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This is a discussion on Having trouble with the factory alarm... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So my brother just called me and he's having issues with his factory alarm. He's got an 06 and says ...

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    Having trouble with the factory alarm...

    So my brother just called me and he's having issues with his factory alarm. He's got an 06 and says that whenever he tries to start the car, it won't turn-over and he just hears a clicking noise from the glovebox...assuming it's the factory alarm system? He says some security light flashes and that the car won't start. Any ideas on what this could be?

    Any help is appreciated
    thanks

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    try to disconnect the battery and pump the brakes then plug everything back up

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    no start

    for some reason the vehicle lost its programing for the keys or has he had a key made, it needs to be programed and u will have to go to a dealership for that.

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    Does anyone know where the 07 STi security box for the facotry alarm is located?

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    alarm

    right above the fuse panel by the steering wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subytech209 View Post
    right above the fuse panel by the steering wheel.
    Disconnected it and the car's still not turning over. Is it because of a starter kill or fuel kill?

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    thats not the problem thats why its not the alarm its the ibu for the key thats why it wont start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subytech209 View Post
    thats not the problem thats why its not the alarm its the ibu for the key thats why it wont start.
    What exactly is the ibu? I think I'm going to get the car towed in to subaru tomorrow and have them look at it and see why it won't start. Do you have any idea how much they'll charge to re-program the key?

    btw, thanks for all your quick replies subytech, i appreciate it man

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    key

    should only be no more then a half hour of labor .

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    cars 101

    Here it is in a nutshell:

    Programming the remote transmitter code (from the owners manual)
    read through this first since eveything needs to be done in a quick sequence
    1. Sit in the driver's seat, close all doors and the rear gate or trunk lid etc
    2. Open and close the driver's door one time.

    then Within 45 seconds
    3. open and close the driver's door once
    4. turn the ignition key from LOCK to ON 10 times within 15 seconds.
    An electronic tone will sound once, a buzzer will continue to sound and the interior light will continue to flash until the transmitter codes are completely registered.

    If you do not perform the steps above within 45 seconds an error will occur and neither an electronic tone nor the buzzer will sound and the interior lamp will not flash. In this event, start all over again.

    Within 45 seconds do the following
    Open and close the driver's door once within 15 seconds and an electronic tone will sound for 30 seconds. If you do not perform the operations within 15 seconds an error will occur and the electronic tone will not sound. In this event, perform the registration steps again beginning with # 3 above.

    Ok, here is the fun part...

    Before the electronic tone stops, press the power door lock button to LOCK the same number of times as the leftmost digit of the transmitter code.
    For example, press the LOCK button 8 times if the leftmost digit of the code is 8. If the number is 3 then LOCK the door 3 times etc...
    When you have finished entering the number, push to UNLOCK side within five seconds and
    Then do that for all the remaining 7 digits of the code. After each series pull the lock knob to the UNLOCK side within five seconds.

    When you are finished, within 5 seconds push that LOCK button to UNLOCK one time and then do it all again, the full series.
    Yes, once again start with the left digit and re-enter each one using the lock button within a few seconds.
    When you have entered the eighth digit the second time an electronic tone will sound for 30 seconds.

    The electronic tone will stop sounding when you start entering the number. If you do not start entering the number using the lock knob before the electronic tone stops sounding, an error will occur. In this event, perform the registration steps again beginning with part 3 above.
    If the interval between one push of the knob and the next exceeds five seconds, an error will occur.
    In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 4. If an error occurs six times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3.

    If the code entered the second time is not identical to the code entered the first time, an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 5. If an error occurs five times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3.

    If you wish to program another transmitter code into the system (up to four transmitter codes can be programmed into the system), perform the procedure beginning with part 4. When you have finished programming all of the necessary transmitter codes into the system, remove the key from the ignition switch.
    Test to make sure it's right

    Deleting old transmitter codes
    The control unit of the keyless entry system can store 4 transmitter codes.
    Lost transmitter the lost transmitter's code remains in memory. For security reasons, lost transmitter codes should be deleted from the memory.
    To delete old transmitter codes, program four transmitter codes into the system. If you have only one current transmitter, program it four times. If you have two
    current transmitters, program each one twice. If you have three current transmitters, program two of them once and the third one twice.
    This process will leave only current transmitter codes in the system's memory.

    Make sure no one else is operating their keyless entry system within range of your vehicle when programming transmitters. If someone else were to operate their remote transmitter while you are programming your transmitters, it is possible that their transmitter code will be programmed into your system, allowing them unauthorized access to your vehicle.
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    alarm

    no one said anything about the transmitter its the key that needs to be programed.

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    whoops, misread the post...
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
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