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hkboy
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Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

Hi... newbie alert...

 

This is the first time I ever have a remote car starter, and I had it installed through futureshop.

Everything works fine so far, but I notice the receiver light keeps flashing... I am assuming it is a receiver signal light because it is at the top of my car's windshield.

 

Anybody knows why it's flashing like that?  I am kinda worry that it means something important and I am missing it.

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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

Are you saying that it's flashing while the engine is running???

 

I have a different remote starter and the receiver does flash to remind me when the engine is "running".

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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

the engine is off... I am just concern but it keeps flashing constantly, and I don't remember it does that when I drove my car out from futureshop  :smileysad:

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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

I would return to shop and see what they have to say..... flashing lights can mean many things including a defective sensor.

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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

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it  means the unit thinks the car is locked and secured.

 

if you hit the unlock button it should go off.

 

It is suppose to act like a theft deterrent.  You can always have the connectpro disable it in programming

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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

I just tried that today and it actually flashes even more when I unlock my car... going from flashing every second to flashing 5 to 6 times every seconds...

 

I think I will take my car back to futureshop next week...

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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

if you hit unlock and it flashes even faster. That means it's in passive mode. It will flash faster for 30 seconds, then try and lock the car (if you have the locks hooked up).

 

  I'd have the installer disable this function too if you don't want it.

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ArtOttawa
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Re: Remote car starter, why is the receiver light keeps flashing? (NS2422TW)

the system is in passive mode which is true so thirty seconds after it will go to a slow flash again ...If you have key-less entry option have them turn the passive option off then it will act like an alarm IE lock the door light flashes unlock the door light goes off if you don't they can't program the light off all together then it will only if the system it turned off (turning the key on off 5 times in 5 seconds it will come on solid.

 

Hope this help you

Art

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