How to Program Your Genie 3-Button Remote – Model G3T

How to Program Your Genie 3-Button Remote – Model G3T

The popular G3T Genie garage door opener remote features Genie Intellicode Technology which keeps your garage secure by changing the access code every time you use it.  This opener works with up to 3 Genie garage door openers manufactured from 1997-present.  The top 2 buttons of the G3T remote will work with Genie garage door openers manufactured from 1995-1997.  

You can also program your Genie G3T Remote to your built-in car wireless control systems, HomeLink or Car2U.  This Genie garage door opener remote replaces the old remotes pictured below.

Follow the below instructions on how to program your Genie G3T garage door opener remote.  

A video with step-by-step instructions can be found here.

PDF Instructions found here.

Genie g3t

Step 1 - Putting the Garage Door Opener into Programming Mode

New Genie® Garage Door Openers

1. Press and hold the program button until the round LED turns blue, then release.

2. The small round LED light will go out and the long LED will begin flashing purple.

Proceed to step 2.   


Genie® Openers and External Add On Receivers that were Manufactured between 1995 to 2011

1. Locate the Genie garage door opener learn button. Press & Release the Learn Code button once. The red LED will begin to flash. 

Proceed to step 2.


Step 2- Programming the (G3T) 3-Button Remote to your Garage Door Opener

NOTE: Once in programming mode, you will have approximately 30 seconds to perform this step

1. Pull the protective battery tab from the remote.

Image removing pull tab from a new G3T-R Genie remote

Note: While programming remote buttons, stand at least 5 feet away from the opener. This ensures you have proper communication between the remote and the opener.

2. Slowly press and release the remote button of your choice two times. The opener LEDs will flash and go off, indicating you have successfully programmed your remote.

3. Press and release the same button a third time and door will open or close. It is possible to press the remote button too quickly or lightly. If the LEDs do not go OFF, press the remote button several more times to achieve confirmation.


Lost or Stolen Remote/Erasing all Remotes

Newer Genie® Garage Door Openers

1. Press and hold the program button until the round LED turns blue, then release.

2. Press and hold the Up(+) Down (-) buttons at the same time, until both LEDs flash blue and go OFF.

Genie® Garage Door Openers and External Receivers Manufactured between 1995 to 2011

• To erase all of the remote devices from other types of Genie® garage door openers, Press and hold the Learn Code Button until the LED stops blinking.

Start at step 1 to reprogram your remotes.

NOTE: Clearing remote control memory from the power head will clear ALL programmed remotes and keypads. Your opener will no longer recognize any signal from any remote device, including a missing remote device.


Replacing the Remote Battery

Replace the G3T remote battery with CR2032 coin cell battery.

1. Open the remote case using a washer or coin that fits into the slot at the top of the remote.

Image replacing battery on a G3T-R Genie 3 Button remote

2. Replace the battery. Match battery polarity symbols inside the battery housing.

3. Align components and snap case closed.


NOTE: For openers manufactured between 1995-1997, use the two upper buttons on the remote. Made after 1997 - use any button for programming.

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@Ikhuemi – In order to assist you best, please contact our customer service at 1-800-354-3643 for assistance. It is best if you can contact us when you are near your garage, with the vehicle and remote available.

Heather Rothacher

I am trying to program it work with my car.
I don’t seem to get.
Kindly assist


@ Andrew Barlow – This would depend on the models of your garage door openers, but the Genie Master Remote would be the best option.

Heather Rothacher

I have three openers from 95-97 which remote will program to all three doors?

Andrew Barlow

@mo cassim – You cannot clear the buttons on the remote only, you have to clear the receiver of the garage door opener.

Heather Rothacher

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