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security light blinking contantly!


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#1 my03suby

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:51 PM

Last year when I bought my WRX, it had a bad alternator, and had to be replaced of course. After it was replaced, I noticed that the security light in the dash blinks constantly. Is there anyway to reset it, or have it only blink when the I lock the car ?

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:05 PM

I would disconnect the positive side battery cable for about 15 to 20 minutes, then reconnect, and hopefully the reboot will solve the problem.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

[...] I noticed that the security light in the dash blinks constantly. Is there anyway to reset it, or have it only blink when the I lock the car ?

Is there a particular pattern to the blinking (x number of blinks, pause, etc.)?
See: http://www.cars101.c...ru/keyless.html

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:38 PM

I would disconnect the positive side battery cable for about 15 to 20 minutes, then reconnect, and hopefully the reboot will solve the problem.


i would try something else first. try locking and unlocking several times from the inside with the door closed.
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look for a push button under the dash, press and hold with the key in each position.
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i guess you have already tried using the remote.

if i disconnect my battery, it reads that as a security issue and turns off my ignition. i'd like to disconnect mine since i don't have a remote, but unless i paid the dealer to do it i'm concerned that i'll disable my car altogether.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:09 PM

i wish the light on m SVX would blink. Instead its solid, which means need to replace module, $$$

I have it out of the car, trying to see if it will reset, but all i keep reading says solid light is doom. Newer modules were fixed, mine looks like it has a revision printed on it, but ...blah

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:20 PM

Is there a particular pattern to the blinking (x number of blinks, pause, etc.)?
See: http://www.cars101.c...ru/keyless.html


there is about a second between blinks. I think I am going to try the sugesstions on the link that OB99W gave me....I'll let you guys know what happens.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:55 PM

Sounds like the classic SLOW 4way blinking.

Never quite understood is since the car will start and drive.

That cars101 link should tell you how to reprogram/reset the security system.

First WIND WINDOW DOWN - yes I've locked myself out a few times doing this. Part of this is that it cycles the locks.

Second I'd get the car in the air - even ramps. They purposely bury that black button under the dash if it's like the late 90's Legacy's. You'll need a light at well.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:06 PM

Security system is in Valet mode - push unlock on fob - open drivers door - hold unlock button on fob until light stops flashing

Hope that helps
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:06 PM

Security system is in Valet mode - push unlock on fob - open drivers door - hold unlock button on fob until light stops flashing

Hope that helps
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I saw that on the cars101 link that I got from OB. Tried it as soon as I got off work and went out to the car...SUCCESS!!!!! :banana:

The light is gone!! YESS!!! Thanks everyone for the help :grin:




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