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Old 01-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #526
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The remote and immobilizer are two totally separate things. You were able to program the remote, but the immobilizer needs to be programmed by computer....there is no way for you to do it. It's a high security key, so it needs to be programmed by computer.

It is true that all your keys will need to be programmed at the same time, otherwise they will not work to start the car.

Also, you may be required to provide proof of ownership of the vehicle before they will program the keys to the car.....
So, I sort of get that they are separate. But, what I have read is that people have a new remote & key, then they take the immobilizer chip out of their valet key and put into their new remote and key and that should work. If that works, then how does the immobilizer connect with the cut key? Proximity? The immobilizer chip needs to be very close to the actual newly cut key?
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #527
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So, I sort of get that they are separate. But, what I have read is that people have a new remote & key, then they take the immobilizer chip out of their valet key and put into their new remote and key and that should work. If that works, then how does the immobilizer connect with the cut key? Proximity? The immobilizer chip needs to be very close to the actual newly cut key?
The chip has to be VERY close to the ignition, in other words, in the key itself.

I don't know where they would find room inside the remote to put the chip. The only difference between a valet key and a regular key is that the valet key will not open the glove box or the trunk like the master key will. Why cut up a key that actually works?

I don't think putting the chip in the remote will be considered close enough.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #528
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The chip has to be VERY close to the ignition, in other words, in the key itself.

I don't know where they would find room inside the remote to put the chip. The only difference between a valet key and a regular key is that the valet key will not open the glove box or the trunk like the master key will. Why cut up a key that actually works?

I don't think putting the chip in the remote will be considered close enough.
I decided not to cut up the valet key.

I took out the immobilizer chip from another remote where the key was working, and put it into the new remote and it now starts the car.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #529
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2012 STi(Canadian), factory alarm with factory shock sensor. I'm wondering is there a way to tell if the alarm went off at some point but I didn't hear it? i.e. does the car make any different chirps when I come back to unlock it?
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:40 AM   #530
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Is there any way to change the frequency/code of the stock alarm and reprogram the remotes to that?
(Keys were stolen at gym, and dont want the lowlife that took them to have access to my car in the future)...
any help is appreciated
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #531
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Is there any way to change the frequency/code of the stock alarm and reprogram the remotes to that?
(Keys were stolen at gym, and dont want the lowlife that took them to have access to my car in the future)...
any help is appreciated
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you'd need to have the dealer remove the old keys to prevent that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:32 PM   #532
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Is there any way to change the frequency/code of the stock alarm and reprogram the remotes to that?
(Keys were stolen at gym, and dont want the lowlife that took them to have access to my car in the future)...
any help is appreciated
You can take it to the dealer, bring your current remotes so they can know which ones are good and which ones to clear.

If you want to DIY, program your remote(s) 4 times in a row, the keyless computer only remembers 4 remotes, in a series, so if you program known remotes 4 times in a row, you'll have "pushed" the old stolen remotes out of the system.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #533
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You can take it to the dealer, bring your current remotes so they can know which ones are good and which ones to clear.

If you want to DIY, program your remote(s) 4 times in a row, the keyless computer only remembers 4 remotes, in a series, so if you program known remotes 4 times in a row, you'll have "pushed" the old stolen remotes out of the system.
oh yeah forgot about that. Good call!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #534
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I decided not to cut up the valet key.

I took out the immobilizer chip from another remote where the key was working, and put it into the new remote and it now starts the car.
The immobilizer chip is not in the remote....it's in the key.

Not sure how you got it working. The key you used must have been programmed to your vehicle. The remote has nothing to do with the vehicle starting.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #535
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2012 STi(Canadian), factory alarm with factory shock sensor. I'm wondering is there a way to tell if the alarm went off at some point but I didn't hear it? i.e. does the car make any different chirps when I come back to unlock it?
When you go to unlock the vehicle with the remote, it will chirp more than normal....the number of chirps will tell you what was activated.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #536
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Is there any way to change the frequency/code of the stock alarm and reprogram the remotes to that?
(Keys were stolen at gym, and dont want the lowlife that took them to have access to my car in the future)...
any help is appreciated
Your alarm system will hold up to 4 remotes. Depending on how many you have let, you can program each one multiple times to take up the 4 spots. The old number will be erased out and will not longer work to unlock the car.

For example, if you have 2 remotes left, program each one twice,.

If you only have 1, then program it in the car 4 times.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #537
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The immobilizer chip is not in the remote....it's in the key.

