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installing remote entry - hard or easy?


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#1 grossgary

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:09 PM

How hard would it be to install my 98 OBW remote entry (Subaru installed system) into my 1996 Legacy LSi?

Reading through here it seems like a rather complicated.

Including the fact that it might not even be possible without the actuator which is remote-entry specific on the drivers side.

Anyone have experience doing this?

#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 09:53 PM

I think it would be easier to install an after market system. Unless you're looking for a challenge? :lol:

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:00 AM

I think it would be easier to install an after market system. Unless you're looking for a challenge? :lol:

sometimes i am, but not for this. i'm going to pass, unless someone that's done it pipes up with good feedback and suggestions.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:07 AM

I would characterize the Subaru branded, dealer installed keyless entry our '98 OBW came with as essentially the same as an aftermarket unit. It doesn't plug into any ready-made place on the wiring harness; it's attached with vampire taps (scotchlok) connectors. Ours was intermittent, and I couldn't get any documentation for it so I just tore it out and installed an aftermarket unit.

If you just want keyless entry, all you need is:

+12V constant power
+12 (switched)
ground
Lock line
unlock line.

You can leave off all the "extra" stuff: you don't _need_ the horn, parking lights, dome lights, trunk release wires etc. The most difficult part for me was programming the new keyless entry.

I'm installing keyless entry in a Bonneville today, so we'll see if it's as simple as it was on the Subie!

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:15 AM

thanks a lot nathan - yeah all i want is remote entry, so sounds like aftermarket might be the way to go.




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