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Security light flashing continuously on 2008 Subaru Outback

How do I activate the alarm system = same thing I guess as deactivating the valet system. The manual is not clear. They only talk about "deactivating." When I follow the instructions to turn key to "on" and hold door "unlock" button down while opening door for 10 seconds, the horn beeps once or twice (with repeated trials) BUT the Security light continues to flash no matter what.

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I think you have to have the key in the ignition, and set to "ON" with the driver door open and holding the unlock button down for several seconds. At least that works on my Forester.

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