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What range should my key remote have ?

greenacc

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My keys are getting old and the range seems to be getting shorter. With one of my keys i need to be standing right beside the car to open it.
On this topic, are the replacement keys from Mister minit OK or should i get a genuine one from Holden ?
 

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hey mate, mine seems to be the same as you, if its a direct clear line i might get a few metres at best
 

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I guess 14 years out of a little battery aint so bad ey.
 

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I've used Mister Minit keys for the past 4 years and found them OK. Current keys are 2 years old and range is about 5 metres. The rubber covering the buttons does not last as long as the original ones however.
 

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What does mister minit charge ? and any idea what genuine costs ...
 

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new keys are about 80 bucks i think not sure tho cause i work for holden and dont pay retail ..
my key is pretty new gen gey and i can use it up to about 20m away
 

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Mister Minit can sell you just the programmed keyhead for either $70 or $80 if the key is OK. About $20 more for the whole key. That's in Toowoomba.
 

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cool i'll give holden a call and check what they want. if its half reasonable i want to go genuine. I've heard talk that the mister minit ones are not safe and makes your car easier to steal ? could be a load of crap too.
 

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Mister Minit ones have the GMH logo on the back which means they are genuine and the same as from Holden I'd imagine.
 
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