It would be really mean, I agree Jack lol
I will look into the fuse but does that mean there's a wiring issue? Being that I just played with it for 15 min or so.
The red blinking light is the "anti-theft" warning that simply tells a crook it would be mean to steal the unit. (It doesn't secure anything).
But, that means your unit is getting the "keep-alive" power it needs when it's off. Have you checked the fuse for the main power supply? (Look for the "radio fuse" in your vehicle's fuse box. The owner's manual for the vehicle should tell you which one it is.)