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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-10-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Strange LED blinks constantly

I hope this board is ok for topics about *internal* lighting.

I just got a 7K mile old 2010 mazda 3 s. I'm really liking it so far, but today (day 3), the driver side foot well started blinking at me constantly. Doesn't matter if the car is on or off.

There is a small little 2 LED assembly that is screwed into the bottom of the "dash" on the driver side. It has a ribbon cable running to it that connects to some kind of larger computer-looking box back above and behind the pedals on the left.

The assembly has 2 LEDs, but only one of them is blinking. I took the assembly apart, thinking maybe it was a "blink code" telling me that one of them was burned out, but they are both soldered onto a circuit board - so I won't be changing the one that isn't blinking anytime soon.

I took a picture of the pieces after disassembly.

Does anyone know what this light is for? There is another light that illuminates the foot well that is up behind the dash wall. It stays on constantly when it is supposed to and turns off when it should.

I'm hoping someone here knows what these lights are for, why they might be blinking all the time, and how to make them stop. At night it gets really annoying.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Strange LED blinks constantly

To follow up, this is the anti-theft alarm valet light. I was able to make it stop flashing by turning the key to on -> off -> on -> off -> on -> off.

Supposedly, you can program the number of chirps the alarm makes, and other settings by doing similar things and pressing the button on the valet light, but I haven't had success with that yet.
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