How to Program a Mitsubishi Remote Control

By Patrick Nelson

Your Mitsubishi TV’s remote control can be programmed to control other devices. You can program the remote to operate your VCR, cable or satellite source, DVD or audio system. This is particularly useful if you want to reduce the clutter of many remotes. The downside is that you have an extra button to press. Rather than just picking up a device-dependent remote, like the remote for your cable box and pressing the channel button, you have to press the cable-labeled button on the Mitsubishi remote and then the channel up-down button.

Step 1

Move the slide switch on the top of the remote to the position for the device you want to program. For example, CABLE/SAT.

Step 2

Press and hold the power button on the remote for a few seconds. The button light will blink twice and then extinguish. Release the power button.

Step 3

Enter the five-digit code for your cable or satellite box manufacturer (see Resources). The power button will blink twice when you start entering digits. The power button will flash each time you enter a digit. It will flash twice again when you have completed entering the code.

Step 4

Move the slide switch to any other position.

Step 5

Point the remote at the device and test.

Step 6

Repeat with any further programming codes listed if steps 1-5 failed. Point the remote at the device and test.

Step 7

Use Code Search if it still fails. Move the slide switch to the device’s label.

Step 8

Press and hold the power button for a few seconds until the button flashes twice and then goes off.

Step 9

Press the digits 991.

Step 10

Press the digit 1 if you are programming the CABL/SAT label, 2 for DVD/VCR and 3 for AUDIO.

Step 11

Press the Channel Up and power button repeatedly until the device responds.

Step 12

Press Enter to set the code.