How to Program a Zenith Universal Remote With Manual Search

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How to Program a Zenith Universal Remote With Manual Search
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The quickest way to program a Zenith universal remote to control a particular audio/video device, is to program the remote by directly entering the three-digit remote control code Zenith assigns to the device's brand. These codes are published in the User's Manual that comes with the Zenith remote. If you don't know the remote control code assigned to a device's brand, you can manually program the Zenith remote to control the device by using the "code search" method.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Zenith Universal Remotes With "Code Search" Button

  1. 1

    Manually turn on the device you want to program the Zenith remote to control. For example, if you're looking to program the Zenith universal remote to control a TV set, push the "Power" button on the TV to turn it on.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the "Code Search" button, located on the upper left of the Zenith remote. Release the button when the indicator light, the little LED light located in the top-left corner of the remote, turns on.

  3. 3

    Push the appropriate mode key for the audio/video device you want to program the Zenith remote to control. The mode keys are the row of buttons located at the top of the remote labelled "TV," "VCR," "CBL" (short for cable) and "AUX." Press the "AUX" mode key if you're looking to program the Zenith universal remote to control a DVD player, audio receiver or any other device which doesn't fall into the other mode key categories. The indicator light should blink and remain lit after the mode key is pressed.

  4. 4

    Aim the Zenith remote at the device you're programming the remote to control. Slowly and continually press the remote's "Power" button until the device shuts off. Each time the "Power" button is pressed, the remote tries using a different code from its code library to turn the device off. When the device does shut off, it means the remote is temporarily programmed with the right code to control that device.

  5. 5

    Press "Mute" on the Zenith remote to lock in the current code.

    Zenith Universal Remotes Without "Code Search" Button

  1. 1

    Manually turn on the device you want to program the Zenith remote to control.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the appropriate mode key for the audio/video device you want to program the Zenith remote to control. The mode keys are the row of buttons at the top of the remote labelled "TV," "VCR," "CBL" (short for cable) and "AUX." Release the button when the indicator light, the little LED light located in the top-left corner of the remote, turns on.

  3. 3

    Push the "Power" button on the Zenith remote.

  4. 4

    Aim the Zenith remote at the device you're programming the remote to control. Slowly and continually press the remote's "Channel Up/Down" button to cycle through the codes stored in the remote's code search library. Each time the button is pressed, the remote tries using a different code from its code library to turn the device off. When the device does shut off, it means the remote is temporarily programmed with the right code to control the device.

  5. 5

    Press "Mute" on the Zenith remote to lock in the current code.

Tips and warnings

  • You might have to push the "Power" or "Channel Up/Down" button up to 300 times before you find the right code for a particular device.

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