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Old 05-08-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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My moms 2003 9-5 Linear Wagon has the shittiest range for the fob to work, you have to literally have to be less then a foot away for it to work.

Any on else have this problem?
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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It was, and so was the second fob as well.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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yup... replace it.
maybe some ions could help that as well. where is that guy with the valve stems if we pump ions into remotes we can drive the car with them then... lol
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:33 PM   #5
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Ummm yeah.......sure...... And maybe it will magically become a remote starter as well
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The key fob range varies. Sometimes it works from far away and sometimes it works only if you stand right next to the door. It sucks.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:08 PM   #7
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I remember reading someplace that the interface was designed that way on purpose as a security measure. Short range makes it harder for someone to grap your specific information out of the air from a distance.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:09 PM   #8
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later cars the range was drasticlly reduced for saftey reasons. Too maney people were oening their doors only to have someone sneek into the car on them. My wifes 9-3 vert could just as well not have a remote as you have to be almost on top of the lock for it to work.
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I remember reading someplace that the interface was designed that way on purpose as a security measure. Short range makes it harder for someone to grap your specific information out of the air from a distance.
Aye, I've read that too.

Of course, some drunk fool in the back of my car kicked the back of the center console and that whole piece snapped off (where it's got the center air vent for the back seats). The receiver for the remote is in there. With it exposed, I get slightly better range
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Aye, I've read that too.

Of course, some drunk fool in the back of my car kicked the back of the center console and that whole piece snapped off (where it's got the center air vent for the back seats). The receiver for the remote is in there. With it exposed, I get slightly better range
someone kicked mine too!! assholes, i had to replace mine as well.
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my range on the ng blows! I hate it.
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mine on my ng is really good, like at least 100ft
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My key effectively locks and unlocks my door. It's crazy.
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With regularity, I can unlock my car from well past 50 ft. Then there's the odd day that I need to be right next to the door. But everytime it unlocks from far away, I'm like,"Yeah!"
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My key effectively locks and unlocks my door. It's crazy.

Whaaa? When did only Saab's come with a Key?

I kinda agree, its kinda pointless since well you have to be right on top of the car to unlock/lock it. Would be at least better if the ranger for the lock signal was betta. O well
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Ask yourself this: What good does it do for you if you can unlock your car from fifty feet away? Can you get in your car from that distance?

If the car is unlocked by the time you pull the handle to open the door, what difference does it make?

Just like the car audio head units that come with a remote.... I don't get that either.
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Just like the car audio head units that come with a remote.... I don't get that either.
You obviously don't drill poon in the back seat of your car...
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You obviously don't drill poon in the back seat of your car...
Not really, no. I've got a bed for that. And a couch. And a futon. And a kitchen floor. :-/
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I've found if you hold the fob next to your chin, the range increases. But you look like a fool doing it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:55 PM   #20
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I've found if you hold the fob next to your chin, the range increases. But you look like a fool doing it.


I'll try that the next time am in a really pubic place, I'll make sure I get the best range as possible
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