageDoorZone.com

Stiv Ostenberg said...

My Lexus built in remote works with our 4500e. Why wont a universal remote work?

Brian said...

Your Homelink system in your Lexus clones the Marantec remote while the "universal" remotes are made to produce a certain frequency and code. I am not aware of any "universal" remotes that work with Marantec equipment.

You're always best to stay away from the "universal" remotes unless the originals are no longer available from the manufacturer. The original remotes always seem to work better than "universal" remotes.

Michael Muller said...

Just purchased a house with two Marantec 4500s installed with an M3-631 Keyless Entry outside. Have one working M3-2312 door opener. Have no idea what the PIN for the existing M3-631 may be. Can I reprogram that with the working M3-2312?

Brian said...

You can program the keyless entry by using your remote but you'll need a the new programming connector. You'll connect the remote to the keyless with the connector to program the keyless.

If you don't have a connector go to our website: www.GargeDoorZone.com and click on Search All Marantec Parts on the left side. Scroll down to the 7th row. You'll find the New Program Connector.

CFree said...

Hi! I have 3 Marantec MLine 4700's openers, three M3-2314 remotes, 3 M3-543 wall stations, and one M3-631 keyless unit. The wall stations are each connected to a garage door and the remotes are all programmed to all of the openers (4 buttons, top is garage door 1, right is garage door 2, bottom is garage door 3, left is blank). Our issue is that we can only seem to get the keyless unit to accept two codes. We've cleared the memory, reset and retried programming multiple times and in different door orders, but we can't get all three door codes programmed into the keyless unit. Any advice? Everything we've read in the instructions and online tells us that we should be able to program three units to the keyless.
Thanks!

Brian said...

Cfree

I've never heard of the keyless accepting only 2 pin numbers. You mentioned that you cleared the keyless entry and started over which would have been my advice. It may be that the keyless entry is defective.

Eric Twerberg said...

I have a ML 2005 opener. When I press the button on the remote the light on the remote keeps blinking even after I let go. Thoughts?

Brian said...

Eric - it sounds like the button on the remote may be worn and is sticking.

Gio said...

I have a ML 2005 and got myself a pair of m3-2312 transmitters. I follow the programing instructions with no luck. Light #7 keeps blinking is not paring with the remote.

Brian said...

Gio,

That remote won't work with the opener because the opener has a 40MHz frequency receiver and the remote is 315MHz frequency - they aren't compatible. You'll need to add a 75424 Marantec Plug-in Radio Receiver to the operator for the remote to work because Marantec no longer offers the 40MHz frequency remotes.

You can find the 75424 receiver at www.GarageDoorZone.com

Matthew Roach said...

I have a marantec 4500 that has worked great for years. Recently, I was opening my door in the morning to discover my garage door was opening sometime during the night. It has been random as well, because some mornings it is still closed. I am very confused. I have followed the directions to reprogram my remote, but is there something else I should be doing. Thanks, Matthew.

Brian said...

Hi Matthew,

Two things that can most commonly cause the door to open: the remote or the wall station. There may be a button on a remote that is sticking or worn out & sending a signal to the opener. Test this by pressing the Lock Out button on the wall station before you go to bed. If the door still opens in the middle of the night then it's not the remotes. Press & hold the Lock Out button for a few seconds to disengage the lock out feature.

So if it's not the remotes then it most likely the wall station. Check the wires from the wall station to the opener. Make sure they are installed properly & not touching each other causing the door to open. Also check & make sure there aren't any staples pinching the wires.

If neither of these sugggestions work then you may need to contact your local Marantec dealer for a service call.

Emily Sauls said...

I have a Marantec M-4500 and one 40 MHz Midi Transmitter (1-channel, Model ML-1401) that came with the house from the previous owners. When I push the red button on the transmitter, the LED flashes - I assume correctly - but the door doesn't move.

When I attempt to reprogram the transmitter, LED #7 just continues blinking (not rapidly) no matter how long I hold down the transmitter button.

Could I have a bad modular receiver? If so, would the 75424 Plug-in Receiver be the solution (while also replacing my 40 MHz remote with a 315MHz)?

The door opens and closes from the wall pushbutton with no problem.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Brian said...

Try pulling the radio receiver out and then pushing it back in (you'll find the small receiver in a slot on top of the operator). Then try reprogramming the remote. If it still doesn't work then the 75424 Plug-in Receiver Set found here will work as a replacement.

Emily Sauls said...

We did try all of that to no avail.

What is the difference between the Marantrc 73870 and 75424 Plug-in Receivers?

Brian said...

No difference. Marantec changed the part number from 73870 to 75424.

Emily Sauls said...

Thank you SO much!

K. C. Foulk said...

I'm having the same issue as Emily... :(
We have a ML2005 and we've never had a functional remote in the 2 yrs we've owned the home.
I purchased a mini transmitter (M3-2312) which I understood would be able to be programmed without an existing functional opener.
I followed the steps until the time came to hold down the button and wait for #7 to light up rapidly. It never happened.
I see you recommended purchasing the plug in receiver - can you please explain how to install/program that device? Once installed, will it work with the remote I already bought?
Thank you!

Brian said...

HI KC

The remote won't program to the opener because the remote is working on 315MHz frequency and the radio receiver on the opener is 40MHz frequency - they're not compatible.

The 75424 Plug-in receiver is 315MHz frequency so the remote you have will work with it. The blog post here explains the receiver setup.

