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Old 11-20-2023, 03:38 PM
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Ah, thanks for the tip on embedding the images!

Yea I agree, time to ditch it. Bet that little lead acid battery is dead and responsible for some of the load.
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Haha, yep that does look like an antenna so maybe it was some kind of tracker or GPS thingy! +1 on getting rid of it I'm assuming then the other 2 wires where power and ground, not that it matters at this point, just for interest sake.
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I bet it's fuse 73!
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Haha, yep that does look like an antenna so maybe it was some kind of tracker or GPS thingy! +1 on getting rid of it I'm assuming then the other 2 wires where power and ground, not that it matters at this point, just for interest sake.
I havenít pulled them yet, but will see if I can rip it out tomorrow morning so will double check them when i do. Iím assuming theyíre power and ground for now.
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I bet it's fuse 73!
I will be SOOOO happy if removing it also cures the battery drain!

Iím not holding my breath though.
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Old 11-21-2023, 06:36 AM
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Well the power to it wasn't on fuse 73... seems to be permanently live but not sure where its coming from.

Ripped it out anyway now. Not too many clues what the heck it is on it. Even pulled it open but still no idea.



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If you google the P/N it comes up as a universal GPS tracker.
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It's common. These cars from previous owners where on leases or such and the companies had trackers on the cars in case they needed to make repossessions or disable the starter for loan delinquency.

My X5 had one that could disable the ignition start if they skipped a payment.
At the wreckers this week, I found a similar device deep behind the fuse box of an E65 750i .
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I think in the UK these devices tended to be for reduced insurance premiums rather than anything else. Though I’ve never bought a car on finance so I don’t know if UK finance companies request trackers on the car. I suspect they don’t care and just claim from the insurance if the car goes missing.
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