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I've got an old wickes garage door opener, we've just moved in and no remote supplied. I want to wire a push button open/close inside the garage to test and make sure the motor system works before I buy a remote. The model number on the motor assembly is "WICKES" "wecla d-66793" thre is also a model number of 203004/2000uk on it dated june 96. there are 3 contacts on the back of the unit labled 1to 3 but I can't find a manual for the correct I formation. Please could you help?? Many thanks Matt.

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You can also get remote units that connect to the same terminals that you would hard wire a button to. You really do want a later remote, as they all now use rolling code technology. Essentially you have to "invite" a remote and the unit and remote agree on a code. From that time on, the code changes every time that you use the remote (automatically, you do nothing). Way better security, and a guy cannot just run a frequency generator and open your door.

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