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What is this component?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tencrawler, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    tencrawler

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    When I installed my iPod & AUX input adapter I found this component wired inline with the antenna in my stock 07 JBL head unit. What is it?

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  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    SplitDecision

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    Looks like some sort of antenna booster
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I have never seen that before. Maybe a noise filter?
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    that is the flux capacitor
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    That was my first thought.

    Looks like the kind of component that might be used with a CB radio.

    That's ridiculous, the flux capacitor is beneath the rear bench seat.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    It's a booster. I used to have one just like it in my '95. I never felt like it added much.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    Thanks for the reply. I had the truck for about a month before took it out, and I there was no noticeable change in the clarity or signal. Guess it's another gizmo to collect dust in the "random electronics" box.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    You ought to post it in the pay it forard-free stuff thread, somebody might want it ;)
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    LMFAO:rofl:
     
  10. Nov 5, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    Wow I haven't seen one of those in about 35 years. I use to work for Antenna Specialists in Cleveland Ohio right out of high school. We made all kinds of communication antennas and antenna boosters for aircraft, boats, ships, cars, trucks and base stations. Yep it's an antenna booster.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 2:22 AM
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  12. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    That's a gps tracking unit the feds put in while you were asleep.
     
  13. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    Big brother is watching... next thing you'll get a call from the FBI saying they want their tracking device back!
     
  15. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    nope thats people listening to you.
     
  16. Nov 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    Wouldnt mind having it for my boat :D
     
  17. Nov 11, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    yea.. they make XM antennas and stuff.. well did.. looks like all they made.
    so.. I'd say it was part of a satellite radio at one point.
     
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