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I still have the valet key, I called my Subaru dealer to get a new Master and auto locksmiths and it is so pricy. I looked into this forum to see if I could find my answer but no luck bear with me.
Is there any way that I could get the key online and have it cut by someone and then being able to program this new key by myself? if so where can I find my answer.
Subaru swears I cant do this and that they are the only one who can help.
Thank you so..
 

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There are locksmiths that can do car keys with immobilizers, but I'm not sure about the situation where you don't have 1 working key (not counting valet). Worth a couple phone calls to locksmiths that claim to be capable of doing cars.
 

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There are locksmiths that can do car keys with immobilizers, but I'm not sure about the situation where you don't have 1 working key (not counting valet). Worth a couple phone calls to locksmiths that claim to be capable of doing cars.
There are locksmiths that can do car keys with immobilizers, but I'm not sure about the situation where you don't have 1 working key (not counting valet). Worth a couple phone calls to locksmiths that claim to be capable of doing cars.
Thank you but I did call 3 locksmiths and they are all even more expensive than the Subaru dealers
I was hoping to be able to order the key from another source, have it cut and then program it myself or by somebody else, but I did not find anything on line or on my owner manual.
Any other ideas?
 

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I was hoping to be able to order the key from another source, have it cut and then program it myself or by somebody else,
The key has to be registered for the immobilizer. This can only be done using the Subaru Select Monitor or an equivalent tool that some locksmiths or Subaru specialist garages might have.

Your valet key is the equivalent of the master key; the only difference is that the valet key cannot be used in the glove box lock. It is registered in the immobilizer and is otherwise fully functional.
 

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The key has to be registered for the immobilizer. This can only be done using the Subaru Select Monitor or an equivalent tool that some locksmiths or Subaru specialist garages might have.

Your valet key is the equivalent of the master key; the only difference is that the valet key cannot be used in the glove box lock. It is registered in the immobilizer and is otherwise fully functional.
I see... Thank you!
 

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I lost one of my keys to my 08 OB and was left with a very worn out key/fob and a like new valet key. There is a locksmith about 20 miles from me whom I've used in the past with other cars with great success. I bought 2 uncut keyfobs complete with internal electronics and the locksmith cut and programmed the keys into the Outback for $50. I had the one original keyfob with me and he said he had to wipe the memory from the car and couple the 3 fobs to the car. He also said that if I find the other missing keyfob to bring it in and he will couple it for free.

It pays to shop around and find the right locksmith. Some wanted as much as $200 to cut and program one key. Several years ago I found this guy and he cut 4 keys and programmed 3 in another car for $75.
 
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