Flashing Red led on 96 Camry dash ?

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Old 23 Oct 2003, 04:17 am   #1 (permalink)
Ken Day
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Default Flashing Red led on 96 Camry dash ?

I just bought a 96 Camry 4 cylinder automatic. It has a flashing red
led on the dash left of the steering wheel directly below the power
mirror control. Can anyone tell me what this is for ?

Thanks so much.

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Old 23 Oct 2003, 04:57 am   #2 (permalink)
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Ken Day wrote:
> I just bought a 96 Camry 4 cylinder automatic. It has a flashing red
> led on the dash left of the steering wheel directly below the power
> mirror control. Can anyone tell me what this is for ?


"Theft alarm active" indicator?

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Old 23 Oct 2003, 02:33 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Flashing Red led on 96 Camry dash ?

Speaking of which... If you want to make a cheap 'fake theft alarm' - go to
Radio Shack & pick up a pack of their LED roadside flares - usually 3 for
$10.00. Inside the yellow dome of each roadside flare is a super bright red
flashing LED - powered by a 3 volt buton cell.

What I did is remove the LED from the road flare and mount it on the flat
piece of plastic between the dash and the steering wheel. To power the LED
I used a resistor to reduce the 12V of the car to 3V - and combined it with
a very low ampacity fuse for safety. The extremely low power draw of the
LED allows it to just run 24 hours a day. I added a switch to allow me to
turn it off if desired.

Voila! a super cheap fake burglar alarm...


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> Ken Day wrote:
> > I just bought a 96 Camry 4 cylinder automatic. It has a flashing red
> > led on the dash left of the steering wheel directly below the power
> > mirror control. Can anyone tell me what this is for ?

>
> "Theft alarm active" indicator?
>
> Luc K
>
>



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