Distance proximity for key fob to work on S70?

Discussion in 'Volvo S70' started by Jason, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Does anyone know what the furthest distance is for the keyless remote
    to lock/unlock the car doors? I have a 2000 S70, and my keyless remote
    works only when I'm very close to the car. It doesn't save any time or
    convenience as I could use my key to unlock/lock the doors and
    passengers and driver have to wait for the doors to be unlocked. Is
    this a safety precaution?
    Jason, Sep 9, 2006
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  2. Jason

    ephraim_pule Guest

    I have a 2002 V70 T5 SE, so I guess the electronics are the same.

    To switch off/on side lights: 150 metres (for use in car parks to
    identify car)

    Unlock doors 100-150 metres in an inline view, less if impeded.

    Very impressed. I often demonstate to friends as we leave a bar and
    wonder were the f*** we've left my car.

    Oh.... this is the Euro spec, so may not apply in foreign/Non-Euro

    ephraim_pule, Sep 9, 2006
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  3. Jason

    Jason Guest

    The S70 I mention is from the States. I discovered this from the
    Owner's Manual:

    It enables you to lock/unlock all doors and the trunk/tailgate from a
    distance of 10-15 feet (3-5 meters). On vehicles equipped with an
    alarm, the alarm will also be activated/deactivated by this system.

    This probably only applies to the U.S. and Canada. Hope
    Jason, Sep 10, 2006
  4. Jason

    Cory Guest

    You might consider changing the battery in the key fob.
    A weak battery does not transmit the signal very far.
    Cory, Sep 10, 2006
  5. Jason

    Jabber Guest

    Yup. A weak battery will exhibit that behaviour for sure. And it's
    better to change it before it fails altogether..... Here's a neat
    trick: the next time you unlock your car do it from a farther distance
    but put the fob against your skin. I'll bet dollars to donuts you'll be
    able to do it from a greater distance. Your body will be acting as the
    transmitter and it's certainly a bigger area than the transmitter! See
    if it works for you. I used to use this trick at work and this was from
    a couple of hundred yards....

    Jabber 1999 S70 Loaded!
    Jabber, Sep 10, 2006
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