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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Jersey Rugger, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Jersey Rugger

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    Hi guys. New to the forum, just traded my taco in for '19 crew max in cement (needed more towing power). Love it so far.... just start doing some mods, removed the driver side kick plate to put a fuse tap in for bed lights and found this interesting little black box with one wire coming out of it attached to nothing. It has some sticky putty/tar-like substance on it to stick to the side wall. For the life of me I have no idea what it is, any thoughts?

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  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly I ... am ... still ... Iron Man!!

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    That looks planted in the truck :eek: maybe a GPS for when the aliens invade Earth :alien:
     
  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    773_eddie

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    Remove the sticky stuff let’s run that bar code to see what it could be
     
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  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Jersey Rugger

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    I tried removing some of the sticky stuff and it takes the ink off the barcode with it. Strange...
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Dang put a little heat on it with a hair dryer and see if it softens up lol
     
  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    Challenger1

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    GPS tracker.
    Truck was originally a drug dealers truck that was impounded.
    They are looking for their truck.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Jersey Rugger

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    Ha... I wouldn't mind the excitement if it was.
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    jclem65

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    looks like a tracker of some sort.......?
    maybe like a lo-jack thingamajig???
     
  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    Back in 2012 I purchased a brand new Volkswagen. while under the dash one day I found a weird cheesy looking black electronic box tied into the ignition system. I took it back to Volkswagen and ask them what it was and to remove it. They told me it was an aftermarket GPS system that they have a third party install in all their vehicles and it's activated upon purchase if the customer decides to subscribe. The dealer had a contract with the company
     
  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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  11. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    Mnorris1206

    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    ^^^^^this^^^^^ I will say I love my secound gen truck. Ik the technology is old now but more and more cars have these little black boxes in them. When my daughter turns 16 she will have one but not me. Lol. :rofl:
     
  12. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    Put it in a friend or coworker's vehicle, maybe under the seat. LOL
     
  13. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Medic343

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    All joking aside I think your answers are on that sticker. Try and find a way to get that tar stuff off it and cross reference some of the numbers on it. From what I can see there is both an IC and FCC ID number on there, those are wireless device registration numbers. The IC numbers first five digits are the business registration number so you'll be able to find out where it came from.
     
  14. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Jersey Rugger

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    Just removed some of the tar. The words "reperage tag" can now be seen. French for surveillance tag. So it is a tracker of some sort. I should be ok to just toss it right?

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  15. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Boy, that's pretty weird
     
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  16. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    Ol I sent this link to a buddy mechanic of min . He just said thats not to see where you are all the time but simply a reposition tracker so you are now ok to stop paying on it throw that thing in a lake. I'm joking about the lake part. Lol :ballchain:
     
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  17. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Did you buy this truck new?
     
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  18. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

    TundraMcGov. Your friend. Your foe. Not yo Ho.

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    Kill it with fire. Then toss it. :thumbsup:
     
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    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    O one more question it's not a lease is it ?
     
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    Medic343 No longer the new guy

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    Is your truck from Canada? That would explain why it's in French. Look on the window for a symbol that says "tag" on it. It's likely part of their system, pretty common on Canadian vehicles. Here's their website:

    http://tagtracking.ca/en/our-system/
     
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  21. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:44 PM
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    No not leased. Bought used from a Ford dealer with 5,000 miles on it a few weeks ago. Was told it was a demo or fleet vehicle, car fax said the same.
     
  22. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    That could explain it. Fleet vehicle, company monitoring the drivers.

    Mail it to @ARamirez73 then he can stick it on a train.:rofl::rofl:
     
  23. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    fleet vehicle, now we are getting somewhere. i would toss it.
     
  24. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    I believe the Medic just called bingo. Symbol on the window says "tag" and matches that website. It's a Canadian lo jack. Now the question is toss it or call my insurance company to see if I get a discount?

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  25. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    We have similar devices in most every vehicle in our fleet at work. Pretty common these days. Tracks speed, hard turns/stops, idle time etc...
     
  26. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    Winner winner chicken dinner :bananadance::yes:
     
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  27. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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    OR18TRD Pândâ Crëw

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    Dang it! I missed the fun. :oops:
     
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    Good that you figured it out. 2 things came to mind. Repo tracker, or sticky charge.
     
  29. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN' WITH MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    :facepalm:
     
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  30. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN' WITH MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Me too
     
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