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steve-V8s

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2,297 posts

131 months

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What does this box do ? found it tucked under the transmission tunnel. seems to have a battery attached.

PeteGriff

787 posts

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steve-V8s said:
What does this box do ? found it tucked under the transmission tunnel. seems to have a battery attached.
I do not recognise it but it could be a 'Tracker' that a previous owner had fitted? Is thee anything in your history file or documentation? Regards, Pete

dhf

1,103 posts

77 months

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With pranks that seem to have been carried on at the Factory during the build process, its a miracle no ones found a bundle of Gelly sticks and an alarm clock tucked up behind a panel ! A Tracker box by any chance ?

steve-V8s

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Ah, yes could be a tracker, would perhaps explain the battery. Looks just a bit amateurish, the battery seems to have been wrapped in insulation tape. It has two wires disappearing into the door lock area, perhaps to pick up a supply and two wires disappearing through a hole roughly above the diff could be the aerial I suppose. No markings or numbers on the box, suppose if it is a tracker it would need to be a bit discrete.
Weighs a ton ( well half a kg) so it is coming out whatever it is.

RichB

29,722 posts

167 months

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steve-V8s said:
...it is coming out whatever it is.
Humm... make sure you don't cut the red wire before the blue one.

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virgil

1,546 posts

107 months

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That's where the M23t alarm box is on mine, which is the volumetric protection bit...I guess an aftermarket version of the same bit?

steve-V8s

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Alarm sensor is still there so not that. Can't cut the blue wire first because they are all black.

Bluebottle

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123 months

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steve-V8s said:
Alarm sensor is still there so not that. Can't cut the blue wire first because they are all black.
Colur blind Bomber...you're screwed lol


Edited by Bluebottle on Wednesday 20th June 17:40

jesfirth

1,148 posts

125 months

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i have a simalr box on top of the trasmission tunnel and i have no idea what it does either but on the basis that everything works i have left it well alone (-:

EGB

1,615 posts

40 months

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Has it got a live feed? If not, cut it out, perhaps!

jeboa

487 posts

144 months

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Looks very similar to this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTOROLA-AUTOMOTIVE-CAR-...

If you disconnect the car battery, then disconnect the units battery (I very much doubt it's holding any charge after all these years anyway) you can cut the wires at different lengths, and insulate each one indvidually. You could trace all the wiring back to source, but that could take you a while!! I would have thought it just has a +ve, GND and (maybe) IGN wire + an antenna cable (coax?) maybe?

Podie

41,215 posts

158 months

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steve-V8s said:
What does this box do ? found it tucked under the transmission tunnel. seems to have a battery attached.
It stops it turning into a Chimaera.

PeteGriff

787 posts

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Podie said:
It stops it turning into a Chimaera.
Of course it's a anti nano-transmogrifier, Doctor Who will know about this stuff!!!

virgil

1,546 posts

107 months

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steve-V8s said:
Alarm sensor is still there so not that. Can't cut the blue wire first because they are all black.
There's a couple of seperate boxes for the alarm...the imobiliser, the alarm and the micorwave part that stops people leaning into an open convertible and nicking stuff.

If all the wires are black, that indicates someone didn't want the wires to be easily identifyable (security wiring as on my alarm) and therefore to me would suggest an alarm type part.. The only sure way is to trace the wires as best as you can and see where they go...

jeboa

487 posts

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Hi Virgil, I did post some advice above (and a link for verification). I would be very surprised if it wasn't a tracker, you should be able to remove following the steps I advised.

Ant.

5,165 posts

164 months

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It is a Tracker device, found one on my Tamora.

ben240z

34 posts

122 months

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I think it was an early attempt at directional stabiliy to try to stop the car piroueting on it's self in slow tight corners.
Remove at your peril

FlipFlopGriff

5,484 posts

130 months

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jesfirth said:
i have a simalr box on top of the trasmission tunnel and i have no idea what it does either but on the basis that everything works i have left it well alone (-:
Jes,
Probably the sensitivity adjuster for the microwave part of the alarm. I was told to set it so that it goes off about 2 feet above the gearstick. From memory the adjustment is clockwise more sensitive, anticlockwise less sensitve.
FFG

steve-V8s

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2,297 posts

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Your theory could indeed be correct Ben it is certainly heavy enough to add some grip purely by being there. I did spin the car several times before removing it however so perhaps it wasn’t working correctly. I guess there must have been a similar device fitted to the Datsun which you also removed.

MADMAX2

2,151 posts

77 months

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Podie said:
steve-V8s said:
What does this box do ? found it tucked under the transmission tunnel. seems to have a battery attached.
It stops it turning into a Chimaera.
Nah..... it sends out a signal to the AA, RAC and Green Flag that a Griff Girl has broken down and to send for THE pink recovery truck complete with pink flashing lights and a big butch handlebar moustache spandex wearing ladyboy driver with THAT smile

hehe
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