Remote engine start transmitter programming and programmable feature option

Subaru Tribeca / Subaru Tribeca 2006-2019 Owners Manual / Starting and operating / Remote engine start system (dealer option) / Remote engine start transmitter programming and programmable feature option

New transmitters can be programmed to the remote engine start system in the event that remote engine start transmitters are lost, stolen or damaged. The remote engine start system also has one programmable feature that can be adjusted for user preference.

The remote engine start system can be programmed to either make an audible horn chirp upon remote start activation or not. Remote engine start transmitter programming and feature programming can be adjusted using the following procedure.

1. Open the driver’s door (the driver’s door must remain opened throughout the entire process).

2. Insert the key into the vehicle’s ignition switch and turn to the “ON” position.

3. Locate the small black programming button behind the fuse box cover, on the driver’s side left under the dashboard panel.

4. Press and hold the black programming button for 10 to 15 seconds. The horn will honk and the parking lights will flash three times to indicate that the system has entered programming mode. At this point you can perform either action (step 5 or step 6).

5. To program a remote transmitter: press and release the each button on
each transmitter. The horn will honk and the parking lights will flash one time to indicate a successful transmitter learn each time the program up to eight transmitters. button is pressed. You can
program up to eight transmitters.

6. To toggle the Horn Confirmation chirps ON/OFF: press and release the brake to toggle the feature. The horn will chirp and the parking lights will flash one time to indicate Confirmation Horn Chirps are “OFF”. The horn will honk and the parking lights will flash 2 times to indicate Confirmation Horn Chirps are “ON”. Depres sing the brake pedal repeatedly will toggle the feature ON or OFF each time.

7. To exit the remote transmitter and feature programming mode, turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” position, remove the key from the ignition switch and test operation of the remote transmitter(s) and horn confirmation feature.