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No range for my Bulldog Remote Start.

I got a Bulldog Remote Start for Christmas this year. My model is an RS1100. It has a gray wire antenna. My remote start works but only from 5 feet away from the car. Bulldog tech people told me I could extend it with 22 guage wire. I did so and my range is still only 5 feet. I even changed the battery in the remote starter. Any other suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I've got the same problem only I can seem to get about 25 feet out of it. As the poster says, it is probably only an entry level system. I'll try stretching out the antenna to see if that works. 

    Also, the people at Bulldog are I M P O S S I B L E to reach for tech support, been trying for two days. I've seen this before, they're probably about to go out of business. 
    Bulletin: As I type this, I am again on hold and the automated answering service has looped me through the system about twelve times. A lady at the front desk has just picked up the phone and informed me that there are only nine people working there. Very small company, be careful. I wouldn't have purchased a Bulldog had I known that. 

    I'll be lucky to get a Tech service call back.



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Get a Viper 5900, it has a 1 mile + range
Or a viper 5601 has a 2000 ft range.

Bulldog is DIY and entry level stuff. You cant expect much from them.

The wire antennas work the best when they are stretched out. Not wadded in a ball or in a loop. If you have to loop it use figure 8's. Try streatching it up the "A" pillar and in the headliner across the top of the windshield. Also, do not ground the antenna, and let the end hang.

Also check your hot and ground connections. Make your ground at the kick panel sheet metal. Do not use a factory ground or a metal bracket in the dashboard. Do use a file or sandpaper to buff the ground site to the bare metal.


Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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    Kevin Simoneau Feb 07, 2012

    because those factory grounding points are not even thought about in the engineering process of the vehicle. So all of those pesky electronic devices in the car (ie ALL of them) are getting a "bad" ground with those factory grounds. your right stay away from those......(laying on a layer of sarcasm pretty thick here)



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