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Faulty Wireless key range

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Hi, not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place as I'm new to here, but any advice would be greatly appreciated

I've recently bought a 2005 e46 convertible, and the wireless key range is really poor, I literally have to stand next to the car to be able to unlock it wirelessly, any further than a meter away and it doesn't work. I ordered a new key for the car and programmed it accordingly, and still had to same issue so I know the key is not the issue. I believe it's most likely one of the receiver units in the car, can anyone confirm specifically what is most likely failing? And how I would go about replacing it?

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Ignore my post, just re-read and seen 'vert so I don't know

Edited by X-Man

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Any interference possibilities.

If you hold the key at the back of your head and press the lock/unlock does it work then

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Hi, thanks for the replies. Indeed holding it to my head does help, though it isn't ideal. I really want the wireless key fob to work from a reasonable distance.

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If they're anything like the coupé I would say you're looking at a replacement diversity amp, just make sure you get one at the same frequency as the one you're replacing!

Oh, welcome along!

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Thanks, I took a unit out earlier which I thought it was, a thin black/grey box located on the left side just below the CDC, After taking it out/unplugging it, the remote unlock was no different so it must have been the wrong part? it had 4 connections.

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