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Old Mar 2nd, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Cooper s 2005

Hi everybody just bought myself a cooper s 2005, and there is a small black box in the upper left hand corner of my windscreen. I was thinking maybe the pervious owner had it as a insurance black box, but really not sure there are no markings on the box just plain black. any ideas anyone...??
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It very well could be a box frm a insurance company.
Weird as they normally try to hide it.
Hs the car got a custom satnav or hands free. What stereo has it got? Stock?
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Hey thanks for the response, no there is no sat nav installed, it came with a kenwood head unit but not the standard bmw unit. It is very confusing as you are right i always though they hide them in the engine bay.
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Also no hand free, and head unit is not bluetooth or hand free at all pretty cheap bog standard unit.
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Just google and yes some insurance company's stick it to the window screen.
Disconnect it and make Sure everything works. It could be a radio booster but I highly doubt it. If its all fine you should probably leave it disconnected. Might be good to remove it incase of battery issues
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Hi ya

Looks like the GPS for the little black box for insurance company

It could also be a DAB antenna


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Yeah i am thinking it must just be for the insurance of the old owner, the headunit does not have DAB. I tried to unplug it but no luck runs under the headliner so a job for this weekend. Thanks for the input.
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