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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Garage Door Question of the Week - How do I change the battery in my remote?

Garage Door Question of the Week - How Do I Change The Battery In My Remote? 

Every week we answer common questions about garage doors and garage door operators that we receive in our mailbag. If you have a question please email us at: Support@GarageDoorZone.com.

Q: For the life of me I can't figure out how to open my remote to change the battery. Any tips? - Diane

A: It may seem like a silly question but it is in fact a very good (and common) question. If you have an older (15 - 20 year old) remote then this usually isn't a problem. Most of the older remotes had a screw that you could remove or a small piece that you could slide to get to the battery compartment. This is not the case in most of the newer remotes. I'm assuming in an effort to save on production costs the remotes are no longer made with a screw or a sliding compartment door. What you'll usually find is the two pieces of the remote are pressure fitted together making it difficult to get to the battery. However on most remotes you'll see a small indentation on the end or side of the battery. Take a dime and put it in that indentation and turn the dime like a key. The two halves of the remote should then come apart giving you access to the battery. Two of the more common batteries you'll find is the 3-Volt Lithium Battery or the 12-Volt Alkaline Battery.

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