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Old 11-16-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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Please Help, Don't Know What This Is

I purchased a 2007 jeep wrangler for a toad. The jeep already has an Air Force One braking system installed and also has the Auxiliary Rear Tail Lights, so I don't need to use the Jeep lighting system. All good, but when I plug in the light cable from Motor Home to Jeep, I have no lights working. I called previous owner and he said all he ever did was just plug and go. Now here is the question, I was looking under the dash and found a small black box that had a toggle switch and a small push button. I have no idea what it's for, but maybe someone will recognize the picture and be able to help. I also called the previous owner about this, but he wasn't even aware it was there. He said the previous owner before him, may have added.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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???????.. Stand back, grab a fie extinguisher, and flip the switch and see what happens....

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Old 11-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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could be there was some kind of door lock or security system in it . I bought a jeep Cherokee and one of my first trips was to the local grocery store. I came back out put the key in the door hopped in and the horn and lights started going off. Since I knew nothing about this system-- a call to my auto club towed the vehicle to the local installer of alarms and they took care of it in just a couple of minutes. So you might drive by one of these alarm installing places -- they can tell you in a minute what you have there.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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We'll finally figured out the lights, just ended up being a broken ground wire. Still not sure about switches, but maybe it is old remote starter
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #6
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Some tow vehicles require removal of the IGN fuse to protect the battery. Some folks add a switch that looks a bit like yours so they don't have to pull the fuse. Check and see if the wires on the switch go to the fuse box, and then to the IGN fuse.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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I have seen these before. Most dealers install a cheap alarm system in all vehicle on their lot, especially if they have had a few stolen, their insurance company requires it. If the buyer does not pay for it and a high markup when going through financing, they disable it and leave it in the car. It is cheaper to leave it than pull it out.

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