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Manage My Life

Garage door opener light does not come on

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 18th, 2012

Is there a reason lights stop working inside garage door opener?

Also, I need to program a wireless opener and it says light needs to be operational. What can I do?>

Garage Door Openers , Garage Organization & Shelving
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Sam A
Thank you for your question on the garage door opener lights not working.

Have you replaced the light bulbs?

Please do as Don has suggested to see if that will help.

Some of the new coil type bulbs will not fit into the sockets.

You may want to remove power to the opener by pulling the power cord out of the outlet.

Then remove the bulbs and with a small flat bladed screw driver lift the center tab bulb contact in the bottom of the bulb sockets.

It is possible that the light socket has failed and will need replacement.

If you have known good bulbs and have lifted the sockets tabs and they still do not work, then you will have to replace the logic board on the opener.

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by Sam A
February 18th, 2012
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If the opener's light bulbs do not turn on, but all other functions of the opener seem to work properly, then there is usually a quick and easy solution:
1. Unplug the garage door opener.
2. Remove the light bulb, and check to be sure the bulb is not burned out.
3. Locate the small metal tab at the base of the socket. Clean away any corrosion you may find on the tab as much as possible. With a small instrument, generally pry up on the metal tab to ensure that it will make solid contact with the light bulb.
4. Reinstall the bulb, plug the opener back in, and the bulb should illuminate.
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February 17th, 2012
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The light being out would be a concern, but if it also affects the programming, that would be a pain. I located two similar questions that may help while you wait for the expert response. I attached the links below. I hope these links help.
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