That's a dealer-only adjustment; it requires the Subaru SSM diagnostic tool. There's no "secret handshake" that will allow owner modification.
I'm really confused as to what disabling the rear hatch key fob entails. Is it simply using an 'SSM diagnostic tool" as stated by @ammcinnis
? And there are no changes made to the key fob itself, with the only changes made to the car via this SSM tool?
My new 2019 Outback Premium has the automatic rear hatch, and I too would like to disable the key fob's ability to open the rear hatch (but I'd like to still be able to use the automatic rear hatch capability via the driver's-side interior push button switch or the exterior rear under-lift gate switch).
In the Subaru Owner's manual, I see the attached references to disabling the "remote transmitter/access key fob".
However, my dealer first
said that this was impossible (unless taking apart my key(s)) after checking with the "Service Manager for Subaru's Western Region". Upon citation of the attached passages, I was then
told that I could schedule a service appointment, and they would consult with a "tech hotline" -- but that this would be considered as a normal service appointment, which would include charges for labor, etc. (it sounded like they would attempt 'surgery' on my keys). Contrary to my service department's current position, Subaru's rep from the 800 number also said that my request is impossible.
Have I misunderstood the English here?
You can disable the “car” button on the access key fob/transmitter. We recommend that you contact your SUBARU dealer to change the setting
To top off my confusion, my dealer says that page 2-44 onwards would walk me through on how to "disable the power gate" (not what I requested, and not (so far as I can tell) in the manual).
Can anyone help clarify my confusion here? For those who have had this done, how long did it take, and were you charged for this???
I'm thinking of phoning Subaru again -- based upon the above, and https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...ml#post5718121
, and https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...ml#post5760863
Many thanks in advance!