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Blinking "Security" light on dash, how to stop?

Hi.

Just got my 03 white Forester and am very happy with it so far. When I got it I don't believe the "Security" light was flashing on the dash, but it is now and I'm afraid it'll wear out the battery.

I've got the "tear-drop" shaped keyless entry with lock, unlock, unlock back gate, and a "panic" button on the back. The light is flashing 2 times (I believe) over and over when the car is locked and off. How do I stop this?

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It won't wear out your battery any faster than a clock or use of keyless entry will. It just lets you, and potential ne'r-do-wells that the factory security system is armed. A jolt to the vehicle will send it into warning mode, chirping the horn and flashing the parking lights momentarily. An attempt to open the door without disarming the system will send it into full-on alarm mode until you disarm. HTH.
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I would agree.

The LED draws so little power that it really should not be a concern

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Hi.

Just got my 03 white Forester and am very happy with it so far. When I got it I don't believe the "Security" light was flashing on the dash, but it is now and I'm afraid it'll wear out the battery.

I've got the "tear-drop" shaped keyless entry with lock, unlock, unlock back gate, and a "panic" button on the back. The light is flashing 2 times (I believe) over and over when the car is locked and off. How do I stop this?

thanks :)
You might be in "valet" mode with the alarm. Check the back of the key fob for instructions to change the mode (or the owners manual if you have it), but typically the mode is changed by opening the drivers door and holding the unlock button down for 2 seconds. This is going by memory.....

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