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I park in a lot with 15 other vehicles. Sometimes my remote will not work unless I am right next to the car and even then it takes 4 to 5 tries till it works. I bought new batteries but that was not it. Once I leave this lot the remote works fine. There seems to be some interference, but I have no idea how to find out what it is so I can do something about it. At least three of my neighbors have the same problem.

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Becaue some signals are so closely "banded" menaing they are cancelling each other out you may be able to go to your dealer and ask if they can reprogram your system do a different Band
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