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#1 NileMistress

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 03:01 AM

Hi. I'm new here (obviously :-) ). I've got a question. Okay. I've got a '99 OB and I'd like to know how to make the parking lights flash on unlock/lock w/ keyless entry. I absolutely loathe the horn honking and I'm never quite sure if I've locked the doors or not if it's loud outside (w/o the horn indicator). I've searched for and posted this question on several forums and no one yet has helped me. I DON'T have the security upgrade, but I know that some people have offered their own "upgrade kits" for WRXs. I'd like to know if there is anyone out there who can help me make this upgrade, either by advice, or by relay/wire kit.

PLEASE HELP!!!
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 02:30 PM

Is it different on the 99s? All I have to do to make the lights flash on my 03 Forester is hold both the lock and unlock buttons down at the same time for a few seconds and the honk turns off. And any further locking or unlocking is noted by the lights flashing.
Try that. Otherwise find a subaru parts place and they may have a way to upgrade that to a more current subaru system.

#3 nickb21

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:58 PM

Pretty sure that the parking light's flashing is new for '03 along with the change from "honk" to "chirp". For '99 you should be able to unlock all the doors and hold down both buttons, you'll year one honk, and then it won't make noise when you lock/unlock. (unless a door is ajar i think..).

I definately wish the lights flashed in no-honk mode, I have to listen for the locks to click now, but it's better than the darn horn.

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#4 NileMistress

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:05 PM

Hi BlueSoob. Thanks for the response!! Yeah, its a bit different in the older models. When I hold the lock/unlock I can get the horn indicator to turn off/on but flashing lights are not an option unless you buy the security upgrade which is $120 and I don't particularly want an alarm, per se. (And $120 seems like a lot to make your lights flash!!) Several people on i-club have sold simple wire+relay kits for this problem but I have received no email response when I contact them. I *might* be willing to buy the upgrade if I could get it used or from a junkyard, but I'm not real sure how realistic that is...

Thanks again. Any more suggestions? I'm all ears.
Michelle

Edit: hey, sorry Nick. You posted the same time I did so I didn't get to incorporate your comments. Yeah. It seems a bit stupid that its all or none with the lock/unlock capabilities...

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:06 AM

Do what I do, use a key, then you don't have to worry about honks or lights...

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#6 NileMistress

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Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:28 PM

Originally posted by Tiny Clark
Do what I do, use a key, then you don't have to worry about honks or lights...

Tiny



Gosh, you know Tiny, I *would* but then that would defeat the whole purpose of *having* keyless entry. :-)

(And since this is my first car w/ it, I'm not willing to give it up that easy. ;) )

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 01:44 AM

Well hello there NileMistress. :D I'm sure you know who I am :brow: Glad to have you part of the USMB now.

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 01:49 PM

2000 Forester with keyless entry ONLY. How can I make the horn beep on lock/unlock ? My lights just flash now.


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#9 NileMistress

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 11:01 PM

Hello again, all.

Thanks to all those who have taken the time to valiantly attempt an answer to my question. *bows in gratitude* (Unfortunately, I'm still looking...)

I've got the question posted on i-club as well, so if there are any updates, I'll let you know so that the same parking light kit can be offered here as well to all who are interested. (Many WRX owners have wanted a similar kit.)

Um, hello SMan. Thanks for the welcome. Ahhh, yes, we'll discuss that *other* off-topic matter shortly. (We never really did come to a conclusion, now did we???)

Gosh, Howard. I wish I had some advice for you. I guess I'd feel like the blind leading the blind at this point, but I can offer the suggestions that were given to me: 1) check the car manual (if you have the stock system); that should give you honk on/off instructions. 2) Try what ever other frustrated subie owner has tried. Press both the lock and the unlock buttons at the same time until you hear a confirmation honk. (Or something to that effect.)

Thanks again,
Michelle

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 07:27 PM

I'm not sure if yours is the same but check out this thread.
http://www.scoobymod...php?threadid=82

I hope this info helps.

P.S. Page will take a long time to load for 56k users.

#11 NileMistress

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 12:40 AM

Thanks Prezios for the schematic. While it may as well be written in Ancient Egyptian for my use, hopefully someone can pull something from it.

So I'm turning the forum back to those Subarubly inclined folk. I'm completely schematically illiterate, so if anyone could pull, from the ScoobyMod instruction manual Prezios indicated, some method of creating a relay + wire for the parking light flash J.Reed, myself, and many others would be EXTREMETLY HAPPY!!! :banana:

I can't speak for the rest, but I am willing to pay a *decent* amount of cash for this set up. Parts + a little extra for labor.

Thanks again to all.
Michelle




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