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kernowduster

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Usually vehicles have anti-theft LED to deter thieves and show that a car is locked and/or immobilised either by a light on the dash, instrument cluster, door lock, radio etc. Is it just me or isn't there one on the Logan?

The LED on the locking button stays on for about 30 secs after locking but then seems to go out. I know I could retrofit an LED or install an alarm, but is anyone aware of a flashing LED somewhere on the Logan as standard?

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piker20

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I don't have one on mine but I don't think modern cars really get nicked anymore unless the thief has your keys in which case the lights redundant.

Much more likely someone will steal what's in your car and again the lights redundant if they want something.

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Usually vehicles have anti-theft LED to deter thieves and show that a car is locked and/or immobilised either by a light on the dash, instrument cluster, door lock, radio etc. Is it just me or isn't there one on the Logan?

The LED on the locking button stays on for about 30 secs after locking but then seems to go out. I know I could retrofit an LED or install an alarm, but is anyone aware of a flashing LED somewhere on the Logan as standard?

TIA

I know what you mean,
But no there isn't one, I was quite disappointed when I saw that led go out the first time... Was also disappointed there is no deadlock function either, think this is the first car ive had without that (except on my first manual locking car) but even my very ancient 94 escort had deadlocking I think, when you put the key in and locked it twice... Or was that the alarm.

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Will check my car but am sure the led in the lock button flashes once locking cycle has finished. I may be wrong... But am sure have seen it flash, unless my glasses need to be stronger lol

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carlos

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Will check my car but am sure the led in the lock button flashes once locking cycle has finished. I may be wrong... But am sure have seen it flash, unless my glasses need to be stronger lol

Mines in the garage most of its life, then parked on the seafront where no man in his right mind would tread during the day... My dad's area where he lives is about as rough as they come though, wouldn't mind the led blinking for there as a deterrent, nobody's touched the c max down but that's probably due to it blending in better ;-)

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I believe the red lock LED comes on for a short period to confirm to the driver that the car doors are locked, it then goes off because the key is removed which means the car is immobilised. The reasoning here must be for it to go off by design is to save battery power. Although the LED only consumes 10/20 mA why waste power. I believe the ignition key has an inbuilt immobiliser so to steal the car you would need the key. A car thief would know this. I think the 'Lock' LED is really for the driver to take control of the door locks for example if you pick kids up for school you can allow them to open the doors, then once they're in the car the driver can lock all doors for safety. I think by design the simple RED LED is there to confirm visually to the driver the door lock state. Make sure there is nothing to attract a thief left in the car because that is what a thief is looking for these days.
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