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Old 06-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
menri005
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Obsidian Black Pearl

Default help buying a replacement key fob / blank key

folks,

sorry if this is a redudant question. I've spent a considerable amount of time researching the forums and haven't really found an answer. If you could point me in the right direction or help me answer these questions, that would be awesome.

I have an 06 WRX STI with a teardrop key fob and a key/transporder that looks like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blank-Fob-Ke...0258df&vxp=mtr


I want to buy a replacement to keep around if i lose my set of keys. I went to the dealer and obtained the part numbers but I figured I could get the parts cheaper off the internet.

my key fob questions are:

1. Does "any" key fob work? and by "any", I mean any that has the same FCC ID? I've seen some posts where people have managed to program their newer cars with older key fobs and/or viceversa.

2. What would you recommend I get? Stick with the "tear drop" model and FCC ID I have? or strictly the part number I was given?


my key plate / transporder questions are:

1. I was looking at buying one of those titanum STI keys :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-...5533ba&vxp=mtr

Would these work with an 06 STI?

2. Would any other key work besides this one? I've seen several different keys but not sure about the transporder. Again, what characteristics / models should I be looking at that I can be sure will work with an 06 WRX STi.


I will have the dealership program these for me, by the way. Their prices for doing this isn't so bad, considering they will cut the keys, program the transporder and keyfob all in one package. However, they want +$150 for the key and remote separately.

thanks for your guidance
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:55 PM   #2
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You have to get the proper teardrop remote for your vehicle. FCC ID really has nothing to do with it.

The titanium key will not work with your vehicle. Your key has an immobilizer chip, that key does not.

You could get another brand key with an immobilizer, but whether or not it will program to your car is another story. That will depend on the key itself and the manufacturer.

Stick with the factory parts....you won't have a problem, and they will come with a warranty.
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