Universal Remote Codes for an LG TV
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So you lost your remote or want to upgrade? Or maybe your remote is broken, and you need to buy a new one. Or maybe that paper list of codes has disappeared?
There are various universal remote codes for an LG TV. The code to use will depend on the brand of remote you’re using. These codes are used with a remote control to program a 3, 4, or 5 digit code.
GE or Phillips Universal Remote Codes for an LG TV
If you picked up the popular GE Universal Remote or Philips Universal Remote, you’ll first want to know which CL (Code List) version you have so you can start with the right set of codes.
- Open the back of your remote that covers the batteries:
- Identify which CL version you have
Here you see we have CL5, but yours may be different.
Here are the Universal Remote codes for your LG TV
We have sorted the most popular codes to work starting from the top, based on which CL your remote is.
While we do like our GE Universal Remote, it is limited in a lot of functionalities. Here is our favorite if you ever decide to upgrade.
How to Program LG Univeral Remote
Before you begin the programming process, ensure that your TV is compatible with the universal remote that you are using. This compatibility information should be listed on the back of the package or in the user manual for any universal remotes.
Check out our video where we show you exactly how to program your LG TV:
Additionally, ensure the batteries in the remote are working. Otherwise, you won’t be able to complete the programming process or even turn your TV on or off.
To program a universal remote to control your LG TV, follow the steps below:
You can use a code to manually program a universal remote to work on your LG TV. The keycode is helpful in identifying the make and model of your equipment. Follow the steps below:
- Turn the device on
- Press and hold the “setup” button of the universal remote until it shows the “light flash” (this means it’s in learning mode
- Press “TV” on the universal remote
- Enter the code
- The red light will turn off
- Test your remote to make sure all the functions work
- If it doesn’t work properly, repeat steps 2-6
That’s all. Now, your TV should work just fine with the universal remote. If it doesn’t repeat the steps, this time, using a different code from the list above until it works.
Auto Code Search Method
If you couldn’t find a compatible code that works for your universal remote, you have the alternative of using the code search method. The process sets your remote to a search mode to search for the correct code.
We do not recommend this method because its very tedious but if your other codes will not work, this method will work too.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Manually Turn the device on
- Press and hold the “setup” button (power red light turns on)
- Press and release the TV button (can be any of the device buttons)
- Point the remote at the TV and press POWER
- The red light will flash and stay on after cycling through 10 codes
- The TV will turn off
- Repeat Step 4 if it did not
- Manually turn on the TV
- Point the remote at the TV and press VOLUME +
- The red light will blink then stay on
- The TV will turn off
- Repeat Step 8 if it did not turn off
- Test the remote
- If the remote passes functionality tests, press the TV button to save the code
Unfortunately, if your TV buttons do not work as intended, you will need to repeat the entire list of steps. This is why entering if specific codes is much easier and we do not recommend this as the first method.
Universal 3-Digit Codes for LG TV
None of the codes worked? We have a couple others you can try.
If you use a universal remote that can program in three-digit codes, you’ll have two use a 3-digit universal number.
Here are the most common three-digit universal remote codes for LG TVs:
Universal 4-Digit Codes for LG TV
Four-digit codes work for universal remotes that can program four-digit codes. Below is a list of the standard four-digit codes for LG TVs:
LG 4-Digit Codes
LG universal remotes that program four-digit codes will work with any of the following codes:
RCA Universal 4-Digit Codes for LG TV
RCA universal remotes that program 4-digit codes will work with any of these codes:
GE Universal 4-Digit Codes for LG TV
GE universal remotes will work with any of the following codes:
One-For-All 4-Digit Universal Codes for LG TV
If you have a One-For-All 4-digit universal remote, use the codes below:
Universal 5-Digit Codes for LG TVs
You’ll need the following codes for LG universal remotes:
DirectTV 5-Digit Remote Codes for LG TV
The following codes are meant for DirectTV 5-digit code remotes: