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Old 02-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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whats up guys. i might be swapping my bugeye with a 06-07 sti motor. i have the wiring harness and ecu. my question is since 05-07 stis have an imobilizer, is there a way to convert my existing ignition switch to work with that system so i dont have to change all the key cylinders? i know its hard to change the ignition cylinder on the steering column so i want to avoid doing that.

also i was told i need a bracket to hold the gas pedal. is there a bracket that someone makes for conversions?

is there anything else i need to know?

btw the reason im doing a 06-07 sti swap is because i already have the harness and ecu. also i would like to have an imobilizer just in case some one would try to steal the car. i know if they want it, theyll take it but i would like to make it more difficult for them
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Unfortunately you'll need to swap out the lock cylinder. Your other option is to have the dealer cut you an immobilizer key that would match your stock key.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:38 PM   #3
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I wouldnt mind doing that. In case I lose all keys (lol) the dealer can cut me a new one with my vin. But if I change the cylinders, I gotta rechange all of them. So can I use my existing ignition cylinder and use the immobilizer also? With the harness that I got can it be done?
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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I not sure if Im reading this right. But as I understand the immobilzer tech is connected to the VIN right?
So if you swapped out the ECU and wiring to a new one,... Offer the dealership your current vin would make it wrong for the New ECU, right?
So in effect youd have to get the vin from the donor car the immobilizer pieces came out of, in order to ger it to work, right?
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:52 PM   #6
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I wouldnt mind doing that. In case I lose all keys (lol) the dealer can cut me a new one with my vin. But if I change the cylinders, I gotta rechange all of them. So can I use my existing ignition cylinder and use the immobilizer also? With the harness that I got can it be done?
Yes, you can use the existing lock cylinder and put the immobizer antena on the existing lock cylinder. You are going to need to get a key with an immobilizer chip in it cut to match your locks, they'll then have to program the key to match the ECU and immobizer. People have done this, it's a little pricey but you can do it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:52 PM   #7
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Why will it cost more? I know that Subaru has my key on file in case I lose it. So I'm gonna need the other cars vin to have the key programmed? I didn't know that. Is it easy to convert my ignition to work with the immobilizer?
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:00 PM   #8
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What do I need to change to convert my existing ignition cylinder to work with the immobilizer? how do I do it?





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