If you've noticed your garage door remote is a little less reliable than it once was, or it has stopped working altogether, it's likely time to replace the battery. If you're not sure how to change your garage door remote battery, we’re here to help. The question of how to change a garage door remote battery is a surprisingly common one, and the good news is that it's a simple task that most people can do themselves.
At Remote Warehouse, we specialise in all things related to garage door remotes, from replacement remotes to garage door remote control batteries. We're here to support our customers, whether that means selling them one of our products or simply offering reliable advice. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of replacing a battery so that you know what to do next time your battery runs out.
Understanding Your Garage Door Remote Battery
Your garage door remote relies on a battery to transmit signals to your garage door opener. Different brands and models of remotes may use different types of batteries, but they all have a finite lifespan. When your remote stops responding or the signal weakens, it's often a sign that the battery needs replacement.
It's important to note that not all garage door remotes take the same size battery. To identify what size you will need, check your remote's manual or look at the battery itself, which will show you the type needed. The most common battery types are CR2032 and CR2025 - you can find these in our online store here and in some supermarkets and high-street stores.
How to Replace Garage Door Remote Battery Yourself
Replacing your garage door remote battery is a straightforward process. Here's everything you need to know to get started:
1. Gather Your Tools
You'll need a small screwdriver, typically a Phillips or flathead, to open the remote's casing.
2. Open the Remote
Look on your remote for any screw/s (sometimes the screw/s are embedded deeper than surface level so what might appear as just a hole on your remote will have actually have a screw in it to open your remote) If you can’t find any screw/s, your remote will have have an indented area somewhere along its edges where you can gently unclip it using a flathead screwdriver or similar to open it.
Top Tip: Remember to store any screws removed in the opening process in a safe place so they don’t get lost & you can put your remote back together once the battery is changed.
3. Replace the Battery
Once the remote is open, locate the old battery. Carefully remove it and replace it with a new one of the same type, ensuring it's inserted with the correct polarity (positive and negative ends).
4. Close the Remote
Put the remote's cover back in place and secure it with screws or clip back together.
5. Test Your Remote
Press the buttons on your remote to ensure it's working correctly with the new battery.
Note: You should not need to reprogramme your remote after changing the battery as this does not affect how the remote is already memorised/stored in your garage door or gate opener’s memory.
Top tip: Remember to dispose of the old battery properly by recycling it at an appropriate facility.
Expert Guidance Available
While changing your garage door remote battery is usually a straightforward task; we understand that some people may need support. Our team at Remote Warehouse is always ready to assist you. We can provide advice on the right battery type for your specific remote, ensuring you have the correct battery for your needs. Additionally, we stock a wide range of replacements for various garage door remotes, including:
- Guardian garage door remote battery
- Merlin garage door remote battery
- Chamberlain garage door remote battery replacement
- Dominator garage door remote battery change
- Boss garage door remote battery replacement