help opening garage door

tim14August 22, 2008

have a liftmaster in a third car garage. there is no way in except through the garage door. the code on the keypad got erased and my remotes won't open it because they are coded to a seperate 2 car garage. is there a default code or something or some way to pry it open without wrecking it or re programming the remote without getting to the main motor. my car is stuck in there!!! heeeeeeelp. thanks. tim

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Is it possible to remove the keypad and cross the wires momentarily in the back?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2008 at 3:05PM
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try 4444

    Bookmark   August 22, 2008 at 3:07PM
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If there were a default code every crook in town would have been in your garage. The best way is to call a garage door technician and let him do his thing. He can also install a keyed release that will prevent this in the future.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2008 at 4:39PM
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There is absolutely NO standard "in case of emergency" keyless code. That would be a severe security issue.

And most keyless entry systems are also wireless because of what hendricus said. If neither the keypad nor the remotes are operational, that is a sign that the circuit board has either failed, the machine is not getting power, or someone inadvertently erased all the codes or put the machine into "lock" mode via the inside, wall mounted button.

In a vaulted garage (no other access except through the garage door) you should have a Vault Release installed on the face of the door. You should see a small circular keyhole in the top or intermediate section that when the key is inserted, the tumbler will fall out which is connected to a cable that, when pulled, will release the carriage/trolley from the machine allowing for manual operation.

If you do not have a Vault Release, you will more than likely have to cut a hole in your door or bend back the top section to gain access to the manual release.

Please update us and let us know what your door is equipped with and what route you decided to go.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 1:07PM
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