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    How I got my car back from a mechanic. Any ideas on how to clean this shit up?! F****** pissed about this. I have the cover also but it won’t stay up, the wiring is weighing it down.




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    #2
    get under a car that’s assembled correctly and figure out where everythign should be attached.
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      #3
      the black thing on the left i'm not convinced is OEM, few other strange looking cables too (that rolled up grey cable). Alarm or something perhaps?

      Take it back to the mechanic and ask for a refund.

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        #4
        Yeah looks like there’s some aftermarket stuff in there
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          #5
          Step 1: throw the alarm and all components in the trash
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            #6
            Originally posted by e30austin View Post
            Step 1: throw the alarm and all components in the trash
            This.


            Looks like an 80’s UNGOBOX alarm
            Originally posted by codyep3
            I hope to Christ you have looks going for you, because you sure as fuck don't have any intelligence.
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              #7
              I bought mine and it came like this but even more mangled. There were some serious issues from guys hacking wires over the years. Anyone have a resource for putting this stuff back in line?


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                #8
                my car has an alarm like that but works. ive thought about removing it because it locks and unlocks via key fob. only thing key fob is falling apart. my locks on the door dont really work with the key unless i fiddle with it, to the point were the key feels like it will break. would you guys remove it?
                why did your mechanic tear apart your dash?

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                  Rats nest underneath steering column

                  Originally posted by efficient View Post
                  my car has an alarm like that but works. ive thought about removing it because it locks and unlocks via key fob. only thing key fob is falling apart. my locks on the door dont really work with the key unless i fiddle with it, to the point were the key feels like it will break. would you guys remove it?
                  why did your mechanic tear apart your dash?


                  Silicon GREASE down the lock mecahnism in trunk and try to get some on hinges of doors. Use the trunk to lock and unlock car from now on you’ll be dependent on central locking system through rear hatch, which should not put strain on your key.


                  Oh and make sure you have at least 4 copies of your key at all times. If your break it I wish you luck as you won’t be able to even remove the igntion cylinder without turning the key in it.




                  Im thinking of installing one of these in the trunk , should be easy, to make my life easier as my drivers door has a broken key and passenger would snap one any second. Docooler Car Remote Central Lock Locking Keyless Entry System with Remote Controllers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006QH9C5A..._PB-VCbQVSZRYV

                  Of course I’ll always make sure key being turned in lock still works alongside the remote easy access, if your lock stops turning grease it up and don’t drive her! You don’t want to be locked out on a dead battery, so always keep the locks greased and happy. And cut up a old credit card to the shape of your key, insert your key and insert into wallet. Spare 24/7

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                    #10
                    Rats nest underneath steering column

                    Originally posted by efficient View Post
                    my car has an alarm like that but works. ive thought about removing it because it locks and unlocks via key fob. only thing key fob is falling apart. my locks on the door dont really work with the key unless i fiddle with it, to the point were the key feels like it will break. would you guys remove it?
                    why did your mechanic tear apart your dash?


                    Not entirely sure on reason why he took my stuff apart. Nothing was installed back properly. There are missing nuts/bolts. The cluster isn’t working and my windows. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with this rats nest. My fuses and window switches are all functioning properly. I would like to remove this aftermarket alarm in the near future. It does still work but is super out dated.
                    If there is anyone that has the knowledge and patience to help me out I’d greatly appreciate it!


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                      #11
                      I can get it sorted for you.
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                        #12
                        Your "mechanic" should have put it back! Not sure how some of these people stay in business. :/
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                          #13
                          Way too many wires in there, removing that alarm system would be my first step. Here's my messy, but stock, wiring on an 89 325i to get you started on what should be in there.





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                            #14
                            For those who have improperly working driver's side door locks:
                            http://bmw.e30tuner.com/articles_lockrebuild.php

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by bmwman91 View Post
                              For those who have improperly working driver's side door locks:
                              http://bmw.e30tuner.com/articles_lockrebuild.php


                              Is this my issue ? My door lock will snap each key I try to turn in the drivers side

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