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#1 2015-06-11 18:35:52

chicago
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2006 Fob Programming Issues

Hi All,

Just purchased a 2006 9-2x 2.5i this week. Wonderful car so far, just one problem...

The car came with a broken fob. The unlock works well, the lock is non functioning. The button piece that attaches to the board has broken off.

So, I went to eBay and purchased an identical FCC ID (NHVWB1U711) and IC number fob with a Subaru logo. From reading here, that should not have been an issue.

The two problems I am having are:

-I can't for the life of me get passed the first step. I sit in the car, open the door, close the door, switch from off to on 10 times well within 15 seconds. I've tried this so many times, I've gotten really fast.

Anyone know what could be happening?

-Secondly, even if I could get through the first step and hear the "ding", I foresee another problem.

The remote that I purchased has a transmitter code containing letters. I haven't read anything about this. Is is possible this remote isn't compatible?

Sorry if this was covered somewhere else in the forum; I read through many other posts and have not seen my specific situation covered.

Thanks in advance!!

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#2 2015-06-11 18:51:40

drewsro
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Don't know much about the 06's, but this is what I could find:

http://www.cars101.com/subaru/keyless.html#05 legacy program remotes

Might be easier to just take it to the dealer


2005 9-2x Aero 5MT- Stage 2
2007 Toyota Corolla CE
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#3 2015-06-11 19:51:47

chicago
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Appreciate the feedback. I'll keep an eye out for you around the city!

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#4 2015-06-11 21:17:40

drewsro
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

chicago wrote:

Appreciate the feedback. I'll keep an eye out for you around the city!

Are you in the city or suburbs?


2005 9-2x Aero 5MT- Stage 2
2007 Toyota Corolla CE
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#5 2015-06-11 21:23:55

mhaggin
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From: San Francisco, CA
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

From nasioc -

Basically, from what I read, what you have to do is first obtain the code(s) for the remotes. They can be found either on the bag that the remotes came with or inside the remote on the circuit board. It is an 8 digit number.

1. Get in the car and shut the door
2. Turn the key to the ON position 10 times within 15 seconds, you should hear a beep (again, you will not hear this beep if the alarm is in valet mode)
3. Open and close the drivers side door. The alarm will start sounding and will go off for approx 30 seconds.
4. BEFORE the alarm stops sounding, press the lock button the same number of times as the first digit of the number for the remote (For example, if the number of the remote is 64521256, press the lock button 6 times.)
5. Then press unlock on the door lock switch (this tells the system you are entering the next number)
6. Repeat step 4 for the second digit.
7. Press unlock on the door switch
8. Continue doing steps 4 and 5 until all 8 numbers are done.
9. After you have entered the last digit, the alarm will sound again for approx 30 seconds.
10. Enter the entire number again, following the steps above, starting with step # 4
11. As long as the second code entered is the same as the first one, the doors will lock and unlock by themselves.
12. ** If you have additional remotes, repeat steps 4 thru 10
13. When finished programming all remotes, remove key from ignition and test remotes.

Again, if this gets you too frustrated, take the remote to a dealer.


'05 silver aero / 3" straight pipe, cobb stage 1, 4eat

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#6 2015-06-13 13:53:28

chicago
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

drewsro wrote:

chicago wrote:

Appreciate the feedback. I'll keep an eye out for you around the city!

Are you in the city or suburbs?

I'm in the Western Suburbs. Naperville area.

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#7 2015-06-13 15:29:50

chicago
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

So I took the remote to the local Subaru dealer. Said they would charge $70 to take a look at programming the new remote... Too steep for me.

Any other thoughts are appreciated but I'm close to calling it.

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#8 2015-06-14 04:32:08

mhaggin
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Did you try what I posted?


'05 silver aero / 3" straight pipe, cobb stage 1, 4eat

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#9 2015-06-14 10:36:25

chicago
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

mhaggin wrote:

Did you try what I posted?

Yes I did, thank you.

It is identical to what is in the manual.

Still cannot get the "beep" to sound after step 2. From the manual, disarming valet mode is just hitting the unlock button on the remote. Am I misunderstanding something?

Also, like I said in the OP, even if I do get passed step 2 my fob has letters in the programming number. Not sure how to approach that. The letters are only 'A', 'B', and 'C'. So logically I'm thinking A = 1, B =2, C = 3, but I really have no idea.

Thanks!

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#10 2015-06-14 16:19:35

mhaggin
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Ohh. Well good luck!  hmm


'05 silver aero / 3" straight pipe, cobb stage 1, 4eat

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#11 2015-06-23 16:32:23

elislider
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

chicago wrote:

mhaggin wrote:

Did you try what I posted?

Yes I did, thank you.
It is identical to what is in the manual.
Still cannot get the "beep" to sound after step 2. From the manual, disarming valet mode is just hitting the unlock button on the remote. Am I misunderstanding something?

Be sure you are fully turning the key all the way off and then back to "On" 10 times in 15 seconds.
It should then beep.
i have done this on Subarus before and it works

however, i have not done it on a car with an immobilizer so the process may be different

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#12 2015-06-23 16:35:49

chicago
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Thanks for the tip.
Still no luck.

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#13 2016-10-24 13:31:34

pjphel
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Hey chicago,
    Did you ever sort this?  I am in the same position.

thanks!
Patrick

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#14 2016-11-05 15:10:44

pjphel
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Re: 2006 Fob Programming Issues

Did this last weekend. 
Observations:  after the 10 turns, leave it in off.
My car gave no indication it was in programming mode except that after opening and closing the drivers door the second time, pressing the lock button did not lock the door.  I finished the process with no signals or flashing lights or anything.   It worked for two new two button teardrop fobs.


2006 AT aero

PS: also had a local locksmith "clone" the immobilizer for $65.

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