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Old 07-25-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Name that button...

Bought an OBS a month and a half ago and finally found some time to start tinkering with it/fixing things that were wrong with it when I bought it and noticed this little guy down by my foot pedals



anyways, it turned out to be a button, one that serves no real purpose the best I can tell, so I removed that part of the dash and traced it back to here before I decided to make it a project for another day...



at this point I'm thinking that its some sort of old security system or something the previous owner have, but I don't have any experience with that stuff really so I figured I'd throw it on here and see what everyone else thinks/ if someone actually knows what it is

thanks in advance for the help, kinda stumped on this one right now
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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That is the override/ programming swith for the factory keyless entry or security system. Do you have remotes for your car now?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
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It's a valet switch for a car alarm.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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yes I have remotes for my car, how do I use the button/what does it do? haha
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:22 AM   #5
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yes I have remotes for my car, how do I use the button/what does it do? haha
Its used to program new remotes and also to override the alarm when you reconnect your battery.

Give me a minute and ill post the instruction for you
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:00 AM   #6
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http://www.cars101.com/subaru/keyless.html

You have the "code alarm". Read those instructions for future reference
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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awesome! thanks for the info, I really appreciate it!
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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No problem. Just a heads up, sometimes those little buttons just stop working as they are fragile. Good news is they are easy to replace
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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would this have anything to do with my remote acting like it is on the fritz? sometimes it works perfectly, other times i end up having to use my key...
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #10
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would this have anything to do with my remote acting like it is on the fritz? sometimes it works perfectly, other times i end up having to use my key...
That would be a battery in the remote that needs changing my friend. They have them at autozone for like 3 bucks lol
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #11
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Nitrous!! Self destruct? Lol
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:20 PM   #12
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They also sell replacements on eBay. They look different but function the same and work awesome. Under 30 bills for a pair! I got a set of them since my car came with no wiring for the system or remotes. I pieced it together for under $50... then got a replacement stock remote for free after I had it in for a couple months
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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haha I replaced the battery already and it still likes to act up on occasion, but im not too stress about it, thanks again for all the info!
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