We replaced the car's battery and now the dash board lights blink
After replacing a dead battery, the dash lights blink off and on continuously even if the vehicle is in motion. I was afraid that it would wear down the battery having them constantly blink. We found that pulling out fuse 11 (power locks) stopped the blink, but now we can no longer use the automatic door locks. There has to be a better solution. What happened when we changed the battery?
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Re: We replaced the car's battery and now the dash board...
Under the dash on drivers side is the black box for the security system. If you look on the box there is a little red button. Push the button for a couple of secounds and it will click and stop your marker lights and dash lights from flashing. It is a stock anti theft part of the security system. Hope this helps.
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You almost certainly have a short circuit in your wiring loom, where charge continues to be drawn from the power circuit, even when the ignition is switched off. From your symptoms, I would guess you have sticky relay in the light circuit, which continues to stay connected even when you switch them off. Check your relays in that circuit and replace them. They shouldn't be too expensive..
That is a light to let you now there is a problem with the anti-theft system. If it is on all the time a fault has been detected. The car should continue to start but may not start if the battery is disconnect, goes dead, or is replaced.
If it comes on when you start the car and then goes out there is no problem. This is a normal bulb check.
if it is blinking and the vehicle will not start than the anti-theft system is armed and needs to be relearned.
If the red light that stopped blinking is on your dash board, then your car battery is most likely dead. All the problems you mentioned above happen when the battery is bad or dead. Auto Zone will test the battery free of charge to see if it's still good or time to get a new one. They will also re-charge the battery if it is good. Check to see if your battery posts & the connection terminals to it are clean & tight. If there not..... then your car's charging system can't re-charge it. Also have Auto Zone check to see if it's the RIGHT battery for your car, & have them test your alternator. There all free services Auto Zone does.
if your dash lights are blinking and even when you turn the headlights do as well ,the alternator has a problem and possible on the regulator and the brushes as well. Ask your electrician to do the alternator check up before he removes it to confirm the fault first.
Check your ignition switch (located on the steering column under the dash) If this is working, you will hear an electronic switch click when you turn the key on - if you do hear it then replace your starter
Its a built in alarm. If im not mistaken when you exit you vehicle, push the door lock button from the driver side, clothes all doors, and your lights should flash. If there is no remote for it, turning it off you will have to put the key in the ignition and turn to on.