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  1. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    The wife now refuses to drive our 2018 Forester after being stuck several times unable to start the car because the key will not turn. It is NOT resolved by turning the steering wheel while jiggling the key. It occurs randomly and without warning. We’ve had it back to the dealer three times. The...
  2. Interior and Electronics
    I have read that the valet key does not lock/unlock the glove box, any of the doors except for the driver's, nor the trunk. In my case, I like to go surfing and since the regular key is not waterproof, I'd like to leave it in the car (or at home) and use the valet key to lock it. I used this...
  3. Interior and Electronics
    I've decided to swap in a 2017 Limited instrument cluster into my 2015 Premium and after hours of research and testing, I have succeeded in doing it without dealer assistance. I'll go over everything I figured out along the way and describe it with as much detail as possible. The cluster has...
  4. Interior and Electronics
    I purchased my Forester which had one key remote working and the other not. After a period it became obvious that the "good" remote required a new battery. As a test run, I opened up the non-working remote, checked the battery type and also noticed the +ve connector to the battery was lose...
  5. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    2015 Forester. Electronic FOB doesn't work. Mechanical key doesn't work. I tried using all three keys (2 FOBs, and 1 valet key), with no success. Is there a way to pop the hood from the outside? If so, are there instructions that are specific for a Subaru? This way I can re-charge the...
  6. Interior and Electronics
    We just got a fantastic deal on a cherry 2015 Forester, but - it only came with one chip key. Needless to say, we're not comfortable with just having one workable key, but we're also not comfortable shelling out hundreds of dollars right now that we may need for important things in the coming...
  7. Interior and Electronics
    I have a 1999 S, and it came from the factory with a disabler and keyfob. The key fob has been lost for several years, and I've never been able to track down a new one. Does anyone know a way for me to source and program a new keyfob?
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