Key Programming | 2019 Subaru Crosstrek W/ Smart PRO!

Key programming a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek starts with duplicating the existing remote headed key. However, Ilco came out with TOY43RH, which has the Subaru "H" transponder key in it.

 Key programming a 2019 Subaru Outback w/ the Smart Pro Key Programmer

To begin the programming, get the Smart PRO, and connect it to the OBD2 port. Remember to always use the 'MYKEYS Pro' app to know all the information we need about this vehicle.

 SMART Pro by Advanced Diagnostics

When you have everything set up, the first step is to go to 'Vehicle Selection', and select 'Subaru.' Then we will select the Crosstrek, 2018 to 2020 blade option. The ‘MYKEYS Pro’ app can give you all the tips, tricks, and information you need to navigate the selection process.

 SMART Pro - Vehicle Selection

When you have completed the selection, put the key into the ignition. The Smart Pro device should display a connection message like the one below.

 SMART Pro - manufacturer list

Hit Connect, Switch ignition off, Switch hazards on, and click OK.  

 SMART Pro Key Programmer

Proceed to ‘Program Keys’ and hit the play button on the bottom left. Switch ignition on with the registered key, turn it on, and hit OK. ‘Keys Programmed’ with the number of it (3) will appear, click OK. Switch the ignition off, remove the key. Switch ignition on with the new key to be registered, use the new Ilco key, put it in, and turn it on. Expect to load for registering key and ‘Keys programmed: 4’ will appear to confirm success.

Note: If your first try took too long to load, try again the procedure until key programmed 4 appear.

 SMART Pro - Program Keys

SMART Pro - Program Keys

SMART Pro by Advanced Diagnostics

For each programming done, you should test out the keys and be sure to hear the locks cycle. Compare the function of your newly programmed keys with the original key to be sure that everything is still working. You can try to start your ignition and controls with the new programmed key to ensure it is working the same.

Alright, so there you have it. We were able to get it done and I'm glad you're able to come along for the journey on this one to see what it was like. Once again, when you encounter problems double-check the key, look on the app, check it all out, and sometimes you get to try it again. We really like how the Smart PRO guides you through each step to make sure you have the right key at the right time. If you have any comments or questions about this procedure, let us know in the comments below!

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