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Old May 14th, 2019, 6:45 PM
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I have a 89 Suburban with a dealer installed Audiovox alarm. Itís range is near zero, I literally have to be pointing the key fob into the opening between the hood and fender . Any thoughts on how to widen this range?
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Old May 14th, 2019, 11:58 PM
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silly question but did you change the battery in the FOB?
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Originally Posted by Irish_alley View Post
silly question but did you change the battery in the FOB?
I sure did. I have decided itís got another quirk I didnít catch at first. It operates correctly when I more or less point the fob at the gap between the hood and fender. Turns the alarm on, locks the doors, turns the alarm off BUT does not unlock the doors. So itís got no range and does not unlock itself. This Burban is in near mint shape and I really donít want it taken apart any to install a new alarm.
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the only other thing i can think of is the antenna for the alarm
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the only other thing i can think of is the antenna for the alarm

Hmm....never thought in terms of an antenna. I wonder what it would look like? I donít see anything that is obviously an antenna but that right there just might be the problem. Thank you!
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it might not have one visible. might be an internal deal but then it might not be serviceable
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The antenna, will be piece of wire, likely black that is about a foot long. If possible let it dangle or lay it out straight, avoid bundling it up.
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