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    Help with dangling black box?

    I am replacing the clutch fan and i noticed a black box dangling by a cord in front of the front fan just behind the kidneys. I think it might be for the radio or something but i just need to know where to bolt it up to.

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    make a pic, download it on a free upload service and post the link here. What are the cable colours?
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    If the car was once leased, it could be gps tracking. Take a pic.
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    more likely an old remote radar detector sensor. For speed not obstacle prevention.

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    This is why God invented zip ties, or baling wire. Since it's dangling now, it's been dangling for a long time, and isn't something that BMW installed, they don't dangle anything. If it is a factory part, then its mounting location has to be near by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun View Post
    make a pic, download it on a free upload service and post the link here. What are the cable colours?
    I took this picture
    https://imgur.com/gallery/U8OmNL3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric93se View Post
    If the car was once leased, it could be gps tracking. Take a pic.
    https://imgur.com/gallery/U8OmNL3 I took this picture

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    I have no idea, what's it connected to?

    Anyone know if that's crash detection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wil.mueller15 View Post
    I am replacing the clutch fan and i noticed a black box dangling by a cord in front of the front fan just behind the kidneys. I think it might be for the radio or something but i just need to know where to bolt it up to.
    What is the clue that makes you think this is for the radio? It's definitely not for the radio.

    Have you looked at www.realoem.com? Plug in your VIN and look at the electrical system parts. I looked for my car, but it's a '94 325iC, so I don't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDStrickland View Post
    What is the clue that makes you think this is for the radio? It's definitely not for the radio.

    Have you looked at www.realoem.com? Plug in your VIN and look at the electrical system parts. I looked for my car, but it's a '94 325iC, so I don't have it.
    It says antenna on it i didnt get a picture of that. So strange that nobody is sure what it is i thought I would get an answer right away. Ill check out that site and see if i can figure it out.

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    You did get an answer. Radar device. It may also be a Radar jammer. But on a 20 year old car, what brand is not easy to determine and it probably does not work.

    Follow the wire to see where it goes and if it is connected to anything at all. It is not OEM BMW they mark everything.

    This is an old Stinger model

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