KeyFob RKE Programming Procedure-Subaru Legacy 1999-2003

Subaru Legacy 1999-2003 KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure



How to Program Subaru Forester KeyFob Remote Keyless Entry for the year 1999 and 2003


Programming Procedure

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 Legacy

On May 23, 2003, Fuji Heavy Industries debuted the redesigned Legacy, known as the BL for sedan models and BP for wagons. It was released worldwide in 2004, with Subaru Indiana Automotive commencing production in February 2004 for the North American markets for 2005 model year. The Legacy was presented the 2003–2004 Japan Car of the Year, Subaru’s first win for the award after fighting off stiff competition from Toyota Prius and Mazda RX-8.

When sales began in the US market, the Lafayette Factory built Legacy won 2005 International Car of the Year for Most Dependable/Sedan from Road & Travel Magazine, 2005 Automobile All-Stars for All-Star Family Car from Automobile Magazine and The 2006 International Engine of the Year Award in the 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre category for EJ255 engine. Lance Armstrong was used as a spokesman for both the sedan and wagon, and Sheryl Crow sang her 1996 hit “Everyday Is a Winding Road” in US market commercials. (Source Wiki)

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