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Old 07-16-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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What the heck is this?

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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Its a sensor to know if your hood is shut
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Its a sensor to know if your hood is shut
What's it for I put it in drive and moved with it up
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You have aftermarket alarm?
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Do you have a light under your hood?
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Factory alarm.
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it might be so your hood doesn't slam so hard shut?
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It's a thingamjig. On the left side you have a V6, if on the right you have a GT.
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Auto start maybe, so you don't accidently start you car with someones hands in there and standing in front of the car
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Auto start maybe, so you don't accidently start you car with someones hands in there and standing in front of the car
I think thats what it is too. I have the rubber sensor and i also have remote start.
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I'll take it you bought the car with it already installed(?)....

Follow its wiring back to the source. That should help you identify what its there for. If you have a remote start, then the previous explainations make sense.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:01 AM   #13
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That is the hood sensor for the factory alarm system.

If you ever have a problem with the alarm going off randomly, that is the sensor that usually needs replacing. It is most exposed to weather and it will read as the hood being open and trip the alarm. Had to replace it on my 2006.

It has nothing to do with remote start, easing the hood close, or any of the other guesses. I know what it is since I had to replace it. And if you look at a Mustang that doesn't have the factory alarm that sensor is missing.
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Maybe so. I have it and its the only sensor i can see for the hood and my remote start won't work if the hood isn't closed. It might be used for the factory alarm and a safety switch for the remote start? Maybe?
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Sensor for Hood is correct. Factory Alarm.
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Maybe so. I have it and its the only sensor i can see for the hood and my remote start won't work if the hood isn't closed. It might be used for the factory alarm and a safety switch for the remote start? Maybe?
Perhaps the remote start that was added to your Mustang uses the now identified factory alarm hood sensor? Did Ford install this remote start system? If so, they most likely knew about your factory alarm setup, and used the switch already there to trigger the disable of the remote start.
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Yes, its a factory remote start.
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It is the hood sensor for the factory alarm. I have a 'mercury switch' on the bottom of the hood which disables my factory remote start when the hood is up. On my wifes 2013 Ford Edge the factory alarm hood sensor is now used to also disable her factory remote start. Just to clear things up.........
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looks like an alarm
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