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A pillar Trim Removal


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Looking to do the TSB on remote anthena range increase, and could not find any information on how to remove the right side A Pillar trim piece to get to the anthena. Has anyone done it or have any instructions/pics? Thank you

Izzy

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I think it is the left side A pillar as the antenna runs from the control unit under the drivers seat up the A pillar.

I do not know anyone who has done this TSB, which is a suprise because so many owners complain about the range of the remote. Take lots of pictures.

Remove the left visor then the trim just pulls away. Pic is a Boxster.

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I think it is the left side A pillar as the antenna runs from the control unit under the drivers seat up the A pillar.

I do not know anyone who has done this TSB, which is a suprise because so many owners complain about the range of the remote.  Take lots of pictures.

Remove the left visor then the trim just pulls away.  Pic is a Boxster.

Thanks Toolpants. Will do the pics and will let you know how much (if any) the range increases. Right now it has a max of about 4 feet from the car. Pretty pathetic for this high end car.

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I think it is the left side A pillar as the antenna runs from the control unit under the drivers seat up the A pillar.

I do not know anyone who has done this TSB, which is a suprise because so many owners complain about the range of the remote.  Take lots of pictures.

Remove the left visor then the trim just pulls away.  Pic is a Boxster.

Thanks Toolpants. Will do the pics and will let you know how much (if any) the range increases. Right now it has a max of about 4 feet from the car. Pretty pathetic for this high end car.

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I think it is the left side A pillar as the antenna runs from the control unit under the drivers seat up the A pillar.

I do not know anyone who has done this TSB, which is a suprise because so many owners complain about the range of the remote.  Take lots of pictures.

Remove the left visor then the trim just pulls away.  Pic is a Boxster.

Thanks Toolpants. Will do the pics and will let you know how much (if any) the range increases. Right now it has a max of about 4 feet from the car. Pretty pathetic for this high end car.

I started to see how difficult it would be to do, and the more I got into it, the easier it got. So it took me 15 minutes to complete, and now I got a range of 30 ft!! I will get pictures and post them this weekend. It was too easy to do. I followed must of the TSB with a different twist at the end. Can't help being an engineer.

:cheers:

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I started to see how difficult it would be to do, and the more I got into it, the easier it got.  So it took me 15 minutes to complete, and now I got a range of 30 ft!!  I will get pictures and post them this weekend.  It was too easy to do.  I followed must of the TSB with a different twist at the end.  Can't help being an engineer.

:cheers:

I really look forward to seeing your special modification of the TSB, as I'd really like to do this one. My range on new battery is about 6 feet.

By the way, the TSB has a slightly different step depending upon which of the two frequencies is used for the remote. Can someone (Loren, Tool Pants, Henry) please post which of the freqs is used for US cars?

Thanks,

Kim

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In North America we use 315 MHz.  If you look on the FCC sticker on your remote it has this number.

The frequency translates to a length of the anthena wire. For the US it is 130 mm long, about 5 inches. I will show that on the pics with a caliper I used to measure it off.

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In North America we use 315 MHz.  If you look on the FCC sticker on your remote it has this number.

The frequency translates to a length of the anthena wire. For the US it is 130 mm long, about 5 inches. I will show that on the pics with a caliper I used to measure it off.

Look at the new post titled Insuficient Range..... It has the pics and steps to get this done in less than 1/2 hour. Easy job

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