remote FOB

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Konyoman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Konyoman

    Konyoman Guest

    I have a 04 Forester and find the remote lock FOB VERY annoying...It opens
    the driver's door just fine but I find that it is fidgity to open the other
    doors..I know that you have to hit the blue button twice for all doors but I
    end up hitting it ten times for it to work. Is it twice in quick succession
    or once, wait and then again?

    Does anyone else find their FOB a pain in the butt?
     
    Konyoman, Oct 16, 2005
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    jcz Guest

    No, mine works fine on my '02 OBW, but maybe your battery is bad.

    June
     
    jcz, Oct 16, 2005
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  3. Twice within 2-5 seconds. check your manual. And you likely must be
    within line of sight closer than 30 ft. Newer remotes seem to have
    limited range. Supposedly to reduce 'code capture' opportunities for
    hi-tech thieves.

    Carl
    1 Lucky Texan
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Oct 16, 2005
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  4. Konyoman

    Mike Lloyd Guest

    Mine works, but only at relatively close range compared to most others.
    Check the battery, it makes a world of difference.
     
    Mike Lloyd, Oct 16, 2005
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    James Meyer Guest

    Both FOBs for my '02 WRX are hanging on a hook in the kitchen. They're
    too big for my pants pockets and I found myself accidentally setting off the
    "panic" alarm more often than I opened or locked the doors. I put them on the
    hook rather than throwing them in the trash can because I *might* want to sell
    the car someday. That someday might come if I ever lose my clutch foot or go
    blind.

    I bought a manual transmission car because I *like* doing things myself.
    Relying on a stupid little FOB for opening the doors instead of a perfectly
    functional key seemed like a step backwards rather than forward.

    No offence intended, but I think FOBs and fags go together. Both are
    pains in the butt.

    Jim
     
    James Meyer, Oct 16, 2005
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    Knotty Guest

    I'll take your word for it, I've never had either experience.
     
    Knotty, Oct 16, 2005
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    R Sweeney Guest

    must have the old one, I have unlocked my '04 Forester at over 100 feet.
     
    R Sweeney, Oct 16, 2005
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