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Horn wont honk when doors locked using remote. tried manually holding in door switches with no success

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If you have a factory remote and the owners manuel there is a solution in the manuel. It tells you how long to hold down the lock button on the remote to reset it so the horn toots when you lock the doors. I do believe it to be 2 seconds or more. So you would lock the doors using the remote and don't let go of the button for at least 2 seconds. Hope this helped.

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IMPREZA: 2005, 2006, 2007 and
FORESTER: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Check for Immobilizer key on Forester XT models only.
information is always subject to change and correction imp05keylessremote1.jpg
new remote for 2005 Imprezas.
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Panic mode: press and hold lock button for approx. 3-4 seconds to activate Panic mode. I panic model the horn honks and turn signals flash until either the lock or unlock button is pushed again.
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