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Old 03-28-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default programming key fob

I must be a retard. I have tried b4 to programme a key fob for my Impreza as per the owner's manual (02 WRX) with no luck. My salesman did it and made it look like child's play! That was a few yrs ago. Tried again today with a new fob and again, I don't seem to be able to do this! instructions are:
unlock with existing fob to disarm security. open door, sit down, close door. cycle ignition key 10 times between on and lock, stopping at lock, within 15 seconds. horn will beep once to indicate programming mode. open and close door within 45 sec of starting procedure, then press any button an new fob. horn will beep twice.

Doesn't look like rocket science, but no horn beeps happen, and no new working fob. Now I am a reasonably educated person who has done some pretty technical things and have been reading since grade 1, which was 50 years ago. I am embarrassed to say I can't do this even after numerous attempts. Anyone on here with experience have a clue about this?? I hate to go back to the salesman (great guy btw)and ask him to bail me out again.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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open door

get in sit down

close door

put key ingnition

cycle key on-off-on-off x 10 - and ya gotta do this fast

horn beeps

open door

close door

press button on fob

horn beeps

done

really. that is all there is to it.

the hardest part is the 10 cycles in such a short time
keep at it and you will get it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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and you start from the on position, correct? that's the way i read it. i have tried it both ways, didn't work either way. pretty sure i was under 15 sec, but maybe i need a stopwatch too. btw, this seems like a ridiculous procedure imo.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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it seems easy but ive had the same problem doing a new fob myself. it wont program no matter how many times i do that proceeder
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #5
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open and close door within 45 sec of starting procedure
Did you finish the whole procedure within 45 seconds of starting? That's how I read that. 45 seconds is not very long. Maybe you're just not doing it fast enough.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:41 AM   #6
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What if you don't have the old remote for the keyless entry? Is there any way you can disable that box (i.e. disconnect it, start car, shut down, reconnect), then start from scratch? When I bought the car, it just had a plain-old key, but recently checking under the dash there is a box labeled Subaru keyless Entry that seems to be plugged in...
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:47 AM   #7
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Did you finish the whole procedure within 45 seconds of starting? That's how I read that. 45 seconds is not very long. Maybe you're just not doing it fast enough.
per my comment above, the procedure is ridiculous and what's with the 45sec time constraint-could make it 2 minutes maybe?
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:47 PM   #8
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Default did it!!

Subie Gal was right. You have to try this several times, eventually it comes together. doing it in the daylight might have helped
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:00 AM   #9
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Subaru doesn't do anything simple. Otherwise, there would be a keyhole in my trunk.
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