Entries Tagged ‘Keyless Entry Remote’

That’s using your head! To boost your remote?

File under did you know: Remote keyless entry can be strengthened using your head. What do I mean? Try unlocking and locking your vehicle from a distance, using the keyless remote, then move away from the vehicle until you are out of range. Put the key fob up to your head and try it again. […]

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Q and A With Your Local Friendly Locksmith

I am going to be starting a new Q and A series based on some of the emails I get throughout the week. I receive a lot of good questions through email and thought this would be a good way to share some of that information. Names and email address will be left out to […]

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How to Know if a Remote Will Work For Your Vehicle

I see a lot of postsĀ around the internet of people wondering which remotes will work for their vehicles. For example, can you use a remote from a different year model if it’s for the same vehicle? I am going to give you a near fool proof method for determining this. On the back of every […]

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What You Should Know Before Purchasing A New Keyless Entry Remote

Purchasing a keyless entry remote on eBay is a great way to save some money but there are a few things you should look out for before making your purchase, and some things you should know once you have received your new remote. 1. Verify that you will be able to program the remote yourself. […]

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Revive Your Broken Remotes

As a Locksmith, one of the most common failures of keyless remotes that I would come across is a broken housing. Over time, the stress from keeping your keys in your pocket or purse can weaken the plastic and eventually break it. Most commonly the key ring loop is the first to give. Remote head […]

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Are Dodge Durango Remotes Junk?

Why yes they are. I’m talking about Durango’s from 2004 – 2007, possibly 08’s too. The problem with these remote head keys is the battery terminal clip can very easily break away from the circuit board. It is unknown to me whether this is a problem with weak solder, cheap materials, or poor quality control […]

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Thieves Able to Easily Clone Keyless Fob Signals

Editor`s note: this article was published by an earlier owner and the story is dubious as documented elsewhere on our site. As originally reported by a UK newspaper, thieves were able to use an electronic device to capture the keyless fob signal and then use it to easily open the doors of the their victims […]

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