Can I cut this off my truck?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by trukitt, May 17, 2022.

  1. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    No doubt. This is my GPS unit for my dash cam on my windshield.

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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Peoplenet is logging/fleet tracking. And it’s probably still tied into your ECM. I would find where the wires go before I just start cutting them.
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I'd guess it would be multiple wires inside the cable. If you DO cut it, splice the cable open and individually isolate all the little wires before pushing it through, just in case one is powered.
     
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  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    yeah, i'd NOT cut anything off, without fully tracing where it goes.

    you could short out something, you could mess with the ECM........

    you could just use a nylon tie, tie it up and leave it alone.
     
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  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    Cut and tape ends separately then together. Keeps for shorting anything
     
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  7. trukitt

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    Update: I removed the inner wall panels and I traced the wires behind the fridge and continuing forward. There are 2 connections behind the passenger seat under the plastic shroud where the sleeper meets the cab but there are several wires in those connections. I’m not sure if the 2 I’m looking for are there. What I ended up doing was grabbing as much slack as I could and pushed it out the hole in the roof. I had just enough to relocate the bracket to corner the driver side roof.
    Back to the original question; the majority of you believe the black square box is GPS related ( I agree), but still not clear what the curly wire antennae is for. Could be fleet location/communication or a Paccar spy antenna for diagnostics etc.
     
  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Leave it on ... add on feature when you sell.
     
  9. buddyd157

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    it's a short wave antenna for the aliens.

    leave it alone, lest you be probed, via your butt.
     
  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    It's just the antenna package for peoplenet. One antenna for gps, the other antenna for the communications usually some sort of cell phone probably even analog at the time depending on how old a unit it is.
     
  11. simpatico

    simpatico Light Load Member

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    If they don't go to anything you plan to use, I would cut them, tape the ends, and forget about it. I'm a redneck though :D
     
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