odd problem with garage door opener.

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  1. Evelio Figueroa

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    I happen to have an "Overhead Door" garage door opener with the "codedodger" technology. My neighbor has an older Sears craftsman model. He lost his remote clicker and bought a universal remote. Now my clicker opens his door. His doesn't open mine. I told him he may have to buy another opener. But he doesn't want to do that. Is there any other alternative?
     
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    the old openers used to have like 6 dip switches that configured the frequency, or code, or however it determins which opener opens it. I would think he could switch his code and be fine.
     
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    Our garage doors that we have have little dip switches inside the opener itself, try to look at the manual to set both the transmitter and receiver and see if that does it. (record your settings first before you start playing with it though).

    You wont believe the amount of people who don't change the default setting. My brother-in-law installs garage doors and he tells me he could probably drive around and open peoples doors if he wanted too. But then again, he could probably hotwire a door anyway since he is a pro installer.

    Jay
     
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    with such an old opener (1987) - it almost certainly is a dip switch issue.
     
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    If his door responds to your remote, but your door doesn't respond to his, then it's likely that his receiver doesn't implement the rolling-code security feature very well, if at all. But I'm convinced that his new setup has the feature, or his door wouldn't respond to your clicker at all.

    Then again, maybe it is implemented well, and it just needs to be re-randomized. Coincidences, though rare, do occur with such things.

    If you re-randomize yours, then the effect should be the same.
     
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    I e-mailed "Overhead door" and this is the responce.

     
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