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Old 05-13-2013, 11:07 PM   #1226
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Anyone have pics of a few months of use? How is this case holding up to all the wear and tear of everyday life?
Probably close to 6 months for me and working as good as new. I haven't noticed anything loose or feeling less durable. I know it's been said, but the range is even way better with these than the stock ones...
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:14 AM   #1227
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Got it cut today for $28!

Very happy, thanks again Ben!
Great!

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Anyone have pics of a few months of use? How is this case holding up to all the wear and tear of everyday life?
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Probably close to 6 months for me and working as good as new. I haven't noticed anything loose or feeling less durable. I know it's been said, but the range is even way better with these than the stock ones...
I was going to take some photos of mine last night after I saw this post, but I forgot. Mine has been in daily use for 1 year now. It still looks perfect! I even lost it in the snow for 1 day and it's still fine. I'll try to get photos, but it won't be until next week. Send me a reminder if I forget!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #1228
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One month and working great. Even the Subaru dealer was impressed. Only problem so far, the little Subaru emblem fell off somewhere.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #1229
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I just bought the remote from ebay before i came accross your forum... could i email you about where i could get one?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #1230
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Is there anyone making these for a fixed price? Too much detail work for me, but I would love to purchase one using my valet key.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:26 PM   #1231
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I just bought the remote from ebay before i came accross your forum... could i email you about where i could get one?
Yep. I get a lot of people who get the wrong thing from eBay. It's really not worth it. Probably less than 50% chance of getting the right thing.

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Is there anyone making these for a fixed price? Too much detail work for me, but I would love to purchase one using my valet key.
Yeah. Send me an email.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #1232
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Xluben, I'd be interested as well. Please send me a pm with a price
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #1233
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Xluben, I'd be interested as well. Please send me a pm with a price
Replied to your PM.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:40 AM   #1234
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I am also interested in price. Could you email me the price and details. jrc019@hotmail.com
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #1235
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Purchased all parts on my own. Got key cut. After several attempts to program remote I gave in n went to dealership. They couldn't get it either 2011 legacy remote is compatible with 2012 wrx correct?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #1236
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I am also interested in price. Could you email me the price and details. jrc019@hotmail.com
E-mailed.

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Purchased all parts on my own. Got key cut. After several attempts to program remote I gave in n went to dealership. They couldn't get it either 2011 legacy remote is compatible with 2012 wrx correct?
Probably isn't actually a 2011 Legacy remote. I get tons of people in the same situation as you that have tried to go out on their own and gotten a wrong or non-working item. Not much you can do except buy another one. If you want one that's guaranteed to work, you can contact me.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #1237
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E-mailed.

Probably isn't actually a 2011 Legacy remote. I get tons of people in the same situation as you that have tried to go out on their own and gotten a wrong or non-working item. Not much you can do except buy another one. If you want one that's guaranteed to work, you can contact me.
I bought it from Subaru tho lol. My buddy works there. Unfortunately I do not have enough posts to email you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #1238
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I bought it from Subaru tho lol. My buddy works there. Unfortunately I do not have enough posts to email you.
Then have them swap it out? If it's a 2011 USDM Legacy remote it should work with a 2012 USDM WRX. I get them from Subaru as well. So far no issues.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #1239
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I bought it from Subaru tho lol. My buddy works there. Unfortunately I do not have enough posts to email you.
Did you use the 57497AJ10A key?
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:16 PM   #1240
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Did you use the 57497AJ10A key?
57497AJ00A. So I'm guessing that's the problem?
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #1241
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57497AJ00A. So I'm guessing that's the problem?
Yeah.
Thats the 2009-2010 key.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #1242
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Yeah.
Thats the 2009-2010 key.
Figures. Thanks
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #1243
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Yeah.
Thats the 2009-2010 key.
Correction, that is the 2010 key. 2009 is 57497AG48A they are not compatible. No idea why Subaru did a 2010 only then changed them again for 2011 but they did.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:57 AM   #1244
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Mine has been in use for about seven months without any problems. I need to get another one!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #1245
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I ordered two of these from Xluben. Still waiting on one legacy remote , but I have one completed so far.

So here is my mini review.

First:
I cut out my valet key and retro fitted it.

Quality:
Overall, it is a good quality switchblade housing. Not the best I have felt, but I wouldn't consider it cheap either. Very happy with it.

Ease of use:
The legacy remote takes a little wiggling to get in there correctly, but if you read Xluben's write up on page 1 he does give you a heads up about that

The assembly of the remote if a piece of cake.

The hardest part was retro fitting my valet key, and even that wasn't that difficult with the right tools (knife, clamp, files, dremel/hacksaw)

When retro fitting a key, leave yourself as much room as possible to make the key as long as possible (basically follow Xluben's instructions) You don't want to cut the key to short.

Final product:
Overall I am really happy with it. Everything is solid with very little wiggle. IMO, definitely worth the money.

As soon as Xluben sends me my second legacy remote ;-) I'm going to get the key laser cut at a lock smith and see if there is a difference. I'll let you guys know which is better.

Thanks for a great product!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:23 AM   #1246
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Thanks for the review! Looking forward to the updated review. You should have your parts soon. I agree that if you're going to mod the OEM blade to fit, you HAVE to make it as long as possible. There isn't a lot of extra space in the steering column so if you cut it too short it won't work.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #1247
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Xluben, so I finally got around to programming the flip key to my car. I think I did it correctly, the flip key starts the car, locks, unlocks, and opens the trunk. Out of curiosity I tried the original keyless key fob and for some reason it still works. Did I break something if both my original keyless fob and the new switchblade key/fob work?
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #1248
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Xluben, so I finally got around to programming the flip key to my car. I think I did it correctly, the flip key starts the car, locks, unlocks, and opens the trunk. Out of curiosity I tried the original keyless key fob and for some reason it still works. Did I break something if both my original keyless fob and the new switchblade key/fob work?
If I remember correctly, you can program up to 4 additional remote codes to your system.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #1249
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If I remember correctly, you can program up to 4 additional remote codes to your system.
Yeah, I remember thinking that too. But I was under the impression that when I program the new one, the car forgets the other key fobs and you have to re-program your factory ones. Maybe that assumption is wrong.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #1250
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It can hold up to 4 codes. So it is normal for the factory remotes to work.
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