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Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician
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I have a 2007 ford mustang. The red security light (one of

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I have a 2007 ford mustang. The red security light (one of the idiot lights) with the lock key symbol blinks unless the car is on or the burglar alarm is set. My other fords don't do this. If I turn off the car and just listen to the radio it blinks and blinks. I don't think it is supposed to do that.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Jeremy replied 9 months ago.

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It depends on the vehicle model and the theft rate of the vehicle. Some will flash every 5 to 8 seconds, some will flash every 30 seconds, some will flash only if you attempt to open the doors.

The Mustang does it more for looks and style. Then you get into a truck and they don't flash at all. It just depends on how the vehicle is set up. On average though, they should blink every 3-5 seconds.

If there was something wrong, you wouldn't be able to start the car or the light would flash constant. Now if it is blinking constant, there is a fault in the system and you will need to scan the system to see what the code is.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi Jeremy: Not sure that you have answered my question. I have owned the car for 5 years and never noticed this annoying blink before. My 2009 expedition does not do that. I just talked with a guy that owns a 2006 mustang and it does not do that.
Expert:  Jeremy replied 9 months ago.

I did answer. I'll reword it for better understanding.

You are getting the flashing because the PATS has a code stored in the system. You will need to have a scan tool that can scan the PATS system and determine what the code is. The best tool to use is the Ford software with the IDS adapter. It will inform you of the code and what is going on. I suggest the sooner the better for if the issue is for the key readings, it can cause you to be stranded and pay for a tow. You don't want that to happen to you.

Expert:  Jeremy replied 9 months ago.

I was writing it to explain both side of the coin as to what looks normal and what doesn't.

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