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Just noticed that both side brake light are out but center one still works but when i press alarm button all lights flash, whats wrong?

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Check the brake switch on the brake pedal

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information is always subject to change and correction Used on:
Impreza 1996-2001
Legacy 1995-1999
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codealarmremote2.jpgBattery GP-23A
Lock: Left button will lock all doors. Double chirp indicates locked.
Unlock: Right button will unlock driver's door only. Hold unlock button app 6 seconds, it will unlock all doors including rear gate. Single chirp indicated unlock.
If the car chirps or lights flash 4x the alarm was triggered.
Panic. Press both buttons to activate emergency honk and flashing lights.
Valet mode: With optional alarm only Press the red alarm button on the left of the steering wheel. The light will quickly double flash. To re-set back to normal mode, press the red alarm light button again

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Parking lights will flash when the vehicle's battery is disconnected and reconnected.
To stop lights from flashing, either:
Press remote transmitter “UNLOCK” button once OR turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position and press programming button for one second (see below).
The vehicle interior (courtesy) light and door open warning light (DOOR AJAR indicator) will then illuminate for 60 seconds when the ignition is turned off, or until the doors are locked with the remote transmitter. Yes, the dashboard instrument panel lights will flash when the parking lights flash.
Programming or Overriding the Alarm when you have lost the remote
Open driver's door.
Turn ignition key to 'On'
Press and *hold programming button* in (see diagram, button under dashboard)
After 15 seconds the the door locks will cycle 3 times. Do not release Programming button
Press lock (left) button the remotes to be programmed. The door locks will cycle one time.
Exit programming mode by releasing Programming button under dashboard and turning key to off.

codealarmremote1.jpgCode Alarm Programming Button is under dashboard on the kick panel by the driver's left knee, left of the steering column. If you can't find it, it might still be tucked up in the wiring harness higher up in that same general area. The botton is recessed in a plastic ring (see diagram).
This button must be pressed while programming remotes or if the battery was disconnected and the lights are flashing.
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Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire (+): Black/Yellow
Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Starter Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Ignition Positive Wire (+): Red
Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Accessory Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Accessory Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

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Parking Light Positive Wire Location: Low In Drivers Kick Panel

Power Door Lock Negative Wire (-): Add Actuator. This vehicle uses a central door locking system. When connecting a keyless entry, you will need to add a door lock actuator and some units will also require (2) extra relays.
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Power Door Unlock Negative Wire (-): Add Actuator. This vehicle uses a central door locking system. When connecting a keyless entry, you will need to add a door lock actuator and some units will also require (2) extra relays.
Power Door Unlock Negative Wire Location: To Drivers Door Only

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Used on:
Impreza 1996-2001
Legacy 1995-1999
Forester 1998-2000

codealarmremote2.jpgBattery GP-23A

Lock: Left button will lock all doors. Double chirp indicates locked.
Unlock: Right button will unlock driver's door only. Hold unlock button app 6 seconds, it will unlock all doors including rear gate. Single chirp indicated unlock.
If the car chirps or lights flash 4x the alarm was triggered.
Panic. Press both buttons to activate emergency honk and flashing lights.
Valet mode: With optional alarm onlyPress the red alarm button on the left of the steering wheel. The light will quickly double flash. To re-set back to normal mode, press the red alarm light button again

Battery failed and lights flashing?
Parking lights will flash when the vehicle's battery is disconnected and reconnected.
To stop lights from flashing, either:
Press remote transmitter "UNLOCK" button once OR turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position and press programming button for one second (see below).
The vehicle interior (courtesy) light and door open warning light (DOOR AJAR indicator) will then illuminate for 60 seconds when the ignition is turned off, or until the doors are locked with the remote transmitter. Yes, the dashboard instrument panel lights will flash when the parking lights flash.

Programming or Overriding the Alarm when you have lost the remote
Open driver's door.
Turn ignition key to 'On'
Press and *hold programming button* in (see diagram, button under dashboard)
After 15 seconds the the door locks will cycle 3 times. Do not release Programming button.
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                • When after alarm was disarmed, did green light shine?

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                3. Also to Power Distribution Center. (upper driver corner engine bay)
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                Lets try an experiment, this will be to loose still/saved frozen information, stuck in computer memory.

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