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Things falling out from the car...

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Well, not "thingS", just 1 thing. :( Still enough to make me upset.

Some "thingy" fell out from under the passenger-side dashboard and ... right into the glove compartment!!! It's round, about 3 or 4" in diameter, 1/2" thick, has a black wire running from it and back under the dash. It has a 2-sided tape on 1 side, which, apparently, lost its sticking abilities. It also has a few duct-tape pieces, and there is also duct-tape inside behind the dash as far as I could see/feel.

After the initial "shock" went away, I turned on my analytic abilities and deduced that it can be one of several things:

1. LoJack part (trasmitter or antenna or whatever - I never actually saw LoJack parts before) Obviously, encouraging to know that my $500 did buy something after all. Though, quite stupid to place it where it was - very easy to find.

2. As suggested by Service Rep (read my comments below), it may be a Navi antenna - doubt it - I do not have Navi.

3. Anybody's guess...

I managed to get to the dealership at 5:03 PM on Monday to find out that techs leave at 5 sharp. :( A Service Rep walked to my car to take a look, but #2 from above was his best guess. :(

He did assure me though that if I managed to get there before 5 pm on any other day, a tech would look at it and fix it w/o an appointment. :) He also said that in his opinion, the car is "safe to drive" - I did not dispute that :)

Anyway, quite a long post for such a "minor" problem. Any ideas on what that might be? (I doubt I'd be able to make it by 5pm to the dealer any time soon)

Also, this thing may be a culprit behind some rattling behind the dash on the passenger side (if this is indeed an Acura part, not a "random and secret" place for LoJack). Several people reported hearing rattles in the past.
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Funny... Not a great place to hide the LJ... They used to hide the transmitter in the seats of Honda;s. Not a great idea since that is a commonly stripped out part. Always gets found and thrown out on the road.

Two important things. First, at least you know they actually INSTALLED the loJack in the vehicle. Second, you know Acura didn't use duct tape to install any parts in the car.

Is lojack a ******* company?
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