I have a 1998 legacy outback. the keyless entry fob is not operating and i have a dead battery. I have followed the instructions on disarming the alarm by simply unlocking the door with the key to disarm the alarm, but that is not working. Help?
Country: United StatesMake: SubaruModel: OutbackYear: 1998
unlocking the door with the key, cursing and swearing at it!
Greetings Sir or Madam and welcome to JA! I will do my very best to assist you with your problem.Hi there!Just so I am clear with what you are saying,the battery in the key fob is the dead one?
the key fob is not operational, the car battery is dead and every time i connect to jump the car the alarm goes off, therefore defeating the starter. I am looking for a way to defeat the security system
Ok, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX it up.Connect the jumpers, open the door and cycle the ignition switch from off to on 3 times. This will turn the alarm off so the car will take the jump.Try it and let me know.
That did not work. tried with door open and closed
No, doesn't matter if the door is open or closed. When you hook up the cables and the think is squawking, you should be able to cycle the ignition 3 times to shut it off.If this did not work, then this is not a factory alarm system. Off to run 3 times. Doesn't have to be fast. Please try again or let me know if it isn't a factory alarm.
That did not work. Was very slow and deliberate. The car has a subaru key fob, it just has not worked in several months, even after replacing the battery. The car also has a "subaru security system" decal on the passengers side door window. The indicator on the dash(to the left of the steering wheel) is like a small button that flashes. Could it be that the car has a keyless entry and the dealership installed an aftermarket alarm? The horn for the alarm, is located near the pasengers side shock tower under the hood
Seems unlikely to me it isn't the factory alarm.Try this please. Lock the doors, then connect the battery cables, unlock and try the 3 in the ignition. This is how we do it at the dealership. Making me think there is some type off issue with the security system.Also, there is a or should be a small button down by the hood release. If you turn the ignition on and at the same time push the button and hold for 3 seconds, that may reset it as well.Let me know.
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Thanks that worked
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