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OBDII port plus plugin module

Jeep WK2 2014 Overland - I was getting the jeep ready to have it towed to the dealer and while under the drivers dash I spotted a module plugged into the obdII port. Anyone know what it is for? I unplugged it and the engine starts with no errors in the display. Just curious if it may be a recorder similar to what Progressive insurance offers.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:51 PM
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Jeep WK2 2014 Overland - I was getting the jeep ready to have it towed to the dealer and while under the drivers dash I spotted a module plugged into the obdII port. Anyone know what it is for? I unplugged it and the engine starts with no errors in the display. Just curious if it may be a recorder similar to what Progressive insurance offers.
Looks like the dealer left their remote code reader plugged in....
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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

WTF?

So someone has installed this on your car without telling you? I'd go apeshit...

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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

Looks like the Dealer Dongle... sell it back to them.
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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

+1 to Todd3.6 I was at the dealership on Friday with the wife's GC and they plugged in a wireless OBDII reader as part of checking the jeep into the service bay. Or if your not the original owner the previous owner forgot about the reader they installed. I've got one that I use with the DashCommand app.


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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

I am the original owner and I took it to only one dealer for computer updates regarding the radio. Now it's going back to the same dealer for warranty work - service shifter, service transmission, Christmas tree display and bad radio reception.

I think I will keep the module to remind me of the five hours it took them to do a half hour update per the invoice. I have an appointment with the service manager first thing in the morning, so it should prove an interesting day.
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I am the original owner and I took it to only one dealer for computer updates regarding the radio. Now it's going back to the same dealer for warranty work - service shifter, service transmission, Christmas tree display and bad radio reception.

I think I will keep the module to remind me of the five hours it took them to do a half hour update per the invoice. I have an appointment with the service manager first thing in the morning, so it should prove an interesting day.
Did they charge you for the update?

Personally, id give the thing back to them. They have enough trouble working on these with out the need to not be able to read codes. Besides, its the right thing to do.
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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

Particularly since an ODB-II dongle to use with a bluetooth device is under $10 these days and if a dealer item, I suspect they paid a bit more.

Is there a logo or a part number on the dongle ?
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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

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Jeep WK2 2014 Overland - I was getting the jeep ready to have it towed to the dealer and while under the drivers dash I spotted a module plugged into the obdII port. Anyone know what it is for? I unplugged it and the engine starts with no errors in the display. Just curious if it may be a recorder similar to what Progressive insurance offers.
Better image showing the label?
Offer it back to the dealer for a few bucks in free service if it is theirs?
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Re: OBDII port plus plugin module

Me personally, if it's the dealers and they forgot it I wouldn't try to sell it/trade it back to them.

A-I wouldn't want someone to do the same to me.

B-Id feel dirty.
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Me personally, if it's the dealers and they forgot it I wouldn't try to sell it/trade it back to them.

A-I wouldn't want someone to do the same to me.

B-Id feel dirty.


Agree with above ... sell it on ebay.


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Agree with above ... sell it on ebay.


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Aww just give it back... unless the dealer claims it isn't even the model they use.
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