How To Change The Battery In A Merlin Wall Remote

  • Published on June 19, 2017

Do you have a Merlin wall remote for your garage, but don’t know how to change the battery? We’ve made a step by step guide which will make replacing the battery in your Merlin wall remote simple. Check out our instructional video, or read our guide below.

The first thing to test is if the battery is working or not. Depending on the age of your wall remote, it will have a circular button, or perhaps two square buttons. If you press the button and the light flashes, you know the battery is working. If not, it’s time to replace your battery.

This can often seem like a difficult task, as the wall remote will be screwed or taped to a garage or carport wall. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to as difficult as you thought.

If your remote is screwed to a wall, you will need to take apart the remote. To do so, all you have to do is get a screwdriver and pry apart the two covers. You can do this by inserting the screwdriver into the top of the remote. You won’t have to use excessive force – the cover should peel straight off an will come apart as a separate item. You will now have two covers – the base, screwed to the wall, and the front cover.

You’ll find your model may have two batteries, which are within covers towards the bottom of the remote. The batteries will be lithium 3-volt batteries. To remove the batteries from the casing, simply get your screwdriver and push the end of the battery until it slides out of the case. It is recommended that you replace both batteries at once.

Once you’ve removed the batteries from their cases, it’s time to put the new battery in. It’s important to always have the battery facing the right way. Make sure you have the positive, plus side, facing upwards. If it is facing the wrong way, your remote will not work. Put the new battery back in by sliding it back into its case.

Before putting the remote back together, you can test if it’s working by pressing the red buttons and seeing if the light flashes. If it flashes, it is working. If not, consider whether you have put the batteries in with the correct side facing up.

To put the remote back together, line up the front cover with the base cover. Make sure that your front cover is facing the right way and isn’t upside down. Line up the LED light with the hole for the light on the front cover. This will help you know the front cover is facing the right way. If the cover is the wrong way, pressing the button on the front cover won’t trigger the button on the base. The cover should slide back over the base, and click together. You will hear a distinct clicking noise which will let you know it’s locked in. As long as you can’t slide it back off, it’s secure.

Once you’ve done this, you are all finished and have new batteries in your Merlin wall remote. The new batteries should last for a few years before needing replacing again.

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