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Old 01-26-2019, 11:56 PM   #51
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That's the way mine is. I can unlock it easy from in front of the van (better now with the relocation) but standing right behind it is a lot more difficult.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:26 AM   #52
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Thanks to the OP for making this thread, I have followed your instructions, and managed to do this mod in 20 minutes, most of that time was trying to find which zip tie I needed to cut, and to be careful not to cut blindly, as I was worried about cutting something I shouldn't.

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I made a video for everyone who needs moving pictures. Thank you for the original write up! Theres a noticeable difference after this mod thank you again!

https://youtu.be/yJdkWcRkqao
Thanks for the video, this helped me personally.

Range is good now, three times better than it was!
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Old 05-27-2019, 04:25 AM   #53
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Did this mod to my 2018 4x4 today. I also added about 8' of wire to the end of existing
antenna wire. Interestingly it had a female connector on the end. Ran wire like OP and also along under defroster cover up under windshield pillar trim and across top of windshield through headliner to dome light area.

Like Johnshmit I easily get 300' range, gets iffy at about 330'. Verified distance with a measuring wheel. Can lock and unlock any place around van easily now, and at long range.
What a difference!
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:39 AM   #54
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Its great now, I can lock and unlock from the comfort of my apartment :)
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:10 PM   #55
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hi...actually the original antenna will remain in the camera so as not to upset the balance or function of the gimbal.
After the internal antenna is disconnected, a separate antenna will be mounted on the underside of the Q to provide better video reception at a greater distance while extending the range to assist in preventing video signal drop or shuddering.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:19 PM   #56
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Do you all know of any threads that relate to rewiring the power cable of the roof A/C to aftermarket onboard battery bank / converter that is powered by solar?
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