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Old 06 August 2005, 09:56 PM
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Question URGENT HELP ....Lost car keys/Immobiliser

Long story, but had keys lifted from me today. Came back to find the car still there, but stereo gone and a few other bits. Must have been kids because they missed other bits, but the main thing is they couldnt start the car because uckily I have a second immobiliser fitted that they couldnt find.So the car was still there but no keys or way of driving it home.Plus i had four kids with me all screaming to get home.
Green flag came and pput me on low loader to home.
Now the tricky part. I have second key set, but the standard subaru immobiliser fob does not work.I have changed the battery but it seems dead, so even though i can lock the car using the spare key, i cannot disable the immobiliser.So anyone please have a way or some good ideas how i can either bypass the immobiliser or find some way to start the car.

Car is MY00 classic .Alarm i think (it says on the window) SerpiStar.
Key fob on the main key set was square, about size of a 9 volt battery with 2 buttons on it.

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Old 06 August 2005, 09:58 PM
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Keypad in Glovebox...You should have a 4 digit code for the immobiliser...punch that in and away you go
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:06 PM
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when you say key pad, are you meaning removable or fixed one. cos i am sure i dont have one.
when i bought the car there was no supplied keypad??

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Old 06 August 2005, 10:14 PM
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Its fixed in the Glovebox.....Its only small....I thought at first iy was to do with the fuses.....but its the immobiliser override....4 digit code should be with your manual that came with the car....If not contact local dealer and give him vin number and they should contact Subaru for you......Happened to me in Norfolk last year...Phoned Tileys in Bristol and they got back to me with the override code enabling me to take it into Norwich to get a new KeyFob.
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:20 PM
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'Car is MY00 classic .Alarm i think (it says on the window) SerpiStar.
Key fob on the main key set was square, about size of a 9 volt battery with 2 buttons on it.'

That doesn't sound like a description of the standard fit alarm system...... in which case you may not have the key pad......
sorry, but i have no idea what you can do!
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:22 PM
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Tony - dont forget to get your locks changed

I'll bet the little ***** will be dying to find your car and have another go at pinching it
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Edmondo
Its fixed in the Glovebox.....Its only small....I thought at first iy was to do with the fuses.....but its the immobiliser override....4 digit code should be with your manual that came with the car....If not contact local dealer and give him vin number and they should contact Subaru for you......Happened to me in Norfolk last year...Phoned Tileys in Bristol and they got back to me with the override code enabling me to take it into Norwich to get a new KeyFob.
how much do subaru charge for them to find out keycode ?

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Old 06 August 2005, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Edmondo
Its fixed in the Glovebox.....Its only small....I thought at first iy was to do with the fuses.....but its the immobiliser override....4 digit code should be with your manual that came with the car....If not contact local dealer and give him vin number and they should contact Subaru for you......Happened to me in Norfolk last year...Phoned Tileys in Bristol and they got back to me with the override code enabling me to take it into Norwich to get a new KeyFob.

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Cliff and I have searched everywhere in the glovebox. he even took apart the plastic parts to the top of the box, but all we can see are wires. I should have pointed out that the car is a euro import (still classed as a UK model), but that may mean a slightly different glovebox i dunno just grasping at straws here.
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:36 PM
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Try looking in the coin tray - On the driver's side, above the bonnet release catch - I've seen the keypad in there on a couple of cars.

Failing that - you'll have to just follow the wiring back

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Old 06 August 2005, 10:41 PM
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I think u only only have a key pad in your glove box if u have a subaru fitted alarm,the key fob is black with blue and subaru written on it with one botton to lock/unlock.
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by p1prodrive
how much do subaru charge for them to find out keycode ?

