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Old 10-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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What is this?

I took my back seat out to replace my rod covers and found this laying in the right seat well. It looks like a proximity sensor. Anyone have a clue?
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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I took my back seat out to replace my rod covers and found this laying in the right seat well. It looks like a proximity sensor. Anyone have a clue?
Haha. I found similar in my e46 m3. Havent looked into it though, so i would like to see what also. Hope its a horsepower boosting chip location
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Haha. I found similar in my e46 m3. Havent looked into it though, so i would like to see what also. Hope its a horsepower boosting chip location
Could it be part of the alarm system - even if your alarm is not the 'enhanced' type which senses movement inside the car?
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Could it be part of the alarm system - even if your alarm is not the 'enhanced' type which senses movement inside the car?
I have movement sensor, works fine. Im pretty sure i checked it for power when looking for keyed power for sub amp( nothing there). I'll check into it more when back home
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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After reading djsilver's and fmzip's posts under "Convertible top electrical troubleshooting tools", I suspected it is a storage compartment cover motor hall sensor (S700). It is. You can see the sensor I found, sitting next to the one in the car.

Not sure why I have an extra one. Apparently, they don't go bad. If anyone needs one, PM me and I'll send it to you.
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