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REd and green lights flashing alternately - urgent.

Help. My red and green light on the rear vision mirror have been flashing whenever I press the remote to unlock the car. - in the last two weeks. Does this indicate a flat battery? Well my battery just died today.

Can someone also help- me with the radio security release procedure. I cant find my security code card. I have the number but do not know the procedure. Have searched on this site but could not find anything.

Battery guy is coming over tomorrow to change the battery.

Would appreciate advice please.

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I thought that the lamps flashed together for a bad remote battery, but I don't recall for sure.

For the code, press the five numbers, then the Scan button.
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I thought that the lamps flashed together for a bad remote battery, but I don't recall for sure.

For the code, press the five numbers, then the Scan button.
Correct Matt, the flashing lights warn of a problem with the alarm system and the usual culprit is the remote battery.

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The red and green lights are not flashing simultaneously but alternating. Could this mean something else? I was washing my car listening to a John Mayer CD when it just all went dead. Mind you the car has not been starting as eagerly as before. I pressed the remote button and the red light came on (pretty bright) - doesn't this mean the batteries on the remote are okay?
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Update

As it turns out my car battery was flat. Interesting thing though after battery replacement, everything worked well except my remote still does not unlock the car. I replaced the batteries in the remote, tried synchronising as per manual but no go. My spare remote works well but the other.

I noticed there are two little metallic contacts in the battery compartment - one sticks out a little and the other is flat. I'm not game to open the other remote to see just in case it stuffs up too. I'm about to go on a trip so can't take any risks.

Does anyone have any ideas as to why the remote does not work other than it too has died. The red light still illuminates when the button is pressed though. CONFUSED!!
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Hi there everyone, I've got this dreadful green and red lights blinking in the rear view mirror of my 1996 E320. Car was working fine until i decided to bring out the interior motion sensor to the windshield pillar. In the process, I found out the brake light switch wasnt fitted properly. Out of my curiosity (stupidity), I reversed the polarity of the brake light switch. Since then, car would not start. Any ideas please.
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