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    Registered Member One Ring
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    Key fob extender

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    I'm looking for a way to extend the range of my key fob on a 2009 s8. Please if anyone knows any thing i can purchase to do this send me the link.

    Thank you

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    Active Member Two Rings RLwantsS5's Avatar
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    Hold the key fob up and against your chin while pressing lock or unlock. Itll extend range by 20 or so feet. No i am not kidding, nor is this a joke.

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    x2 yep. any part of your head

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    Established Member Two Rings Phoneboy's Avatar
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    I do that all the time. People think Iím nuts but why does it work?


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    I forgot to mention that i was aware of placing the key fob against my head method, but i was looking for something more technical that involved hardware or something.

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    Be careful, there is a thief's trick that reaches out for the fob as it hangs on your door jamb and tricks into opening your car as it sits out front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timob View Post
    Be careful, there is a thief's trick that reaches out for the fob as it hangs on your door jamb and tricks into opening your car as it sits out front.
    WHAT?!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timob View Post
    Be careful, there is a thief's trick that reaches out for the fob as it hangs on your door jamb and tricks into opening your car as it sits out front.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neil F View Post
    WHAT?!?!?!?!
    They just use an antenna to capture the proximity signal from the car remote. Since the proximity signal only has a range of a few feet, unless you literally keep your key next to the door you have nothing to worry about.

    Watch this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR8RrmEizVg



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