Last post on Jan 15, 2011 at 10:40 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#3 of 6 Re: Autostart & 2009 Legacy Limited 2.5i [xwesx]
Jan 13, 2011 (4:19 pm)
Okay, that makes sense. Would you think the official Subaru auto-start from their parts department requires the key, then?
#4 of 6 Re: Autostart & 2009 Legacy Limited 2.5i [pilot1226]
Jan 13, 2011 (6:48 pm)
I wouldn't think so, but I don't know for sure. A quick call to a dealership should clear that up, though!
#5 of 6 Re: Autostart & 2009 Legacy Limited 2.5i [xwesx]
Jan 15, 2011 (12:34 pm)
You were right - the auto start unit is made by Subaru for Subarus, and was told by the service department today that there isn't a need to include any of my keys.
However, the price is a little daunting.
Quoted for a price at $325 for the part, $275 for installation.
From my understanding of the owner's manual, my car is already "pre-wired" for auto-start. How hard/complicated is installing it myself if I get the part from the dealer? I don't mind getting my hands a bit dirty... I've replaced things like Mass Air Flow sensors & housings on my Nissan.
I'm sorry, but $600 for convenience is a little overkill.
The biggest pain in the butt about the whole thing is that if I were to go out there with both of my sets of keys, the second remote won't "lock" the car if the engine's running, so if I really want to warm up my car, I have to turn the car on, and manually lock all the doors.
#6 of 6 Re: Autostart & 2009 Legacy Limited 2.5i [pilot1226]
Jan 15, 2011 (10:40 pm)
I doubt the install is very complicated, but who knows? The part usually comes with an instruction sheet, so it should lead you through the process. I suspect it merely plugs in, but I just don't know where the unit is installed or the where wiring harness is located.(that could be the toughest part!).
I know what you mean about the manual start, then lock the doors. Once the key is in the ignition, you can't use the FOB, but here's the kicker... you can't lock the doors either because if you use the door button, it will auto unlock the doors when you close the driver door. To do it, you have to get in, close the doors, lock them (with the button or FOB), start the car, then manually unlock the driver door with the switch next to the handle (just for that door, not the button for all doors). Once you get out, you use that same manual switch to lock the driver door and you can then close it without the system unlocking.