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Car alarm - illuminated security light

Post by DWW98 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:46 am

Should the light at the top of the dashboard in Grandland X be illuminated (flashing) when the car alarm is set ?
It was in my Astra sport, but does not in Grandland X. ?

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Re: Car alarm

Post by Midinotes » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:17 pm

Afraid not, it's actually a sun sensor on the dash for the climate system. The central door lock button LED flashes on the dash but not sure that's for the alarm Apparently there is a flashing LED on the top of the dashboard for the Ultimate version, I do miss it as a reassurance but I usually check the mirrors have folded as a sign the car is locked.

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Re: Car alarm - illuminated security light

Post by edgejedi » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:23 pm

So.....I had the same problem and the same disappointment passed to the dealer for a car like ours. Alarm indicators are commonly fitted in that front window position and for a reason - to be visible! So we have to buy the Ultimate to get an item which actually probably only costs a few quid.

However, in my model there is a flashing indicator to advise that the car alarm is active...

And where it the ceiling half way down the roof, visible as a small white flashing light if you were sat in the rear seats....or visible from the outside through the rear window once activated. Yeah - great positioning isnt it? Is this in your model car too?
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Re: Car alarm - illuminated security light

Post by EliteEstate » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 pm

ive just checked . OMG I can not believe it . ive not noticed at all , even though im always looking at it at night time to keep an eye on it .
a thief is never ever going to see that.
mine is orange in colour , and on the interior sensor deactivation switch .
there may be a way to splice a second LED to work off the wires going to it .
if anyone knows a way to do it , tell us all , as most of us want a visible red LED on the dash .
im constantly checking to see if my car is locked at night time , because if you see a red flashing LED , you know the car is locked .
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Re: Car alarm - illuminated security light

Post by DWW98 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:04 pm

Thanks to all for your answers to my question about the flashing security light (there is'nt one) However, I have purchased a small dummy security light for £1 75 from E bay, which is supposed to be solar powered, but it also has a mini usb socket for charging also You can choose colour of flashing light before you purchase it, either Red or Blue. At night, when switched on and placed on top of the dash,where a proper one should be, it looks like the real thing. Can be moved out of the way in daylight. it has an adhesive pad on the back if you want to secure it.
It is better than nothing, and looks good through the window in the dark.

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