How to Program a GE Remote Control

By Cameron Easey

Televisions, such as those from GE, can come with a universal remote that you can program to work with other types of audio and video equipment such as a DVD player, cable box second television. In order to program a GE remote with another device you will need to enter a code into the remote. You have the option of using an auto-search feature or manually programming the remote.

Manual Code Entry

Step 1

Turn on the device that you want to program with the GE remote. You can program a TV, DVD player or an auxiliary device.

Step 2

Press the “Setup” or "Code Search" button on the remote (depending on which GE model you own).

Step 3

Press the button on the remote for the device that you want to program. The red indicator light will flash once and then remain on.

Step 4

Enter the three- or four-digit code for the device into the remote using the numbers on the keypad. The codes can be found either in the users manual or online at Eliztech.com (website link below in the "References" section). The red indicator light will go off once the correct code has been entered.

Step 5

Point the remote at the device and press the “Power” button to turn the device off. This will verify that the remote has been programmed correctly.

Auto Search

Step 1

Turn on the device that you want to program with the GE remote.

Step 2

Press the “Setup” button on the remote to use the Code Search feature.

Step 3

Press the button on the remote for the device that you want to program. The red indicator light will flash once and then remain on.

Step 4

Press the “Power” button repeatedly after completing step 3 to use the auto search feature to find the device code. Wait two seconds between presses of the "Power" button. When the device turns off, you have found the correct code.

Step 5

Press the “Enter” button to store the code in the remote. The indicator light will go off once the code has been stored.

Tips & Warnings

  • In step 3 for both approaches, if you want to program one of your devices to the AUX button, press the Aux button and then the button for the device you want to assign to Aux. Wait for the red indicator light to come on and proceed to step 4.
  • There are 250 possible codes stored in the remote, so you may need to press the "POWER" button up to 250 times before you find the right code using the auto search function.