How do you reset the system and be able to start the car after setting off the alarm by using the key to unlock the door


Asked by Mar 14, 2018 at 03:18 PM about the 2000 Subaru Outback

Question type: General

I accidentally used the key to unlock the car and the alarm sounded... I
quickly closed the door and I think I hit the buttons on the fob....or I re locked
the door manually. I'm really not sure it was so alarming. Now the car will not
start and the fob is not working either. Car Manual is not helping to get it all
reset. Can you help

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Is there a number to call the manufacturer of the alarm?

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Grasshopper, it's the SUBARU alarm he's most likely referring to.'re crapping on threads you can't possibly be helpful with again.... Shiatsue: just insert key in ignition and twist three times...alarm will go off. On 4th twist car will start.

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Thanks for reaching out... when the alarm started I closed the door , pushed buttons on the fob and maybe relocked the door... i can’t remember... the alarm stopped . I have tried the 3x and then start on 4th ... no luck. I have locked and tried the fob lock / unlock to try to reset ... no luck... tried unhooking negative terminal to battery / turn switch to on.. retook up battery... no luck. Tried jumping the car no luck... it is dead in the water.

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Does the motor crank?

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WOW.... there are after market alarms you know....


Again, a deceptively sideways error in logic, Grasshopper. As the questioner didn't mention an aftermarket system, and ALL Subarus have a factory passive system that "alarms" when electronically locked and subsequently is unlocked manually, the first solution is ALWAYS to reset the system with the triple key-twist...aka the valet's special. Please PLEASE stop adding noise to the landscape!

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My dads car just ran out of gas when it said it was on 20 miles, so he put in the hazard light and walked to the nearest speedway , when we filled the car back up with 1 Gallon of gas, the car turned back on but the engine wouldn’t start, so we didn’t need jumper cables and the situation didn’t make sense but I jumped online and it said you had to Try to start the car but turning your keys 4 times really fast , my dad did and he heard the engine start a little and then did it 4 times again and we got it to start, who would have thought of that, if you are think ab getting a 2018 Subaru Outback don’t there are better less confusing options.

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I need to know if it's possible to bypass the alarm system and Hotwire the car the keys were lost on the job site is mom bought him the car and she lives in Oregon where in Indiana


Subaru can cut a new key to start the car. Take identification and owners card to dealer. They will look up the number and cut a key on the spot. I did this.

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Then you take the new key and cycle it fully in the ignition three times and the car will start.

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TheSubaruGuruBoston deserves a medal. Picked up my car from the shop. Parked at Walmart. Came back out and it wouldn’t start, security light flashing. Googled this. Found this thread. Turned three times and on the fourth, magic. Not all heroes wear capes.


How about a jalaba? Toured Morocco last year and came home with a nice one. I'll find the pic somewhere.... Salaam


file:///Users/thesubaruguru/Downloads/Medford%20-%20Brooks%20Estate/IMG_4856.jpg Can't find the jalaba, but here's one with a Central Asian (Uzbecki) coat I bought in Samarkand in October.

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