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Hi all, making my first ever post to this forum as I recently bought a 2014 WRX!! Unfortunately it only came with one set of keys so I have been looking at various options to source a replacement set.

Multiple Subaru dealerships have quoted me over $400 for a new mastercut and fob, but I feel this is a complete up charge. Another option I am considering is purchasing the fob and key separately for roughly $40 - $30 each, then hiring a locksmith to cut and program the keys for $100.
Below I will post links to the blanks I am looking at.

I’m mainly curious if anyone has dealt with new keys for this 3rd gen wrx or has advice or experience. Thanks!!!
 

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Congrats and welcome! A 2014 is on my wishlist for sure. If that's it in the avatar the WRB is classic too.

My local dealer quoted somewhere around $400 too. Thankfully the previous owner had coverage for keys so had a new set made for free. Actually it covered up to $400 but the cost was a bit over and the dealer covered the difference.

Anyway I'm sure a 3rd party can cut and program it for less, but won't the dealer still need to program the chip in the key to the car?
 

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That is what I’m most curious about. It seems all wrx/sti after 2006 have the immobilizing chip that prevents any aftermarket key from starting the car. I’m hoping that for $100 the locksmith is able to program and pair that chip with the car. I would need it to start the car with no issues :)
 

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What happened to the 2nd key? If previous owner broke it that's fine. If it was "lost" in shipping or at a used car dealer, you should change to new keys, clear both old keys from immobilizer and replace all lock cylinders.
 
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