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Im having problems getting the car into program mode this is what i tired to do:
Program remotes: works on Alpine system.

Unlock all doors, foot on brake, all doors closed. Cycle key quickly but carefully on-off appr 10 times until the car honks one time.
Do not turn the key far enough to start the car, just to the 'on' position so the dashboard lights up.

When the horn honks, open and close the driver's door, press any remote button and that's it.
Program another remote? Quickly open and close the driver's door again and push a button on the 2nd remote. That's it.

When you're done, remove the key and the horn should honk 3 times. You're all set.
Sometime it takes more than 10 on-offs to set program mode. Open/close the door, lock/unlock etc, wait 10 minutes, then try again.


I've done this like 20 times an does not work, anyone know how to get this to work?

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Re: 04 sti key fob?

I think the car is in valet mode but I don't have the fob that came with the car. Anyone know how to get it out of valet mode?
 

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Re: 04 sti key fob HELP?

Bump for you because I need this info too!
 

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Re: 04 sti key fob HELP?

I found this on another site.


  • Keyless Remote Fob

  1. Step 1
    Find the serial number on your keyless remote. If you purchased the remote new from the dealer, the package will have the serial number listed. Otherwise, look on the back of the remote for the eight-digit serial code. You must have the code to program the remote.
  2. Step 2
    Close the doors, hood and trunk in your Impreza. Open the driver's door, sit in the driver's seat and shut the door.
  3. Step 3
    Open the driver's door from the inside, and then shut the door after a few seconds. Quickly insert your key into the ignition and toggle the key from "Lock" to "On" (without cranking) 10 times within a 15-second time frame.
  4. Step 4
    Listen for the beep, and then quickly open the driver's door and shut it. If you did not hear a beep, you have done the procedure incorrectly. Start over from the beginning.
  5. Step 5
    Listen for the next beep; this one lasts 30 seconds. Before the beeping stops, press the power door lock button on your door panel the number of times equal to the first digit on your keyless remote serial code. If the first digit is 4, you will press the button four times. You must complete this before the beeping stops.
  6. Step 6
    Press the unlock button on your door panel immediately after pressing the lock button the appropriate number of times.
  7. Step 7
    Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each digit in your keyless remote serial code. Each serial code has 8 digits. Perform the process from left to right. When you have finished, the remote will be programmed to the vehicle. Repeat the entire process to program up to four remotes to your Impreza.
 

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Re: 04 sti key fob HELP?

I actually just did this for my '05 yesterday. I just opened and closed my driver door and as soon as i shut it, put my key in and started cycling from Lock to On making sure to go the full range. I counted and the car horn actually honked before I got to ten, and I'm pretty sure that I didn't count wrong, but I opened and closed the door, hit the FOB and the horn beeped. then i took the key out and the horn beeped twice to signal out of programming mode. Worked like a charm. And this was a fob I ordered from online used.

If its not working, make sure you open and shut the door between tries, and quickly but steadily cycle the key. If you mess up, take the key out, and open and close the door again. Took me about 3-4 tries before the horn finally honked. Hope that helps.
 

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I have a late 05 (different coolant tank thingy black plastic instead of metal, on the passenger side of the engine bay)

I just programed 2 remotes this way on my 05 STi:

1. Get in vehicle and cycle key to the "ON" position 10 times withing 15 seconds, meaning pretty quickly. You will hear a beep or the horn will sound. (NOTE: Sometimes you have to turn it 11 times)

2. Open and close the drivers side door.

3. Press one of the buttons on the remote

4. Open and close the drivers side door.

5. **If you have other remotes, repeat steps 3 and 4 for all other remotes

6. Remove key from ignition, you should hear a beep/honk that the reprogramming has ended

7. Test remote(s)
 

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I only posted to help those having trouble programing there 05 Sti. I tried the first method several times and it didn't work, so I tried the method posted above in my post and for whatever reason, it worked. So maybe I should have posted in the "Help Others" Forum ;).....
 

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I don't believe so. It works for STIs, but WRXs have a different and easier procedure, where it doesn't require inputting a serial code via the door lock.
 

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Re: 04 sti key fob HELP?

I found this on another site.


  • Keyless Remote Fob
  1. Step 1
    Find the serial number on your keyless remote. If you purchased the remote new from the dealer, the package will have the serial number listed. Otherwise, look on the back of the remote for the eight-digit serial code. You must have the code to program the remote.
  2. Step 2
    Close the doors, hood and trunk in your Impreza. Open the driver's door, sit in the driver's seat and shut the door.
  3. Step 3
    Open the driver's door from the inside, and then shut the door after a few seconds. Quickly insert your key into the ignition and toggle the key from "Lock" to "On" (without cranking) 10 times within a 15-second time frame.
  4. Step 4
    Listen for the beep, and then quickly open the driver's door and shut it. If you did not hear a beep, you have done the procedure incorrectly. Start over from the beginning.
  5. Step 5
    Listen for the next beep; this one lasts 30 seconds. Before the beeping stops, press the power door lock button on your door panel the number of times equal to the first digit on your keyless remote serial code. If the first digit is 4, you will press the button four times. You must complete this before the beeping stops.
  6. Step 6
    Press the unlock button on your door panel immediately after pressing the lock button the appropriate number of times.
  7. Step 7
    Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each digit in your keyless remote serial code. Each serial code has 8 digits. Perform the process from left to right. When you have finished, the remote will be programmed to the vehicle. Repeat the entire process to program up to four remotes to your Impreza.
This procedure is not for a 2005 but rather a 2010.
 

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If you google the owners manual for a 2004 or 2005 sti it shows you how to do it. That is how I figured it out.
 

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Sorry, but you may have programmed it wrong. The proper procedure is in the owners manual. I see a couple of steps you did wrong if you did it the way you posted above.
This is what I did:

Close door
Cycle key from lock to on 10 times very quickly within 15 seconds, end on lock. Car beeps once to let you know you've entered programming mode.
Press a button on the remote.
Open and close door.
Remove key to exit programming mode, car beeps 3 times.

Remote does not work.

Is that not correct?
 

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This is what I did:

Close door.
Open and close door.
Cycle key from lock to on 10 times very quickly within 15 seconds, end on lock. Car beeps once to let you know you've entered programming mode.
Press a button on the remote.
Remove key to exit programming mode, car beeps 3 times.

Remote does not work.

Is that not correct?
It is now. Also your car may be in valet mode if your programming of the remote is not working (also in the owners manual). You do have the owners manual right??
 

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It is now. Also your car may be in valet mode if your programming of the remote is not working (also in the owners manual). You do have the owners manual right??
I downloaded a manual, I don't have the one that comes with the car. I can try and see if it's in valet mode (I have no idea WHY it would be, I've never put it in valet mode, and the battery has been unplugged several times during my ownership).

I also e-mailed my local Subaru parts guy to get the P/N and FCC number for the correct remote to make sure the one I have will still work.

EDIT: My SECURITY light blinks as if the car is in valet mode(blinks twice about every second), however the owners manual doesn't say how to turn valet mode off WITHOUT the transmitter...
 

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Valet mode it is. Do you have any remotes that are currently programmed to the vehicle?? I hate to say it but it sounds like you may have to take a trip to the stealership.
 
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