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>I have a gps/ignition interlock in my car that was installed by one of those places that fixes your car and gives you a title loan for the repairs. I can see the gps on my car under the dash. It usually has a red light that stays on all the time. Recently, I noticed it went out. Is it still working?</p>
If I have GPS on my car from a small car lot can they cut my car off for a missed payment?
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....?
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>
<p>Top <br>Car GPS Navigators</p><ul> <br><li><strong>1.</strong><strong>Garmin n&uuml;vi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable <br>Bluetooth Vehicle GPS - <a href="http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B00AXX0JOQ" rel="nofollow">http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B00AXX0JOQ</a></strong></ul>2.TomTom GO LIVE 1535M 5-Inch Bluetooth <br>GPS Navigator - <a href="http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B005LMWPYG" rel="nofollow">http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B005LMWPYG</a>3.Magellan RoadMate RV9145-LM 7-Inch <br>GPS Navigator - <a href="http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B007CRWQ0Q" rel="nofollow">http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B007CRWQ0Q</a>4.Bushnell Nav 500 3.5-Inch Portable <br>GPS Navigator - <a href="http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B000JCNPO2" rel="nofollow">http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B000JCNPO2</a>5.Garmin n&uuml;vi 52LM 5-Inch Portable <br>Vehicle GPS with Lifetime United States Maps - <a href="http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B00HEGP40E" rel="nofollow">http://astore.amazon.com/auto-partsstores-20/detail/B00HEGP40E</a>
<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?
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?
Yes.. We have techs nationwide
I was looking for the paperwork i signed but can not find the GPS paperwork that was supposed to be given to me
The dealers will make you sign it but will always forget to provide you a copy
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
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>
Once you own the title, the whole sheebang is YOURS to do with what you will :-) <br> <br>So... I wonder what the 'plan' on that sim card is. <br>Nice that you now KNOW the chip... should aid in reverse engineering the code for your own nefarious uses. I'm going to do an educated guess, and say that 10 oin connector thingie is a jtag connector. <br>When it's cracked, might make a nice &quot;track the kids driving habits&quot; device. <br>Or even &quot;crooks stole my car, and THIS is where it is&quot; for police recovery.
i dont have an unlocked cellphone to test the sim card, but i did put it in my phone to mess around with it and the phone started to have problems staying on. <br>Crooks know about these devices so it wont stop a hard time criminal but it will catch the high school kid who is stealing cars during lunch. <br>The device itself is not a bad idea, the company that made it says you can put up a GPS fence and it will alert you when the car is outside its area. <br>Its a really simple concept. A homemade device can be more discretely hidden, use real automotive wiring so it will blend in with the ignition wires, hook up to the power door lock relays and you can have your own police bait car. Or if you lock your keys out or something.
<p>I have retrieved one of these from a bmw in a near by pullapart. It appears to have nearly the exact same chip as my arduino mega 2560 only difference is this one is 8 bit. Im curious as to what you ended up doing with yours. Im currently researching information to use this device for a project. Imetrik doesnt have alot of info on the complete device for understandable reasons but i was able to find data sheets on the 3 main chips in the device. Im glad to see im not the only one that wants to hack this think : ) ... If your interested im starting a thread on reverse engineering it. I hope to here from you.</p><p>http://www.electronicspoint.com/threads/need-help-reusing-imetrik-car-gps-remote-shut-down-circuit.268170/</p>
<p>The Mega2560 is an 8 bit controller.. If you are not aware of this, please don't give information to other beginners.</p>
<p>i havent done anything with it. its still in a box at my house.</p><p>It will be October before I can get to it with other stuff in the way. I will bookmark that page, it looks like there are some smart people on there.</p>
I have ford mondeo 09 plate anyone no wer it is and how to get it out pls,thanks
So pretty much i can just disable the unit and hide the car and good luck to them finding it? Lol
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I have a 08 Hyundai accent that has the disabler on it and trying to see how to remove it .
I have one of those and want to put in a new car battery if I disconnect the battery will it mess with that or can I just switch the battery
<p>it has a battery built into the board. you should be able to disconnect your car battery.</p>
<p>Just remove power wire and battery and connect two relay wires together no need to go through any more and can be easily reconnected</p>
What are relay wires and how connect them.
<p>Get a electrical radio noise generator that operates around 1.45Ghz and is a part 15 device (and thus legal) mount the device next to the GPS antenna with a couple of suction cups. Now the unit has no valid GPS information and thus no information on your movement or location and the micro processor refuses remote disable signals because of possible danger to traffic.</p>
Will this work if the car has already been shut off<br>
<p>This could be used for extortion too. &quot;We know you've paid off the car, but we think you should buy our $1000 super extended warranty. We've already billed you. And you're overdue.&quot;<br></p>
I paid for the device. It's my property. I can do as I please. The had me to pay 500.00 to install it.this was mandatory. This device does not belong to the company. I paid for it up front. Can they hold me responsible.
<p>are you still making payments on the car? </p><p>If you are and you disable the device then they may be able to repo your car.</p>
Found new wires that lead to battery. Can I disconnect these wires to disable the gps cut off mode.
<p>Is there any way to just disable the super load beeping to let you know that you are a day late? I got a payment extension until the 10th but I hate hearing that LOUD beep that lasts like 1 minute every time I start my car. Is there a way to just disable the beep without removing the entire system?</p>
<p>if you pop the case apart you could desolder the piezo buzzer from the board its a round plastic thing or you could break it in some other fashion.</p>

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