Programming the transmitters

The remote keyless entry system is equipped with a special code learning feature that allows you to program new transmitter codes into the system or to delete old ones. The system can learn up to four unique transmitter codes. The four transmitter codes may be the same or different.

Programming transmitter codes into system:

Key unit tag


Key unit tag

Transmitter circuit board


Transmitter circuit board

To register a new transmitter with the remote keyless entry system, it is necesary to program the transmitters code (identification number) into the system. A tag showing the code is affixed to the key unit, and another is affixed to the circuit board inside the transmitter. If there is no tag, open the transmitter case and make a note of the eight-digit number. Program the number into the system in accordance with the following procedure.

1. Firmly close the doors and the rear gate (Outback) or trunk lid (Legacy).

2. Open the drivers door, sit in the drivers seat, and close the door.

3. Perform the following steps within 45 seconds.

(1) Open and close the drivers door once.


(1) Open and close the drivers door once.

1) LOCK


1) LOCK
2) ON

(2) Insert the key into the ignition switch, then turn it from the LOCK position to the ON position 10 times within 15 seconds.

NOTE

● When you complete step (2), an electronic tone will sound once.

● If you do not perform steps (1) and (2) within 45 seconds, an error will occur. An electronic tone will not sound. In this event, perform the whole procedure again beginning with part 1.

4. Open and close the door once within 15 seconds.

NOTE

● When part 4 of the procedure is completed, an electronic tone will sound for 30 seconds.

● If you do not perform the operations in part 4 within 15 seconds, an error will occur and the electronic tone will not sound. In this event, perform the registration steps again beginning with part 3 of the procedure.

5. Before the electronic tone stops sounding, press the lock side of the power


5. Before the electronic tone stops sounding, press the lock side of the power door lock switch the same number of times as the leftmost digit of the transmitter code. For example, press the lock switch eight times if the leftmost digit of the code is 8.

NOTE

● The electronic tone will stop sounding when you start entering the number.

● If you do not start entering the number using the lock switch before the electronic tone stops sounding, an error will occur. In this event, perform the registration steps again beginning with part 3 of the procedure.

● If the interval between one press of the switch and the next exceeds 5 seconds, an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 4. If an error occurs six times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3.

6. When you have finished entering the number, press the unlock side of the lock


6. When you have finished entering the number, press the unlock side of the lock switch within 5 seconds.

NOTE

● An electronic tone will sound.

● If you press the unlock side of the lock switch when more than 5 seconds have passed, an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 4. If an error occurs six times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3.

7. Perform parts 5 and 6 of the procedure for each of the remaining digits of the transmitter code beginning with the second digit (counting from the left) and finishing with the eighth digit.

NOTE

● When you finish entering the eighth digit, an electronic tone will sound for 30 seconds.

● If the interval between one press of the switch and the next exceeds 5 seconds, an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 4. If an error occurs six times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3.

8. Before the electronic tone stops sounding, use the power door lock switch to reenter the transmitter code beginning with the leftmost digit.

NOTE

If you do not start entering the number using the lock switch before the electronic tone stops sounding, an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 3.

9. When you have finished entering the code a second time, an electronic tone will sound for 1 second to indicate completion of registration, provided the code entered the second time is identical to that entered the first time.

NOTE

If the code entered the second time is not identical to the code entered the first time, an error will occur. In this event, perform the procedure again beginning with part 5. If an error occurs five times, perform the procedure again starting with part 3.

10. If you wish to program another transmitter code into the system (up to four transmitter codes can be programmed into the system), perform the procedure beginning with part 4. When you have finished programming all of the necessary transmitter codes into the system, remove the key from the ignition switch.

11. Test every registered transmitter to confirm correct operation.

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