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  1. win717

    win717 New Member

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    I decided to swap my dash out today and this was behind the dash, I'm assuming it is some sort of tracking device. Do I need it or even want it?[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
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    Im gonna say its for the pats systems prolly. Assume your car is a 96 and up? If so, it reads the RFID chip that is in your key.
     
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    Mine is a 95 mustang, the part really doesn't look factory, has 4-5 wires cut and 2 wires (red/Black) going somewhere under the dash
     
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    Well a 95 doesnt have pats. Does it look like the pic below? If so its a gps tracking device, hence the reason for an imei number. [​IMG]
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    big brother is watching.
     
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    Yes kb1982 it does look like that. Can I just unhook it if it is? I thought maybe a used car dealer had it installed when he sold it in case of non payment
     
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    I would trace the power wire and the black wire and unhook them. If thats they only wires hooked up to it, its just feeding it power and the other disabling features werent being utilized. After that just remove it.
     
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