Theft Light Blinking when Car is off

If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of your car’s theft light blinking when it’s off, you’re not alone. This problem is often caused by a faulty knock sensor, which signals the car’s computer that someone has tried to start it without actually having the key in the ignition. Usually, fixing this issue will only require a new knock sensor, but in some cases it may also require replacing the computer itself. If your car is affected by this problem and you don’t know how to fix it, don’t worry – our article will help you out!

What is a theft light?

A theft light is a warning light that comes on when your car is off and someone tries to steal it. It’s usually red, and it flashes every two seconds. The purpose of the theft light is to scare away would-be thieves.

When does the theft light come on?

The theft light comes on when the car is off.

How to reset the theft light on your car

Theft light blinking when car is off

If your car has a theft light, it will typically blink when the car is off. There are a few ways to reset the theft light on your car.

Method 1: If you have a keyless entry system, you can press the unlock button on the door and then press the start button to turn on the car. The theft light will should turn off.

Method 2: If you do not have a keyless entry system, you can try turning off all of the car’s electrical accessories, including the ignition switch. Then try turning on the car. If the theft light still blinks, you can try one of the other methods listed below.

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Method 3: You can try to reset the theft light by pushing and pulling on its wires near the battery. You may need to get inside your car and remove some screws to do this.

What to do if your car has been theft

If you have an alarm system and your car is off, the theft light will blink. This means that the alarm is armed and you can start the car to deactivate the alarm. If your car has a theft deterrent system, the light will stay on until the deterrent system is activated or until you disarm the alarm.

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