Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 31
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mikie Garage door conversion kit
This is a much better choice than buying to new garage door openers!!! Mine were from the 70's and this saved me money.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Dman Corrected Problem with Remote Sorrt Operating Distance
I purchased the remote upgrade kit to correct a problem I was having with my remote's extremely short operating distance. I would literally have to place the remote no more than 4 inched from my garage door and up high. I'm only 5'5". Several years ago an "antenna farm" (3 200' TALL TOWERS) were erected 2.25 miles from my house. Because I'm in a rural area I have direct line of sight from my house to the towers. Not sure if they are for military use or not. Since then my remote has operated erratically. I thought thought the problem was the little wire antenna so I jerry-rigged an external antenna using an 8' copper wire. That didn't work. Then I removed the CFL bulbs because several blogs said CFLs and LEDs might interfere with the garage door opener. That didn't work.
Desperate, I actually purchased a new Genie opener from HD and saw the upgrade kit, but did not buy it at that time. I later returned the opener and purchased the upgrade kit.
Installation was easy and it works really well. I can now open my garage door from the beginning of my driveway which is 324' long.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Michael Good product lacks complete instructions
Purchased 2 of these products to alleviate the frequency interference with the new military base Land Mobile Radio System in Groton, CT. Instructions and installation were straight forward. There are a few things you have to be aware of to get this product to work. 1) the new box/receiver is IntelliCode 1. 2) The new door openers are programmed for both IntelliCode 1& 2. 3) There are not any instructions included with this product to assist you with the new garage door remotes. Like many others, I had to google the instruction manual for the new garage door remotes so I could program them to IntelliCode 1 and make them compatible with this new receiver.
Results: Before installing this new receiver, I was only able to open my garage door by standing in front of it. After installation, I can open my garage door down the road before I reach my driveway.
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Glenn OK but not all buttons work on all remotes.
Purchased this receiver in order to convert an overhead door from manual to remote. The instructions were clear and easy to understand as far as the receiver goes but when we tried programming the remotes it wouldn't function. After reading a few reviews here from posters with similar issues we tried using the other two buttons on the remotes and lo and behold they worked. So the top button will not work with our Intellicode version. I think a note somewhere in the receiver directions advising the user that depending on their remote version one or two of the buttons won't work would be very helpful.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by fred works well
must use the remote that comes with IT TO program your car
June 4, 2014