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Parking & Dash Lights Blinking
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:25 AM
I have a 1999 Forster and, due to the cold weather, needed to replaced the battery. The old (original) battery had become very weak and would not keep a charge for very long. Following this repair the parking (running) lights and dash lights are intermittently blinking. Everything else seems to work fine. When I turn on the headlights, all exterior and dash lights come on as normal, and even though they are not blinking you can still hear the clicking under the dash. I tried pulling some fuses that pertain to lighting and nothing stopped this behavior.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
P.S. It does this even when the key is out of the ignition.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:55 AM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 01:16 PM
I've seen other posts where people have indicated that there is a tag with instructions on the battery cable concerning this very scenario and how to clear it. If you have the key fob, simply using it should work.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:27 PM
The flashing lights are telling you that you need to "reintroduce" your keyfob door lock transmitter to the transceiver in the car. Press the "unlock" button on the keyfob (while the lights on the car are flashing - battery hooked up) and they'll stop flashing. [I'm 99% sure it's the unlock button - if it doesn't work, then try the "lock" button.]
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:46 PM
Thanks again. I'll post back and let you know that this definitely worked.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:28 PM
Disconnect the battery. Put your key in the ignition and turn to the ON position. Then, hook up the battery cables again. Problem fixed.
I figured out that messing with the power supply without a key in the ignition "told" the security system that someone other than the owner was tinkering with the car. The key seemed to "tell" the security system everything was cool and no need to flash warnings.
Posted 04 October 2010 - 04:22 PM
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