You are absolutely correct! I didn't think anybody else knew about this. When my dad took delivery of the DTS he ordered in Feb, the dealer explained to hold the transmitter under your chin, with your other arm extended, therefore your body acts like a radio antenna and can actually extend the signal by many feet! Mind you, this may look pretty stupid in a parking lot while you are getting groceries! It might come in handy if you cannot find your car among others, and you can hear the honk if you re-lock the doors.elwesso said:If you want extra distance (and I kid you not, im dead serious), put the transmitter up to your chin...... Normally my remote only works from about 25 feet, but I can get maybe 200ft when on my chin.......!
Katshot said:You CAN add extra distance by installing a small "helper" antenna on the RKE module. I did it in a couple minutes and it works pretty good. You just make a loop out of some copper wire and attach it to the top of the RKE module with tape. The loop I made kind of resembles
tha old UHF antenna that used to come with your TV.
Not to mention all the microwaves being shot through our bodies from cell phone towers, cordless phones, satellite tv antennas, radio stations, amd microwave ovens!! One has to wonder what all the long-term effects of this technology will do to our bodies in the future. Did you hear about right after 911, when they shut down all flights for a day or two, the skies cleared, became more blue (lack of chem or com trails). I have heard of studies that test people before and during a blackout, and during a blackout, with no microwaves, etc. people felt more at peace, relaxed, and had lower blood pressure. Now you know why it is relaxing to go camping and get away from it all.El Dobro said:When I had a '91 Seville, it had a GM Goodwrench remote installed. The remote would work as far as 50-60 feet in a parking lot, but if I was in Manhatten, it wouldn't work if I was standing next to the car. I can imagine how the residents are getting cooked by microwaves over there.
ROFL @ ShadowLvr . . .It's the exact same for me on my 99 STS, I get within a foot of the drivers door and it is so bad with no response from the Key Fob, that I actually start to get the Key out ready for use. Just when I start to do this the car responds, unlocking the door and its almost as if it saying to me “Hah Hah Bi*ch, thought you were going ta use that key huh”ShadowLvr400 said:Let me just say, you are all lucky bastards. I have a range of about 8 feet... On a good day. Had times where 2-3 feet is more like it. Remote my a$$.
Are you asking, where is the rke receiver?dkrj said:where is the rke module? thanks dave
I just tried it! Wow!!!!!!!! The under-the-chin-arm-out method works fantastic!rickko said:I too will try the chin method, and the copper wire loop method too!
The chin method is great i used to use it all the time till i bought a car with out a keyless entry and i don't know if i can get one for it without installing a mess of stuffKatshot said:What, you think your body only makes a good antenna for radios and TV's?
If you mean "bastards", then yes you are correct!JohnnyLfromCT said:LOL!
You crazy bastadges...
The chin method works!
Holding the remote up to my chin, I can open the STS's doors from 75ft now, instead of the usual 6-8.