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LED light by central locking switch blinks after locking car with Key

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Hey guys, I've never noticed this before, so I'm assuming it's new and something is wrong: (Unless I was just that oblivious before and never paid attention)...

After locking the car with the key, the doors lock, and the light in the center console/dash area..(red light next to the central locking switch/button), blinks about twenty times or so.. Then the security light blinks on the radio. While I know it's normal for the radio light to blink, is it normal for the light next to the lock switch to blink like that?

I don't think that I've seen this in the past. I tried to open/close both driver & passenger side doors, the front and rear hoods/lids, and the convertible top latch to make sure all of the security contact points were closed properly. Does this blinking indicate some sort of error somewhere, or perhaps point to something failing? Both door locks seem to still operate just fine.

Thanks in advance!

(I searched the archives, but wasn't able to find anything suitable)

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It's normal. The blink rate and # of times have meaning. This is explained in your owners manual.

Is it normal for it to blink about twenty times? Maybe about 2 blinks per second, *estimation* from memory

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Sorry, I was mistaken. It is not discussed in the owners manual. But rather in the Bentley service manual.

Flashes 5 times per second: remote signal being received

Flashes 2 times per second for 10 seconds, then flashes once every 2 seconds: Door-safe mode (alarm on, passenger compartment monitor on)

Lights for 10 seconds, then flashes once every 2 seconds: Locked (alarm on)

Lights up for 10 seconds, then flashes twice every 2 seconds: Emergency (locked but faults in alarm or locking system)

Unlit for 10 seconds, then flashes twice every 2 seconds. Brief alarm horn signal: Alarm triggered.


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