how is this situation different from just have a plain ole remote clicker in your car ?I am wondering if there is a way to disable the homelink buttons from working only when the key is on. Right now I can open my garage door with no key in the ignition. This defeats the purpose for me as the vehicle is parked in the driveway.
This is not just a Subaru thing I also have a Toyota Tundra and Honda Pilot which also allow the homelink to work without the key in. I called homelink and they advised it is in the harness used by the vehicle manufacturer. I agree it really seems silly I am getting ready too by a new mirror with a built in compass and thought I could ketone that required the key in the on position but no luck.I remember thing how stupid that was after setting up the link in my 2014 Limited. Wish they'd given a little more thought to security along with convenience.
My '13MY OB is the same as yours, but my wife's '16MY Crosstrek the key "ON" is needed for Homelink to operate. It doesn't bother me as much since we park both vehicles in the garage.I have a 2016 OB 3.6R Ltd. with remote keyless entry.The Homelink is programmed to my 8355W Liftmaster garage door opener. The button on the Homelink mirror opens the garage door regardless of whether I may the ignition on or off. This concerned me because someone could break into my OB (without breaking a window) and open my garage door. I called Homelink for advice and the told me this is the way Subaru "set-up" the Homelink system in this model. I do lock the man door in my garage that goes into the house. And I can "lock" the Liftmaster from the wall mount switch to prevent a signal from any transmitter opening the door. But I have considered going back to keeping a Liftmaster handheld transmitter in the car, and taking it in the house when I park. (Pain in the butt...)