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1G What looks to be a plug in for an Ethernet cord, passenger side below console? What's this for?

Posted by 1gChrisB, Jun 6, 2015

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  1. 1gChrisB

    1gChrisB Probationary Member

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    Have a little block that looks like an Ethernet cord would plug in to it? Is this for a data logger or tuning or what?!?:hmm: can't get the picture to attach! :banghead:
     
  2. 91-GS

    91-GS Proven Member

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    Definitely sounds aftermarket. Have you tried following any of the wires from that plug to see where they go?
     

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  3. 1gChrisB

    1gChrisB Probationary Member

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    I haven't honestly had time to trace them and see where they go.. Its on the passenger side of the center console down towards the floor. I will go look now and see if I can see anything
     
  4. 91-GS

    91-GS Proven Member

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    Sounds like it is going toward the ECU (Engine Control Unit) that is located below the radio. Question is what does it go to before it gets to the ECU.
     

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  5. 1gChrisB

    1gChrisB Probationary Member

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    Can't quite figure out where it goes but does run towards ecu. Too dark to trace it tonight and I have to take the panel off to really get to it! I'll check into it more tomorrow and try to get some pictures!
     
  6. 1gdsmkev27

    1gdsmkev27 Probationary Member

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    I know this one! newbie or not, does the car have an aftermarket stereo system? I had a kenwood system that had what looked like telephone cord going from the deck to a subwoofer control unit which then would send a signal to the amp/sub funniest thing was the wire was even curly que like an old phone wire, try to look into that.
     
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    Pipnorcali Proven Member

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    Could be a old car phone setup any lil curly ant.?
     

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  8. misfit77

    misfit77 Proven Member

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    I concurr with some of the previous posters...I have had black boxes with ethernet or standard phone jacks. So far I have had a old old cell phone, stereo bass knobs and currently my PA mic plugs into a black box.
     
  9. synthetek

    synthetek DSM Wiseman

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    Do you have a wideband? the Zeitronix box has an Ethernet type plug on it.
     

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  10. Alyster

    Alyster Proven Member

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    I had one like that in my Celica it ran to my amp and had a turn knob to adjust the output on the amp while driving. My sub was never distorted as long as I remembered to adjust it. Check your trunk area and see if there are any signs of an amp or sub
     
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    Valentine one uses phone cords as well.
     

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  12. 1gChrisB

    1gChrisB Probationary Member

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    I think it's got something to do with the radio or an old phone.... Made an attempt to hook it up to my computer and connect to DSM link just to check and it wouldn't connect.
     
  13. JDT

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    99% sure it's from an aftermarket stereo setup. I recently removed sub wires from my car and it had exactly what you're describing.
     
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  14. Fayt

    Fayt Proven Member

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    Amplifiers can hookup bass control knobs that use phone line-looking cables. Practically the same size...
     

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  15. o0GuitarKid0o

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    +9 on It's part of a stereo system
     

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