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Bbiscan21 03-20-2013 11:56 PM

Green Blinking Light Under Steering Column
 
Have a 2012 Sahara Unlimited and have never been able to figure out what the green blinking light under the steering column is.... It's always blinking and it has a small button on the plastic light housing.

What is it?

Bbiscan21 03-20-2013 11:57 PM

Forgot to mention it looks like a receiver to plug some kind of wiring harness into...

4DoorCrush 03-21-2013 04:58 AM

There watching you!

termite 03-21-2013 07:11 AM

Notice any black vans or sedans following you around?

Greg_2012_JKU 03-21-2013 08:04 AM

Could you take a pic of it?

Bbiscan21 03-21-2013 08:10 AM

Ya crush, that would be they're, not there. And ya now that you mention it the black van from old school has been hot in my trail for a while.

Ill snap a pic today and get back with you.

Ponderosa 03-21-2013 08:12 AM

Could it be the dealers lot security hardware that they forgot to take out?

Bbiscan21 03-21-2013 08:25 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Greg, here are a couple pics.

PRWhitby 03-21-2013 09:07 AM

That's weird. Usually they plant the bombs on the outside of the vehicle.

Timberline 03-21-2013 09:09 AM

Did you purchase this vehicle used or new?

panthermark 03-21-2013 09:09 AM

The ol' crotch cam eh?

Bbiscan21 03-21-2013 09:21 AM

Brand new.

parker65 03-21-2013 09:22 AM

Your wife, GF or SO is on to you! Tracking that every move, LOL!

Heysus 03-21-2013 09:23 AM

I really want to know what this is. I'm paranoid about crap like this.

There's a website called reddit and they have a whole section dedicated to finding out what stuff is. Take these pictures and post then over there in case no one here knows what it is.

Jbird26 03-21-2013 09:24 AM

Creeeeeepy

panthermark 03-21-2013 09:26 AM

It is most likely a secuirty part that was not removed when sold. Hopefully there are not screw holes in the lower dash if it is removed.

CoreyZ 03-21-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by panthermark (Post 3533114)
It is most likely a secuirty part that was not removed when sold. Hopefully there are not screw holes in the lower dash if it is removed.

My opinion too. Its definitely not OEM.

Bbiscan21 03-21-2013 09:36 AM

Yeah it's screwed in and there are wires running up in towards the steering column.

4DoorCrush 03-21-2013 09:37 AM

Take it back to the dealer and ask! Or give them a ring and ask

Bbiscan21 03-21-2013 09:44 AM

Yep that's what I'm gonna do. Logical next step if no one knows what the heck it is. Ill let you guys know what they say, thanks.

legitposter 03-21-2013 09:48 AM

I have this too. It's a dealer security system. It's main function is, ON THE LOT, to open the windows when a thief tries to break one. This is to save money from having to replace so many windows.

When someone buys the vehicle the dealer usually offers them two choices:

1. Pay a couple hundred dollars and the dealer will activate 'consumer' mode in which the alarm basically becomes an impact sensor and sets everything off when someone tries to break a window, etc. It might have another function as well. It ties into your key fob and is activated/deactivated based on using your key fob. In fact if you lock the jeep with your fob then unlock it with your actual key in the keyhole then you'll set the alarm off.

2. Don't pay, and the dealer simply disables it. You need to request for them to remove it if you actually want it completely removed and not just disabled. Most people allow the dealer to keep it there because then you get a free blinking light that *might* deter someone later on.

Gort 03-21-2013 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 3533189)
In fact if you lock the jeep with your fob then unlock it with your actual key in the keyhole then you'll set the alarm off.

Isn't the functionality you describe part of the factory security system? :confused: I've already done this on my JK by accident and set my alarm off, and I don't have any blinking doodads on the underside of my dash.

yellowtailfan 03-21-2013 09:57 AM

Looks like the plastic sheeting is still on top of carpet, underneath the slush mats... hmmm, that combined with 'said' security thingy - Did you get the old 5-finger discount ??? :)

jk!

Disconnected 03-21-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by yellowtailfan (Post 3533226)
Looks like the plastic sheeting is still on top of carpet, underneath the slush mats... hmmm, that combined with 'said' security thingy - Did you get the old 5-finger discount ??? :)

jk!

I see what you potentially did there...lol

SoFlaJeep 03-21-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bbiscan21 (Post 3532070)
Have a 2012 Sahara Unlimited and have never been able to figure out what the green blinking light under the steering column is.... It's always blinking and it has a small button on the plastic light housing.

What is it?

Unmarked Helicopters... Hovering 'round...

Okay while you figure out the flashy, blinky thing what song is this and what TV show is it from?

Dick Blonov 03-21-2013 12:35 PM

Might be a glass break detector. Clap you hands near it to see if it triggers.

DB

Dusthol 03-21-2013 01:18 PM

It's an anti theft system the dealer installed. The finance guy is supposed to upsell it when u buy the vehicle. Obviously the OP didn't purchase it. It can be removed and yes u will have 2 screw holes in the panel. I installed thousands of these. Never buy it.

termite 03-21-2013 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dusthol (Post 3533936)
It's an anti theft system the dealer installed. The finance guy is supposed to upsell it when u buy the vehicle. Obviously the OP didn't purchase it. It can be removed and yes u will have 2 screw holes in the panel. I installed thousands of these. Never buy it.

On a new vehicle? If I was the OP I'd have them replace the panel at thier cost; dealer stickers are bad enough, drilling holes in my dash would cross the line.

legitposter 03-21-2013 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dusthol (Post 3533936)
It's an anti theft system the dealer installed. The finance guy is supposed to upsell it when u buy the vehicle. Obviously the OP didn't purchase it. It can be removed and yes u will have 2 screw holes in the panel. I installed thousands of these. Never buy it.

I bought it, but I've always doubted its worth much. Since you have first hand experience can you tell me why one should never buy it?

Dusthol 03-21-2013 03:31 PM

The " keys" that they sell are generic. They don't have a rolling code feature like alarms do. If ur friend has a "key" from the same dealer he can use it in your vehicle. That module is an anti start. It ties into the ignition wire and a couple of others ( wont say more on Internet). Where I worked we would put them in as part of the PDI.


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