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I didn't see this little rectangular box in the owners manual. It looks like it was stuck on under the dash. Who's spying on me? LOL! :)
Vehicle is a 2019 RTL-T
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Not OE. If you bought it new, likely one of the several add-on anti-theft systems popular among some dealerships; if you bought used, no telling at all.

Yer gonna have to poke around and look for wires to a module with a label.
 

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Not OE. If you bought it new, likely one of the several add-on anti-theft systems popular among some dealerships; if you bought used, no telling at all.

Yer gonna have to poke around and look for wires to a module with a label.
I bought it used. Wire goes behind the plastic, not to a visible plug in.
 

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Funny you mention that because I was looking for the brake controller plug in and couldn't find it. It doesn't look like a brake controller though.
From the left hand ODBII diagnostic port the brake controller plug is straight up 6-12 inches. Gray 4-prong connector. Many brake controller manufacturers make pigtails to plug directly into it with no splicing.
 

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Thanks guys. At least now I know it's not OEM. now the investigation begins...
 

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From the left hand ODBII diagnostic port the brake controller plug is straight up 6-12 inches. Gray 4-prong connector. Many brake controller manufacturers make pigtails to plug directly into it with no splicing.
Thanks found it. It looks a lot different than the youtube video I watched. I already bought the controller and adapter wire. Now I know where to plug it in!
 

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It’s a testosterone detector. Green means your all good.

If someone gets in or near the truck, it changes color to match the level of testosterone needed to compensate for not being in a Ford, Dodge or GM truck.
 

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A 2020 Toyota Tacoma owner called in to the local radio "Troubleshooter" show with a very similar question. He could not figure out what the "extra box" and wires were for. The Tacoma has been having erratic starting issues. He complicated things by attempting to install a remote start system in his vehicle.

The dealer stated that they did not install the "extra" box, and that they are not responsible for the starting issues on the truck. The consumer thinks he is getting the run around by the dealer. No one as of yet, have identified the "extra box." I know it's a really convoluted story. Sorry no "radio" pics.

So far, the choices submitted by "experts" are:
  • Brake controller, installed by consumer
  • Anti-theft device, installed by dealer
  • Dealer installed device that tracks the vehicle for the lienholder in case the loan become delinquent
  • A dummy box which "tricks" the thief into thinking if they remove it, they are free and clear, but in reality the real anti-theft box in further up into the dash (submitted by auto electric specialist)
I'll update this post if I ever hear what the outcome was.
 

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Someone on an Audi forum posted the same question back in 2012, but didn't get an answer. The device in their photo appears to be identical to yours except their bottom cover is missing.


An internet search leads me to believe this is a GPS tracking device installed by either a dealer - possibly under the direction of a leinholder.
 

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Someone on an Audi forum posted the same question back in 2012, but didn't get an answer. The device in their photo appears to be identical to yours except their bottom cover is missing.


An internet search leads me to believe this is a GPS tracking device installed by either a dealer - possibly under the direction of a leinholder.
I suspected something like that. This car used to be a lease that was in an accident and sold as rebuilt. There is no lien holder on it now but it's probably a holdover from the original lease. I still haven't been able reach the origination of the wire. I sure would like to get rid of it though
 

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I wonder if I could just cut the wires?
There's risk in that if it is some sort of theft-deterrent device / system - simply cutting wires might disable your vehicle or have other unintended consequences.

My advice is to just tuck the green-light-module up behind the dash if you don't want to see it or go to the effort to properly remove everything associated with whatever it is. YMMV.
 

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Yeah, that looks like a KARR alarm system that has been disabled.

How do I turn off the Karr alarm?
To do that, first disarm the alarm so the light pod is not blinking.
Then simply hold the button on the back of the light until the light turns solid.
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Once the light is o
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n solid, the alarm is deactivated but the keyless entry will still work.
 
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