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Old 01-18-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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I was just wondering what the average distance most of you all get with your keyless entry. I notice that I have to be within say 10-12 feet. However, my grandfather has a 2000 Catera and his gets double that distance. Should I just try and replace the battery in the transmitter or is that the standard distance? Thanks.
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My car is in the parking lot and my apartment is at the back of the building. I can unlock my car from my front door, which I would say is ooohh....50 feet or so
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That is about all I get too! I guess a battery is cheap and good preventative maintenance. Why not try it?
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its supposed to be 30 feet.....now remember this distance is fnot actored in when there are buldings or walls in your way
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With a new battery I can pop the trunk alot further than I can unlock the doors for some reason but usually about 50 feet.
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So, I guess its time to just get a new battery. Not that I'm worried about the expense or anything, but its nice to know everyones average. Shows me that I'm missing out. Thanks ya'll!
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~40 feet.
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With one of my key fobs I get around 50 ft too. The second key fob dropped down to 10~20 ft range last year. I changed the battery but it didnt make a difference.
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With one of my key fobs I get around 50 ft too. The second key fob dropped down to 10~20 ft range last year. I changed the battery but it didnt make a difference.
Same for me and a new battery didn't help. I have to change the battery at least twice a year and yet on our 2001 Caravan, the remotes still have their original batteries and work better than the Bonneville'*. Same goes for the garage door opener function.
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I can be up in my 3rd floor apartment and lock my doors. I'd say its about 50 to 60 ft.

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