If you’ve got yourself a new GE CL5 Universal Remote, then you’re well on your way to controlling all the electronics in your living room with on device.

Though the GE CL5 Universal Remote may look intimidating, it’s actually really easy to program it with codes (or without).

Plus, you can use GE CL5 Universal Remote with more than just your television.

Setting up Your GE CL5 Remote

Let us help you get that GE CL5 univeral remote control setup and programmed for your televison.

GE CL5 Universal Remote Codes

Manual Programming

To manually program your GE CL5 universal remote, first open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.

Locate the version number on the white sticker inside the battery compartment.

It’s essential in finding the right codes for your device. You’ll see something like V1-V5, none (V1, older), or newest (CL3 or CL4).

Once you have the version number, grab your universal remote and find the ‘Setup’ button.

Press and hold that button until the red light comes on. Now, press the corresponding device button (e.g., TV, CBL, DVD, AUD) and enter the four-digit code for your device.

The red light on the universal remote will turn off once the code is entered correctly.

Point the remote control at your device and test the buttons.

If they don’t work, repeat the steps with the next code for your device until you find the right one.

Auto Code Search

If manual programming isn’t your cup of tea, the auto code search feature is there to save the day.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Turn on the device you wanna connect with your GE CL5 remote.
  2. Press and hold the ‘Setup’ button on your remote till the red light comes on.
  3. Press and release the desired device button (e.g., TV, CBL, DVD, AUD).
  4. Point your remote directly at the device, and press the ‘POWER’ button.
  5. Keep the ‘POWER’ button pressed until your device turns off. The remote will automatically cycle through the available codes as you do this.

Once the device powers off, release the ‘POWER’ button and press the ‘Setup’ button to lock in the code.

You can now test the buttons and see if they work as expected.

If not, repeat the auto code search process until you find the right one.

Popular TV Brands and Remote Codes

Programming your GE CL5 Universal Remote doesn’t have to be difficult.

Here are the remote codes for some of the most popular TV brands, ready to go:


You know and love your Samsung TV for its picture quality and sleek design.

When setting up the remote for your Samsung, try these codes:

  • 0107
  • 0127
  • 0032
  • 0132

Give each a shot and see which works best for your model.


Sony’s got your back with incredible visuals and vibrant colors on their TVs.

Here are some GE CL5 remote codes for Sony TVs:

  • 0002
  • 0073
  • 0142
  • 0032

Remember, these codes might vary based on your specific model, so try them out until you find the right one.


Rocking a Vizio TV in your living room? Ain’t no problem.

Here are the remote codes for Vizio TVs:

  • 0112
  • 0137
  • 0012
  • 0053

Keep testing each code until your remote can seamlessly control your Vizio TV.


Last but not least, let’s program your GE CL5 remote for your LG TV.

Try these codes for a smooth setup:

  • 0174
  • 0010
  • 0023
  • 0140

Just like with the other brands, test each code until your remote works perfectly with your LG TV.

Additional TV Brands and Remote Codes

We’ve got the GE CL5 universal remote codes for a few popular TV brands, namely Philips, Panasonic, and RCA.

Remember, these codes are essential for programming your remote to control these devices.


When it comes to Philips TVs, we’ve got several codes available for your GE CL5 universal remote.

Check out these options from the provided list:

  • Philips TV Codes: 0074, 0388, 2247, 0062, 1661

Try inputting each code one by one and see which works best with your specific Philips TV model.

If one code doesn’t give you the desired result, don’t worry – you’ve got more to choose from.


Panasonic is yet another popular brand, and GE CL5 remote codes are readily available for compatibility.

You can use these codes with your Panasonic TV or other devices:

  • Panasonic TV Codes: 0171, 0148, 0463, 1665, 0054

Once you’ve entered each code, test your remote to see if it works effectively with your Panasonic device.

Keep trying different codes if needed until you find the perfect match.


RCA is a well-known brand, and GE CL5 is ready to handle your RCA devices with ease.

These helpful codes can assist you in programming your universal remote for RCA TVs or other electronics:

  • RCA TV Codes: 1144, 0451, 2112, 0060, 1958

Experiment with each code to find the one that works best for your particular RCA device.

Make sure to test all the buttons on your remote after programming it, so you know everything is functioning correctly.

Other Devices and Remote Codes

DVD and Blu-ray Players

We know how much you love your DVDs and Blu-rays, so let’s get your GE CL5 Universal Remote all set up to control them.

Remote codes are pretty essential in this process.

For popular brands like Samsung, try codes 5752 or 2051.

If you own an LG player, give codes 6151 or 2081 a shot.

Remember, you can always find more codes and instructions from GE’s official website or user manuals.

Home Theater and Audio Systems

Next up: controlling your home theater and audio systems with your GE CL5 remote.

For Bose systems, try codes 3193 or 2081. For Sony systems, use 3163 or 3199.

Just like with the DVD and Blu-ray players, don’t hesitate to search for additional codes if these don’t work for your device.

Setting up your remote is as easy as 1-2-3.

Just press and hold the Setup button, then enter the 4-digit code for your device.

Finally, test it out and make sure all the buttons do what they’re supposed to.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to program GE CL5 remote?

To program your GE CL5 universal remote, follow these steps:

  1. Plug in the component you want to integrate with your remote, like a TV, Blu-Ray player, or game console.
  2. Locate the ‘Setup’ button on the remote.
  3. Press and release the chosen device button (e.g., TV, CBL, DVD, AUD).
  4. Enter the first 4-digit code into the remote for your device. The red light will turn off once you find the right code.
  5. Point the remote at your device and test the buttons; if they function correctly, you’re set! If not, repeat steps 1-4 with the next code for your device.

Auto code search for CL5?

If you don’t have the specific 4-digit code for your device, use the auto code search feature:

  1. Turn on the device.
  2. Press down and hold the ‘Setup’ button until you see the red light turns on, then release.
  3. Press the appropriate device button (e.g., TV, CBL, DVD, AUD).
  4. Point your remote at the device and press on the ‘Power’ button slowly until the device turns off.
  5. Once turned off, press the ‘Setup’ button to lock the code.

How to Program CL5 for TV?

To program your CL5 remote for TV, follow the steps mentioned in “How to program GE CL5 remote?” section above, but press the ‘TV’ button in step 3.

CL5 remote codes for DVD?

For programming CL5 remote with a DVD player, follow the same instructions listed in “How to program GE CL5 remote?” section, just press the ‘DVD’ button in step 3, instead of TV.

Reset GE CL5 universal remote?

To reset your GE CL5 universal remote, remove the batteries and hold the ‘Setup’ button for 3 seconds.

Reinsert the batteries and try the programming process again.

If the problem remains, you might need to replace the batteries or consult the manufacturer for additional help.

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