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    Extending the range?

    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??
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    Re: Extending the range?

    u could just need new batteries in the remote. i am gonna replace mine kuz i have been getting **** for signal lately too.



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    Re: Extending the range?

    yea its a brand new remote though...




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    Icon14 Re: Extending the range?

    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:



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    Re: Extending the range?

    Make sure the antenna is mounted in the middle of the windshield below the blue tint. Also the chin trick does work.





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    Re: Extending the range?

    You can always turn off Code Hopping if you want...




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    Re: Extending the range?

    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.




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    Re: Extending the range?

    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.



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    Icon7 Re: Extending the range?

    Some windsheilds will actually block signals so play around with the antenna placement.




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    Re: Extending the range?

    would it hurt to throw the antenna behind the apillar?




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    Re: Extending the range?

    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.




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    Re: Extending the range?

    line of sight as meaning you cant put it inside the apillar?

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




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    Re: Extending the range?

    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



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