RCA universal remote codes for LG TV and setup guide

If you have an RCA universal remote and an LG TV, you can use the remote to control your TV without having to use the original remote. To do this, you need to program the RCA remote with the correct code for your LG TV.

In this blog post, we will show you how to find the correct code for your LG TV and how to program the RCA remote. I will also provide a list of common RCA universal remote codes for LG TVs.

List of RCA universal remote codes for LG TV

5 digit V1 codes

  • 11423, 11756, 14398, 11447, 10885, 12358, 12731, 12424, 10178, 12434, 10017, 11265, 13183, 12049, 10856, 11758, 11314, 12271.

4 digit V4 codes

  • 1423, 1756, 4398, 178, 1447, 2434, 885, 700, 3183, 2358, 856, 706, 2731, 2049, 2424, 1178, 1325, 0017, 1768, 1265, 3397, 1993.

4 digit V3 codes

  • 1215, 1013, 1204, 1078, 1083, 1205.

4 digit V2 codes

  • 1005, 1082, 1089.

4 digit V1 codes

  • 1005, 1082, 1196.

3 digit V3 codes

  • 004.

3 digit V1 codes

  • 005, 082.

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

This programming method requires entering each code, one at a time, from the code list in the table above.

  • Step 1: Visit the table above to see the list of codes for the TV.
  • Step 2: Turn on your TV.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the TV button (for about 5 seconds) until the power button illuminates. Don’t let go of the TV button.
  • Step 4: While still holding the TV button, type the first code for your TV (from the TV codes list below).
  • Step 5: The codes can be 2, 3, 4, or 5 digits, depending on the universal remote control version.
  • 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: If the code you entered was wrong, 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.
How to Program an RCA universal remote: Direct Code Entry

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.

You can program an RCA universal remote to a TV without using a code through the Auto Programming method.

  • Step 1: Turn on your TV.
  • Step 2: Point the RCA universal remote control to the TV.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the TV button first with one finger.
  • Step 4: While still holding the TV button, press and hold the Power button with another finger until the power button lights up.
  • Step 5: After the Power button lights up, release both buttons.
  • Step 6: Next, press and hold the Play button for about five seconds until your TV turns on.
  • Step 7: If your TV doesn’t turn on after five seconds, first release the play button, then press and hold it again for another five seconds.
  • Step 8: Release the Play button as soon as your TV turns on.
  • Step 9: Now press the rewind button (or reverse button) once every five seconds until your TV turns off.
  • Step 10: Once your TV turns off, stop pressing the Rewind button. 
  • Step 11: Finally, press the Stop button to save the RCA universal remote control settings.
How to Program an RCA universal remote: Auto Code Search

Testing the RCA Auto Search Code for Maximum Functionality

  1. Try a variety of the device’s functions with the remote. If some device features don’t work, go to the next step to try a different code.
  2. Repeat the “Auto Code Search” method from the beginning. When your device turns off, do not stop searching. Instead, with the unit now off, continue to press the PLAY key every 5 seconds until the unit turns back on.
  3. Once the unit turns back on, press the REVERSE key on the remote every 2 seconds until your device turns off again. When your device turns off again, press the STOP key.
  4. Test the key’s functionality again by attempting to control a variety of the device’s functions. If the code that has been stored controls the majority of the device’s functions, programming is complete. If the code stored does not provide maximum functionality, try another code.

Troubleshooting Tips

Sometimes, despite following the programming instructions carefully, the RCA universal remote may not work as expected. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to help you resolve common issues:

Double-check the Code:

Ensure that you have entered the correct TV code for your LG TV. Mistyping or using the wrong code 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. 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. Replace the batteries with fresh ones and try programming the remote again.

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. Refer to the remote’s manual for instructions on how to reset it.

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 LG. You can follow similar steps to find the codes for other TV brands and program your remote accordingly.

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

If the provided codes don’t work for your specific LG 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 LG TVs in different rooms?

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

How do I program my RCA universal remote to work with my LG TV without a code?

Yes, you can program an RCA universal remote with a LG TV without a code. Simply follow this step by step tutorial about programming an RCA universal remote using the auto-programming method.

How do I find my LG TV code?

Check out the detailed list of LG TV codes listed above.

Why won’t my LG TV connect to a universal remote?

Your LG TV may not connect to a universal remote control for the following reason.

  1. You are not performing the programming process correctly.
  2. Your LG TV is not compatible with the universal remote control, or vice versa.
  3. You are not using the correct programming codes for your LG TV.

How do I control my LG TV without a remote?

If you’ve misplaced or broken your LG TV remote, you can use the physical buttons on the TV or set up a universal remote control for the television.

Alternatively, you can turn your phone into a TV controller by installing the Vizio SmartCast app from the Play Store. There are also other third-party remote control apps in the Google Play Store.

How do I reset the RCA universal remote?

If the RCA universal remote does not connect to the TV or does not respond, you can reset it. Here’s a detailed post on how to reset your RCA universal remote control.

  • First, remove the remote batteries.
  • Then press and hold the number 1 key.
  • Next, release the key and replace the batteries.
  • Now, push the power button or the ON/OFF button to turn on the light.
  • You can now reconfigure the remote to work with your television.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have discussed how to program an RCA universal remote to control an LG TV.

We have provided a list of common RCA universal remote codes for LG TVs, as well as instructions on how to find the correct code for your TV.

We have also covered troubleshooting tips and frequently asked questions. By following the provided programming methods and using the listed codes, you can easily configure your RCA remote to control your LG TV.

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