Sometimes, we can lose or break our TV remotes and have to find a replacement. The same goes for Vizio TVs – although they generally come with their own remote control, sometimes you need to connect a universal remote to your Vizio TV instead.
Perhaps you have multiple devices you want to control with the same remote, saving you on clutter and expenses? Well, you can do just that by connecting a universal remote to all of your devices, including your Vizio TV.
But how do you do that?
Well, this guide will help you take you through the process step by step. We will also be including all the codes you need so you can program a universal remote to a Vizio TV.
Then, you can get back to watching your favorite shows with all the power you need at your fingertips.
So, let’s get right into it!
How To Program A Universal Remote To A Vizio TV
There are actually a few ways you can program a typical RCA universal remote to a Vizio TV. However, you need to follow through these steps before you start the process.
Firstly, you need to have your Vizio TV turned on and enough power in the batteries of a universal remote. It’s surprising how many people try programming a remote control without even checking the batteries first, so do that before you commit to one of these methods.
Once ready, you can try out one of the below methods!
On your universal remote, you will need to hold down the ‘TV’ button until the LED light on the universal remote blinks twice and glows.
Once that happens, you will need to enter the correct programming code for the Vizio TV. This can take a bit of trial and error to find the correct one but if you are wondering which ones you need to try then don’t worry – we will move onto RCA universal remote codes a little later on.
Once you have typed in the correct programming code, the LED light on your remote will flash twice before switching off. Then, hold your universal remote towards the Vizio TV and press the Power button.
Your Vizio TV should follow the command and switch itself off. This is a sign that the setup process is now complete and your universal remote is connected to your Vizio TV.
If your Vizio TV is not accepting the commands, then you have not put the correct programming code.
This second method involves using a key code from the manual of your Vizio TV to program your RCA universal remote.
It’s not a popular method because a lot of people tend to lose the manual for their Vizio remote control and each key code is unique to each Vizio TV so using someone else’s key code for yours will not work.
If you do have the key code from the Vizio TV’s manual, then this is what you need to do.
On your remote, point it towards your Vizio TV and press the ‘TV’ button. Then, hold down the ‘Setup’ button until the LED light flashes.
Type in the key code given in the manual and then wait a few seconds for the programming to complete. To test that it has worked, try turning off your Vizio TV with your universal remote.
If this works, then the programming is complete and you can now use the universal remote for your Vizio TV.
This method makes it way easier to find the correct RCA programming code for your universal remote but only some are able to use the auto code search feature.
To test if your remote can use this feature, hold down the ‘Setup’ button on your remote control. Once the LED light flashes, type in 9-9-1 on the number keys. Then, hold both the ‘Power’ and ‘Channel Up’ button down at the exact same time.
Your TV should then turn itself off. Release the buttons and try turning the TV back on using your universal remote. If it does, then the programming is complete.
RCA Universal Remote Codes
While the second and third methods for programming your universal remote to your Vizio TV are a lot quicker and easier, unfortunately they’re not the most commonly used.
This is because not all RCA universal remotes have the auto code search feature and a lot of Vizio TV owners end up throwing out or losing the manual for their TV not long after purchase.
So, the most popular method is method one but it requires going through all the RCA universal remote codes one by one.
Here, we have listed them all so you can save time trying to find the one that works for your Vizio TV. If your TV requires a 4-digit code, then just add two zeros to the beginning of each code:
01, 02, 10, 12, 17, 19, 004, 011, 113, 502, 505, 627, 0030, 0056, 0205, 0117, 0178, 0128, 0891, 0912, 1004, 1017, 1078, 1292, 1756, 1758, 1783, 3145, 01377, 10117, 10120, 10178, 10864, 10885, 11756, 11758
As you can see, there are a lot of codes for you to try so this method may take a while.
Connecting your RCA universal remote control to your Vizio TV can take some time depending on which method you use but once complete, you can enjoy the ease of using a remote control once again. Good luck!