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Offline Ste7en

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Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« on: November 26, 2018, 09:43:09 AM »
Hi.

Sorry if this is a daft question but is the security indicator supposed to flash quickly for five seconds after you lock the doors?

I think it flashes every two seconds once locked but I've never noticed it flashing fast when you lock it before.

We have just had a dash cam hardwired so I'm worried that something may have been altered.

Thanks.

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 10:04:35 AM »
On the gen 2 it flashes quickly until the alarm has fully set.

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 10:16:02 AM »
Thanks! Sounds like it could be that. No idea what Gen my car is though :)

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Yours is a Gen 3 but certain things have a tendency to stay the same over time. Sure someone with a more recent car can confirm.

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Awesome, thanks!

I was seriously worried something had been tampered with with the dashcam installation.

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 05:55:00 PM »
Generic images. Not specific variants but it might help.


     GEN 1
      GEN 2
      GEN 3
Look at life through the windscreen, not the rearview mirror.
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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 08:23:42 AM »
Thanks Willpower. Crikey! They have really spent some money on design haven't they? :)

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 01:29:40 PM »
Thanks Willpower. Crikey! They have really spent some money on design haven't they? :)

Wait until you see the gen-4 cars!  Now THEY (the fastback/saloon is still the better looking IMHO, but the hatch now is a great looking car in its own right) both will turn lots of heads.  They need to step up, as even Toyota have upped their game for their new Corolla (including a saloon version), the replacement for the Auris.  Sadly we'll (apparently) have to wait until nearer the end of the year for the SCCI petrol engine to appear in the range, rather than the March launch date for the model.

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 08:32:40 AM »
Cheers! I'll have to keep an eye out for them. Really love the Gen 3 body (especially the fastback) so if the 4s are even better I'll be smitten :)

One blew past me on the motorway a year or so ago. Soul Red. I'm not one for cars but I just went "Wow, that is gorgeous!"

Had no idea I'd ever own one.

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 07:47:29 PM »
Cheers! I'll have to keep an eye out for them. Really love the Gen 3 body (especially the fastback) so if the 4s are even better I'll be smitten :)

One blew past me on the motorway a year or so ago. Soul Red. I'm not one for cars but I just went "Wow, that is gorgeous!"

Had no idea I'd ever own one.

The current Fastback looks best in red, white black or silver, in my view.  Not so keen on the blues (the darker of the two is ok) or greys though.  The updated soul red is better than the first gen variatey of that colour, I think - darker.  I still like silver, but then I'm biased for obvious reasons (see avatar).  Perhaps a darker silver this time - the gen-4 saloon reveal publicity photos can be a bit deceptive for the shade of the colour.  Hopefully they'll have a few more options on the interior trim colours than the gen-3 has had (quite limited unless you get leather in the Sport).

I almost bought a showroom demo gen-3 Sport Fastback 2.0 petrol (in white) a couple of years ago when my local dealer was flogging them after the reg change for silly money (that car had v. low miles and was going for well under £17k).  Just the firm ride on the 18in rims stopped me.  I think I saw it being driven past my office a couple of times a few weeks later - it looked great, as did a very similar hatch version, also in white (the in colour at the time).

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Re: Security Indicator Flashes Fast
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 07:47:29 PM »