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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Do Foresters share the same style ignition barrel as Legacies, Imprezas, etc?

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#1 rxleone


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Hi guys, looking at buying a stolen/recovered 1997 Subaru Forester S/TB (JDM spec, EJ20G turbo) 5MT for cheap. Car is in relatively good condition, but the thieves destroyed the ignition barrel in order to steal the car.


I've attached a photo of the damage. My questions are:


Can I use a key barrel from a Legacy/Impreza? Foresters are scarce in the junkyards here, but there's plenty of Legos and Imps.

Is this a big job to replace the barrel? It looks straightforward enough, but I'm concerned there may be something I'm missing.

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#2 987687


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Should be the same as a legacy unit, looks the same to me. It's a fairly easy job. Take off the steering column plastics. There's a screw on the back of the cylinder that holds on the switch, take that out. Then just pull out the head eye bolts. I usually just drill two holes in them and remove them with a spanner bit

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