Adding a new key to a 2008 WRX?
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This is a discussion on Adding a new key to a 2008 WRX? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; A local subaru dealer wants to add a key to the car. The car came with a set of ...

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    Unhappy Adding a new key to a 2008 WRX?

    A local subaru dealer wants $50 to add a key to the car. The car came with a set of two keys, but only one works.

    The dealership that sold me the car is an hour drive away, and while they might do it for free, the cost of gas and the time to get out there make it worth looking into to see if there's any way to add a key yourself.

    So, is there any way for the end user to add a key to a 2008 WRX?

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    Key needs to be programmed. You could probably ask the selling dealer to pay for the programming at your local store. If it was certified then the local dealer should be able to do it


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    are you talking about the key or the key fob transmitter?If its the key fob transmitter did you try changing the batteries?

    If that doesn't work

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    You could try & first do the program procedure with your existing transmitter.
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    No, not the fob. The two I have work perfectly. The spare black key and the spare grey valet key turn in the ignition but the engine does not turn over.

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