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I would have to measure to tell you exactly, but on the key that came with the car, that is about right. I bought one of the newer chrome keys and my impression the 1st time I used it was that it worked from a greater distance (I'd have to measure that too).
 

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Just curious: does anyone know if this info is in the owner's guide? It might help to somehow clean the IR window on the key because it seems that fingerprints, dust or grime might affect the signal output.
 

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A W210/S210 can be equipped with an additional IR receiver at the rear but it should also have an RF based remote control and this should have sufficient range (too long range could cause unintentional operation).

The W210 RF antenna seems to be a bit poorly placed compared to a W211 or W221 but I don't remember suffering from a poor remote range when I had a W210. I would inspect the RF parts.

The IR is intended to have pretty short range and I would not start working on that if the car has an RF based remote too.
 

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That is way too funny!! - and I will start doing that first thing tomorrow!!!!!
 
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