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What Are The Universal Remote Codes For A Vizio TV?

Last Updated May 2, 2022
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Using a different remote control for every device, console, or system can get a bit confusing these days. There’s one for the TV, another for your streaming device, another for the Blu-ray player, and you’re never totally sure which one you’re reaching for. Getting a universal remote can make it simpler once it’s set up, but what are the universal remote codes for a Vizio TV? 

If you’ve been searching for answers online, you’ve probably found long lists of numbers with little to no information on finding the right code for your device. This article has all the codes you might need and makes it easy to figure out which ones will help you pair your universal remote with your model of Vizio TV.

Universal Remote Codes for a Vizio TV

To pair a universal remote to your Vizio TV, you’ll need to find the code associated with the TV. Remote codes are strings of numbers (2-5 digits) associated with devices like TVs and sound systems that let your universal remote control know which device to pair with.

There are many possible universal remote codes for a Vizio TV. Each brand of universal remote control uses a different set of codes for each TV brand, so it’s important to find the correct code for your devices.

Luckily, Vizio doesn’t have as many codes to choose from as some other TV brands, which can have up to 200 possible codes, such as Insignia TVs! These are the universal remote codes for Vizio TVs:

Number of digitsCodes
2-digit19
3-digit (CL3)502, 627, 004, 113, 505, 011
4-digit (CL4)1758, 0178, 1756, 0128, 0117, 1017, 1078, 0030, 0056, 0205, 1292, 1004
5-digit (CL5)10178, 10117, 11756, 01377, 10885, 10864, 10120

Cool, but how do you know which one to use with your universal remote

How to Know Which Universal Remote Code to Use

Instruction manuals for universal remotes usually include a list of which codes to use to pair with different brands and devices, so check the manual first! However, if the manual isn’t helpful or you don’t have it available, there are other options.

Most universal remote controls are compatible with CL3, CL4, or CL5 remote codes. To find out which kind your remote uses, follow these steps: 

  1. Remove the batteries from your universal remote.
  2. Locate the sticker in the battery compartment.
  3. Find (and remember) the remote’s CL version on this sticker.
  4. Put batteries back in the remote control.

Now you can use the remote codes that match the CL version of your universal remote to pair the remote with your Vizio TV. For example, if your remote says “CL4” on the sticker, you’ll want to try the 4-digit codes from the table above.

You still might not be certain which code you should use, so keep reading for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips on how to pair your remote with your TV. 

Pairing a Universal Remote with a Vizio TV

If you’ve purchased a new universal remote control, it likely came with a manual and instructions for pairing it with your devices. While instructions for each brand of remote are slightly different, they all follow similar steps for setup:

  1. Turn on your Vizio TV (using the power button on the TV itself).
  2. On the universal remote, press and hold the “TV” button until the light on the remote flashes twice. The light will then stay lit.
  3. Enter the code for your Vizio TV using the number buttons on the remote. The light should flash as you enter each digit. (NOTE: if you’re unsure which code to use, read the paragraph below!)
  4. After entering the final digit, the light will flash twice and then turn off if the code is accepted.
  5. Point the remote control at your Vizio TV and press the “Power” button. You’ve successfully paired the remote with your Vizio TV if your TV turns off. 

If you’ve followed the above steps, but it did not work, or if you don’t know which code is the right one for your device, you can use the process of trial and elimination. Using the codes from the table above (with the appropriate number of digits for your universal remote), repeat the above steps with a different code each time until you find the one that works.

Other Methods for Pairing a Universal Remote

If you don’t want to fuss with codes, or if you’ve entered all the codes above, but you’re still having trouble, you might be interested in trying some other methods of pairing your remote with your Vizio TV.

Depending on the brand of universal remote that you’re using, you may be able to pair it to your TV without using a code by simply pressing a few buttons. Check the instruction manual that came with the remote to see if it offers alternative methods.

You can also download the Vizio TV app on your smartphone and follow the instructions there to use your smartphone to control to your TV rather than a universal remote or as a temporary solution until you purchase a new remote control.

One Remote to Rule Them All

Knowing which universal remote codes to use with your devices makes pairing a remote with your Vizio TV much easier. It can take some trial and error, but a universal remote is a great way to simplify your home tech setup once you’ve finished the setup!

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