How to Remove a GPS Disabler From a Vehicle.

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Introduction: How to Remove a GPS Disabler From a Vehicle.

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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.

Step 2: Locate All Components

Mine had 5 wires.
One wire was the GPS antenna or (eye) that needed a clear shot to the sky. I followed the wire to the top of the car and removed the top plastic trim around door.
One wire was the GSM antenna. It was located next to the eye.
One wire connected to the red wire on the ignition to provide power to the device (there is a battery in the device itself)
One wire to vehicle ground.
The two relay wires that wired into the black wire to the ignition.  When the device is "activated" the relay breaks contact with the black wire on your ignition key switch and your car wont start or turn over.

Step 3: Remove Components

*Warning* remove the negative cable off your car battery.  This device will broadcast that the vehicle has no battery power.  It has a tiny rechargeable battery that will last approx 3 days.

Easy way to remove the components is to disconnect the antennas at the receiver and pull the eye or antenna part.
I did it the hard way at first and kept it connected and the eye part got stuck trying to fit itself through the tiny gaps in the frame.

Step 4: Fix Your Ignition.

Now that you have the device removed reconnect your ignition wires.
The black wires should be connected together.
The guy who installed the device damaged the red wire and i chose to remove the damage section and reconnect it.

Reconnect the battery terminal. While everything is still open start your car.  If you did everything right it should start right up.

Step 5: Re Assemble Your Car

Put the plastic trim pieces back together and carry the Medusa inside your house to show your wife.

Step 6: Why?

Why I did this.
My wife purchased this vehicle from one of them "no credit no problem" car lots.  In the industry they are called "Buy here pay here" places.
We have had the car shut off a couple times when we were in-between blessings.  They promised us once we made the final payment that they would give us web access to the car so that in the event it is stolen then we could disable it ourselves and see where its at. They never did so there was no incentive to keeping it in the vehicle.

Here is a picture of the inside of the device.
There is a GSM module w/SIM card to connect to cellphone towers.
A rechargeable battery pack to power the device when the battery is removed from car.
Relay to control power to the ignition.
AT MEGA chips
GPS module.
Judging by the traces it looks like it hooks up via USB but i'm no expert or anything.
The system can be bypassed by jumping a wire to the two blue wires.

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159 Comments

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fouadzanana
fouadzanana

4 weeks ago

Hola a todos, gracias por estos comentarios.
Resumo muy rápido mi historia...
Compre un BMW serie 1 a una persona y 2 dias después fue a la policía a declarar que le robaron el coche y 1 semana mas tarde el coche ya no arranca ni nada. Lo llevé a la casa de BMW me dijieron que mi coche comprafo tenia un rastreador con GPS que impide el arranque a distancia. Bmw no se quería hacercar al dispositivo (solo me ubicó donde estaba)
A dia de hoy no conozco nadie que me lo pueda desactibar o desinstalar.
Gracias por vuestras respuestas.

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greg7671985
greg7671985

Question 2 months ago on Step 6

So to bypass just put a jumper wire to the two blue wires does that mean it will crank but the car place wont know its running

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septemberreece78
septemberreece78

Question 4 months ago on Introduction

I have removed the modbuz tracker and the car will start but won't go out of park n I have no power windows,locks or radio

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Jock311
Jock311

1 year ago

Just a heads up for anyone thinking about removing one of these. You signed a contract for the gps when you bought your vehicle. By removing it you void your contract and your vehicle will be repo. In some states your vehicle will be repo plus you will still have to pay the remaining balance owed on that vehicle.

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hishattia81
hishattia81

Reply 6 months ago

I purchased a GMC terrain from the auction and seems like that time pass still on it what shall I do to start my vehicle it's just cranking but not starting

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tate513
tate513

1 year ago

My wife purchased a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. She was 3 days late on her payment and they disabled the car remotely. In the contract it states that only if she is 11 days late can they disable the vehicle. We made the payment and they enabled the switch but now our jeeps sentry key remote module isn't recognizing our key to the jeep. Had to pay $265 for a lock smith to come reprogram our key. I have tried finding this gps switch under the dashboard and steering column and can't find it anywhere. Is there anywhere else they can be hidden?

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Tazzi Kisses
Tazzi Kisses

1 year ago on Step 6

I ran into this blog by searching the removal of GPS on my 2012 Cruse. Only now I keep blowing a fuse every time I try to start the car. (Problem still exist to date). What I wanted to say is when I thought about the comments to the reason why dealerships, car loan companies and alike install them to assure payments are respected and protecting their own financial losses.... I thought yeah ok, but think about the good part of having gps in a car or even on your phone. Such as Waze. They can track you but really don't give a crap about you or where you are or what you are doing, unless a red flag indicates foul play on your part. Think about when your car is used if your kid steals it and runs away, or anyone steals it, think about how the law can use your cars GPS to catch criminals, keep your car from being started. Most criminals would rather steal a car first and use the car to pull off the illegal plan they set off to do. Later ditching the car. All Im saying is it can be and has been helpful locating wrong doers as well. We paid to put those satellites. towers, etc.. to provide us with bluetooth, internet, wifi, cellular networking, every kind of wireless communication you can think of. We are part of it no matter what wire you disconnect on a spectrum of technology today. The only way to become undetected is to not have a device in your life for locating you. No wireless camera door bells, no cell phones, no new vehicles, no computer, no email address, no keyless entry, no burglar alarms, nothing with any type of computer components, no Smart TV, watches... I can go on forever.... Take everything away from your life that you spoiled yourself with and maybe just maybe you can go on living not being paranoid that they are watching you. Oh and quit your job... Now you were saying?

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JamesS729
JamesS729

1 year ago

Great work, shame the law is on their side... my girlfriend had her car shut down, for being one day late on the final third of her payment. How do you make payments, if you can't get to work? Think about that 5star Auto dummies...

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johnmorgan5152
johnmorgan5152

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

Where would I find the pass time so I can remove the thing from my car

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Meowington204
Meowington204

Answer 1 year ago

look under the stirring wheel take panel off and. Look I’m there for a box thingy inseen them
They say pass time on it. But to disconnect the battery from your At first. More on utube.

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CatT22
CatT22

1 year ago

Sure wish I had known this when I purchased my vehicle. It became repossessed today.
I'll sure know better in the future!

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benwaka1
benwaka1

Reply 1 year ago

How do I get someone remove my for me ?

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gddavis2454
gddavis2454

5 years ago

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?

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GpsRemovalServices
GpsRemovalServices

Reply 5 years ago

Yes.. We have techs nationwide

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Moeadams0079
Moeadams0079

Reply 3 years ago

may I have your contact information. I'm in NYC and need a tech to remove mine on a VW passat

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BrandiH26
BrandiH26

Reply 4 years ago

Got any techs in Denver?

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JuanH63
JuanH63

Reply 4 years ago

Are you in orlando