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Old 07-25-2017, 10:20 AM
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First issue 340ix: alarm randomly goes off

More disturbingly it has been happening at night and sometimes unlocking the car does not stop the alarm from going off. Battery voltage is good and it appears the interior motion and tilt function are not to blame. Bringing it in tomorrow.
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:13 PM
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More disturbingly it has been happening at night and sometimes unlocking the car does not stop the alarm from going off. Battery voltage is good and it appears the interior motion and tilt function are not to blame. Bringing it in tomorrow.
Do check for any loose object that can cause motion inside the cabin after the alarm is locked, e.g. loose object/cover that can fall.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:26 AM
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New Country BMW didn't take long to diagnose the issue: rodent nest above the left rear wheel and chewed wires. Tech showed me the nest, including a newborn, the chewed wires and the fuse (#103 in the rear fuse box) to pull if I ever encounter a blaring alarm that won't stop for anything again.
Extent of damages to be discovered, it produced a long list of fault codes, but right now it looks like a new wiring harness and $1,500 at a minimum. Allstate will cover under comprehensive.
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:39 AM
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New Country BMW didn't take long to diagnose the issue: rodent nest above the left rear wheel and chewed wires. Tech showed me the nest, including a newborn, the chewed wires and the fuse (#103 in the rear fuse box) to pull if I ever encounter a blaring alarm that won't stop for anything again.
Extent of damages to be discovered, it produced a long list of fault codes, but right now it looks like a new wiring harness and $1,500 at a minimum. Allstate will cover under comprehensive.
Wow that's unfortunate. This reminds me to check for damaged wires on mine too.
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