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Old 08-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #526
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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 5MT.

I'll be doing this fix at some point this week.....
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:41 AM   #527
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Did the fix on my 05 STi, hasn't worked since I bought the car almost a year ago....Damn it's pretty loud! Probably going to end up turning it off anyways
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:19 AM   #528
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The busted alarm buzzer was getting to me so I decided to remove it and pull it apart to find out why it wasn't working and figured why not take a few pics and make kind of a diy of how I was able to make mine work again. Best part about it was, aside from a little time spent, it was free!

Tools needed:


Step One:
Remove the grille by pressing down on the tabs in the locations shown on the pics and pull the grille up and out.



Step Two:
With the grille out of the way, unplug the wiring to the buzzer by pressing in on the tab on the back of the connector. Unbolt the 10mm bolt holding the buzzer mount on the radiator support and remove the buzzer.



Step 3:
This is the point of no return, you may end up damaging or breaking the case and or buzzer so be willing to sacrifice it for a new one if you end up damaging it too much.

I went barbarian on this thing and used wire clippers to snap the back section of the buzzer off right at the seam. In retrospect I probably could've borrowed someones dremmel to make a small cut and separate it, but this way worked for me so.....

The reason my buzzer (and I assume many others) stopped working, is because of the weak solder connection between the wiring inside of the buzzer and the connector pins. Use your pick or screwdriver and check the soldered connection by pushing or pulling on it VERY LIGHTLY to see if the connection has been broken, if it has, proceed, if not you need to just replace the buzzer with a new one or an alternative.



I checked the buzzer to see if it was still good by touching it to the poles of a 9V battery (below).



Edit: I separated the buzzer from the case, however this isn't really necessary. Just bare a couple spots on the ends of the wiring inside the buzzer so you can test it. Once you've checked to make sure the buzzer is still good, move the wires enough to be able to clean out that white silicon crap that's covering the contacts that the wires are supposed to be soldered to. I used a pick and a flat screwdriver to scrape it off.


Step 4:
After making sure the buzzer still works, clean off the spots on the case where the wiring was soldered. Bare a short section of wire on each lead, place the buzzer back in the case (if you removed it) and solder the wires as shown and make sure each has a good connection. I plugged my buzzer back in to make sure it worked on the car before sealing it back up. After making sure it works, press the case back together and seal it with some RTV silicone. After mine dried, I taped electrical tape around the seam to help hold it together and make sure it stays sealed.



I have been looking for a fix to this problem for awhile now. And I figured I would quote it b/c its impossible to find the damn fix on this mega long thread. lol

The radio Shack replacement part number is 273-0060

OEM Replacement part number is: 88021FE000 - $36.77 from Subaru Genuine Parts

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Old 10-18-2011, 11:51 AM   #529
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I couldn't find the silicon, so I electrical taped mine after dremel separation.. STILL working even in the rain!

I swear that you could put a wind of painters tape over it and it'll last better after re-soldering than it did from the factory.. I hope new replacement units are better made?
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:38 PM   #530
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Same problem...is there a fix anyone wanna tell me what page its on...I'm on my phone and its slow ass shizznit
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #531
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Your username is so appropriate.. the post above my post, which you replied to, has the fix.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #532
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I'm an idiot for not atleast looking on the last page....I don't rele get the username reference...I don't feel like getting into a fight if that's an insult so I'm just going to thank you for responding...ill kill u with kindness haha
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:51 AM   #533
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Just checking in on this. Glad the fix is working out for everyone. Funny how a little thing like the alarm chirp not working can bug you. I guess more than anything it's just knowing that something on your car that's supposed to work, isn't working even though you may decide not to use it. I didn't realize how common it was for the chirp to go out until I started going to meets and people asking why their car doesn't chirp like mine does when they lock their car, lol. Anyhow, still holding up since I did the fix a little over three years ago.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:46 PM   #534
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I fixed mine today by cracking it open and resoldering. Thanks for the photos and advice! Let's hope this thing hold up for a while now.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:22 PM   #535
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Thanks for the photos and fix for this! I fixed my 07 wagon today in about a half hour total. I really missed the chirp when parking in a parking lot because I know if it chirps once the doors are locked and I don't have to keep pushing it till it honks. But, I forgot how loud that chirp is!

