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I'm new to this forum so please forgive me if I'm doing something wrong.

I have just purchased a 2015 Prius Three. Wonderful car that I plan on car camping with.

Today a red blinking light appeared when the Prius is shut off. The light appears to be a lock and key.

It blinks all the time ! Can anyone tell me what it is trying to tell me, and how to turn it off?

I have looked and looked in the car's manual, and so far have found nothing!
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It's been there all along, you just didn't notice it.

There is no way to "turn it off" because it is an indicator that the electronic ignition lock is activated and it requires a "programmed" key to make it go. It is supposed to help keep thieves from trying to steal it.

I'm pretty sure it is described in the manual somewhere.
Isn't there a section where it shows ALL of the lights on the dash and what each one means ??

P.S. That tiny little LED light probably could blink for a YEAR without running the battery down.

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It's been there all along, you just didn't notice it.

There is no way to "turn it off" because it is an indicator that the electronic ignition lock is activated and it requires a "programmed" key to make it go. It is supposed to help keep thieves from trying to steal it.

I'm pretty sure it is described in the manual somewhere.
Isn't there a section where it shows ALL of the lights on the dash and what each one means ??

P.S. That tiny little LED light probably could blink for a YEAR without running the battery down.
Thanks Easy Rider, Thanks to you I found the information in the "Theft deterrent system" page in my mantle. This Prius is so much smarter then I am! Thanks again!
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