matt
Got charged nothing mate.
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by catmeat
I think u only only have a key pad in your glove box if u have a subaru fitted alarm,the key fob is black with blue and subaru written on it with one botton to lock/unlock.
I expect you are right......but was hoping that the sticker on the window could be wrong.......However a mate has the same sort of key layout but I am sure his keypad is in the glovebox.
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Old 06 August 2005, 10:58 PM
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It's clearly not a 'Subaru' alarm.. so going to a dealer will get you no-where... you'll need to get an alarm installer to sort it out.. might even mean fitting a new alarm...??
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Old 06 August 2005, 11:56 PM
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Inside the immobiliser unit there will be a code (usually printed on a sticker but could be stamped into the plastic housing) , take this to an alarm specialist and they will be able to order a new keyfob

Hope this helps
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ok it is late now and all efforts have proved unsuccessul. It seems that although i have the fob that does central locking and my second immobiliser, the problem is this after market serpi star one. and since a second fob for it was never supplied then i am slightly B***ered.
So my only options are: to try and bypass the immobiliser for a temporary solution or wait until i can get a replacement/new system installed.

But i just wanted to say a big thank you first to you cliff for taking time out tonight to come out to me and for all your help (i owe you big time) and a big thank you to all you guys for your helpful comments and advice at such a late hour.

never cease to be amazed at how helpful the lot on here are.so thanks again.

maybe the wycombe lot will have even more advice tomorrow..though probably more sarky comments i bet
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Old 07 August 2005, 12:46 AM
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Chris, No probs mate, im ever willing, but never able
We`ll see how to proceed tomorrow after a chat with Jim, the cars secured so sleep tight and let it go. It`ll be sorted quick enough



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Old 07 August 2005, 01:16 AM
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Sorry you didn't sort it If you can't sort it and want a lift tomorrow let me know

see you tomorrow
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Old 03 December 2011, 04:54 PM
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i have just lost my key fob and have not got a code wot do i do? any1? cheers got the keypad in glove box.
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Old 03 December 2011, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jj460 View Post
i have just lost my key fob and have not got a code wot do i do? any1? cheers got the keypad in glove box.
Contact Subaru main dealer.
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Old 03 December 2011, 05:49 PM
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My oo classic has a serpi star fitted with square key fob. Top left button is lock and unlock and top right button is panic alarm. I only have one fob and the touch key overide for immobiliser doesn't work so if I lose fob I'm in the doo doo. Don't think I have keypad either!
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Old 03 December 2011, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jj460 View Post
i have just lost my key fob and have not got a code wot do i do? any1? cheers got the keypad in glove box.
Scoob main dealer, you may have to go in and SHOW you own the car, they will give you the override.

But I reckon that now, no V5, no override.
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Old 03 December 2011, 08:22 PM
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Holy thread revival
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Old 04 December 2011, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by SwissTony View Post
Holy thread revival
Crikey this was posted 6 years ago!

...so, did you manage to get your immobiliser sorted in the end?
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Old 04 December 2011, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by LSherratt View Post
Crikey this was posted 6 years ago!

...so, did you manage to get your immobiliser sorted in the end?
Yes just last week, only took 6 years but got there in the end
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Old 04 December 2011, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SwissTony View Post
Yes just last week, only took 6 years but got there in the end
You got to be joking? Right?
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Old 04 December 2011, 11:45 AM
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Haha gotta be joking and 'aving a 'laff
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Originally Posted by jj460 View Post
i have just lost my key fob and have not got a code wot do i do? any1? cheers got the keypad in glove box.
wtf

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Old 04 December 2011, 01:58 PM
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What to do if loosing your key fob:

- Check your pockets
- Check your coat pockets
- Check your trousers pockets
- Check your kitchen draws
- Check the family pet
- Check the hallway
- Check the tables/sides
- Ask your partner
- Ask your children
- Dial 999
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Old 04 December 2011, 04:34 PM
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Hmmm so as I have a serpi star alarm does that mean it is a non standard Subaru alarm, also would my oo classic have a keypad!
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Old 04 December 2011, 04:43 PM
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Thats right you have a aftermarket alarm, the alarm fitted at factory is Sigma. You will need to speak to a company who supply and fit serpi star.
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