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TimmyB 06-27-2009 02:29 PM

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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Scottina06 06-27-2009 03:37 PM

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.

White WK Swagga 06-27-2009 04:18 PM

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...

mjl2610 06-27-2009 05:36 PM

Re: What is this black box found in my dash?
 
Ooo a treasure chest with a million dollar bill i spect...

mjl2610 06-27-2009 05:42 PM

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...

Scottina06 06-27-2009 05:42 PM

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

TimmyB 06-27-2009 06:48 PM

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.

LTrainGC 06-27-2009 06:52 PM

Re: What is this black box found in my dash?
 
It is the transmission control module.

mzh29 06-27-2009 07:13 PM

Re: What is this black box found in my dash?
 
Siemens makes just about everything electrical from relays to breakers.

robpp 06-27-2009 09:55 PM

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

Originally Posted by LTrainGC (Post 24119)
It is the transmission control module.

X2, i think thats correct.

ducks unlimited 06-27-2009 10:00 PM

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

Originally Posted by White WK Swagga (Post 24004)
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

LTrainGC 06-27-2009 10:08 PM

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

Originally Posted by ducks unlimited (Post 24232)
its a edr i have one too

According to the part number that is on it, it is a TCM.


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