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Why wont my motion sensor light turn off?

My motion sensor lights have been on for 24hours. I've tried switching it on, then off and on again quickly, then off for more than 10seconds to reset but it still won't turn off. I've adjusted the time, light sensitivity and distance dials, but it wont turn off. Before trying to adjust the dials, the red light would flash twice, every 5 seconds. Now it only does that if I physically move the sensor.

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