Not sure how you got it working. The key you used must have been programmed to your vehicle. The remote has nothing to do with the vehicle starting.
He has a an 08 Legacy the remote and the key are the same piece.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:11 PM   #538
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He has a an 08 Legacy the remote and the key are the same piece.
Whooops...didn't look at that
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #539
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OK so I've done everything in this thread to try and get into programming mode. I've checked to make sure I do infact have a security system. I have the alarm horn on the strut tower and the security module in the center console. I thought the security module might be bad so I swapped out another one and still nothing. I cant get my security light on the dash to even turn on at any point of the ignition cycle. There are no wires cut under the dash, the security module has power, the alarm horn works, all the fuses are good. At this point I don't know what else to do in diagnosing my security, but I would greatly appreciate some help. 2002 wrx wagon btw. Thanks
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #540
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Are the Keys waterproof? Not the remote but just the key. I was wondering if I could just leave the remote in the car and take the key with me when I go tubing on the river and if I'd have any problems with it?
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:29 PM   #541
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FYI.. The immobilizer chip (transponder) is in the key near the remote buttons inside.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:19 PM   #542
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a couple of weeks ago my battery died on my car and i had to replace it. Then the next day when i got in it the alarm went off(it has never gone off before EVER) and locked me inside the car after a few attempts of pushing the lock and unlock button buttons on my car the alarm finally shut off and the doors unlocked but it wouldnt let me start it, so my father disconnected a white wire under the dashboard and now the alarm goes off when i open the door and finally goes off after a few minutes but while im driving the car beeps. beep. beep. beep. beep. after the car has been driven for about 15 minutes it will sometimes stop. or when i press on the break it sometimes stops. also my dome light and radio no longer work. i do not have the keyless entry thing but i have a car starter? how do i get the beeping to stop, its driving me insane even if i have to disconnect the alarm horn im fine with that i just dont know where its located? oh yes and its a 2000 outback.

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #543
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a couple of weeks ago my battery died on my car and i had to replace it. Then the next day when i got in it the alarm went off(it has never gone off before EVER) and locked me inside the car after a few attempts of pushing the lock and unlock button buttons on my car the alarm finally shut off and the doors unlocked but it wouldnt let me start it, so my father disconnected a white wire under the dashboard and now the alarm goes off when i open the door and finally goes off after a few minutes but while im driving the car beeps. beep. beep. beep. beep. after the car has been driven for about 15 minutes it will sometimes stop. or when i press on the break it sometimes stops. also my dome light and radio no longer work. i do not have the keyless entry thing but i have a car starter? how do i get the beeping to stop, its driving me insane even if i have to disconnect the alarm horn im fine with that i just dont know where its located? oh yes and its a 2000 outback.

Thanks in advance!

Sounds like you need to take it back to whom ever installed the remote start. When the wiring under the dash was disconnected, it probably affected your dome light and radio.

When you replaced the battery, you reset the factory alarm system which was probably in valet mode. Unless you can somehow get the remote start installers to put in back in valet mode, you will probably have to get a new OEM remote.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:33 AM   #544
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I had bought an OEM teardrop remote off ebay for my 06 WRX. I opened it up and there is only one set of 8 digits... They are mixed of numbers and letters. What do I do to program that? I tried substituting the letters for numbers and that did not work. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #545
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I just checked mine to see what the sticker on mine is (I got mine off ebay as well).

Its a single sticker with two sets of numbers (one is just numbers, the other is letters and numbers).

I don't think the letters/numbers version will work with this programming method
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #546
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That's what I figured... Off to the dealer I go! Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #547
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Could you check out the thread I posted and see if you could help me out in anyway? I cant seem to figure out the problem and its driving me crazy I cant even drive my car!! http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2467208
Thanks a lot.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:53 PM   #548
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This weekend, I noticed that the passenger side lights do not blink when I lock/unlock with the remote. The blinkers themselves work fine, aka when I put on my turn signals.

I am goin to try to engage/disengage valet mode when I get home to see if that somehow fixes it.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thx,

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:06 PM   #549
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Is there a source for remotes without having to pay a fortune?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #550
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I've checked the owners manual and tried the procedure below but I cannot seem to disable the chirp on the 02 Bugeye. I must be doing something wrong.

The horn no longer beeps/chirps when I lock/unlock the car:

**Make sure all the doors, windows, trunk and hood are closed.
**Disarm the alarm.
**Press and hold BOTH buttons on the remote until the horn/chirp sounds.

NOTE: To turn the beep/chirp back off, repeat the steps above.
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