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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Sep-14-2015, 05:09:11 PM   #1
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Default Stupid looking lump on the top of my car

There is a lump on the top of my car just above the back window. It's black, and looks like a misshapen hockey puck.

WTF is this doing on my car, besides interrupting it's smooth lines and inducing drag? And...can I peel it off and clip it's wire w/o dire consequences?
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Old Mon, Sep-14-2015, 05:17:19 PM   #2
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How large is it? Sounds like an old XM antenna.
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Old Mon, Sep-14-2015, 05:20:56 PM   #3
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How large is it? Sounds like an old XM antenna.
About 2-2.5" across. Has a thick black wire running to the rear window.

EDIT: Just googled E46 M3 XM antenna and thats what it is. I don't need it.

Cancelled my XM subscription long ago, when they started playing commercials for their various other stations on whatever station I happened to be listening to. So I'd get Justin Beeber or Run DMC or some other type of shit noise when I should be hearing Bob Marley.
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Old Mon, Sep-14-2015, 08:57:00 PM   #5
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Check that Bob Marley's ashes are not interned in that small box...
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Old Mon, Sep-14-2015, 10:19:28 PM   #6
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pic maybe?
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Not the best pic (I am not where the car is) but you can see it on the roof. Its fugly.
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Old Tue, Sep-15-2015, 02:36:20 AM   #8
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Default Re: Stupid looking lump on the top of my car

Agree, that needs to go.
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Yes, go take that off now.
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Old Tue, Sep-15-2015, 06:38:19 AM   #10
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Your right........ it is fugally...... get it out of there
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