If you started by Googling this question, you’ll probably be disappointed. Why? Because the first few page results give you this unhelpful answer: you can’t. And it makes sense. On many appliances that are operated by remote, the main device has on and off switches. The finer functions are on the remote controller, so you can’t work your device without it.
In the case of a garage door opener, it may be a matter of language. That’s why – for our demo – we’re focusing on garage opener keypads and garage opener buttons. The former lies somewhere in your house. The keypad might be mounted in the kitchen, next to the door that leads to the garage. Or it might be installed near the garage door, either inside or outside the building.
The other option features car-based controls. These buttons are often on the inside of your car roof, the dashboard, or the rearview mirror. Their general controls are similar, but the buttons have to be synchronized to your specific garage door. Some cars have multiple buttons on the control panel, so you can use the same garage door opener on multiple garage doors.
How to Program the Garage Door Opener in Your Car Without a Remote
Step 1: Confirm the Type of Controller you’re Using
It could be a basic keypad that has a ‘program’ button or a ‘learn’ button. Technically, this keypad is still a remote device. But it’s a stationary keypad that’s mounted on a wall or floor. It can also be installed inside your car for…