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i found it on the rear right side (not radio antenna)
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Thats the anti-gravity device all bmw's hev one, how do you think they can fly?

Maybe a voltage regulator for the windowheater?

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It's the gov't required neurofractalator that helps control the amount of hydrogenated bovine mucus being distributed during your cell phone calls.


















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yah, it's a regulator of some sort for the rear window defrosters. Probably a coil to step up the voltage enough so that the heater elements will actually get hot.


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tracking device that bmw installed to monitor movements of their cars.... see how fast people like to drive them...

ya that wasnt near as good as a couple other off the wall ones...

I'm gonna go with volatge regulator or similar function device.

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GPS!?!
"Sexy Man With Big Penis" location signal emitter? (I want one of those in my car!)
Parrental Spying Equipment?
Police radar jammer using the heater elements as an antenna?


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no you gotta wax and use neon for police radar.

But I may be putting a home brew nav type system or somethin in my car.. .but it would need to be passenger operated or something... hard to say... if i come up with something i will post here.

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thank you all for the helpful response

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try following the brown wire, where does it go? i am interested in finding out too,



It may be the flux capasitor, does it beep when you hit 88 mph?

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ah i got it... its the hondar... it beeps when gay people (civic and accord owners) get within 10 feet of the whip

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It's a little camera BMW uses to see what happens in the back seat. When you take it in for service they upload it to their computers in the shop. And when they leave they watch the videos. This may answer the reason why the techs point and giggle when you walk into the dealership.

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it looks like a car phone antenna adapter so a car phone can utilize the rear window antenna
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I dont think so, brown wire looks like a heavy guage power wire to power the defrosters. Who knows.


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