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Adding remote keyless entry....


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#1 johnnyBravo

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 10:34 PM

Is this easy to do for a 1997 outback. Is it just a matter of adding the remote components?a thanks in advance.

#2 coloradosubarules

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 11:46 AM

If you have OEM power locks then it would be as easy as checking ebay or your local dealer for the plug and play module. If you have non-electric locks then you would have to install actuaters at all doors (and trunk if needed) and wire up a keyless lock module from the manufacturer of your choice. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. I used to be an installer.


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Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:04 PM

Thanks for the info! I do have power locks. So is the part easy to install? Is it something I can get used or should I go new?

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:11 AM

Along the same lines, my remotes are either dead or dying. Plastic bits inside have broken and they now require (the one that works) a good smack sometimes to get the doors to lock/unlock. Yes I've replaced the batteries. Is there an inexpensive way to replace the remotes? For what the dealer wants, I might as well just have a nice alarm system installed.

#5 Sweet82

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 12:05 PM

I added Ebay, Keyless to my 01 Forester (which are listed as std. equipment).
It took more time to find the clip than to install the box! 15 min. tops!
I got mine used from an Ebay JY sale. Got Ebay remotes too.

It was a unclip the old box undo the mounting nut, install the new box, reclip, put nut back and tighten, install for me. :D

It has been my experience that, with Subarus, all options are pre-wired and all you have to do is locate the place and the wires and your set.

Charm---EBAY $10ea

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01 Forester, Keyless + remotes, Security system, Wood dash, Gauge pack, rock sliders, spoiler, push bar--all subaru factory parts installed by me---easily

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:05 PM

Along the same lines, my remotes are either dead or dying. Plastic bits inside have broken and they now require (the one that works) a good smack sometimes to get the doors to lock/unlock. Yes I've replaced the batteries. Is there an inexpensive way to replace the remotes? For what the dealer wants, I might as well just have a nice alarm system installed.

I found a guy on eBay who sells only the remote cases along with a battery. You just move over the circuit board to the new case and..... B I N G O....a new remote. No reprogramming needed. I didn't bid on Ebay for the cases but I just dealt with him directly. I'll have to get you his web site or e-mail address.


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Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:06 PM

Double check.

I have a 97 OB and I was told by the dealer that they are NOT prewired for keyless entry. It was going to cost a pretty penny to do it. I believe the prewiring started in 98. I've heard conficting info on this, but I've never heard anyone come back and tell me that my info is wrong... so...

I ended up adding a Viper Remote Start / Alarm / Keyless entry for what the dealer told me keyless entry alone would be.

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#8 coloradosubarules

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:19 PM

Have your VIN handy and give the dealer a call and see what they say, then go from there.




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