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dantheman8328
02-09-2006, 11:33 PM
is there any way to extend the range of my 791vx? i have the antenna located above my front windshield and at the edge of my headliner so the two antenna stick out a little bit on the windshield. but im getting really bad range from mine... a friend of mine that i work with has a viper alarm too and gets a great signal at work when i dont get one at all. im not sure what model she has though..j
but is there anything i can do to extend the range of mine??
thanks.

THUNDERBIRD
02-09-2006, 11:46 PM
u could just need new batteries in the remote. i am gonna replace mine kuz i have been getting **** for signal lately too.

dantheman8328
02-10-2006, 12:02 AM
yea its a brand new remote though...

RFCV
02-10-2006, 06:02 PM
I learned this trick way back in the day when I started out in car alarms and believe me (and others in this link) it does work, no matter how silly it does sound!! ;) Check it out:



http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_Posts.asp?TID=1395&KW=range

Shyne151
02-10-2006, 09:14 PM
Make sure the antenna is mounted in the middle of the windshield below the blue tint. Also the chin trick does work.

kpr10is
02-10-2006, 09:46 PM
You can always turn off Code Hopping if you want...

dantheman8328
02-11-2006, 02:14 AM
hahaha im definitly going to have to try that, but i want to extend the range more so that it can page me...ill turn the code hopping off, is it really needed that much? i dont think anyone around here is going to grab my signal lol. should i notice a drastic difference by turning it off?

great ideas, thanks.

dak0ta_g33k
02-17-2006, 10:17 AM
chin trick works best with my 791. also having a decent line of sight to the truck. farthest measured distance i've remote started is across a soccer field with the ride in full view, alone.

Colonel Ingus
09-04-2006, 11:08 PM
Some windsheilds will actually block signals so play around with the antenna placement.

anmol_da_great
09-10-2006, 09:36 PM
would it hurt to throw the antenna behind the apillar?

JimJ
09-10-2006, 09:40 PM
As long as it's up high...it needs to be in the line of sight.

Metallized film-coated glass will kill RF signals...learned that installing glass-mounted VHF antennas.

anmol_da_great
09-10-2006, 09:57 PM
line of sight as meaning you cant put it inside the apillar?

and yes i was talking as high as possible inside of it

Megalomaniac
09-12-2006, 08:21 PM
i made the mistake of placing my antena under my 5% tint strip,and its the onyx tint and it has that metalic particles in it to block signals, i have to do the chin trick to get a decent range