K. C. Foulk said...

Brian,
Thank you so much! I'm hopeful I'll be able to do this on my own. Is it pretty obvious where (on the power head) to plug in the wire from the reciever?
If I have more questions I'll come back and post here.
Thanks again... And wish me luck!

Brian said...

You can read the installation instructions here
You can purchase just the plug-in radio receiver here

K. C. Foulk said...

Thanks, Brian! Install was easy and I finally have a functional remote! Thank you!!!

Henry Georgestone said...

How do I know when device has actually successfully received the transmitter code from the remote when programming garage to open/c;ose from the P-button?
Does the #7 LED stop blinking? Any help will be highly approciated.

Brian said...

Henry - while the #7 is blinking press & hold the remote button until the #7 blinks rapidly. Once #7 is flashing rapidly you can release the remote button - the opener has learned the remote. Press the "P" button again & the remote is stored in the memory and programming is complete.

steve johnson said...

I have a marantac 4500. I have one remote and a keypad. When i tried to change the keypad pin, it stopped working.
When i go to use the P #7 to reprogram, the opener only recognizes the keypad or the remote but not both. Also, when it works with the keypad, my car home links stop working.
What am i doing incorrectly?

Brian said...

I'm not sure Steve. I've never heard of that happening before. I suggest that you contact Marantec directly for help. You can do so by calling 1-847-478-1500

Rob17 said...

Circuit boards only have so many "spaces" for things to program. So when he programs the remote it kicks out the keypad because its full. He needs to erase the memory on the board first and the reprogam. Should be able to hold down the learn button for 30 seconds and erase the board.
www.denvergaragedoorrepairman.com

Brian said...

Actually Rob that's not correct. The logic board has separate slots for the keyless entry and the remotes. One does not affect the other. Also Marantec operators are not like other brands of operators - Marantec operators do not have a Learn Button. On Marantec operators you clear out the code on the remotes not the radio receiver.

Unknown said...

Will any aftermarket openers work with marantec openers?

Brian said...

No. There are no aftermarket or universal remotes that will work with the Marantec operators. You need to use Marantec brand remotes.

Felipe Q. said...

I have a marantec 4500 in my house. I sold my car with the remote control in it. I can't get ahold of the guy I sold the car too. Is there a way to reset the power head unit? Ps: all my remote controls are gone. Only using the wall one.

Brian said...

Felipe,

If you don't plan on buying a new remote for the operator then just press the Lockout Button on the wall station...this locks out all of the remotes. You could also just remove the radio receiver and no remotes would be able to access the operator.

Ashish Naik said...

I have three marantec 4500 garage doors in a house we just purchased. We have 2 two button remotes that correspondingly open two of the doors. The prev owner stated there is a way to open the third door, but we can't get a hold of him to find out how. Any suggestions or sequence of buttons to make it work?

Brian said...

Ashish - purchase another remote & program it to the 3rd operator.

Jlwalker4 said...

P button stuck on unit. How to release it without damaging unit.

Brian said...

Jlwalker4
The buttons sit loose in the cover & can sometimes get a little out of whack. Removed the cover & then put the cover back on so the buttons sit properly.

Oloughlin said...

Hi, I recently bought a new marantec remote for the comfort 800. How can we program the new remote without effecting others remotes

Brian said...

Use a programming connector to transfer the code from an existing programmed remote to the new remote.

Michael Rozier said...

I came home today and pushed the button on my remote and my door did not open. I've had the remote for about 2 years, so I changed battery and tried again and nothing. The lockout button is not flashing, so it's not that. I checked the sensors, all working fine. Also the wall unit is working perfectly. What can I do to get my remote working again? Thanks

Brian said...

Try reprogramming the remote to the operator. You'll find the programming instructions for your particular model in the operator manual. You can find all of the Marantec operator manuals at: http://www.marantecamerica.com/en/media-center.html

Alan said...

I have a marantec elite ex-2007 433Mhz unit. I bought a new 2 buttons 433Mhz remote control. I did the programming process but #7 led didn't blink rapidly and the door didn't move. I don't have original remote control. Do I need to reprogram the unit itself with a new code? How do I do that?

Brian said...

Alan
Double check & make sure the radio receiver is 433MHz frequency first. If it is then pull the receiver out and push it back in. Try programming the remote again. If it still doesn't work then most likely the receiver is no longer working.

roxana bernal said...

Hello. I just moved into a new home with
Marantec M4500. I just bought new remotes and programmed them fine. The doors open but don't close. How can I go about trouble shooting for deeper issues?

Brian said...

Hi Roxana,

It sounds like the photo-electric safety sensors at the bottom of the door are out of alignment, dirty or stopped functioning. You can find the manual for your operator here: http://support.garagedoorzone.com/m4500--m4700-opener-manual.html

Alan said...

Thanks so much

Kyle Shaw said...

I have 3 M4500e Marantec openers and 3 m3-2312 remote transmitters with 3 single car garage doors. 2 transmitters open door 1. One transmitter opens door 3. None will open door 2. Can I reprogram one of the door 1 transmitters to open door 2 or will I have to get a new transmitter for door 2? Thanks!

Brian said...

Kyle

Your remotes have 2 buttons (upper & lower). Take one of the remotes and program the lower button to Door #2. Or you can take one of the remotes that opens Door 1 and program it to open Door #2. Click on the M4500e Topic (on the left side of this blog) to see the instructions on programming a remote to the operator (or you can also find the programming instructions in your manual).