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Experience:  34 years of Subaru service experience, ASE Master Technician.
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How do i stop the security light from blinking? blink - have

Customer Question

how do i stop the security light from blinking?
JA: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?
Customer: blink - have not reset car is new to me. how do i reset?
JA: What is the model/year of your Subaru?
Customer: 2009 outback
JA: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: have not tried anything, except check the keys
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 8 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** means the computer does not recognize the key, have you tried a spare key yet?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i have tried both keys i was given
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
is there a fix?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
please respond, i do not want a call
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 8 months ago.

Then the computer has lost its programming for the key, and the key will need to be reprogrammed into the computer, the dealer can do this, but we use mobile locksmiths to come the vehicle and do it, they are cheaper than the dealer and it save a tow bill, our local locksmith charges 70 dollars to come out and do this, the dealer gets over 200 dollars, and you have to tow it to them, but until the security light goes out, it will not start,Tim

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
the car starts with both keys, and runs. Is the another option or is a reset necessary
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
please respond
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 8 months ago.

if the vehicle starts, then its going to be a problem in the pats system, have you had codes pulled from the computer yet?