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Old 11-18-2007, 12:22 PM
pedro pedro is offline
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Location: New Haven
Join Date: May 2004
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Mein Auto: 00 528i & 91 318is
This is a super common problem. The guy who lives across the street from me also has an E39 (his is a 530, mine is a 528) and sure enough, his alarm goes off all the time. I've actually resorted to simply leaving my drivers door unlocked (and with no valuables in sight!!) so that the alarm is just not on. I've had it for 2 years in New Haven, CT with no problems, but I'm going to disable the hood sensor and see if that does the trick. I suspect that the problem is heat related. The hood sensor overheats and sets itself off. I"ve noticed that the alarm problem happens in the summer, but not in the winter.
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