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#557822 - 04/02/19 11:18 AM What does this do?
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I have a small rectangular block to the left of the radio in my 2003 Plus 8 (sorry - can't seem to work out how to attach an image!) It is horizontal and approx 25mm x 12mm and black with a black bezel
Looks like maybe a light or switch blank but unlike any others in the car.
Any ideas? [img][img]https://tm-img.com/images/2019/02/04/IMG_0441.jpg[/img][/img]


Edited by jong (04/02/19 01:42 PM)
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#557831 - 04/02/19 12:15 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Could it be the infra red sensor for the radio remote controller?
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#557839 - 04/02/19 12:35 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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It is not a part of the radio, but sits perhaps 12mm to the left of it in the same vertical console/panel
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#557840 - 04/02/19 12:45 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Originally Posted By jong
sorry - can't seem to work out how to attach an image


Instructions on how to post images to TalkMorgan

Give us a shout if you get stuck.
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#557843 - 04/02/19 01:01 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Many thanks - very useful [img][img]https://tm-img.com/images/2019/02/04/IMG_0441.jpg[/img][/img]


Edited by jong (04/02/19 01:34 PM)
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#557845 - 04/02/19 01:10 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: Wirewheel]
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Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Could it be the infra red sensor for the radio remote controller?


I have a remote control sensor which is about 20mm square, or perhaps a little larger, which is wired to the back of the radio and attached to the housing next to the radio with double sided tape.
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#557850 - 04/02/19 01:21 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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switch blank for a heater fan switch??
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#557865 - 04/02/19 02:21 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Hi jong,

Unfortunately you doubled up on the [img] tags as the image icon puts them in for you. This is what it looks like with just the one set.



I agree with Wirewheel and Peter that it's likely an aftermarket wireless remote sensor given manual here
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#557903 - 04/02/19 06:23 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Do a test.
If you have the handset point it at the radio as it is. If radio functions as expected try the next step.
Cover the rectangular box to blank it. Try the handset again. If it fails then the rectangle is a sensor. If the radio works, blank off the sensor in the radio faceplate and try again. There is a chance that there are two sensors, the rectangle being a piggyback to enhance use.
You could also then clear the rectangle bit and repeat the test.
You have thus sussed out which sensor(s) work.
Have you had a look behind that rectangle? Is there any plug/socket/wiring to it?
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#557912 - 04/02/19 06:34 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: sospan]
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No handset, but I'll check if it's wired
Thanks
TBH if it is to do with the radio, it can go.
I'll replace it with a second (accessible) 12v or usb socket.
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#557952 - 04/02/19 08:29 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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From Richards photo I remember our 2004 Roadster had the same heater / stereo box, and the same strange horizontal 'thing' turned out to just be a blanking plug

I think you could spec aircon on export models & assumed it was for an on/off rocker switch, if fitted
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#557953 - 04/02/19 08:31 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: CooperMan]
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Originally Posted By CooperMan
From Richards photo I remember our 2004 Roadster had the same heater / stereo box, and the same strange horizontal 'thing' turned out to just be a blanking plug

I think you could spec aircon on export models & assumed it was for an on/off rocker switch, if fitted


I think you might be right Jon
Looks like a blank the size of a rocker switch
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#558078 - 05/02/19 04:23 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Mystery solved-
It was a blank!
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#558082 - 05/02/19 04:34 PM Re: What does this do? [Re: jong]
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Thanks for the feedback. Always good to know the answer.
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