Subaru STI Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Subaru STI Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Subaru STI key replacement - All you need to know

Subaru STI key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Subaru STI Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Subaru STI Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive Locksmith Coding a Subaru STI Key

Automotive Locksmith Coding a Subaru STI Key

Have you lost your Subaru STI car keys? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Subaru STI Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Subaru STI Car Key Replacement Cost

Key Coding and Programming Machine for Cars

Key Coding and Programming Machine for Cars

Can I get a replacement Subaru STI key by VIN?

Subaru STI Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Subaru STI

Remote Key Fob for a Subaru STI

Remote Key Fob for a Subaru STI

Subaru STI key fob battery – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Subaru STI Car Key Replacements

Subaru STI Car Key Replacements

The Subaru STI was introduced in 2015. This model has three versions and four types of keys:

Remote Key Fobs: 2015 to 2020.

Transponder Chip Key: 2015 to 2019.

Coding a New Subaru STI Key by an Automotive Locksmith

Coding a New Subaru STI Key by an Automotive Locksmith

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Subaru STI key fob or transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

Subaru STI w/Prox:

 

2019, 2020: (HYQ14AHK)

2019, 2020 Subaru STI Key Fob Replacement (HYQ14AHK)

2019, 2020 Subaru STI Key Fob Replacement (HYQ14AHK)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2016, 2017, 2018: (HYQ14AHC)

2016, 2017, 2018 Subaru STI Key Fob Replacement (HYQ14AHC)

2016, 2017, 2018 Subaru STI Key Fob Replacement (HYQ14AHC)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2015: (HYQ14ACX)

2015 Subaru STI Key Fob Replacement (HYQ14ACX)

2015 Subaru STI Key Fob Replacement (HYQ14ACX)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Subaru STI w/Reg. Ignition:

 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: (CWTWBU766)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Subaru STI Transponder Key Replacement (CWTWBU766)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Subaru STI Transponder Key Replacement (CWTWBU766)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Subaru STI S209:

 

2019: (Dealer fob: Please contact the dealer for more information)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Subaru STI car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to Get a Subaru STI Replacement Key

How to Get a Subaru STI Replacement Key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Subaru STI cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Subaru STI. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Subaru STI Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Subaru STI Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Subaru STI.

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Subaru STI key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Subaru STI key without the original? What is the average price?

Subaru STI Key Replacement Cost - Estimate only

Subaru STI Key Replacement Cost – Estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Subaru STI key can cost between $150 to $360. The cost depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not
Replacement Car Key Price Factors

Replacement Car Key Price Factors

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

New Transponder Keys Coded On-site

New Transponder Keys Coded On-site

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Subaru STI key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year model of your car and your key type.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider:

  1. For Subaru vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Subaru STI vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. You will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.

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Q: Subaru STI key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive Locksmith Programming a Subaru STI Key On-site

Automotive Locksmith Programming a Subaru STI Key On-site

A: Subaru has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Subaru keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No Programming needed:

Car Key Cutting Machine

Car Key Cutting Machine

Subaru non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.

Subaru STI has none of this key type – all Subaru STI keys have a chip and need to be programmed.

 

Subaru STI keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Subaru STI Car Key Programming Tool

Subaru STI Car Key Programming Tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

HYQ14AHK, HYQ14AHC, HYQ14ACX, CWTWBU766.

 

Keyless entry information for the Subaru STI:

For year models 2015 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote and transponder keys.

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Subaru STI key fob battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.

Key Fob Batteries

Key Fob Batteries

 

Watch a short video here on how to replace this remote’s battery, type of battery and more:

 

The Subaru STI model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob, here is some important information you should know about the battery.

First, when the battery is dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.

How the Key Fob Looks Inside, Battery and Emergency Key

How the Key Fob Looks Inside, Battery and Emergency Key

If you want to start your vehicle, you can do it by placing the key fob in the charging area once you are in the car. This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the battery is dead.

Finally, let the key fob charge until you get to a place when you can replace the key fob battery.

 

Subaru STI Key Fob Battery Information:

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Subaru STI key fobs are battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need.

The type of battery you need is a CR-1632 for HYQ14ACX and a CR-2032 for HYQ14AHK, HYQ14AHC. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can get CR-1632 online here and CR-2032 here.

In addition, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, Autozone, etc.

Here is some general information for Subaru STI key fob battery:

Type of battery: CR-1632 lithium

CR1632 Key Fob Battery Replacement

CR-1632 Key Fob Battery Replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

 

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

CR2032 Key Fob Battery Replacement

CR2032 Key Fob Battery Replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

 

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Subaru STI key fob and extend its battery life it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can get it online here.

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