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What is this thing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 4xtacoma, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    4xtacoma

    4xtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what is this? 2000 Tacoma trd off-road

    IMG_5465.jpg
     
  2. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    Two Tall

    Two Tall Well-Known Member

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    Could be satellite radio antenna
     
  3. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    4xtacoma

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    i don't think it is cause I don't have satellite radio nor a clock and compass or thermometer
     
  4. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    JJ Customs

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    It's not oem. As stated above, sat radio antenna or perhaps a GPS tracker if not was a service vehicle at some point.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    JJ Customs

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    Follow the wire. It will lead you to the truth!
     
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  6. Jul 16, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    4xtacoma

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    Wire runs behind the dash so unless the airbag goes off or the blower motor dies it will remain a mystery. Also it has 270K on it so it could have been a service vehicle, has a new motor at 204 apparently to fix the throttle position sensor which I always found odd
     
  7. Jul 16, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    Currygoat

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    NSA tracking and listening device. Big brother needs direct access nowadays.
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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    Taco302

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    I don't know what it is but i would remove and destroy it.
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    It's hard to tell the perspective. Is that on your dash? Take it off and look under for any serial numbers, markings, or identifiable manufacturers. If you really want to know what it does pop it open and take a picture of the circuit board. If you give me the ID of an integrated circuit I can tell you exactly what it does if you can't find any marks on the housings.

    My best guess is a GPS tracker for fleet vehicles. If you look up your VIN in a database it will register as a Fleet. My truck used to be a fleet vehicle and it explicitly says so if you look up my VIN. My car was always a personal company car that no one else besides one person ever used, but it was required to be registered as such.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    mechanicjon

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    This^^^^
     
  11. Jul 16, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    I mean we all carry one around in our pockets everyday and no one bats an eye!
     
  12. Jul 16, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    GPS antenna for aftermarket Nav system.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    Area51Runner

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    Since it serves no purpose to you currently, pry it up and see what kind of labeling is on the flip side.

    As for any dash marks...
    :itllbuffout: :bananadance:
     
  14. Jul 16, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Explor

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    The lid for the lug wrench storage compartment ?
    Maybe ....
     
  15. Jul 17, 2017 at 1:53 AM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    A sign of alien life. They're trying to blend in.

    Take out your glove box and you might be able to see the wire feeding into the center radio area. The lower and center dash is super easy to take apart with a screw driver and a basic 1/4" socket set. Just disconnect your battery for awhile if you're concerned about your airbag.
     

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