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How Do I Reprogram My Dish Network Remote?

by Derek SmithUpdated September 28, 2017
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Items you will need

  • Dish Network remote control

  • Device codes

Reprogramming your Dish Network remote control can be a bit of a challenge. With so many buttons and options, it's no wonder that Dish Network field lots of calls from their customers with questions about their remotes.

Remotes with Four Mode Buttons

Press and hold the mode button for the device you wish to set for about 3 seconds. Your Dish Network remote gives you the ability to control your satellite, television, VCR or another auxiliary device. Once you see all of the mode keys light up, release the button.

Enter your 3 digit device code for the device you wish to program the remote for by using the numbered buttons on the remote control. The lights on the remote will flash after each entry and will return to a steady light when you are done. If you do not know the code, you can look it up by device model number at dishnetwork.com or you can contact customer care to look up your device and provide the code over the phone.

Press the pound (#) button on your remote once you have entered your device code. The mode light will flash 3 times if you have entered a valid and working device code.

Verify that the code works by operating various functions on the device, such as power and volume.

Remotes with One Mode Button

Press the mode button until the light flashes behind the desired mode. Make sure the equipment you want to program the remote for is turned on. Once the correct mode is selected, release the mode button.

Press the address button. It is best to use the tip of a pen to press the button.

Enter the code for your equipment using the numbered keypad on your Dish Network remote. If you do not know the 3 digit code for the device that you are using, you can look them up by device model number at dishnetwork.com or you can contact customer care to look up your device and provide the code over the phone.

Press the address button again. Pressing the address button after entering your code will store the code into your remote. The mode light will flash 3 times if the 3 digit code was valid and entered correctly.

Verify that the code works by operating various functions on the device such as power and volume.

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