How to Disable the Lock/Unlock Sound on Your Subaru XV Crosstrek and Impreza

Zach Zach (249)
5 minutes

The audible chirp when my XV Crosstrek is locked or unlocked is quite annoying -- worse is when someone hasn't closed the door completely yet and it beeps 5 times. Here's a simple (and completely reversible) way to disable your Crosstrek's lock/unlock sound. This guide also works for other Subarus (including the Outback) of the model year 2013+.

Note: You can still make your car "chirp" (though it uses the horn) by pressing the button on your remote three times. This is handy if you want to locate your car in a parking lot, for example.

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Keep the key out of the ignition and make sure all doors are closed.

On the driver's side door, hold down the unlock button.

Do this while continuing to hold the unlock button.

Do this while continuing to hold the unlock button.

After you close your door, your hazard lights on the dashboard will flash three times if this process was completely successfully. If you did not see this confirmation, repeat this process again.

To turn the lock/unlock beep back on, simply repeat this process again to reverse the setting.

You’re all done! Next, learn how to replace your XV Crosstrek’s in-cabin air filter!

Change your Crosstrek's cabin air filter in 5 minutes for less than $15.
Zach Zach (249)
10 minutes

Why pay the dealership hundreds of dollars to replace your cabin air filter when you can do it in 5 minutes for less than $15? This guide requires no tools.