Turns out it was the hood switch, either faulty or out of adjustment. It's disconnected and I love my car once again, and the neighbors are MUCH happier with it! Next Saturday Pacific will attempt to correctly the problem permanently.
2003 525iT 5 Speed Sport Package Japan Red
1992 525iT Island Green SOLD!!!!!!
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