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Old 03-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #1101
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Xluben can you pm your contact info? want to send you an email but can't do it through site

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #1102
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Do you have any keys for the 2013 WRX xluben? Shoot me a PM please. Thanks.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:23 AM   #1103
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i think i may have been one of the first to buy a shell, finally got a chance to get this done. ended up dremeling an original key to fit. thanks x!


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Old 03-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1104
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So I got mine cut today at the dealer and it surprised me how cheap it was. Twenty bucks!! They were so surprised to hear and see what I was doing.

Now I just to figure out why the buttons are sinking in when I don't leave my padding in. Anyone else have this happen?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:58 AM   #1105
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Xluben can you pm your contact info? want to send you an email but can't do it through site

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Will do.

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Do you have any keys for the 2013 WRX xluben? Shoot me a PM please. Thanks.
Replied to your email. 2013 WRX is identical to this.

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i think i may have been one of the first to buy a shell, finally got a chance to get this done. ended up dremeling an original key to fit. thanks x!
Great!

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So I got mine cut today at the dealer and it surprised me how cheap it was. Twenty bucks!! They were so surprised to hear and see what I was doing.

Now I just to figure out why the buttons are sinking in when I don't leave my padding in. Anyone else have this happen?
Is it screwed all the way together now?
Are the shell gables separating when you push the buttons?
Do iou have the front and back installed on the Legacy remote inside the housing?
Can you take some photos with the housing opened up?

This is definitely not normal.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:55 AM   #1106
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Is it screwed all the way together now?
Are the shell gables separating when you push the buttons?
Do iou have the front and back installed on the Legacy remote inside the housing?
Can you take some photos with the housing opened up?

This is definitely not normal.
Its screwed in about 98% as I didnt want to strip the plastic.
Uhm what are the shell gables? Sorry I really am unfamiliar with the terms.
Oh wait a second here, so I just put in the front part of the legacy key with the buttons, not this back part you are mentioning (which I assume is the black thing with the circular silver thing inside). If my assumption is correct thats probably my issue huh. Gosh Im a dufus.
I will take some pics tomorrow- thanks for all the help!!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:57 AM   #1107
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Sorry. Typo. I meant to say "shell halves". If you dint have the full Legacy remote in there then that is your issue! It should be a tight fit.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #1108
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Sorry. Typo. I meant to say "shell halves". If you dint have the full Legacy remote in there then that is your issue! It should be a tight fit.
Holy cow I'm a fool. In my excitement to put it back together I forgot to put the legacy key back together. After putting it together it fits well. Thanks for all the help. Now the tricky part of programming it!

EDIT: after reading through several times of the directions I finally got the courage to go ahead and do it (since I messed up on the fob). Nailed it the second time! Its awesome, thanks sooooo much xluben! Highly recommend you all try it and get the stuff from him directly.

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #1109
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Great! I'm glad you got it working! It's pretty simple if you take your time. And I'm happy to answer questions.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #1110
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question - I have a 2011 legacy and just bought the flip key shell.

I got the blank cut today, and I'm wondering, will I still need to program the remote if I am using the guts from a spare key remote that came with the car (i.e. is already programmed?)

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:11 PM   #1111
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You will just have to transfer over the remote and the transponder. No programming required. Getting the transponder out of the Legacy key can be tough. You may end up destroying the key shell in the process.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #1112
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Thanks very much! Great thread
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #1113
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Anyone in the San Jose/Bay Area that had success getting theirs laser cut? striking out calling dealerships and locksmiths

if so you can supply place you got it cut and the price?

Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #1114
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I just got a 2014 forester xt. Not sure but I had the old style milled keys, its like the legacy where all the buttons are built into the key.

Would I be able to make this mod work?
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #1115
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I just got a 2014 forester xt. Not sure but I had the old style milled keys, its like the legacy where all the buttons are built into the key.

Would I be able to make this mod work?
Yes, the only issue may be getting a proper blade. I have blanks for the laser cut blades and for the older standard blades, but the newer Impreza has a non-laser cut blade that is thinner on both sides. I don't have any blank blades like this. If you could post a photo of you key I should be able to tell you if I have a blade for it or not. If I don't have the blade, then you're only choice is to modify your stock blade to fit into the housing.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #1116
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That is what I figured. It looks like its not the thin blade. It looks like your standard key.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #1117
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That is what I figured. It looks like its not the thin blade. It looks like your standard key.
Yes, but does it have the thing portion on one side, or both? Here are examples:

Standard Blade (ie. Most 02-07 Subaru's):



It may be hard to see, but this has a thin side, and then a thick side. It also has one groove running down the length of the blade.

Newer Blade (ie. 2012+ Impreza):



The one is thin on both sides. It looks basically like the other one, but the thicker side is machined down to being thin all the way up to the groove.

I have the 02-07 blade, but not the 2012+ style. Depending on which style your key is will determine if I have the parts or not.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #1118
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It looks like the impreza key it says g on it

the orginal grove is in the middle and the top and bottom are milled down to the middle if i'm correct.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:31 PM   #1119
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If you want to know for sure you'll have to post a picture.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:39 PM   #1120
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #1121
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Yeah that is the newer style blade. I don't have any of those blanks and I cannot find a source. Your only option is to modify the blade like I showed in the first few posts.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #1122
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Okay so I would need the shell. If its exactly like the legacy it should fit in once you modify it right?

I guess I might wait and try to tackle this once i get the pieces.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #1123
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The remote should fit into the flip shell just like the Legacy remote.

Getting the blade to fit will be the tricky part.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:21 AM   #1124
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Made another one:

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:33 PM   #1125
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Made another one:

Great work xluben! Hopefully I get my key soon.
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