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Old 01-22-2012, 05:49 AM
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Default 2011 C70 : Center dash blinking light -- how do I turn it off???

Hi, I just purchased a used 2011 Volvo C70. It has a keyless entry / drive system.

When I walk away and lock it this annoying red light blinks allllllll the time until I unlock the car. Additionally, some other LED lights on the inside of the doors blink for a while too. I don't think the car even has an alarm system.

Can somebody please tell me how to turn off this darned feature? Is it supposed to be a deterrent or something? And is it draining my battery as it blinks? This is a car I don't intend to drive too often.

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:52 AM
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Yes, it's normal function, at least for me. It is the alarm system. What I don't like is when I set it, it never has that "chirp" sound, just the blinking indicator light.

The status of the alarm system is indicated by the indicator light on at the top of the dashboard :
1. Indicator light off - the alarm is not armed
2.The indicator light flashes every two seconds - the alarm is armed
3. The indicator light flashes rapidly before the ignition is switched on - the alarm has been triggered. The message "ALARM TRIGGERED, CHECK CAR" will also be displayed.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:44 PM
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Thank you irbrenda!

Two things:

1) will this light drains the battery? It's possible that I do not drive the car for weeks at a time as I travel for work quite a bit.

2) can you turn it off? I really hate it :-)

Thanks!!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:55 PM
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I don't drive the car for months at a time!!!! Never drained the battery. I have very little mileage in 4 years - 7500, and I put most of that on recently. I don't think you can turn that off unless you remove the fuse for it. I never tried and I don't set the alarm while in the garage, ever! No need to. I also have Lowjack installed and I know that supposedly gently drains on the battery. My car stays in the garage all winter and I don't take it out unless the temp is over 40 degrees....because I have the summer tire option and haven't changed out tires yet. I leave all courtesy lights off all the time only because I'm afraid of leaving it on accidentally and having a dead battery.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:19 AM
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Default Alarm Blinking Light

The light is an LED, light emmitting diode, it requires a millie-amp power. That is one millionth of one amp. I have parked my C70 for a yr without driving it with the light blinking, no problem. My C70 is a 1998 with all original parts, except plugs & fuel filter. 37k miles. I have several vehicles, so most don't get driven much, last year I did go to Harbor Freight & buy a trickle charger for each car for $5.00, just in case. Now when I park a vehicle for over 3 months I hook up the trickle charger. I put one on all my vehichles & lawn/garden equipment late fall until spring also, no dead batteries! Kill the alarm system because of blinking light, vehicle is stolen, no insurance coverage, probably! The VIN usually tells the insurance company that the vehicle has automatic theft system! Just my thought.

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:22 AM
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Thank you MSGTUSMC, that makes me feel better!
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