Hope everyone who misses their chirp finds this page, such an easy fix!

I will add: if you break the cheap push-lock pins that hold the front grill in, I found Lowes carries some 1/4" push lock pins in their fastener section in the "automotive fasteners" bin, 2 for $1.06 I think it was. They look a lot more durable than the subaru factory pins, but they do take a little more effort to snap down. I'm sure subaru's are a better fit, but I am cheap...
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #536
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i bought a new one but now since i plugged it in it's producing a constant noise . like power is being constantly supplied to the buzzer. any ideas on how to fix it ?
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #537
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fixed mine today **** yea. thanks for the DIY!
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:45 PM   #538
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Mine has been down since forever... just pulled it out this weekend.
Gonna do the DIY.
great post.

if that still doesnt work there are many piezos you can source for a lot less than the dealer price.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #539
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Failure of solder joints is an increasing problem in electronics these days. It affects clocks and keyless remotes in Subarus, among other things. My dishwasher, TV, and other gear has failed because of the new solders that are being forced on industry by certain political forces. The new solder contains no lead, thus being inherently more brittle. I have two spools of solder inherited from my father that are 50 years old. They contain lead and I routinely use them to fix the crappy joints I find.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #540
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Lol.. my electrical tape repair is almost going to last longer than the factory solder work..

That's sad for two reasons, the first being that I haven't glue'd it properly, and the second being that it was so badly done to start with..

If you folks read back, I'm one of the owners that had their ENTIRE wiring harness replaced. Took the dealer a couple days to rip apart the interior and replace the harnesses. The whole time I was telling them "The internet nerds say it's just the buzzer" and they were saying "Don't believe what you read. We do this for a living."

*facepalm*
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #541
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Much thanks for this DIY. I pulled the buzzer apart and sure enough one of the wires was not connected. Had my brother-in-law solder it and the chirp is back!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #542
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Does anyone know if part # 88021SA001 is applicable for my 05 STI?

I just opened mine and it was solid clean and all intact.

the only worry is this 88021SA001 says its for a 08+ Impreza but it looks identical to the old one.
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I just opened mine and it was solid clean and all intact.
If you have a cheap $20 voltage meter, set it to ohms and bridge the connections coming out of the buzzer.. if the stock buzzer isn't toast, swapping it won't help.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:19 PM   #544
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If you have a cheap $20 voltage meter, set it to ohms and bridge the connections coming out of the buzzer.. if the stock buzzer isn't toast, swapping it won't help.
you mean if the stock buzzer IS toast? or isn't?

sorry, not much of a tech person.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #545
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Let me make this simple then.

IF buzzer = broken THEN swap = chance of working

IF buzzer NOT broken THEN swap NO chance of working
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #546
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Does anyone know if part # 88021SA001 is applicable for my 05 STI?

I just opened mine and it was solid clean and all intact.

the only worry is this 88021SA001 says its for a 08+ Impreza but it looks identical to the old one.
Yes it is applicable! I just ordered and installed that part on my 05 STi and it works perfectly. I think the only difference from that part number to the part number first posted in this thread is the style of mounting bracket. The buzzer itself seems to be the exact same part.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:38 PM   #547
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this is my problem





anyone know where I can get a new plug too?
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #548
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Is the plug actually broken? the problem is the weather pack failed and let moisture in, when you do repair it pack it with dilectric silicone, that should help.

The dealer has a harness repair kit that allows the pins to be removed and replaced with short leads, the buzzer itself, need a new one. as the pins are stuck in the harness connector
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:36 PM   #549
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I'd just snip it off, slip some heat shrink over it, solder it direct, torch the heat shrink, and then go drink a beer.

After you fix the beeper you won't need to keep swapping it out.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #550
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@420WRX

I was thinking that, no worries of battery drain with direct wire? Doesnt seem like it would to me...
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