My guess is that you have some sort of RF interference reducing the range of your remote. I've had problems at schools, banks & medical offices. If you have a wireless system in your home, that can cause you problems. Sometimes I need to be right next to the driver door for the fob to work. Normally I can be across a parking lot & it work perfectly. :smile:
use yourself as a signal booster. stick the fob under your chin and press the unlock button. i get extremely long distance response from doing this, on the order of over 100 yards if i have clear line of sight.
If you have a mohawk or faux hawk, the chin thing works even better. If you point the hawk at the car, it gets even better than the previous condition.
But yeah, we had this discussion very briefly in the 09 LGT key+fob thread about possibly either boosting the antenna or receiver. Still haven't looked into it yet. But I was thinking about something along the lines of how some gps receivers can be relocated with a long wire to somewhere with less stuff blocking it (on the dash for example). I bet our current antenna is a small piece of wire sticking up at a random angle.
Also, anyone wanna be as funny as the Volvo folks and try sticking a cell phone antenna booster sticker in the fob? Supposedly it works. But yeah no, I still doubt it. lol
Also, if you can find the antenna component inside the fob, can't you just solder a small coil of wire to it? The 09 LGT key fob is enclosed so we can't do that without dismantling it.
I reversed the driver side headrest on my new 2014 Forester, so that I could sit up straight. I have done this on my old cars with no problem…
Bad idea. It is locked in place now, and the ratchet function means with any pressure, it clicks backwards, and gives no support.
How do I get it out...
The sound suddenly stopped working on my 2012 Forester radio last week- everything on the radio appears to be working perfectly fine- just no sound. Everything else in the car appears to be working fine, too. I was parked in my driveway and had the radio on- and then moved my drivers seat back...
Saw a post to the Impreza forums about some hidden stereo menus and was wondering if anyone knew any secret settings in the foz standard (non-nav) stereo that could help get to other features such as stereo equalizer settings. I did find the following :
5 + 6 + AUX = Update software from USB...
Hello all , i'm a newbie and have similar problem to may .Tried to remove the D7 connector and ended up with a bunch of 15 wires , dose anyone have photo of the wire positions for a 2011 forester . PS i'm in australia.
And I'm not even that big of a guy at 5'11 195 lbs.
They are far and away the most uncomfortable seats I've ever sat in and I'm actually in pain after an hour + of driving.
I'm at slightly over 1000 miles and still haven't found a setting that makes it even a 6/10 on the comfort scale.