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    Anyone know what this is?

    Hi there,

    upon further searching around under my dash I found this black box thing packed around foam up above a type of bracket space above where my ECU goes...

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    #2
    Looks like an alarm to me.
    "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

    85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
    88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
    89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
    91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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      #3
      I did some further digging and got this

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        #4
        Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
        Looks like an alarm to me.
        should I cut it out man? I have a no start issue... that thing is dated 1988 lol

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          #5
          If it no longer works, go ahead. If you're starter cranks but engine doesn't start then it's not the alarm. All alarms to my knowledge only disable the ignition switch so if you turn the key and nothing happens then look for a starter kill relay under the column and bypass it. If the engine is cranking and just not starting then you have another issue, like faulty OBC (if you have one) relay box.
          "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

          85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
          88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
          89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
          91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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            #6
            Not necessarily true - I have an 80's alarm installed and if unplugged / armed, the car will crank but no start. OP's start problem could be alarm

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