How to Sync your E.T. Systems remote to your automated garage door

Update – The ET website has come a long way in providing information and brochures since this blog was written, so be sure to check the ET website for information specific to your garage door or gate. Here is a copy of a comment made by someone from ET systems on this blog:

Hi Folks, in future can I suggest you try our direct technical support facility on our webpage for ET Systems product support.

Neil, while your method described here will work, it will not work to well and the possibility of learning a neighbour’s remote transmitter before you have pressed your new remote button is very likely. Rather follow the instructions at the following link

http://www.et.co.za/docs/programming/DC_Blue_PLUS.pdf

If you are not sure which receiver unit you have, then use this document:

http://www.et.co.za/docs/june_2013/How_to_make_use_of_the_ET_BLU_MIX.pdf

Outdated blog follows… Use at own risk

E.T. Systems seems to have quickly taken over the garage door and gate automation market in Cape Town – every second person has one of those ugly, blue remotes – some with up to six buttons on them – attached to their key rings.

I recently had 2 of my remotes fail within the space  of a month and was off to E.T. Systems to acquire a new one (at a whopping R125 mind you!)

Here’s the simple procedure to sync your new remote to your E.T. Systems garage door:

The E.T. Systems remotes work by implementing some sort of patented rolling code transmitted by the remote and identified by the receiver. Without digging into details, this rolling code necessitates syncing your remote to your garage door.

To start, pop open the plastic cover of your garage door. Next, search for 3 pins labeled “BT LT” (bottom right of the circuit board in this picture):

The idea is to short the pin on the “BT” side with the middle pin – press the button on the remote that you wish to use to open the garage door and at the same time use something metal to “short” the pin labeled “BT” and the middle pin. You should hear a beeping sound which indicates that the operation was successful.

44 thoughts on “How to Sync your E.T. Systems remote to your automated garage door

  1. Hi there

    I have a different problem with a challenger mk111 door automator whereas the door and remote works fine but one of my neighbours have the same signal on their door and I find my door opening simultaneously, have you perhaps any suggestions?
    regards
    Shane

    • hi. i know this is a late reply but did you ever figure out how to to fix the issue you had with your neighbers remote syncing to yours? im trying to fix mine. thanks matthew

  2. I want to program a single button E.T. remote with my Brano alpha 2000 system. It had 6 pins. I was told to use a paper slip and hold it on the P and L pin for 30 seconds and press new remote at the same time. This is not working. I was told it is not rocket science but I am clearly not very bright. Please help.

    • Can not program remote transmitter to receiver .complited your instructions 25 times still not working
      Completed on board receiver setup.door travel. Working ok after 2days is this a faulty unit. Please help terry may

  3. Power failure, gate off – unlocked panel to open manually and down for 21 hours. When power restored remote made contact but gate battled to open. Chained off over night but now need help. Small key panel left open, when closed you hear a click which stops when panel re-opened.

  4. Hi, i have the Plus ET controls with 6 buttons, as shown in the picture above. All six of the buttons are in use, but i am now wanting to change once of the buttons set as the “Panic Alarm” to our newly built garage.

    Anyone know how I can erase the signal to one of the buttons and reset it with the new garage signal.

    We can get the garrage door to open and close with the panic alarm buttom, but then it keeps setting off our panic alarm aswel.

    Any suggestions on how we can clear the panic alarm completely and only have the garage door signal linked to the specific button.

    Your advice and suggestions would be appreciated.
    Many thanks

  5. Hi guys I have a ATA Secura Lift garage door opener ,my one remote goes through batteries like anything I use one every month and a half ,can I use a ET system remote and receiver ,please help

  6. Hi my dc blue plus garage door opener has blown a fuse.I installed a new fuse and my motor gives one beep every 15seconds. My battery pack is alao run down can someone tell me what is the beep and how to stop it

  7. Hi Folks, in future can I suggest you try our direct technical support facility on our webpage for ET Systems product support.

    Neil, while your method described here will work, it will work to well and the possibility of learning a neighbour’s remote transmitter before you have pressed your new remote button is very likely. Rather follow the instructions at the following link

    http://www.et.co.za/docs/programming/DC_Blue_PLUS.pdf

    If you are not sure which receiver unit you have, then use this document:

    http://www.et.co.za/docs/june_2013/How_to_make_use_of_the_ET_BLU_MIX.pdf

  8. This was great. I also suspect that my garage was opened by a neighbour. I lost a bike a few days ago!
    So, In my case, I reset DC Blue as per instructions, and hope that it now works on a different frequency? Is this true?

    After removing all power (both wall and battery), I shorted BT and held the test button. I could not then not use existing remotes. Follows the instructions and these hints, I re-programmed each one. Works. all the remotes!

  9. My et 500 gste motors control card does not respond.all the leds are on but no response.power is on and battery is good.also no mechanical ptoblems.thanks

  10. The device used to short the pins is called a jumper. If you look at the photo above you will see a jumper, a little black doodad, that the manufacturer considerately left there for you to use. It is sitting on one leg of the AUTO CL jumper pins with the other leg free so that there is no connection at the moment.

  11. hi. please help. i have a DC BLUE. Experienced a break-in and thief stole my garage remote. i’m using spare remote. cant afford technician call-out fee (R1800). Can i re-program spare remote to another frequency – as per suggestion above – thereby preventing thief from using stolen one to open garage?

  12. Hi Neil, jong help asb, ek was by e t se kantoor en Jaques se my om op die net vir hulp te soek. ek wil net graag my hekmoter se memorey uitwis om weer nuwe remotes op te sit, daar het al so baie remotes verlore geraak net twee in gebruik.

  13. Hi Neil

    Is it possible to use a Centurion remote on an ET Gate motor?
    I have a few of these remote and dont want it to go to waste.

    Thanks & regards
    SN

  14. My DC Blue garage door motor blown a fuse. After replacing the fuse it keep on blowing it. What to do Now?

  15. I just had problems with programming my new ET remote. Then additional to your instructions I found I had to hold down the button on the remote that I wanted to program for about 20 seconds. The LED went from solid to flashing.
    Once this was done the remote seemed ready to program using your shorting method.

  16. how do I cancel the signal to my 4 button remote I went to set a button for my alarm system and pressed the wrong button on remote now my garage door which was originally programmed on this button opens and alarm system enables I need to clear button and reprogram again please also tell me how to program button for d c digital garage door remote panel has 4 buttons learn close open and set

  17. I have a Digi N1000 garage opener but have a ET gate sliding gate motor. want to add a ET receiver to the DIgi but dont know how can someone please assist.

  18. My ET 500 gate motor opens every time but will not close when it is warm. I have reprogrammed many times. When pressing the transmitter I can hear the receiver getting the signal but no response from the motor. Only for closing. The motor has been working for 3 years no problem.

  19. HI THERE
    My son washed the garage door remote with his clothes.
    I have opened and dried all parts but now LED light remains lit and the buttons will not open garage door.
    How do I fix this?

    Thanks 🙂

  20. Hi there I bought a new ET Mix remote and tried to set it up for my garage. Now the old remote is no longer working and it makes 5 beeps which I do not understand why. The new remote was neither successfully installed. Can you please advise

  21. Soek raad. My ET motor op my motorhuis deur maak gereeld die deur net 1 meter of soms halfpad oop, ek moet dan weer die deur laat toemaak en weer oop maak sodat die deur heeltemal oop maak. Soms moet ek die oop en toe maak proses herhaal om die deur heeltemal oop te laat gaan.

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