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Old 08-22-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Help! What is this?

This is mounted on the back of the center console in my newly aquired 98 Mustang GT and has a wire running from it to the floor going under the carpet. A friend, to whom I gave that expensive but unwanted stereo system removed from the 'stang, opined that it was an amp for those large (and again, unwanted) rear speakers. But, no heat sinks! I spent my career in electronics so I know what an amp's heat sinks look like.

The button above it has no function that I can find. I might pull the console innards and play with wires.

Thoughts, anybody?
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:36 AM   #2
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Nitrous?!? Bottle opener and bottle heater and red purge button


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Start tracing wires. All we can do is guess.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:05 PM   #4
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Nitrous?!? Bottle opener and bottle heater and red purge button
I tried to open a beer bottle, didn't work. Didn't work on a beer can either.

That feebly lit red LED in the middle tooth(?) will not heat nothing.

I pushed the red button, then checked all the fluids, the air in the tires and the amount of refrigerant all were normal. Maybe it purges the bad thoughts rear seat passengers get from being squeezed in so tight.

I'll keep looking.
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I'll wait till it is cooler.

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Start tracing wires. All we can do is guess.
At my semi-advanced age I would get sunstroke or heatstroke or worse. I'll wait until cooler weather to go crawling around in that tiny back seat.
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At my semi-advanced age I would get sunstroke or heatstroke or worse. I'll wait until cooler weather to go crawling around in that tiny back seat.
I have a convertible so I can let the top down and clean the back floor board and seats.

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I have a convertible so I can let the top down and clean the back floor board and seats.
My garage is full of stuff and I can't work in the heat and sun. I could find a shady tree and put the top down but I'll wait till the temps come down out of the nineties.

I really should clean out my garage. I put A/C in there when I was building Harleys.

The shameful thing is I was a Navy photographer's mate. You'd think I could handle a cell phone photo.
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I live in the middle of nowhere. Most of my work happens in the middle of the night. I do my best not to sweat unless it is worth it or needed.
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Same here...

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I live in the middle of nowhere. Most of my work happens in the middle of the night. I do my best not to sweat unless it is worth it or needed.
By the time it gets dark here I'm on my second or third vodka rocks.
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That explains the blurry pic. Lol
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I tried to open a beer bottle, didn't work. Didn't work on a beer can either.

That feebly lit red LED in the middle tooth(?) will not heat nothing.

I pushed the red button, then checked all the fluids, the air in the tires and the amount of refrigerant all were normal. Maybe it purges the bad thoughts rear seat passengers get from being squeezed in so tight.

I'll keep looking.
If it doesn't work for opening adult beverages, it is truly useless. Just rip it out......
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Did we ever find the answer to the mystery box?
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Did we ever find the answer to the mystery box?
No. I'll show it to Bob, then take apart everything so I can get it unscrewed. maybe there's a label on the back side.
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I want a better pic.
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No. I'll show it to Bob, then take apart everything so I can get it unscrewed. maybe there's a label on the back side.
Who's Bob?
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Who's Bob?
That adds a new complexity to the thread. A new mystery.
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That adds a new complexity to the thread. A new mystery.
Too much questions....


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Too much questions....


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Has a lot of holes and several lights......I have it......multiple choices for air fresheners. Got any hard questions??
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Has a lot of holes and several lights......I have it......multiple choices for air fresheners. Got any hard questions??
I am going to be impressed if you are right.
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I'm going to revive this thread and ask what the hell was it.
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Who's Bob?
Bob is Bob's Auto in Garden City. He and his crew care for three of our vehicles. The Caddy is still under warranty so the dealer works on it.

They don't know what it is either.
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I'm going to revive this thread and ask what the hell was it.
Because this thing is on the back of the center console and I very rarely drive from the back seat (safety issues) I forgot all about it. I'll make another run at removing it when I get a round tuit.
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Because this thing is on the back of the center console and I very rarely drive from the back seat (safety issues) I forgot all about it. I'll make another run at removing it when I get a round tuit.
lmao, I tend to drive now and than from the back seat alot more leg room. But keep us updated. lol
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I figured it out!

I removed the inner console, which was easy since the screws were missing and figured out how the thing was attached. Unscrewed it and took into the house. I had to carefully scrape glue off the label and and then I took to the internet to find out what the thing is.

Performance Teknique ICBM-920 IR Audio Transmitter With 2 Wireless Headphones...

Search as I might I could not find any headphones. Bummer. I guess they had something to do with the DVD playing stereo that I gave away and the TV screen on the back of the passenger headrest. Got to keep the kids quiet on road trips.

One mystery solved. Thanks for all your comments. I think I attached a pix from an Amazon entry so further info can be found there.

And the red button? It isn't wired to anything, but I'll leave it there to fill the hole.
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One Mustang Evolution mystery solved.

What's next.
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Someone who actually used their back seats? For people??
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Someone who actually used their back seats? For people??
I had a '70 AMX with no back seat. Never was a problem.

I have a '14 Cadillac sedan with a back seat that never gets used.
I have a '93 GMC Sierra pickup with a back seat that was used once.
We have a '99 Bravada with a back seat that never gets used.
I have a '96 Mustang convertible with a little tiny back seat that never gets used.

That's enough back seats. I will try to find a rear seat delete kit for the Mustang.

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It can be quite entertaining at times....
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It probably played a DVD that hypnotized you into thinking you were in the back seat of a Grand Marquis.
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It probably played a DVD that hypnotized you into thinking you were in the back seat of a Grand Marquis.
That's asking a lot.
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I had a '70 AMX with no back seat. Never was a problem.

I have a '14 Cadillac sedan with a back seat that never gets used.
I have a '93 GMC Sierra pickup with a back seat that was used once.
We have a '99 Bravada with a back seat that never gets used.
I have a '96 Mustang convertible with a little tiny back seat that never gets used.

That's enough back seats. I will try to find a rear seat delete kit for the Mustang.

Doncha just love the Internet?
Well, the wife vetoed me removing the back seat of the Mustang because she thinks her brothers are going to visit.

Let's hear from anybody who would rather ride around in the tiny, no leg room back seat of a Mustang instead of the luxury back seat of a mid sized Cadillac sedan.

Side note: I finally got to run full throttle on the Mustang through 4th gear. It is very quick but it is no 556 hp Cadillac. Still, I love the car and get a kick out of rowing through the gears myself. The Caddy has paddle shifters for the auto trans, but throwing around a real shifter is much more fun.
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Remove the back seat and see whether or not she notices.
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ReAR seat delete? She won't allow.

Ever since I bought the Cadillac with asking her first she has watched me like a hawk. One full throttle run with her behind the wheel and she now loves the Caddy. She used to own a '67 440 R/T and a couple of Z28s so she is used to muscle cars.

She'll notice, believe me!
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Unless you're wife is less than 12 (creepy) her brothers are not going to fit in the back seat of a Mustang.


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