How do you reset the alarm system after changing a battery in a 1998 Subaru Legacy?
This problems occurs every time you have to replace your
battery. The local auto parts guys or neighborhood mechanic should
be able to help as well, a six pack goes along way. On my 98 Subie
wagon GT the Subaru Alarm module is located just above the fuse box
on the lower left side of the driver area. On a short lead you will
find a push button switch surrounded by a shroud, this should be
your reset button. Without the key in the ignition, locate this
switch. Then put the key in the ignition, turn the ignition to on,
passed Acc, (where just the radio comes on), everything should
light up, and with in 5 seconds push and hold the button until the
flashing stops. Turn the ignition off and the start normally.
If this works send me the six pack, (Shiner Bock or Miller
Lite), if not, try your local Firestone shop or mechanic. they have
to do this almost every time they work on a car.
The Lighting Guy