How to program a RCA remote control?

BySheridan Hurwit 2019-07-02 4086

An old universal RCA remote control does not have the same options as the new models. Indeed, this type of remote control does not have a "code search" button to facilitate its programming. But that does not mean that such a thing is difficult. Here are three tips to follow to program this type of universal remote control.


RCA remote control

Start by finding the model number of the model

Programming a universal RCA remote control will require you to find the model number of the model you purchased. This is usually on the back of the card. This way, you only have to remove the battery panel to see the number displayed. Then go to "RCA Universal Remote Control Programming Codes" where you will find your remote control.

You could also choose the "manual" at the top left of the page or you can simply enter the remote control number and start the search. You will find the operating instructions for the device or a code list saved in PDF format.

Then proceed to programming the remote control

For this step, it is necessary to start by pressing the TV button on the remote control continuously even when a small light is constantly on. Continue entering the TV code from the remote control while continuing to press the TV button.

You will not release the latter until the last digit of the code has been entered. Note that the light should go out when you enter the code. In addition, it will light up on its own when it enters. When you release the TV button, make sure that the small light flashes and eventually goes out if the code is valid. However, it will blink 4 times if the code you type is not the correct one.

You could then try it by changing the channel with the remote control. Please understand that not all functions will always work on all models. This is true even if important functions such as changing channels and transferring controls to a VCR work.

How to find the code yourself?

Programming a universal RCA remote control with a code search button is very easy. To do this, you could start by turning on the device with which you want to integrate it. Then activate the code search by pressing the power button on the remote control and the other device at the same time. Don't let go until the little red light comes on.

Remember to press the "play" button every 5 seconds until your target device turns off. Be aware that this will allow you to get a list with ten codes each time you press the key. Continue to press the "reverse" or "rewind" button to ensure that the unit will turn off and on again. Here, patience is required, as such an action can be repeated several times until the device obtains the list of ten codes.

Finally, to save the code, simply press the "stop" button until the light turns off.

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