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      03-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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I have a question. I have a 2006 325xi. Does anyone know why my remote only works from about 6-7 feet away from the car? I try to unlock the doors and only works when im almost by the car. Its not like there any obstruction on the way. Any idea?

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If you have comfort access

If you have comfort access
The battery is not rechargeable in the the key fob.
You can get a replacement for about 3 bucks at any drug store.
Also since you have a 06 if you haven't changed the car battery
that could be getting weak to.
Tint can cause problems also others have reported.
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Any help?
Help us by giving more information, like have you changed the battery recently?
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Do you have tinted windows? Some tints seem to affect the range of our remotes. My range is like yours, ridiculously short. Same as my previous E92. I had much better range before I had my windows tinted on both cars.
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Any help?
Help us by giving more information, like have you changed the battery recently?
Car battery was changed around july of last year
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Do you have tinted windows? Some tints seem to affect the range of our remotes. My range is like yours, ridiculously short. Same as my previous E92. I had much better range before I had my windows tinted on both cars.
Yes they are tinted. My friend has tints on his 07 328 and doesnt have a problem.
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1. the remotes suck
2. tint makes it horrible (I have to be like 3 feet away to lock/unlock)
3. the remote sucks
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1. the remotes suck
2. tint makes it horrible (I have to be like 3 feet away to lock/unlock)
3. the remote sucks
Damm, it must be all the above lol
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Damm, it must be all the above lol
Yeah, you get used to it after a while though.

If you search on here, there are a lot of threads about brands and types of tints that DON'T reduce the range. But I know I'm not ripping off mine so I can reapply and get further to unlock my car
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Car battery was changed around july of last year
If you have comfort access, when did you last change the battery in the remote?
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What if you got the other style key? How you change the battery on that? Or can you even change em on that type of key?
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Car battery was changed around july of last year
If you have comfort access, when did you last change the battery in the remote?
I bought the car last summer 11'. I never change it. Where do i get the batteries?
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I don't have comfort access - my key unlocks from at least 20 feet away maybe more. I don't have tint.
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I don't have comfort access - my key unlocks from at least 20 feet away maybe more. I don't have tint.
Lucky u, my sometimes unlocks from 8feet if in lucky
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Car battery was changed around july of last year
No, the remote battery....
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Car battery was changed around july of last year
No, the remote battery....
Remote battery never changed. Where can i get it?
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Remote battery never changed. Where can i get it?
If it's a Comfort Access remote, then it should be obvious: pop the cover off the back of your remote. This is in your owner's manual:
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You can get the remote battery at a drug store

You can get the remote battery at a drug store(for comfort access)
Almost any place the sells battery's has them.
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