Program Cox Remote Codes in 6 Steps

Jan 23, 2013 cox, cox communications, remote codes, 0 Comments
Program Cox Remote Codes

Did you know that it’s easy to program your Cox Remote Codes? But why would you want to?

You pick up one remote to turn on the TV, you pick up another one to turn on your Cox Communications Cable Box or DVR, and then you pick up yet another remote to turn on your surround sound stereo system. Does this process sound familiar?

Each item in your entertainment system has its own separate remote control and a lot of those remotes look similar. It can get confusing when you have a pile of four or five remotes, each for a different item. At first glance they all look the same, they even have the same buttons. The DVR, DVD, VCR, cable box and stereo all have fast forward, play, rewind and maybe even an eject button — the only one that may not have them is the television remote. If you are loyal to a brand, then it gets even worse as many manufacturers tend to make all of their remotes look the same.

You don’t need all of those remotes — just one that will work for most of your entertainment systems. The remote control that came with your Cox Communications Cable Box is a universal remote and it is capable of working your television and stereo. You just need to set it up to work with them.

6 Easy Steps For Cox Remote Codes

Configuring your remote can be a painless process that only takes a few minutes;

  1. Write down the make of each piece of electronic equipment you want the remote to operate.
  2. Go to page 11 of the Cox operating manual and locate the code(s) for each of your items. (NOTE: Many manufacturers have several codes and you may have to attempt several of them.)
  3. Turn on the first item then point your remote towards it and press the corresponding device button on the remote.
  4. Press and hold the “SETUP” button until the chosen device button blinks twice.
  5. Enter the code for your electronic item, starting with the first code, and the device button will blink twice.
  6. Press the “Power” button on your remote and the electronic device should turn off. If it doesn’t, then repeat Steps 3 through 5 with the next code until you find the correct one.

Repeat this process with each item you want the control to work for.

No Code?

If you can’t find the code for your item, don’t worry there is a way to search for the correct code that will allow the remote to work on your devices.

  1. Turn on the first item you wish to program into your remote.
  2. Point your remote towards the electronic and press the corresponding device button on the remote control.
  3. Press and hold the “SETUP” button until the chosen device button blinks twice.
  4. Enter the code “991″ and wait for the device button to blink twice.
  5. Press the “POWER” and then the chosen device button. If the unit turns off you have found the correct code. If the unit does not turn off, then continue to alternate between the “POWER” and device buttons until it does. Each press of the device button allows the remote to continue on to the next code in its queue.
  6. When the electronic device has turned off press the “SETUP” button once to lock the code in.

Repeat the process with each individual item you wish to program the remote for.

Still Doesn’t Work?

If neither of these methods work with your remote, then visit the Cox Communications website to identify your controller and find the specific instruction manual that will show you correct Cox remote codes that will work for your remote.

By programming your cable remote with all of your devices, you are eliminating a lot of hassle and confusion. You no longer have to hunt for five different remotes when only one will do the trick. You may still need the unit remotes for many of the higher end functions, but you can now easily turn things on, play a movie, or surf channels without flipping between controls.

Many of your device remotes may also be universal remotes which can be programmed in a similar way. If you don’t feel like trying the methods listed above then look up your manufacturer to find the instructions or visit remotecentral.com to find a copy of your owners manual with programming instructions.

Most universal remotes have similar programming features with slight variations between manufacturers and suppliers. If you have Time Warner Cable or Comcast remotes, then I suggest you check out my other articles: Programming your Comcast Remote or Programming your Time Warner Cable Remote.


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