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Metal Key fob cover

Discussion in 'Model S' started by r0bgj, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. r0bgj

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    Hi guys,

    I've done some searching and found results on key fob covers but not the metal ones. I got one and it seems to block the signal almost completely. Most of the time it wont work. Has anyone found a way to make the metal key fob cover work or found a particular one that works 100% of the time?
     
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    A metal fob cover would always block most of the RF signal the key uses to function so there's no way to make it work.
     
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    We have them for our model X keys but we have never had a problem. They have a little cut out in the front where the RF emitter is
     
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    What’s the question? You want a fob cover that’s metal for appearance or a metal cover that does block the RF for security?

    For appearance I use the silicon ones from Abstract Ocean (less slippery in your pocket) and for security at home a faraday bag from Amazon.
     
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    Is it metal or looks like metal.
    Metal blocks the flow of RF, not even Elon can get by that law
     
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    It’s metal ..works fine
     
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    They have a hole in the front where the antenna is
     
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    i got this one from amazon. i got this one because its red and wanted it to match my car. i also liked that it has the cutouts for the windows. you'd think this allows more signal to reach the car but it sucks so much. i wonder whats different between the one you guys got and the one below. besides the window color and the cut out, they look the same.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0778KQKTC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    They all probably come from the same Chinese manufacturer lol mine has windows cutout as well I don’t see difference in range between this and the silicon cases
     
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    Tesla touchup paint? ;) Get it in silver, paint with touchup paint matching your car.
     
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    Exactly ....
     

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