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This is a discussion on security system distance within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hi. 98 TA 92k miles. I just started noticing that I have to get closer to deactivate my alarm with ...

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    Hi. 98 TA 92k miles. I just started noticing that I have to get closer to deactivate my alarm with the alarm transmitter. I replace the battery but no luck. I have another transmitter and is the same. Any ideas on how to improve the range or all these cars have the same issue? Thanks.

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    Replacing the battery is about the only thing you can do. Theres alot of factors that come into play, Ie: Distance, Direction, Obsticals etc etc.
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    it is not all these cars, it is all cars.

    electrical components get dirty and wear out from heating up and cooling down. If your key has anti theft chip in it, why worry?

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    Is this an aftermarket alarm or are you talking about the factory keyless entry remote

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    Is the factory one. I just had other cars that the range with the transmitters is alot better. I was just wondering if its normal for tghese cars or maybe I'm having an issue. Most of the time I have to be like 5 feet from the car to be able to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    Any ideas on how to improve the range or all these cars have the same issue? Thanks.
    I found that I can just about double my range by touching the transmitter under my chin with the buttons facing the car & pushing the unlock button.

    (I know.....sounds really wierd, but it works for mine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    I found that I can just about double my range by touching the transmitter under my chin with the buttons facing the car & pushing the unlock button.

    (I know.....sounds really wierd, but it works for mine)
    what source of voodoo is this.

    on a serious note, im having the same problem. when i first got it i could operate all buttons at 50+ft not i have to be right up next to it. new batteries in both key fabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93 View Post
    I found that I can just about double my range by touching the transmitter under my chin with the buttons facing the car & pushing the unlock button.

    (I know.....sounds really wierd, but it works for mine)
    I do this too. It works.

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    The factory keyless entry should be good for about 30 feet.
    Quote Originally Posted by GM Service Manual
    If the system fails to operate from a normal distance, inspect for the following conditions:
    • There are weak batteries in the remote transmitter.
    The expected battery life is two years.
    • The transmitter and the BCM are not synchronized.
    • Trees, bushes or other objects are blocking the signal.
    • The system is in close proximity to one of the following radio transmitters:
    - A radio station tower
    - An airport transmitter
    - Mobile radios
    - CB radios

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