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Key Programming Subaru Legacy 2004-2005

Subaru Legacy 2004-2005 Key Programming Procedure


The following are the key programming procedures for Subaru Legacy for the year 2004 to 2005.



You must program the remote’s unique 8 digit code into the vehicle to complete programming. A label with an eight-digit number is located on the outside of the remote. Original remotes will have this code on the circuit board inside the remote.


1. To begin sit in the driver’s side seat and close all doors including the trunk.

2. Within 45 seconds open and close the driver’s door one time.

3. Turn the ignition key from Lock to ON 10 times within 15 seconds. End in the locked position.

4. A buzzer sound and interior light may continue to flash until remote codes are completely registered. Continue to the next step even if there is no sound or flashing light. If you did not perform the previous steps with 45 seconds programming may be unsuccessful.

5. If the previous steps were completed in 45 seconds, open and close the driver’s door. An electronic tone will begin to sound.

6. Use the power lock button located on the door to enter the 8 digit code before the chime stops.

7. Push the power lock button to the lock position the same number of times as the 1st. number of the 8 digit code.
EXAMPLE: – 64241132- Press power lock button to lock 6 times.

8. When complete push power lock button to unlock 1 time.

9. Continue to enter the remaining numbers of the code using the instructions in step 7 & 8 until all 8 digits of the code have been entered.

10. When finished entering all 8 digits, push the power lock button to unlock one time and then repeat entering the code a second time.

11. When the eight digit code has been entered twice an electronic tone will sound for 30 seconds or locks will cycle. After the tone or cycle ends, start the vehicle, turn off vehicle and remove key.

12. To complete programming test remote. If remote does not lock or unlock vehicle start steps from beginning.

13. Repeat process to add any additional remotes.




About Subaru Legacy

Fuji Heavy Industries continued to offer the “Blitzen” model in Japan only on May 23, 2003, and unveiled the fourth generation Legacy B4 sedan for the Japanese domestic market with the phrase “Blood type: B4” and commercials featured a remixed version of Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1.” The station wagon debuted with the phrase “Grand Touring Speciality,” and the music featured in the advertising was “Finding Beauty,” written by Scottish composer Craig Armstrong and taken from his second independent album As If to Nothing. Subaru’s Legacy B4 sedan and station wagon were named Japan Car of the Year in 2003–2004, marking the company’s first win in the category, despite heavy opposition from the Toyota Prius and Mazda RX-8. Bruce Willis returned as a spokesman for the second time in 2005, following the first generation from 1991 to 1993, with the phrase I feel LEGACY. Blitzen was an unique package that was added on top of the normal Legacy vehicles, and all Blitzen models were recognizable by the “B4” marking.

Subaru began using an electroluminescent instrument cluster with this generation, which illuminates when the engine is started regardless of whether the external lights are turned on.

The Legacy B4 and Touring Wagon were available in 2.0i, 2.0R, 2.0GT, 2.0GT spec.B, 3.0R, and 3.0R spec.B trim levels for the domestic market. The standard model 2.0i features a 140 PS SOHC EJ20 engine, whereas the 2.0R has a 165 PS DOHC engine. The turbocharged EJ20 DOHC engine in the 2.0GT and 2.0GT spec.B models produces 280 PS. The dual-turbo arrangement was replaced by a twin scroll turbo and AVCS due to developments in turbocharger technology and increasing emission rules. The new 250 PS 6-cylinder EZ30 engine powers the 3.0R and 3.0R spec.B models.

The 50th Anniversary Legacy was produced in January 2004 to commemorate Subaru’s 50th year of manufacturing automobiles and the company’s first Japan Car of the Year victory. This limited edition model was based on the Legacy 2.0R and 2.0GT models.

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