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    2011 WRX - My key fob won't respond? Help!

    Hi all!

    So, this is annoying... I thought my car was in valet mode, but I tried everything the manual said. Anyhow, ever since the weekend, my key chain alarm does not respond to any of the button presses (arm, disarm, panic or trunk).

    Replacing the battery did not solve the issue also. I have the one below, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Fob went bad?
    Try reprogramming the thing if that works.

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    battery...reprogramming....maybe short pin fuse?

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    I tried a new battery yesterday.
    Reprogramming has me a bit confused because I'm not sure where to start or look?
    I'll also inspect the fuse.
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    Bring it to the dealership? I've had a similar problem with mine ever since I bought it. Just bring it in and let them fix it.
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    i dont know what the fuse looks like...i know its plain white and doesnt even say an amp rating on toyotas and goes in a slot that says dcc short. never paid attention on subies...never had to.
    i know you changed the battery...was just throwing out what could be the issue.

    try this too....i dont know if it works on all years and models though

    http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-i-c-e...i-key-fob.html

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    ok. it looks like that if the transmitter cannot be registered theres a few other things to try
    this is coming from motoralldata...

    -NONE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM OPERATE-
    1. check the keyless tranmitter battery.
    2.remove and check the following fuses:
    No.3 (in fuse and relay box)
    No.7 (in fuse and relay box)
    3.check the keylessw entry control module
    4.check the power supply and ground circuit for body integrated unit
    5.check the key warning switch
    6.check the door switch
    7.check the body integrated unit.

    -THE KEYLESS TRANSMITTER CANNOT BE REGISTERED-
    1.check the keyless transmitter battery.
    2.check the key warning switch
    3.check the door lock switch signal
    4.check the body integrated unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx
    Bring it to the dealership? I've had a similar problem with mine ever since I bought it. Just bring it in and let them fix it.
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    Car is under warranty. Let the dealership fix it.
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    Alright everyone, my frustration is gone!

    Took the car back to the shop I had the windows tinted. Troubleshooting everything, reprogrammed the fob and replaced batteries and so forth. The installer then popped the back panel off and discovered that he keyless sensor was unplugged. Problem solved!

    He apologized because he wanted to be careful with the install and what not. Needless to say, everything works now and the tire pressure light went away also. Can't believe how one little piece of the puzzle can cause so much issues?

    Thank you all for trying to help!
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    Where is the keyless sensor located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgardiner View Post
    Where is the keyless sensor located?
    Behind the back passengers. You would need to put down the seats, pop off the side panels and remove the back panel. In the center, you would see the sensor module box and of course expose the speakers...
    That sensor also controls the tire pressure/traction icon, which was going crazy. If anyone needs a picture to better understand, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biniciWRX View Post
    Behind the back passengers. You would need to put down the seats, pop off the side panels and remove the back panel. In the center, you would see the sensor module box and of course expose the speakers...
    That sensor also controls the tire pressure/traction icon, which was going crazy. If anyone needs a picture to better understand, let me know.
    I think i'm having the same issue, just had my windows tinted a couple weeks ago and the guys did a piss poor job putting my car back together. They didn't tighten back the brake light in the back window, left their gear in my back seat, forgot to give me my keys back and never called me when it was done... i'm assuming it was them messing with it if it's in that area and it probably rattled apart. Where exactly is the sensor? is it in the rear deck and how do i get to it? Pics would be great if you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by machambe View Post
    I think i'm having the same issue, just had my windows tinted a couple weeks ago and the guys did a piss poor job putting my car back together. They didn't tighten back the brake light in the back window, left their gear in my back seat, forgot to give me my keys back and never called me when it was done... i'm assuming it was them messing with it if it's in that area and it probably rattled apart. Where exactly is the sensor? is it in the rear deck and how do i get to it? Pics would be great if you can!
    Follow up:

    My tint installer claimed it wasn't them, wouldn't do anything. Took it to the dealer and they said the sensor died (on a 2 month old car?) whatev replaced the sensor under warranty. Re programmed my fob's to the new sensor.

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