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Mystery Plug and Switches...??

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Moss

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:51 pm

2001 Ford F-150
6 Cylinder Auto

Here's the mystery.



Under the dash on the drivers side there is...

A white quick connector looks to be female with two metal pin/prongs in it.

A small toggle switch that is currently on.

A momentary switch.

I have no clue what this is for any ideas?

This could be related to anything? I have no clue,

There is no trailer hitch on this truck or hook-ups for anything.

It has the automatic door locks, but the key fob to lock and unlock them can not be located. There is a small antenna that looks like a receiver for that at the top of the windshield.

I'm going to check my owner's manual as well.
SickWitIt

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:09 pm

Can't see ****, picture is waaaayyyy ttooooo clear.
Kindschi

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:13 pm

Starter/Fuel pressure kill switch? Def dont look stock.
Moss

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:19 pm

SickWitIt wrote:
Can't see ****, picture is waaaayyyy ttooooo clear.


Use your imagination...

A plug that is not plugged into anything... two switches...

It's all on one wire. Not connected to anything pretty obvious from the photo.
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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:20 pm

Kindschi wrote:
Starter/Fuel pressure kill switch? Def dont look stock.


It looks like a stock style plug, to me. But it's not connected to anything is the weird part.
Black DX

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:12 pm

that mess looks like alarm wiring bundle mess to me, specially with the switch and the push button...
bad venge

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:31 pm

You have to track the wires back and see where it leads it could be a kill switch or a hidden start , try turning the switch off and see if the truck starts ect
Kindschi

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:11 pm

Moss wrote:
Kindschi wrote:
Starter/Fuel pressure kill switch? Def dont look stock.


It looks like a stock style plug, to me. But it's not connected to anything is the weird part.


Looks like its wrapped in electrical tape, but with the picture fuzzy its hard to tell
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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:38 pm

Had a mystery plug photo shoot. Now I notice two male connectors that I did not see before. I have the feeling this is all a mess from the alarm install, then lost key fobs. Great.

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Close up of the connector and prongs.

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That's the antenna that fell from the top of the windshield.

The other suggestion I heard was possibly it was wired up for a brake booster for a trailer...
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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:17 pm

that antenna looks like the thing that detects motion for the alarm
Moss

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:28 pm

BLAZER_97 wrote:
that antenna looks like the thing that detects motion for the alarm


It was originally double sided tape to the top of the windshield above the rear view mirror.
Chris

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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:56 pm

Definitely for an alarm or power locks, etc.

Those buttons, if Im not mistaken, are also used to program the key fob. I know they do something else with the alarm system, too. I just dont remember, sorry.
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Post Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:07 pm

Chris wrote:
Definitely for an alarm or power locks, etc.

Those buttons, if Im not mistaken, are also used to program the key fob. I know they do something else with the alarm system, too. I just dont remember, sorry.


I'm cool with just locking the doors with the power lock button for now. The fall I plan on getting an alarm with an auto-starter.

It works for now. I guess I will just tuck those up there and zip-tie them so they stay safe? I guess the mystery will continue....
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:49 am

Thats a Valet switch and a programming switch for an Alarm/Remote start ...
The antenna is just that an antenna to increase range on the key fob ...
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:39 am

^^Yeah and on some units that antenna is used as the only source of communication between the remote transmitter/key fob.That also might be an antenna for a two way security system/remote starter. It's hard to say without actually seeing the brain/control unit.

Hey Moss,if you have the time I'd recommend tracing out the path of those wires and finding the brain/control unit,as there's a chance you could purchase a remote transmitter/key fob and program it to get that unit to work.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:24 pm

I tried to trace all the wires.. I found a sensor that had two wires going into it. Looked something like a beeper with no LCD screen. Could not find a main brain of the unit, I think I will need to bust out the socket set and unbolt the panel under the steering wheel.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:08 pm

Moss wrote:
I tried to trace all the wires.. I found a sensor that had two wires going into it. Looked something like a beeper with no LCD screen. Could not find a main brain of the unit, I think I will need to bust out the socket set and unbolt the panel under the steering wheel.


That's probably just the shock sensor.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:31 pm

Well I spent an hour taking out the panel under my steering wheel and popping the trim around the wheel, I still could not find the brain, used a little mirror on extension, everything. Popped the hood and found a sticker...

"Warning this vehicle is equipped with a DEI Auto-Start and alarm system. Mystery solved.

Thanks for the help.
mntndewboy69

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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:48 pm

It's the buttons for your Continuem Transfunctioner.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:12 pm

Moss wrote:
Well I spent an hour taking out the panel under my steering wheel and popping the trim around the wheel, I still could not find the brain, used a little mirror on extension, everything. Popped the hood and found a sticker...

"Warning this vehicle is equipped with a DEI Auto-Start and alarm system. Mystery solved.

Thanks for the help.


You're welcome. icon_smile.gif

Maybe the previous owner had trouble with it and just removed the brain.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:01 pm

at least that isnt as bad as the car that made an entire harness on a car out of speaker wire then wanted us to fix the problem of what was shorting out. It took days to undo everything and rerun the correct wires. We found out the entire car was done this way including entire engine harness all the way back to the brake lights and turn signals to speakers and everything lol
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