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I have a Prius and the anti theft icon flashes when the car is off... it just started doing it... will it run my battery down

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As far as I know, both my original 2005 and my current 2007 flash that light when the car is off. I believe that is the whole point - to show any would-be thief that the car may be "protected." A small battery can flash an LED light for weeks or months or even longer, so I wouldn't worry about the blinking LED draining your Prius' 12V battery.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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