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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 19:09 Thread Starter
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Unusual wire on dash

Hey guys, new member here so sorry if there's a better place for this question. I'm looking at getting my first GT86 and found one that I like but there's this strange wire hanging out the dash and the owner doesn't know why its there either. Does anyone know what it is?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 19:10
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I have a led there for the alarm
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 19:18 Thread Starter
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Interesting thanks, though I'm not sure I'm any less confused now haha
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 19:19
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Yeah that's the LED for the alarm/immobiliser. Has the previous owner re-located the LED to another place in the car? For instance, up on the dash where it's visible to would-be thieves?

Gotta say, that's a pretty unusual thing to see.
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I've got the owner to send a video of it, hopefully taking it out and seeing what's on the end. I'm thinking it could just be the led in the dash the wrong way lol
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 28th July 2020, 19:32
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Not sure thereís many reasons they could give which would put my mind at rest. Iíd give that car a thorough look over. Iím interested to hear what they say.
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Yeah so the video looks like it could be that, something has snapped off the end and it seems like 2 wires inside. Bit of a push but is anyone able to confirm their LED wire looks similar?

Would you be put off by this as well?

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Not sure thereís many reasons they could give which would put my mind at rest. Iíd give that car a thorough look over. Iím interested to hear what they say.
Yeah I feel that. Rest of the car seems pretty good nick and the service history seems legit too.
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Usually tampering with any security aspect of a car would set alarm bells ringing (no pun intended!). Since it's just an LED, it's hard to say if it's malicious (it's incredibly obvious afterall if they were trying to be malicious), or just some botched attempt at relocating the LED. I echo what jw says, give it a thorough check over. Check the alarm and immobiliser works as intended. It could be nothing to worry about at all, but best to be sure
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Why does the seller not have more info on whatís going on? I doubt a reputable dealer would try to sell a car with a wire hanging out of the dash!
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