Are you asking yourself, ‘How do I retune my Pioneer TV’ because you are experiencing issues with your picture, and trouble connecting to all your channels?

If the answer is yes, we have created this guide just for you to use to be able to know what to do to complete a successful retune, otherwise known as a reset on your Pioneer TV, as well as provide you will all the necessary information so you can get an optimal experience with your smart TV.

A reset of your Pioneer can be completed in a few easy steps and will be outlined for you in this directory.

How do you reset a Pioneer TV

TV and TV Remote

How to reset a Pioneer TV

Retuning a Pioneer TV will involve resetting the safety switch. This process helps eradicate any issues you are experiencing with your Pioneer TV, from picture quality to even sorting out channel malfunctions. This will be completed in 3 phases;

Phase 1

Step 1. Switch your TV off by unplugging it from its power point

Step 2. Change button from ‘Normal’ to ‘Off’ on the ‘Digital Assembly’

Step 3. Plug the TV back into its power source

Step 4. There should now be a red and green LED light showing

Your Pioneer TV is now in standby mode

Phase 2

Step 1. Click on the ‘Display Button’

Step 2. Pause for around 7 seconds, after which, click down once on the ‘left arrow’, ‘up arrow’, ‘left arrow’, ‘right arrow’, and then the ‘Power’ button

Step 3. You should hear a ‘click’ sound, meaning it has now changed to ‘Service Mode’

Step 4. Select the ‘Mute’ button and press it between 3 – 5 times

Phase 3

Step 1. Hold down on the ‘Display’ button until you see a red light 

Step 2. Switch your TV off by the remote, and then unplug it

Step 3. Keep your Pioneer TV off for 20 seconds

Step 4. Change the ‘Digital Assembly’ to ‘Normal’

What is the remote code for Pioneer TV

When using your Pioneer smart TV, you may need to input a 4 digit code for completing a certain setting or making a change. There is a list of universal codes you can use;

  • 0185
  • 0181
  • 0072
  • 0004
  • 0009
  • 0090
  • 0179

How do you program a Pioneer TV

Man holding a remote

How do you program a Pioneer TV

Step 1. Turn your Pioneer TV on

Step 2. With the remote directed to your TV, click on the ‘CATV’ and ‘TV’ buttons together

Step 3. Hold these buttons down until the light on your remote comes on to confirm it has been put into ‘SET’ mode

Step 4. Click on the ‘TV’ button

Step 5. Select the ‘Volume +’ button a few times to cause your TV to switch off

Step 6. Click on the ‘TV’ button to save the code on the TV (166)

Your TV will now be programmed to the remote.

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How do you program a remote for a Pioneer TV

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How to program a Pioneer TV

If you have a Pioneer TV as well as their DVD player and stereo, you can program your Pioneer remote to be able to use it across all platforms.

If you need to reprogram your Pioneer remote to your TV, this can be completed in a few easy steps;

Step 1. Switch your TV on

Step 2. On your Pioneer remote, click on the ‘Code Search’ button

Step 3. While holding down on the ‘Code Search’ button, press down quickly on the ‘TV’ button on your remote

Step 4. Let go of the ‘Code Search’ button and click on the ‘off/on’ button until your TV switches off.

Step 5. Once your TV has been turned off, switch it back on

Step 6. Click on the ‘Enter’ button followed by any other button on your remote

Step 7. Your remote will now be programmed to your Pioneer TV

How do I reset my Pioneer TV remote

You know how to program your Pioneer TV, but now you need to know how to reset it after making changes in the settings menu or you are just wanting to reset it to its factory settings;

Step 1. Click on the ‘RCU Setup’ button

Step 2. Press the ‘0’ button for at least three seconds

Step 3. Let go of the button after the LED lights up once (it should not continue to flash)

Step 4. Select the ‘Enter’ button and keep pressing it for at least five seconds

The LED light should light up for around one second, which will confirm the reset has been successful.


With a retune of a Pioneer TV involving a reset of the safety switch, it may seem like a complicated process, however, it can be completed in a few easy steps, which we have outlined in this guide for you.

We hope this directory has helped you in getting your Pioneer TV, as well as your remote programmed quickly and effortlessly, and that you can use this guide again in the future.

If you would like to make a note of Pioneer’s customer support page, you can click here .