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Old 01-29-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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I have an 06 and both remotes dont have range of more than 10-15 feet, often times far less. I replaced the battery in one and it did the same thing. Could I have bought a dead battery or does everyones remote entry suck this bad?


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uh my ap1 remote works fine at 30 feet. do you have any interference in your car that might be causing this?
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30 feet? thats almost double what I can get. It happens everywhere I park so I dont think its interference.
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no i don't mean physical interference such as buildings, cars, etc. do you have any electronics in the car that might be worth mentioning that can cause interference?
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Mine suck too, put it up to ypur chin and hit the button.
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Mine goes at least 40-50 ft.

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Mine suck too, put it up to ypur chin and hit the button.
The "chin method" directs radio frequencies towards your brain. I recommend the "elbow method".
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Mine goes at least 40-50 ft.

The "chin method" directs radio frequencies towards your brain. I recommend the "elbow method".
thank you there is someone else here with a lil know how! Click the image to open in full size.

place remote to chin...
100ft range.. even with a low battery Click the image to open in full size.
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thank you there is someone else here with a lil know how! Click the image to open in full size.

place remote to chin...
100ft range.. even with a low battery Click the image to open in full size.
can also be used to help send text messages in poor signal area!
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can also be used to help send text messages in poor signal area!
no ****? i always have range.. SIDEKICK 2 PWNZ..... FTW..
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Mine goes at least 40-50 ft.

The "chin method" directs radio frequencies towards your brain. I recommend the "elbow method".
Ahh there's already 20 million radio waves floating through all our heads everyday- one more won't hurt Click the image to open in full size.
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yeah my remote sucks too. every once in a while it will get decent range, but for the most part you gotta be pretty close.
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i cant be more than 4 feet away for mine to work. Click the image to open in full size.
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i cant be more than 4 feet away for mine to work. Click the image to open in full size.
New battery/remote?
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Default Re: Is the range on the keyless entry remote that bad for everyone? (.45ACP)

glad to know mine is the only one that sucks.


thought it was the battery too but changed that recently. oh well.

yeah, chin method. lol.
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New battery/remote?
changed it. still no lucky Click the image to open in full size.
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Mine sucks also, like OP said. . .10ft away. . my friends ap1 he gets contact like 50ft away.
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Yet another AP2 with weak range. 20 feet tops on a fresh battery.
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Default Re: Is the range on the keyless entry remote that bad for everyone? (Mr. Projekt)

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The "chin method" directs radio frequencies towards your brain. I recommend the "elbow method".
Wait, wait... Now, I've used the chin method for years, but what the heck is the elbow method? (Or did I completely overlook the joke/sarcasm?)
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yeah my range sucks too. ..its like 10-15 feet max.
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Ahh there's already 20 million radio waves floating through all our heads everyday- one more won't hurt Click the image to open in full size.
yeah..what's the worst that could happen

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yeah my range sucks too. ..its like 10-15 feet max.
i am so what there also, sometime it's quite good and sometime it's like wtf
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The "chin method" directs radio frequencies towards your brain. I recommend the "elbow method".
Wait, wait... Now, I've used the chin method for years, but what the heck is the elbow method? (Or did I completely overlook the joke/sarcasm?)
Put remote to elbow, use arm as extended antenna. I've used light poles, street signs, car antenna, etc. anything large and metal seems to work best.
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sweet, old post. Hahahaha it's been a while.
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