Intermittent flashing lights when vehicle is turned off
I just purchased this car recently and I have a strange issue...when the car is shut off and all electronics and lights go out, you get out of the vehicle, and lights flash intemeittently as if the alarm system was activated. Trouble is, I dont use the factory alarm(the clicker doesnt work) and it doesnt just do it once, it happens over and over again, and wont stop(flashes, stops, few minutes or seconds later flashes again) Someone said to me the security system relay might be to blame, I should pull it, but i dont e ven know where to find it. The previous owner did tell me that the horn was going off recently, so he pulled horn relay leaviong me without a horn...probably same issue related but not sure how to fix it. Car is a 1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L HO with keyless entry(for which i also dont have the code, not sure how to get that either.
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Re: Intermittent flashing lights when vehicle is turned...
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Leave it disconnected for a while. then reconnect so the cars computer box will reprogram to the default settings. If that does not work, you may possibly have to replace the box.the codes for keyless entry are individualized. The original owner may have the owners manual.
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I have this problem if I jump in and start the car too quickly. It will shut off and the security light flashes. Thankfully it never happens when I'm on the road! I think it's related to the seatbelt switch. There's a wire under the driver seat connected to a sensor in the seatbelt buckle that tells the computer when the seatbelt is fastened. I tried spraying WD-40 into the seatbelt buckle to clean it, which helped, but it is still loose and intermittent. When it happens the remote won't do anything to get the car unlocked and started. I just have to wait ten minutes for the security system to reset itself.
What type of vehicle are you talking about? And does the opposite side operate correctly? What are you referring to when you say stalk returns to off position? If you are talking about the directionals or turn signals of this vehicle as to when you make either a left or right turn and it not shutting off when the steering wheel is turned back after the turn has been made then you're dealing with a canceling function within the directional or multi-function switch.Not sure if this is what you're talking about when you are reffering to indicator flashing.
This sounds like an Alarm issue. If you had an alarm added to the vehicle after it was purchased you need to deactivate that by removing the power wire or fuse in the power wire. if that vehicle has the alarm built into the PCM, the vehicle computer, it may just need to be flashed. If neither of those turn out to be the problem the next place to look is the light switch itself or if you have added a device that was wired into the fuse panel for power double check the fuse panel for a lose wire making contact on occasion.
If the security light is flashing, it is DEFINITELY a security system issue. Intermittent ignition switch failures are common.
First, make sure you are using the correct key for the vehicle. Use a FACTORY key, NOT a copy made at the hardware store. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do not try to start the vehicle yet). If the security light is not flashing, go ahead and try to start the engine. If it does not start, release the key to the RUN position and observe the security light. If it is flashing, wait about 10 minutes until it stops flashing then without turning the key off, turn the key to the start position again. If you are using the correct key it should start. If it does not, your car will have to be towed in for service.
Hello, what I have read in the owner's manual is that if there is an issue in the elestrical system, the light will blink telling you of the issue. The system needs to be at least scanned by the dealer to inform of what can be done to correct the problem. If all lights are working, I don't know if I would spend a ton of energy repairing it otherwise. Double check ALL of your lamps and "twilight" setting (automatic) for proper operation. Does everything else in the car illuminate as desgined? I have an owner's manual for 04 if you would like it. If so, email me at email@example.com and I will send it out immediately via email.
This just happened to my Prizm. We found a short in a ground connector, behind the driver's side kick panel. We cut the grounds and soldered them together. That fixed the engine dying issue, but the headlights won't go off. The DRL is apparently dead. I have to plug it in when I need headlights, and then turn on the switch. I'm looking for a used DRL right now.
Check your battery terminals make sure they are clean and corrosion free. Also check all ...A-L-L courtesy lights in your car. there are some ceiling mounted lights that are passenger operated and may be on... Also check your glove compartment and consoles for lights. Also check for charger cords... These have indicator lights and sometimes can drain the batt as well. Also, under the hood, is a gravity activated lamp . Open the hood and make sure that it's going off and staying off as the hood closes... Let me know if you find anything... K
Sounds like a bad ABS control module is at least part of your problem. The symptoms are usually and ABS and TRACS light intermittent or constand and eventually your speedometer works intermittently or totally quits. This guy rebuilds/upgrades them for about $140. New ones run over $800. http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/Volvo_Parts/Volvo_ABS_removal.htm