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Albee

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Does anyone know if the 'range' of the keyfob can be improvedid to open/close windows when leaving car? It seems to vary quite a lot, and not good in sunlight! Any ideas gratefully received!!!
 

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That particular function is via IR rather than radio frequency that operates the central locking. So by necessity it has to be close range. Also probably a safety thing...
 

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Many have found this function does not work well in the sun, probably due to mixed rays from the the sun.
 

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As above, it is IR and I was told Friday by MB it is a safety / security thing.

Got a bit annoyed with mine last week when trying to cool the car, and basically had to be within 6ft (and line of sight) of the driver's door.

Had a Golf a few years back, then a 1-Series, and more recently an Octavia, all of which worked 20-30ft away.
 

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As above, it is IR and I was told Friday by MB it is a safety / security thing.

Got a bit annoyed with mine last week when trying to cool the car, and basically had to be within 6ft (and line of sight) of the driver's door.

Had a Golf a few years back, then a 1-Series, and more recently an Octavia, all of which worked 20-30ft away.

The RF versions will work from 30ft,,the IR is very close range often just inches away
 

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As above, it is IR and I was told Friday by MB it is a safety / security thing.

It's good of MB to look after us all :rolleyes:


Got a bit annoyed with mine last week when trying to cool the car, and basically had to be within 6ft (and line of sight) of the driver's door.

But you can unlock the car from that far away it's locked again by the time you've walked across the car park to the car. Stupid & a waste of time isn't it :neutral: Maybe MB should ask the people that buy/drive their cars what we would like & not what they want to fit.

Had a Golf a few years back, then a 1-Series, and more recently an Octavia, all of which worked 20-30ft away.

My Vauxhall is the same.
 
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Hadn't been able to get mine to work when "just trying things" but today when I really needed it it did the business.

On BMW forums you often read about people who come out of the house the next day to find all their windows open and it's just because the button got pressed in their pocket so MB's way doesn't seem so daft.
 

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