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Lots of companies make these, and they’re a lifesaver if you have a two or three-car garage with more than one door.  While you might get away with keeping the opener for each door in the car that’s parked there normally, eventually you’ll get caught out wanting to open the other door.  You could carry around two separate openers, but why not just pick up a universal that’ll open ’em both?

The pictured remote is made by the aptly-named company Clicker and is sold by SmartHome for $25.  There are tons of options, though, so with a little shopping ’round you can easily find one that fits your needs and budget.

Clicker Universal Garage Door Remote [SmartHome]
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3 Responses to Finds: A Universal Garage Door Opener Remote

  1. Roscoe says:

    Another cool solution to multiple garage door openers and remotes is to add an adapter to each opener so that they work off of the same remote. I like the Liftmaster 312HM, it hooks into just about any door opener and lets you operate it with Liftmaster remotes. Once you get started, you can hook these into family and work locations so that any Liftmaster remote with 1-4 buttons will operate several different doors at different locations. Our whole family uses them and loves them. The parts aren’t available retail, so you’ll either need to order over the Internet, or get the local garage guy to get you started. Most installers are willing to hook up an adapter and get you started, and then sell you more hardware. It’s amazing how many people pay a few bucks to re-key all the exterior locks in their house to match, but don’t know they can get the same ease of use from their garage door openers.

  2. dculberson says:

    Homelink!! You can get it on most newer cars and/or buy a homelink module on eBay from a different car and adapt it to your own. Three buttons and no clunky remote clipped to your visor(s)!

    (sorry if this is too hyperbolic; I’m a bit tipsy.)

    -David

  3. Peter says:

    I have had a Clicker for several months now. It is the only one I found that works with both the old dip switch type openers and the newer code changing openers (I have one of each as do many).

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