The example photos below show how to connect the GarageMate receiver to your Genie garage door opener. For your reference we have also included links to some Genie user manuals. Note if you can’t immediately find your wiring terminals, sometimes they are behind the translucent lightbulb cover.
Even if your exact model isn’t referenced on this page, GarageMate will work as a remote control for most residential Genie garage door openers. You simply connect the GarageMate wires in parallel to your wall switch. GarageMate will work fine even if you reverse the wires. We color code the wires simply for convention but they are electrically equivalent.
The vast majority of Genie garage door openers are compatible with GarageMate.
However in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Genie shipped some garage door openers with the wall-console shown in the photo below.
If your Genie has a wall-console shown above AND it was manufactured in either 2011, 2012, or 2013 (the serial number begins with 11, 12 or 13)
then it will not be compatible with GarageMate.
Thankfully Genie Corp. corrected this problem stating, "we concluded the previous decision to not support standard wall switches and aftermarket accessories was not in the best interest of our customers". Genies manufactured in 2014 or later now support standard wall-switches, aftermarket accessories, AND their new "computerized/smart" wall-consoles.
Keep in mind the vast majority of Genies are manufactured prior to 2012 and after 2013 and will be compatible with GarageMate. See the wiring diagrams below. We have marked the images below with a red and white arrow that indicate where to wire GarageMate"s RED and WHITE wires. Note sometimes the two terminals are labeled "Push Button" (red wire) and "COM" (white wire). But f you can't find the terminals they may be behind the transluscent lightbulb cover as show in the first image below.
Below are some random wiring examples that maybe helpful. Note the photo show the terminals before the wires from GarageMate are connected. Those terminals are designed to hold multiple wires so please leave your existing wires in place so that your existing wall button/console will continue to work just fine. Most garage door openers have similar terminals.
GarageMate is the best selling Android and iPhone remote control App for Genie garage door openers. GarageMate uses Bluetooth®4.0 technology making it more reliable, more secure, and faster than SMS(text message) or Wifi/Internet based remote controls.
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