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Changing Battery in remote fob

If I change the battery will it remember its settings or will it need resetting

Ive ordererd up some batteries

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If I change the battery will it remember its settings or will it need resetting
Pretty sure the memory is in the alarm unit, not in the key. You should be fine.

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Change mine every year, chappie on the market stall does it, about 2.50 I seem to remember. Never any problems, nothing to rest at all.

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The unit remembers the code as it changes every key press
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hi, I have found out the hard way that the fob has a short memory, have the new battery ready to fit. I had to walk home to get my spare fob after taking out the battery of the one I had with me.

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cheers John, I shall have them at the ready

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and welcome aboard, not on subs were you?

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If I change the battery will it remember its settings or will it need resetting

Ive ordererd up some batteries
I've read that the 01 models lost their programming when the battery was changed... mine's like that. You might get lucky nick as yours is earlier...

However, and I'm a long way from being an expert on this... but having bought two keys off ebay and struggled to get them to work (changing the battery in the key twice and then the car seemed to do the trick but heaven knows why).

'Reprogramming' was simply a matter of connecting a white connector found in the left hand side front door pillar and pushing one of the buttons on the key to get it register with the car.


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i presume by reprogramming the keys you got from ebay was just for opening/closing the doors and not for starting the engine.

i have only one key and seperate fob (00MY) so id like to get a spare one but dealer is looking for 180 eur!
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If you get a used plipper, reprogramming is easy as long as you know the PIN, I have all the instructions....

I was quoted £29+VAT for a new plipper from a UK dealer - perhaps you could get Gary at Cheam to mail you one!

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i presume by reprogramming the keys you got from ebay was just for opening/closing the doors and not for starting the engine.
Yep, that's right. Although the key is from an Impreza the two button fob part of it is still compatible with the Forester. I use my old 'spare' key to start the engine now (i.e. the one with the 'buttonless' fob). I then removed the key bit from the Impreza fob to turn it into a 'plipper'.

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i have only one key and seperate fob (00MY) so id like to get a spare one but dealer is looking for 180 eur!
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Does anybody know the code number for the key fob battery?
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you need 2x CR2025 per fob , just get them from fleabay ... 10 for £2

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-X-POWERPLUS...QQcmdZViewItem

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you need 2x CR2025 per fob , just get them from fleabay ... 10 for £2

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-X-POWERPLUS...QQcmdZViewItem

A prompt reply - that's what I like! Thanks dude.

Update: Arrgh! I bought 2 x CR2025 - and the fob has a CR1616

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I ordered off ebay and got 10 for some ridiculous price of 99p delivered

I checked alarm manual for batery type and swopped out all the batteries including wifes Impreza, annoyingly a different battery so it pays to check

Dont get ripped off, batteries are cheap and chearful and if you change em every year you wont have any issues

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