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There's a lot of talking about remote keys tonight, and it just reminded me I wanted to ask this question around. How far away does you remote key work?
Mine is pretty weak!
Oddly enough, I was in an underground parking today, and got out on the wrong floor, so I pressed the panic button to find the car, and it started honking one floor below (concrete ceilings!!!!) I was definitely shocked because on normal outside parking, I have to be within something like 3 meters for the key to work.
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (TRBO-GTI)

I like 10-15 feet maybe. I remember reading somewhere that it was upwards of 80... as if!
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (whitecastle)

I practically have to be inside the car for that damn thing to work. My range has never been more than 15 feet, but lately it is getting worse. Maybe it's time for a new battery, eh?
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (recklessvw)

Got me a Clifford Alarm...
Now I have an extra remote

But it works over 150ft http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (recklessvw)

quote:[HR][/HR]I practically have to be inside the car for that damn thing to work. My range has never been more than 15 feet, but lately it is getting worse. Maybe it's time for a new battery, eh?[HR][/HR]​
Anyone know what the battery life is on these keys?
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (VWThug)

quote:[HR][/HR]Anyone know what the battery life is on these keys?[HR][/HR]​
Depends on how often you press it's buttons.
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (TRBO-GTI)

Here's a trick....if it doesn't reach, hold the key up to the bottom of your chin, and try to unlock it again, it will extend your range
 

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Re: What is the operational range of your remote key? (TurboDave18t)

quote:[HR][/HR]Here's a trick....if it doesn't reach, hold the key up to the bottom of your chin, and try to unlock it again, it will extend your range
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...and give you cancer!
I can vouch for this...works like a champ. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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