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Old 23-02-2017   #1
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Remote Key has no range?

The remote entry key fob was playing up and was only working when directly next to or inside the car, changed the fob battery and no difference, any ideas?
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Re: Remote Key has no range?

Receiving antenna ?

- located in the left front pinlar (under the plastic fitting ?)
- connected to pins 1 & 2 of the Body computer under the glove box (for right hand driven cars)
- no fuse in the antenna circuit...

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Re: Remote Key has no range?

how old is the car?
for how long do you have it?
when did it start doing this?
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Quote Originally Posted by aurick86 View Post
how old is the car?
for how long do you have it?
when did it start doing this?
08 Reg, had the car about 8 months and only started doing it a few days ago, worked fine one evening and then wouldn't work in the morning and hasn't worked since then
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Re: Remote Key has no range?

Take the remote apart and clean the chip with some izopropil alcohol.
Check for any cold solder joints:
example 1
example 2
example 3

And reflow the solder.
I've fixed a similar problem on the remote key for a Opel Vectra.
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Re: Remote Key has no range?

As above.

But also, consider the battery. Just because it is new, does not mean it is fresh. Did it come from a source that sells plenty? check the expiry date on the packaging if possible. Old stock may be little better than the one you took out.
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Any update ??
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