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This instructable will show how to remove a GPS Disabler from your vehicle.

Warning: If your car is under lien, the lienholder may flip out when you disable the GPS.  That is their protection to make you pay your bills or take your car if you default.

I used:
Screw drivers to remove the trim under dash.
pliers/wire cuters
wire connectors

Step 1: Locate device

We were notified when we signed the contract that there was a device present somewhere on the car.  They said it was hidden and we would never find it.
I located the device using several key facts:
The device needs a clear shot to the sky to receive the GPS signal.
The device needs clear shot to receive and broadcast its status signal (through GSM)
The device works by interrupting the starter signal. (Therefor located near the ignition)
Humans are lazy and complacent.

Gain access to the underside of your dash and look for anything out of place.  Look for new wiring, new electrical tape, wires that are "thicker" than thin stock wires" and wires that go off to the roof of the car.  You are looking for a plastic device thats about the size of a deck of cards with two wires running into the ignition wires.
Don't be afraid to remove electrical tape and zip ties, but be careful not to break or cut the thin wires that belong to your car.
<p>It is definitely a good skillset to have to be able to DIY some car hacks. However, should you experience any problems with your car one eventual day that require servicing, I think your extended warranties might be forfeited as you have modified the original condition of the car which is similar to breaching the terms and conditions. You might then need to fork out additional costs visiting any other workshops.</p>
<p>it only came with a 30 day warranty from the stealership</p>
I was looking for the paperwork i signed but can not find the GPS paperwork that was supposed to be given to me
<p>OMG I am having the same issue because I know for a fact that I did not sign up for this device. It wasnt even on my car when I purchased it. I took the vehicle back because my seat warmers werent working and when they pulled my car back around they handed me the remote and a small brochure about the device. I have requested this contract twice in 2 different occasions, still havent received it. It has to be something that can be done. I know for a fact that I did not sign anything for this device. I would not have even taken the car.</p>
The dealers will make you sign it but will always forget to provide you a copy
<p>I am happy to find this online.</p><p>My sis-in-law car was just repo, in new jersey.</p><p>at almost midnight. such cowards. she was only late 1x. for 49 days only and yet SANTANDER rip-off bank,company sent a towing service to get it. </p><p>Now, i know next time and she will do it, disconnect the GPS device fro her lien-vehicle.The dealer lied by saying,&quot;oh this car has no gps tracking your every move so go head and buy it.&quot;She fell for it. SH didn't know...&quot; and now? Mechanic told her in nj he will for only few bucks disconnect it for her if she want,and she will be doing it if she even get the car back,she was already approve for another vehicle with a better bank. etc. who is not being all secretive and deceptive. THANKS for this awesome site.</p><p>adios</p><p>justine in north central nj</p><p>Montclair</p>
<p>Well, here's the deal, no matter how much you think the bank is ripping you off, they did not twist your sis-in-law's arm to make her sign the contract of agreement, yes, some high risk loans, or even regular loans fall prey to exorbitant interest rates and conditions. There is no late policy or I'm only late once at 49 days policy, if you're late, you're late, and 49 days late is a large chunk of time. One missed payment with that much time out could put you in default. 15/30 days late will already get you a blot on your credit report, and that red flags the bank. Always read your contract, and if you're going to be that late notify the creditor and make some type of restitution in that 49 days. Asking for instructions on how to remove the device implies you will try to hide the vehicle or take it out of the state if in default, which in many states will subject you to the laws governing such matters. There is no law preventing the dealer/bank from installing this device to ensure recovery of vehicle if the if the loan goes into default. It will most certainly get you a call from the bank or lienholder telling you to re-connect the device or they will charge you for tampering with the device and demand you re-connect the device. It could also put you up for immediate repossession. My vehicle has such a device, Do I care? No. Why? Because I make my payments on time. everytime, and if I think I'm ever gonna be remotely late, I'd be on the phone with the finance company. Remember, this device is not only in the vehicle to protect the payment policy, but to help locate the vehicle if it is stolen. Use your noggin.</p>
This guys a cop. Period!
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<p>Do not tamper with this device!! On some vehicles it may disrupt other electricals in the vehicle rendering it unstartable after removal or disconnection. Some newer devices have a battery backup in them should the vehicle's battery need replacement and will keep broadcasting, but they will also send a signal indicating disconnection from its main power source, the vehicle's battery, or tampering should such an event occur. This device is not only in the vehicle to protect the lienholder, but to disable and locate the vehicle if it is stolen. If the vehicle is paid for, feel free, but if the vehicle is under lien don't screw with it. </p>
I have a 2006 VW Toureg, the dealership installed the device when I bought it. Some guy named Junior, came and installed it on the lot. It took him over an hour to install. Does anyone know how to remove this thing?
Yea
Yes.. We have techs nationwide
where is a tech capable of finding and removing one in new jersey?
I have a 2014 Hyundai Elantra any ideas where to start looking for the gps locator
<p>any idea where to start on a 2011 f150 ford to locate disabeler</p>
