Remote Programming Instructions for Marantec M4500 and M4700 Openers

Marantec M4500 Opener
Programming a remote for a Marantec opener can be difficult without instructions. Below are instructions on programming a garage door remote to the Marantec model M4500 and model M4700 garage door openers. We will go through each step you need to do in order to program the Marantec remote to your Marantec opener. You'll only use the instructions if you don't have any other remotes programmed to the operator. The reason for this is because the Marantec opener radio receiver can only hold the code of one remote. Additional remotes copy the code of the one programmed remote so if you already have a remote that works with the opener then you should watch our video on transferring a code from one remote to another.

Here's a rundown on how to program a remote into a M4500 or M4700 Marantec opener by using the buttons on the opener powerhead (motor unit) mounted on the ceiling:

You will program the remote into the opener by using the "+", "-", and "P" buttons on the opener powerhead. If you look up at the powerhead you should see 8 numbered red LED lights. You should also see 3 red buttons: "+" button, "-" button and "P" button. Here is a diagram of what the buttons and lights look like:

Marantec Program Buttons diagram

To Program A Remote:
  • Press and hold the "P" button for approximately 2 seconds. When
    all LEDs illuminate and LED #2 begins to blink, release the button.
    You are now ready to set or change the desired adjustment.
  • Press and release the "P" button until the #7 LED is illuminated
  • LED #7 should be blinking. The opener can now learn the code
    of the hand-held transmitter. While LED#7 is blinking, press and
    hold the button on the transmitter
  • When you see LED #7 flashing rapidly, you can release the transmitter button. The
    opener has now learned the particular code of this transmitter
  • Once the opener has successfully received the code from the
    transmitter, press and release the "P" button. This stores the
    code in memory. It also completes the adjustment setting
    sequence, and completes the program process. The LEDs will
    automatically fade out in a circular pattern, which indicates that
    the program mode is complete.
  • LED #8 should now be illuminated, and the opener is ready for
That's how you program a remote to a Marantec M4500 or M4700 garage door opener. If you have additional remotes you want to program then watch the video linked above. You'll need a New Programming Jumper to transfer the code from the programmed remote to the additional remote. If you have an M3-2312 or 382 Digital Remote and need additional remotes you can find the compatible 382 Digital Remote here and the compatible wireless keypad here. Search for replacement parts and other accessories for the M4500 and M4700 openers here.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Sylvia Darnell

Date 6/18/2021

Hello, I have a Marantec m4500 garage opener. Can you tell me the cause of my transmitter not programming. The remote has a new battery and the red light shows when you press the button. I followed the instructions above and when I get to this step, the light is not flashing rapidly. "When you see LED #7 flashing rapidly, you can release the transmitter button. The opener has now learned the particular code of this transmitter" The wall opener works. I only have one garage door opener remote. Thank you kindly, Sylvia


Date 7/4/2021

Hi, I have a marantec m4500 garage door opener and a new marantec exterior remote opener m13-631. I have tried doing everything on the instructions to program it but I haven’t had any success. I was having the same problem with the old remote and I thought buying a new one would solve my problem! My regular remote for the car works fine. Thanks


Date 8/3/2021

Programming remote troubleshoot I just moved into a new home and the remotes for the garage door Maranta 4500 do not work. I followed the programming instructions, which all seemed t work, but the remote still does not open the door. All the lights blink according each of the programming steps. Any ideas?

Diana Burks

Date 8/28/2021

We have gone through the reprogramming of our Marantec 4500 using the instruction manual. Even after setting the up/down limits it doesn’t seem to “remember”. It doesn’t even remember when we open and close it twice to help it learn. Any advice?


Date 12/13/2021

Hi, there is nothing happen, gara open and close normally, but the light bulb keeps flashing so annoying. I'm using marantec 4500. How can I stop the light bulb flashing with flickering noise stop when the gara is opening. Thanks

Aaron W

Date 4/27/2022

I bought a Marantec remote with 4 buttons thinking I can also use the remote as a universal remote for the gate to enter our community. Can I do so?

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