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    1. Member nappent's Avatar
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      05-01-2004 05:05 PM #1
      If you would like to improve your stock keyless entry up to 30 - 50 feet or even more go to (new site) click here
      There's all the instructions you'll need to make it better.
      I just updated the site at of 5/18/04 at 1:18 PM PST with more pics and better instructions. Please try this mod you'll love it!
      cost: $0 - $10 to do it depending if you have the materials.
      Total work time: 30mins - 2 hours

      (trying to get this pic took like 30 tries )

      On another note I've been finding a lot of errors (spelling and grammer) on my write-up. I'll get the fixed soon. Sorry


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    2. 05-01-2004 05:31 PM #2
      damn mit i did this mod like 2 weeks ago ill try it later in life when iam really bored.

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      05-01-2004 05:33 PM #3
      THat's when I did it. It only took me about an hour to do and test everything.
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    4. 05-01-2004 05:41 PM #4
      I used to put it under my chin when i had my 98 gti. i swear it worked so much better.. prolly not 30-50 ft. but much better.

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      05-01-2004 05:42 PM #5
      I can do it from my pocket from 30 ft away
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      05-01-2004 05:58 PM #6
      Thanks. I still have my knee panel off for a remote trunk keyless FOB mod so this is just gravy.
      Awesome.

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      05-01-2004 06:03 PM #7
      Oh that's on my to do list... Some day I'll do that...
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      05-01-2004 06:25 PM #8
      To help increase the range of the transmitter, place it under your chin (so it's touching your chin) when you press the button.
      My friend Jason told me about this (he's in broadcasting). I called BS until I tried it on my after-market alarm system and it worked I'm dead serious, it works!
      He said it has something to do about your body acting as an antenna, I dunno, I just know it works for me time and again.
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      05-01-2004 11:23 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by nappent »
      If you would like to improve your stock keyless entry up to 30 - 50 feet go to http://toddarea.freeservers.co...t.htm
      There's all the instructions you'll need to make it better.

      Could we just use 16 gauge wire?

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      05-02-2004 01:15 AM #10
      the chin and anywhere else on your body will work...I put it on my side at about 30-40ft away and the signals blink....ha ha ha. The antenna thing is right....you turn into a big antenna.
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    11. 05-02-2004 01:17 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by d6 »
      I used to put it under my chin when i had my 98 gti. i swear it worked so much better.. prolly not 30-50 ft. but much better.

      This actually works, your mandible is used as an antenna. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      05-02-2004 01:56 AM #13
      warning, using your body as an antenna for your car alarm remote will cause cancer. surgeon general

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      05-02-2004 02:46 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by jtdunc »
      Could we just use 16 gauge wire?

      Yes that will work too
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      05-02-2004 03:01 AM #15
      I'll stick with my chin thank you.

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      05-02-2004 11:12 AM #16
      Went to Radio Shack and they recommended non-shield wire.
      Anybody heard of this?
      Was thiking of buying normal 16 gauge wire and running 8' to 10' in the engine compartment.
      Anybody?

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      05-02-2004 11:05 PM #17
      Wait......if I run 8-10 feet of wire in my car
      AND 8-10 feet of wire in my jaw,
      will I then have 60-100 foot range?
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    18. 05-02-2004 11:15 PM #18
      Will definitely be giving this a try, thanks. This belongs in the DIY! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-03-2004 11:53 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by pineapplegti »
      warning, using your body as an antenna for your car alarm remote will cause cancer. surgeon general

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      05-03-2004 03:46 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by jtdunc »
      Went to Radio Shack and they recommended non-shield wire.
      Anybody heard of this?
      Was thiking of buying normal 16 gauge wire and running 8' to 10' in the engine compartment.
      Anybody?

      If you want to hook this up to your car antenna then you want to use shield wire so it doesn't touch any other wire which could case a short. I guess you could use your whole car as a large antenna is you grounded the wire but I tried that and it didn't work very well. I ran non-shielded wire around the windows and floor of my car and that worked pretty good for distance but having it hooked up to my car antenna work a ton better. My best advice is play around a little bit. Just use shiedled wire (like coming directly from the alarm module)when the wire is running by other wires and electrical stuff. That's how I got my range to the way it is. Best of luck to you all!
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      05-03-2004 09:55 PM #21
      I saw a few posts about keyless entry so I thought I would give myself a bump to let you people see what's up....
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      05-03-2004 10:10 PM #22
      what the hell, my transmitter only gets 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!! feet of range, its crap
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    23. 05-05-2004 08:12 PM #23
      can someone explain to me how you attach the wire to the antenna cable. i'm not keen on wiring but i'd like to do this.

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      05-06-2004 02:02 AM #24
      That part is kind of hard. If you look at the antenna cable just before it is attached to the antenna signal amplifier there is this single thread of wire coming up. I slip on thread of wire under there to connect it from the wireless entry module to the car radio antenna cable. Remember you have to disable your antenna signal amplifier. There should be a single wire coming from the antenna cable which you can simple cut (mine was red). If you don't disable it you will fry your keyless entry module and antenna signal amplifier. I'll try to get some pics up with in a week to show you better.
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    25. 05-06-2004 10:17 AM #25
      Where is the radio sig amplifier for a fuba? Oh and where is the wireless control module?

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