Could someone call me &amp; coach me through it ?
Where would a starter diabler be on a 2012-15 madza
Where is tha starter disabler. And gps located on a madza 2012-14
I'm quite sure there's some local electronics that will remove this for cost
any local electronic shops that will remove it
If I have GPS on my car from a small car lot can they cut my car off for a missed payment?
<p>Yes Thats One of its main purposes</p>
Will they repo my car if I disconnect the device in order for it to start?
<p>Uh yes most likely. Seeing how the only reason they would activate that to turnoff would be because your behind on your payments.</p>
Will they repo my car if I disconnect the device in order for it to start?
Will they report my car if I disconnect the device since it doesn't want to start?
Matthatter,need help a.s.a.p.! '04 grand am gt. Found the component for GPS location &amp; shut-off. It is a plug in unit mfg'd by passtime. Once unplugged,it stopped the inevetible beepeing when starting &amp; shutting off the car...which wires would b the correct wires to cut to get the vehicle to start again ? &amp; why do I continue to hear a low-grade clicking noise n my door speakers even w/the radio off....?
Matthatter,need help a.s.a.p.! '04 grand am gt. Found the component for GPS location &amp; shut-off. It is a plug in unit mfg'd by passtime. Once unplugged,it stopped the inevetible beepeing when starting &amp; shutting off the car...which wires would b the correct wires to cut to get the vehicle to start again ? &amp; why do I continue to hear a low-grade clicking noise n my door speakers even w/the radio off....?
Matthatter
Any info on 2015 viechles where the gps might be located and what color type of devoce should i be looking for with or without blinking lights on it?
Be careful if following these online instructions. We get calls all the time from people using them and tuen their vehicle fails to start. Dealers are also hooking them up to disable other components when tampered with. Be careful!
Have a 02 escalade with imetrik gps making payments on time even when payment ist do car turns over but wont start can hear fuel pump kick on green light flashes meaning im good can the gps still be defected
Hi I have a question about the disengagement device and GPS if I disconnect the device is there anyway that the company won't know I disconnected it
<p>I have a 2004 gmc yukon and the dealer put this device in my car. The car is paid off and the dealer has close down. The device strarted going off again and the next day it would not start. I started to remove the device and got the part where they cut my starter wires to hook up the device. The connected the cables again but the car will not start. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? I removed the two cords that were tied to the started wires and connected the started wires but it would not work. Anything suggestions ? </p>
<p>ok i have a 2005 grand am that this device was put on by the finance company. to make a long story short my husband was in an accident and the car did not have the coverage to be repaired. we went and bought another car and stopped paying on this one a year later they still have not repoed the car but they did charge it off on my credit report. does that mean i am good to remove the device because we would like to get it repaired to start using it again.</p>
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<p>Good tutorial lesson. I saw some of the Top <br>Car GPS Navigators</p><p><strong>1. Garmin n&uuml;vi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable <br>Bluetooth Vehicle GPS - http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B00AXX0JOQ</strong></p>2. TomTom GO LIVE 1535M 5-Inch <br>Bluetooth GPS Navigator - http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B005LMWPYG3. Magellan RoadMate RV9145-LM 7-Inch <br>GPS Navigator - http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B007CRWQ0Q4. Bushnell Nav 500 3.5-Inch Portable <br>GPS Navigator - http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B000JCNPO25. Garmin n&uuml;vi 52LM 5-Inch Portable <br>Vehicle GPS with Lifetime United States Maps - http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B00HEGP40E
I have a 2004 and found the device but when I disconnected it the car wouldn't start what do I do
We just had to do this because it shorted out and they told us it wasn't their stuff that was the problem. But after 4 days of buying parts and wasting time, we located their device blinking under the dash and disconnected it, the vehicle started fine.
I have a 2010 nissan versa where will the gps tracking device may be?
Does anyone know where to look to find a GPS tracking device on an infinity m35?
If i were to remove the GPS disabler while under lien, would that be a criminal offense that is punishable?
No it would not
<p>maybe it depends, i would either; 1 take the cable just off the starter wire and deal with them tracking it, 2remove it and destroy it and also claim that you didnt know what it was, 3 remove it and put it on an old beater car you dont own. </p><p>if your worried id recomend just disconnecting it from the starter wire</p>
I have an 07 Nissan altima, I couldn't find the device under the dash, but I remember the guy having the dash disassembled, I also saw him under the hood, I found under the fuse box that the Red wire and Black wire were cut and taped to other wires, I connected them back together, and bang! Car cranks up. Called the company to make a payment but the person under my account was out for a couple of days, I probably should have waited but I have to get to work, plus I was only 4 days late.
Will this work if the car has already been shut off
Yes
I was looking for the paperwork i signed but can not find the GPS paperwork that was supposed to be given to me
<p>I had one in my 07 titan got into a wreck [not my fault ]hit back of my truck drove it home next day driving hit pot hole went into store came out truck wont start called the company towed it to shop financer said I had to pay to get fixed I said your after market junk u pay they said no who should have to pay I ended up paying $250 they paid $250 cause a wire fell off</p>

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