How to Program a Motorola Cable Box Remote

By Chris Waller

Motorola is one of the largest electronic companies in the world, known for cell phones and pagers. Did you know that Motorola also makes cable boxes that are used with many cable providers to provide users with the best technology available for viewing and recording television? If you have a cable service provider that utilizes a Motorola Cable Box, you can use the remote not only to control your cable service, but also to control other devices that are connected to your home entertainment system. With a few simple steps, you can control all of your devices with one remote.

Things You'll Need

  • Motorola cable box remote

Step 1

Turn on the device you wish to program. Make sure all other devices are turned off to prevent problems later. If you are programing a DVD or VCR, insert a disc or tape to test the device when the procedure is complete.

Step 2

Using the user's manual that came with the Motorola cable box, find the brand of the device you wish to program, and write down all of the four-digit codes that appear for that product. You might have to try a few codes before you find the one that works best with the remote and your device.

Step 3

Press and hold the appropriate mode button for the device you are programming. Keep the button pressed until each mode light begins to flash. Release the button while this is occurring. The buttons will all flash twice until the mode you pressed remains lit.

Step 4

Use the number pad in the center of the Motorola cable box remote to enter the first code on the list for your brand of product. Push each number one at a time, making sure not to hold down any button. The mode light will blink three times.

Step 5

Aim your Motorola cable box remote at the device and press the power button. If the code worked, the device should turn off. If it does, turn the device back on and test all the functions of the remote to ensure everything is working as it should.

Step 6

Repeat steps three through five if the device does not respond to the first code, or not all buttons on your remote work. Insert the next code on the list. Push the power button to test the code and make sure all functions are working with each code until you find one that works.