How to Reprogram a GE Universal Remote

by Kirk Bennet

    A GE universal remote control works with different types of equipment, such as TVs, VCRs, DVD players and satellite receivers. Although programming a GE universal remote control is straightforward, you need to know the code of the device that you want to program into the remote. You can control up to eight devices with the GE 25001 remote, up to seven devices with the GE 24978 remote and up to four devices with the GE 24993 remote.

    Step 1

    Turn on the device you want to program into the GE universal remote control.

    Step 2

    Hold the "Code Search" or "Setup" button, depending on your remote control model, until the indicator light turns on. The remote is ready and listening for programming commands.

    Step 3

    Press the button for the device that you want to program into the remote, such as "VCR" or "TV." For devices connected to the auxiliary input, press the "AUX" button and then the button for the device.

    Step 4

    Use the number buttons on the remote to enter the three-digit or four-digit code for your device. The indicator light turns off after you enter the code.

    Step 5

    Test the remote by pointing it at the device and pressing the "Power" button. If the device turns off, the remote is correctly programmed.


    • If you can't control the device after you program the remote, try a different code.


    • Information in this article applies to GE universal remotes. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

    About the Author

    Kirk Bennet started writing for websites and online publications in 2005. He covers topics in nutrition, health, gardening, home improvement and information technology.

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