Subaru Forester 1998-2002 KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure
How to Program Subaru Forester KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry for the year 1998 and 2002
Note. If key fob buttons are operated repeatedly whilst vehicle is out of range and central locking / alarm system becomes inoperative or a replacement key fob is obtained. The following programming procedure is required to be carried out before the key fob will operate correctly.
If using the following manual key programming procedure: all the existing key fobs must be present, as the manual programming procedure will overwrite the existing key fobs, and make them inoperatable for the vehicle.
- Remove driver’s side kick trim panel
- Connect central locking registration harness plug (white) connectors together (black wire and black/blue wires)
- Manually “Unlock” the vehicle using the key
- Press the “Unlock” button and then the “Lock” on the key fob
- The vehicle should “Unlock” and “Lock” as the key fob buttons are pressed to confirm programming of key fob
- Repeat above procedure to re-program any remaining key fobs.
- After the last key fob has been programmed, disconnect the central locking registration harness plug (white) connectors together (black wire and black/blue wires), and refit driver’s side kick trim panel
- Confirm operation of key fobs by locking and unlocking vehicle using key fob buttons.
Note. A maximum of 3 key fobs can be programmed to the vehicle.
About Subaru Forester
The second generation was introduced as a 2003 model at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show, based on the new Impreza platform, featuring several fine-tune improvements over the past model. The 2003 Forester features weight-saving refinements such as an aluminum hood, perforated rails, and a hydro-formed front sub-frame. The most noticeable change was the offering of 2.5 L versions (normally aspirated and turbocharged) and in the U.S. the introduction of the turbocharged 2.5-liter model. (Source Wiki)