Associated model number: 974LM

The 974 remote control can activate four separate Security+ garage door openers, gate openers, entryways and/or light controls. (Instructions for programming light products are included with those accessories).

All four push buttons work with Security+ receivers having a yellow indicator light. The rolling code between these channels and the receiver changes with each use, randomly accessing over 100 billion new codes.

The 4th push button may be used with a non-Security+ receiver. While it cannot program that receiver, its code can be matched to other CGI manufactured fixed code or billion code remotes. In this case, the code between this channel and the receiver remains constant until reprogrammed.

************* WARNING *************

Moving Door can cause serious injury or death.

  • DO NOT install transmitter unless the door operator's safety reverse works as required by the door operator's manual.
  • Wall control must be mounted in sight of door, at least 5 feet above floor and clear of moving door parts.
  • Keep people clear of opening while door is moving.
  • DO NOT allow children to play with the transmitter or door operator.
  • If safety reverse does not work properly:
    • Close door then disconnect operator using the manual release handle.
    • DO NOT use transmitter or door operator.
    • Refer to Door and Door Operators Owner's Manuals before attempting any repairs.
  • Electrical Shock can cause serious injury or death.
  • Power cord must be unplugged before attaching any wires.
  • Be sure wire ends do not touch each other or other terminals.
  • If you have questions or if you need a manual, contact the distributor or manufacturer of the operator.

To program the opener to accept the remote control code (when used with Security+ garage door openers):

  1. Press and hold the selected pushbutton.
  2. Press and release the "Smart" (learn) button on the opener panel. This can be found where you see the antenna wire hanging from the motor head (you may have to take the lens cover off). If antenna wire is not hanging from motor head then you have an external receiver which is a black box approx. 6" x 2" mounted somewhere in the garage with a antenna wire hanging from it (pop off cover to find Learn Code Button).The indicator light on the panel will begin to blink and the opener lights will flash once.
  3. Release the remote push button.

Now the opener will operate when that push button is pressed.

Adding a remote can also be done from the door control, as follows:

  1. With the door closed, press and hold the selected push button.
  2. Press and hold the light button on the door control.
  3. Press and hold the door control push bar.
  4. After the opener lights flash, release all buttons.
  5. Test by pressing the remote push button.

To Erase All Codes From Motor Unit Memo:

  • To deactivate any unwanted remote, first erase all codes - Press and hold the "Smart" button on motor unit until the learn indicator light goes out (approximately 6 seconds). All previous codes are now erased.
  • Reprogram each remote or keyless entry you wish to use.

When Several Remotes operate one device (to match the 974LM to another CGI manufactured remote's code (Remote Control X)):

  1. With the 974LM button side up, press and hold both 1st and 4th push buttons until the yellow indicator light begins to blink. It will blink for 30 seconds; during this time it is in "learn" mode.
  2. While it is in learn mode, hold both transmitters back to back with the FCC labels touching
  3. Press and hold the Remote Control X push button as you slowly slide the remotes across each other until the 974LM indicator light blinks very rapidly, indicating it has learned the code. (If Remote Control X is a 974 or 972LM, you must press and hold its right hand button).
  4. Now the device will operate when the 4th push button is pressed.
  5. This code will remain inside the remote control until replaced with a new code by repeating the above steps.

The Remote Control Batteries:

The Lithium batteries should produce power for up to 5 years. To replace, pry open case with visor clip or screwdriver. Insert batteries positive side up (+). Dispose of old batteries properly.

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