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Old 06-27-2009, 02:29 PM
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What is this black box found in my dash?

I came across this black plastic box with a Siemens Label on it, box is around 4"x4"x1". Looks like the soundproofing has been cut above the steering column and this box wedged up in there not secured by anything. Just looks out of place to me, like installed afterwards. Anyone else have this thing? I have an 05 Laredo by the way.





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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

I just looked at mine Timmy...

Mine doesnt have that box that i can see. Its not the security...I have that and it says Mopar security right on the box. Its not the uconnect module either...thats a Johsons controls box and is much larger.

Get the mopar part # off of it and enter the number at moparsupercenter or one of the parts dealers and see what comes up.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:18 PM
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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

Could it be the EDR (event data recorder) I read in my owners manual that my 09 wk has it. If you have an accident or something fails on the truck it records EVERYTHING... (how loud the radio was, what position the seats were in, if your windows or moon roof was open or not. If you were wearing your seat belt, If you were accelerating or braking) No joke but big brother is watching...
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:36 PM
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Ooo a treasure chest with a million dollar bill i spect...
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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

Actually from what i have read online seems to be a Transmission control module i believe...
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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

Timmy has an 05-06...so its not the black box unless it was added
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:48 PM
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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

It def looks added afterwards. It has two harnesses, one on each side. Its just wedged up in there held by the sound proofing. I'll start googleing numbers off it. It says Siemens on it, isnt that like a phone company? I trace the harnesses from it and the plastic clips are not engaged in anything, like the harnesses were moved.
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It is the transmission control module.
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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

Siemens makes just about everything electrical from relays to breakers.
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It is the transmission control module.
X2, i think thats correct.
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Re: What is this black box found in my dash?

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Could it be the EDR (event data recorder) I read in my owners manual that my 09 wk has it. If you have an accident or something fails on the truck it records EVERYTHING... (how loud the radio was, what position the seats were in, if your windows or moon roof was open or not. If you were wearing your seat belt, If you were accelerating or braking) No joke but big brother is watching...
its a edr i have one too
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its a edr i have one too
According to the part number that is on it, it is a TCM.
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