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Red blinking warning light beside clock in center of dash. What is it?

A red blinking warning light in the center of the dash to the right of the clock has appeared. It looks like a red car with a black key shape horizontally laid over it. What is this indicator and what does it mean. It only comes on when the engine is off.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    whilst driving my toyota yaris 2004 semi-auto car engine still driving, no drive loss of drive, then re-sets in 10 mins, gearbox warning red light appears on the dash

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This is the factory installed "Security" light. It blinks to let you know that the security system is active, and to ward off potential theives. It's part of the factory anti-theft system. Also, it is a diode, and consumes virtually no battery power.
Normal condition; nothing to worry about.

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  • Toyota Ed Oct 15, 2008

    Thanks for the FixYa. Much appreciated.

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