Subaru has changed the game a bit with their newer car keys. Usually when we program a key into an older Subaru, we cut a key and plug a diagnostic computer into your car and program it. On the newer models listed below it was quite a bit different. Until recently you had to use an OEM Dealer scan tool to accomplish this and you NEED at least 1 already programmed key to program in a new one. We now have the ability to make spare keys and remotes for you if you have at least 1 key or Proximity key available. The standard procedure for when you lose your LAST and only key according to the dealer is to remove the Body Integrated Unit (BIU) and replace it with a new one. This is because programming is dependent on having an enrolled key to add in more. Fear not! We have an affordable solution to this problem and you get to keep your original BIU in the process!
If you’ve lost the last key to your newer Subaru we can manually write new keys into the BIU saving you hundreds and hundreds of dollars. For our Kansas City Customers, this involves us removing the BIU from your car and manually writing a new key value inside the BIU’s key database and re-installing it. The key that we provide is ready to start the car once the BIU is re-installed.
Special Note to out of state customers: The transponder chip that starts your car programs in separately from your remote functions (lock and unlock buttons etc.). If you request a key with a remote on the top you will have to take it to a local locksmith with the capabilities to do this or a dealer to get this programmed in. Local Kansas City customers are not affected by this as we are there with the necessary equipment to program the remote for you.
Currently we only support the keyed models for the above procedure. This means that if you have to physically insert a key into your ignition and turn it to start your engine, we can help. If your car takes a small rectangular proximity fob and you press a button to start your engine we cannot help (yet…).
- 2012 – 2016 Impreza
- 2014 – 2016 Forester
- 2015 – 2016 Legacy
- 2015 – 2016 Outback
- 2013 – 2016 XV Crosstrek
- 2015 – 2016 WRX
Subaru Dealer and Mail Services
If you’re a Subaru Dealer, a Used car dealer or just a member of the general public that has lost your one and only key to one of the above listed cars, Give us a call. We can probably help you.
If you’ve had a Locksmith attempt key programming on your car and now none of your keys start your car, give us a call. We can re-synchronize your BIU and ECM. Here is a picture of what your ECM looks like and below is a picture of it next to the BIU and a key for a size reference.