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My remote start doesn't work, and my keyless entry has very little distance

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Try changing out the batteries on your remote. If that doesn't fix the problem, try the manufacturer's suggestions for the device.

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On my cars this has always been a remote battery replacement issue, weak battery equals weak signal causes short range. However you say you bought new remotes and they must have had new batteries in them. Did someone put some metal foil shielding around the receiver?I think this would have to be some type of bad receiver issue.

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Usually need a new battery

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