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Topic # 210190 17-Mar-2017 11:24
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So I just bought a new car, an import, and there is a funny box in the glovebox.  It seems to be connected to the microphone that is located at the top of the windscreen.  However the car has its own Bluetooth phone connection.  Any ideas?

This also speaks to me when I start the car (in Japanese).


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  Reply # 1742640 17-Mar-2017 11:26
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It's some kind of toll bridge system, I gather.  Can be removed.

 

Link: http://www.go-etc.jp/english/

 

 


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  Reply # 1742641 17-Mar-2017 11:28
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It looks CIA to me.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1742643 17-Mar-2017 11:29
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Mini microwave







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  Reply # 1742644 17-Mar-2017 11:31
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ubergeeknz:

 

It's some kind of toll bridge system, I gather.  Can be removed.

 

Link: http://www.go-etc.jp/english/

 



That makes sense!  Maybe its the car speaking to me, not this device.


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  Reply # 1742648 17-Mar-2017 11:40
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Check this..
http://www.go-etc.jp/english/

 

Looks like an electronic toll gate receiver/transmitter

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1742658 17-Mar-2017 12:02
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Probably more likely to be an antenna than a microphone.

 

 

 

Unless it's built by Google.




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  Reply # 1742660 17-Mar-2017 12:05
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lmnop:

 

Probably more likely to be an antenna than a microphone.

 

 

 

Unless it's built by Google.

 



Yeah, that's a good point.  It just kinda looked like a mic from a Bluetooth phone kit, hence my assumption.

(Note - I haven't YET seen any Google logos......)


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  Reply # 1742663 17-Mar-2017 12:22
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I was looking at japanese cars three weeks ago and also noticed many cars that had those installed.

 

 

 

On one of them had the words "Electronic tolling" or something like that so @ubergeeknz is right.


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  Reply # 1742670 17-Mar-2017 12:29
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They talk to you if there is no toll card in it when you turn the car on.

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  Reply # 1742694 17-Mar-2017 13:12
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I had the same thing, took it out since I have no use for it.






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  Reply # 1742770 17-Mar-2017 14:22
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Yup, automatic tool both payment system.

 

When I took one out of my old car I used the remnants of its wiring loom to hook up another 12v socket in the glovebox which came in handy a few times.


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  Reply # 1742820 17-Mar-2017 16:29
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i was looking for new car to buy and saw this on few of the nissan's. After asking the sales person i came to know that

 

its for automatic toll in japan.





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  Reply # 1742876 17-Mar-2017 18:07
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When it is speaking to you it's telling you that you have not inserted your toll rd payment card which is automatically debited as you drive through the toll gate the aerial sends your cards details which include owners name, address, rego/wof and insurance details then it debits the credit from your account... should any of those details not be upto date you'll have 1 of 2 things happen

 

 

 

1: By the time you get to the end of the toll portion of the road there will be a cop waiting for you to give you a fine

 

2: or failing 1 you'll receive a fine in the mail if no cop is available at the time 


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  Reply # 1742901 17-Mar-2017 19:16
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ETC = Electronic toll card


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