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Oilline
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: Whats This Wire ? Reply with quote

Found this wire under the hood, just dangling near the offside headlamp retaining lever. Originates out of the loom on the opposite side. Looks like some kind of sensor ??
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Also what the electrical box that was hot glued to the front bulkhead but has come adrift?
 
  
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colt
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That good sir is a tracking device for insurance purposes ! And the wire is the antenna for it I believe, should be two more wires and a battery in a box next to , stuck to it or in the vicinity!
Throw the old junk away. Obvious giveaway in your pic -- the word Motorola on the sticker.
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kurlykris
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah

It`s the Gubbinment tracking your every journey Hand

Rip it out, less weight, more Driving
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, Tracker junk, gawd bless the 90's ehh.

If my car ever gets nicked I dont want it 'retrieved' thanks very much!
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dommorton
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dapper wrote:
yep, Tracker junk, gawd bless the 90's ehh.

If my car ever gets nicked I dont want it 'retrieved' thanks very much!


I've always thought the same way! They only work in the insurance companies interest. As an owner if stolen you surely want it gone. Unless it's something very unique perhaps.
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Citori
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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

colt wrote:
That good sir is a tracking device for insurance purposes ! And the wire is the antenna for it I believe, should be two more wires and a battery in a box next to , stuck to it or in the vicinity!
Throw the old junk away. Obvious giveaway in your pic -- the word Motorola on the sticker.
Christian


As Christian rightly said, it's an old tracker.
If you are not paying the monthly rental on it you may as well get rid. Especially as it is also draining your car battery keeping itself charged.
I had two on mine flattening the battery.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thread resurrection I know, but anything to be wary of when removing?

Assume there’s no link to immobiliser or anything?
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Endoman
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlikely but you'll soon find out. One of the first things I removed from my car swiflty followed by the HP alarm/immobiliser. It was too easy to find and remove making it a complete waste of battery drain. It has an alarm an immobilser but that's a secret.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All gone, no problems.
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