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Old 05-20-2016, 11:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I was just digging through my car the other day and found this under my steering column. I can't find it online and no one at a shop knows what it is. Is this a performance chip or something? It says "power plug" on it Click image for larger version

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Where does the wire end?
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I tried looking real fast the other day before work and it went waaaayyy up in the wires up above the pedals, so I didn't get a good look. I can take a better look tomorrow
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Ok so impatient me decided to run outside and follow it, two of the wires look like they're grounded and the rest run to this box Click image for larger version

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Performance chip?

Does the thing that says #4 in the first picture pull out?
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Does the thing that says #4 in the first picture pull out?

Yes it pulls out. It's like a little chip
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Try cranking it without it plugged in. It looks a lot like a security system that the previous owner put on my car. It has that little key that lets you crank it when it's plugged in


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Try cranking it without it plugged in. It looks a lot like a security system that the previous owner put on my car. It has that little key that lets you crank it when it's plugged in


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Yep I think you are correct
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Ok so impatient me decided to run outside and follow it, two of the wires look like they're grounded and the rest run to this box Attachment 201239
That box is your actual ignition switch. Your key moves a rod in the column, that moves a switch in that box. The position of the switch tells the car what to do (crank, acc etc). You can drop it (if memory serves) 2 torque screws and then slide the switch by hand through the modes if you want, bypass entirely the key switch. But unless you bypass pats it won't start without a key in the column switch.
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That chip is a security deal. Pull it out and it disables the car. Break the chip it disables the car. It opens the circut in the ignition system so that the car won't start.

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