How to Fix a Vizio Sound Bar Remote

Vizio sound bars come complete with a remote control which adjusts the sound bar functions as well as television volume. There could be a variety of reasons why the remote control is not functioning properly. The wrong battery or cleaning the remote with solvent could cause permanent damage to the remote, or you may be using the remote from too far away or at too wide an angle.

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Change the Vizio remote batteries. The remote is only compatible with the CR2025 Lithium button battery, using the wrong battery could permanently damage the remote. To insert, turn the remote over and push in on the battery cover to release it. Then slide the battery holder out of the remote. Place the battery inside the holder so the "+" symbol is facing up. Then slide the holder back in the remote.

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Remove all objects between the remote control and the receiver on the Vizio sound bar. Objects will interfere with the remote's signal.

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Command the Vizio sound bar or TV with the remote no more than 30 feet away. Make sure the remote is no more than 30 degrees to the left or right, or 20 degrees above or below the LED on the receiver.

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Change the remote to control the volume of the sound bar instead of the television. Press the "Audio" button on the Vizio sound bar remote, then release it. Hold down the "Setup" button until the LED on the sound bar blinks twice. Press "9," "9" and "3," the LED will blink twice. Press the "Vol" button and the LED will blink four times. The volume of the sound bar is now controllable with the remote.

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Wipe the Vizio remote clean using a damp rag. Never use a solvent.

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