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Old 11-05-2003, 05:35 AM   #1
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Tuesday, November 4 12:01 AM EST

Flashing Yellow Lights Puzzle BMW Driver
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Palo Alto, CA Forty-three-year-old BMW owner David Sharpe returned his BMW M3 Coupe to his local dealer last week, complaining of "these flashing yellow lights that come on whenever I move the stick for the headlights up or down."

"So I got out of my car the other day and it looked like the car alarm was going off. These yellow lights were flashing, but there was no sound. Then I noticed the lights were only flashing on one side. It was odd," explained Sharpe.

"It took me a while to figure it out, but I realized that I must have brushed against the stick for the headlights as I got out the car, because if I move the stick up, the yellow lights flash on one side of the car, and if I move the stick down, they flash on the other side of the car. What the heck is that about?" he continued.

"Everything on this car is there for a reason right? The ABS is there so I can brake quickly when the guy who'* dumbly driving just 10 feet in front of me slams on his brakes. The car alarm has adjustable sensitivity, so I can get passing cars to set it off during the night so I know the car hasn't been stolen. But these flashing lights? What am I some sort of emergency vehicle?"

"Anyway I took my car back to the dealer last week so he could fix it. The dealer told me that apparently it was some 'safety feature' that BMW has to put in by law. He said he didn't get it either, but BMW fit it as standard - it'* not even an optional extra! He also showed me another pointless 'safety feature' - if you pull the headlight stick on a BMW toward you and then release it, it makes the lights go less bright! I mean - what the heck - why would I want to be able to see LESS of where I'm going?"
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This cant be real.
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Trying to figure that out myself...
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The dumbest thing I ever read was a lil different. It was on a Mustang forum. Well this lady brought her '03 Cobra in for service. The lady dropped it off at the dealership & would come back to pick it up. The mechanic that worked on her car was part of the same forum that she was unknowingly. Well on the thread the mechanic decided to brag about how he beat on this Cobra. Well the mechanic was nice enough to post the lady'* liscense palte on the forum. The lady ended up seeing it, printed it out, & then brought it to the dealership that he worked at. Needless to say the mechanic was looking for a job later that day. Thats why I never beat on a person car if it aint mine.
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The article is not reals, it'* intended as a social satire. I had to ask the guy who sent me the link tho.

And the mechanic deserves this:


Or this:

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That 03 Cobra mechanic story was real. I found confirmation of that, and actually saw it on the news.

We had some links posted from a Corvette forum awhile back also. Pretty sad. Car was in for a front bumper cover replacment, the owner of the body shop took the car and totalled it. The owner saw it on the news.
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That 03 Cobra mechanic story was real. I found confirmation of that, and actually saw it on the news.

We had some links posted from a Corvette forum awhile back also. Pretty sad. Car was in for a front bumper cover replacment, the owner of the body shop took the car and totalled it. The owner saw it on the news.
Yeah i read both of those threads, i think that corvette owner got what he deserved, a new Z06.
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He did? I never followed up on that!
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Thats why I dont mind waiting there for the car. Had to many friends cars that had stuff missing or extra 40 or 50 miles on the car. Some people got no respect for others stuff.
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I just re-read that whole thread. I don't see any outcome to the Corvette story.
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