RCA universal remote codes for Insignia TV and Programming

RCA Universal remotes are handy gadgets that make it easier to control your home entertainment stuff. They can be configured to sync flawlessly with your devices, and they are compatible with a variety of gadgets, including TVs, Blu-Ray, DVD players etc.

Instead of using many remotes with confusing buttons, you can use just one. It cleans up the mess and makes everything simpler. If you just got an RCA universal remote and want to set it up with your Insignia TV, you will need to find the correct programming codes.

In this blog post, I’ll provide you with the 3, 4, and 5-digit codes that you can use to pair your universal remote with your TV. And to make life simpler for you, I’ll also share my experience of how to program an RCA universal remote with your Insignia TV.

List of RCA universal remote codes for Insignia TV

The easiest way to pair your RCA universal remote to any device is by direct code entry. I suggest this approach because it is simple to learn and can be completed in less than five minutes. 

But first of all, you need to find the correct pairing codes for your Insignia TV. They are normally written in the manual that comes with your RCA universal remote out of the box. 

That’s right, the papers that most people (including me) usually throw away when we open our gadgets (🤭). That’s why I have compiled a complete list of codes below for your RCA remote that are compatible with your Insignia TV.

  • 5 digit codes: 11423, 11756, 14398, 11564, 10885, 10171, 12434, 11517, 13183, 11780, 11892, 11963, 12002, 12049, 12417, 11810, 10463, 12184, 11641, 12751, 13227, 11385, 11785.
  • 4 digit codes: 0463, 0706, 0885, 1020, 1028,  1029, 1051, 1054, 1060, 1092, 1139, 1151, 1153, 1155, 1161, 1162, 1166, 1176, 1181, 1202, 1204, 1204, 1209, 1213, 1220, 1225, 1230, 1326, 1385, 1423, 1517, 1564, 1641, 1660, 1710, 1756, 1780, 1810, 1892, 1963, 2002, 2049, 2088, 2184, 2417, 2434, 2751, 3183, 3227, 4398
  • 3 digit codes: 050, 069, 075, 080.

How to program an RCA universal remote with a TV using Direct Code Entry

Great! Now that you have all the codes you need, it’s time I show you how to program your RCA remote to work with your Insignia TV. Before you start, just take a deep breath and don’t stress; its a lot easier than it seems. Are you ready? Lets go!

  • Step 1: Visit the code list above to see the list of codes for your Insignia TV.
  • Step 2: Now, manually turn on the TV. I suggest you turn off all other electronics nearby in the meantime.
  • Step 3: Next, press and hold the TV button for about 5 seconds until the power button illuminates (don’t let go of the TV button just yet).
  • Step 4: While still holding the TV button, type the first code from the list above. 
  • Step 5: The codes can be 3, 4, or 5 digits, depending on the universal remote control version. I suggest you start with the 4 digit codes. They usually work the best, in my experience.
  • Step 6: Keep holding the TV button and check if the power key is lit.
  • Step 7: If the power key stays lit without flashing, that means you have entered the correct code.
  • Step 8: In that case, you can release the TV button and start using your RCA remote to test the various control functions of your TV.
  • Step 9: Sometimes, not all of the TV functions may work. In that case, you have to reprogram the RCA universal remote with the next code for your TV.
  • Step 10: If you entered the wrong code, the power key will blink four times.
  • Step 11: In that case, continue holding the TV button and re-enter another code.
  • Step 12: Repeat this process until you find the correct code for your TV that enables all its functions.

Alright, I am confident that the detailed step by step description that I provided above is more than enough to help you program your RCA universal remote to work with your Insignia TV.

However, some people may be unlucky with the direct code entry method, and none of the codes end up working. That’s why I also explained a different method of programming the remote to your TV without codes. You can find it at this link.

Testing the RCA Code for Maximum Functionality

  1. Test the key’s functionality again by attempting to control a variety of the device’s functions. 
  2. If the code that has been stored controls the majority of the device’s functions, programming is complete. 
  3. If the code stored does not provide maximum functionality, try another code.

Troubleshooting Tips

I noticed that sometimes, despite following the programming instructions carefully, the RCA universal remote may not work as expected. So here are a few recommendations I have to help you resolve common issues

Double-check the code: Ensure that you have entered the correct TV code for your Insignia TV. If you mistyped or used the wrong code, it can prevent the remote from functioning correctly.

Distance and Line of Sight: Make sure you are within a reasonable distance from the TV and that there are no obstacles blocking the line of sight between the remote and the TV. I suggest that you turn off all other electronic devices near by such as DVD, Blu-ray, etc, because interference or obstructions can hinder the remote’s signals.

Battery Replacement: If the remote is not responding at all, it’s possible that the batteries are drained. I recommend that you replace the batteries with fresh ones and reprogram the remote.

Reset and Reprogram: If you have tried multiple codes and none of them work, you can reset the remote to its factory settings and start the programming process from scratch. The blog post I wrote at this link, explains how to reset an RCA universal remote.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use an RCA universal remote with other TV brands?

Yes, RCA universal remotes are designed to work with various TV brands, including Insignia. You can follow similar steps to find the codes for other TV brands and program your remote accordingly.

What if none of the Insignia TV codes work for my RCA universal remote?

If the provided codes don’t work for your specific Insignia TV model, you can try using the trial-and-error method or contact RCA customer support for assistance.

Can I program my RCA remote to control other devices, such as a DVD player or soundbar?

Absolutely! RCA universal remotes can be programmed to control a wide range of devices, including DVD players, soundbars, gaming consoles, and more. Refer to the remote’s manual or online resources for the specific codes and programming instructions.

Do I need to reprogram the RCA remote if I replace the batteries?

The programmed codes should remain intact for at least five to ten minutes after the batteries stop working or have been removed, giving you enough time to replace them.

Can I use the RCA universal remote for multiple Insignia TVs in different rooms?

Yes, you can use the same RCA universal remote to control multiple Insignia TVs, as long as they are within the remote’s range. However, you may need to program the remote separately for each TV.

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