UFO in my car?

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warhammer23
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UFO in my car?

Post by warhammer23 » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 11:55

Since i bought the car a year a go i can't figure out what these are ? One on each side.

1.Anybody has a clue?

https://i.imgur.com/hbQMojV_d.webp?maxw ... elity=high

http://imgur.com/Cgctq6G

2.To mention that i don't use the alarm (don't know how to check if it's off or not - i have a small security key (?) ) and when i remove the keys after driving the car will beep 2 or 3 times. The same for unlocking before starting the engine. Are they related?

They are annoying to see there hanging especially that one of them melted my windscreen because of the glue used in reaction to the sun (?)
Plus i don't want the car to beep everytime i enter/exit it.

Thank you.

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1963paul
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by 1963paul » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 14:28

I had similar in my car, but were stuck to the pillars with Velcro....mine were a microphone for an old Nokia car phone system, the main bit was tucked up behind the dash above the passengers footwell....never bleeped 'tho.

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BladeRunner919
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 15:26

They're alarm sensors. I assume from what you say that you are locking and unlocking with the key in the door, rather than a remote. Where is the beeping coming from? Under the bonnet, or in the cabin?

warhammer23
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by warhammer23 » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 16:53

Thanks guys.
Yes, only using the keys.
The sound is coming inside the cabin.

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motco
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by motco » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 17:29

Yes they are ultrasonic movement detectors. The Devil's devices in a car with spiders in it. I have them in my 'other' car and I've put Sellotape over them.

warhammer23
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by warhammer23 » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 17:51

I see. Makes sense now giving their location.

So if i cut them my car will self distruct ... ?
What if i hide them in under the dash or can they be completely removed without headaches?

Thank you.

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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by Fender2004 » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 12:07

There should be a little red light on the dash, if you press it, it turns them off. This allows you can say leave a cat in the car and still put the alarm on.
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warhammer23
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by warhammer23 » Sat 29 Jul, 2017 12:43

Ah yes. Near the ASC etc
Excellent. Thanks.

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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 18:22

If you are thinking of getting rid of them, I would be very happy to have one of them - one of mine has lost the rear part that attaches to the windscreen and I've not been able to track one down yet.

warhammer23
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Re: UFO in my car?

Post by warhammer23 » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 18:30

Have to talk to my mechanic if it is doable aka ecu thinks i am trying to steal it etc.
Unfortunately one has its casing broken and i took it off and hid them underneath the pillar.
So i got what i wanted. The car didn't implode and i don't see them anymore. :)

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