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I have a 2003 525i. I parked it and factory alarm locked it. When I came back out to get in the drivers headlight and taillight were on. Unlocking the car didn't turn it off. Only when I started it did it turn off. No dashboard lights of any kind indicating a problem

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Lose the factory alarm, they're totally useless. all it will do is leave you stranded. No one pays attention to a car alarm going off. Particularly BMW's the average person thinks they SHOULD be stolen and put the owner out of their misery of giving thousands to the service dept.

Disable hood switch by unplugging it. common failure point.

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