Learn how to program your VISOR remote (30498) and COMPACT remote (30499)

VISOR remote (30498) and COMPACT remote (30499)

Thank you for your interest in the Craftsman VISOR or COMPACT remote, and the best garage door openers - Craftsman. As you can see on this site, we try to present information about troubleshooting, tuning and programming Craftsman garage door openers. This article will walk you step by step through the simple process of programming your new Craftsman remote.

This article applies only to Craftsman branded garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 or openers that have smart or learn buttons that are green, red/orange, purple or yellow.

This will show you how to program these models of remotes: 30498 or 30499.

To begin you need to set up your system for programming. You can do this in two steps. Prior to programming make sure you start with your garage closed.

SMART or LEARN button

On your garage door opener locate the smart button or, on some models, a learn button.

program button on visor remote

If you have a VISOR remote, look for the program button on the back of your remote.

program button on compact remote

If you have a COMPACT remote look for the program button on the side of your remote.

To begin programming the VISOR remote use the visor clip to press the program button until the red LED on the front lights up. To begin programming the COMPACT remote use a paper clip or a safety pin to press the program button until the red LED on the front lights up.

On the garage door opener press and release the SMART or LEARN button. The learn LED will light. System is now ready for programming.

Within 30 seconds press and release the button on your remote that you want to use. Look for the garage door opener light ball to blink. If it doesn't blink wait for the remote control LED to stay on continuously, then press and release the remote control button again. Repeat this until the light ball blinks. But don't press the button again after the light blinks.

Now you can exit programming mode by pressing any remote control button except the button that was just programmed.

To test, press the programmed button on the remote control and watch you garage door open.

Thank you for your interest and enjoy your new Craftsman remote control. And by the way, Craftsman garage door openers are the best!