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#257063 12-Sep-2019 21:16
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Car model: Toyota Crown Athlete

 

 

 

item:

 

 

 

 

 

 

What this use for?


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  #2316796 12-Sep-2019 21:18
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confirmed:

 

 

 

not for remote control

 

not for radio range expand


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  #2316833 12-Sep-2019 22:02
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Probably for their toll system or something. Get all sorts of whizzy things in imports :D

 

 





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  #2316850 12-Sep-2019 22:21
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It's a microphone so that Japanese people  can listen in a try and learn english or Kiwi.


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  #2316854 12-Sep-2019 22:42
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What happens when you press it?

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  #2316861 12-Sep-2019 23:14
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Unsure if this vehicle has a screen in it, but it's potentially a device which overrides the video-in-motion restrictions - I have seen this on imported Leafs.

 

This is common on JDM cars, watching TV while driving is very popular in Japan.


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  #2317006 13-Sep-2019 09:40
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Some sort of air ionizer/purifier??





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#2317046 13-Sep-2019 10:41
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JoshWright:

 

Unsure if this vehicle has a screen in it, but it's potentially a device which overrides the video-in-motion restrictions - I have seen this on imported Leafs.

 

This is common on JDM cars, watching TV while driving is very popular in Japan.

 

 

 

 

Thank you Josh,

 

Yes the car has a screen in it, and highly likely it's a video-in-motion adapter. I will try to play a video while driving to test this out.  cheers.


 
 
 
 




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  #2317047 13-Sep-2019 10:43
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mclean:

 

Some sort of air ionizer/purifier??

 

 

 

 

Thank you Mclean,

 

probably not, it's a very small device.




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  #2317050 13-Sep-2019 10:44
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Journeyman: What happens when you press it?

 

 

 

Thanks Journeyman,  it looks like a button, but it's not a real button, so can't press on it, it's just a plastic small black box with a red light on it.


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  #2317064 13-Sep-2019 10:54
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Have you checked to see if there is a sign on the back of the car that says 'I just pressed the red light thingy' 😀





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  #2317067 13-Sep-2019 11:00
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Or maybe....

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2317106 13-Sep-2019 11:58
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It's the Toyota Crown Athelete Foot detector.

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  #2317114 13-Sep-2019 12:14
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JoshWright:

 

This is common on JDM cars, watching TV while driving is very popular in Japan.

 

 

Guess that explains their lower road fatality rate than NZ. Watching TV distracts drivers from using tinder and instagram and other cellular driving aids.


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  #2317120 13-Sep-2019 12:30
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xpd:

 

Probably for their toll system or something. Get all sorts of whizzy things in imports :D

 

 

 

 

I picked up a cheap runabout yesterday, it had a toll swiper, a lady blurts out when you start the car, they disconnected it. Tolls or rego? 


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  #2317950 14-Sep-2019 21:48
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I also have one of these in a new vehicle - not a button but has a red light. Keen to get to the bottom of it, may have to trace the wiring if I get a chance.

 

I was hoping it was an in-motion remover but it doesn't seem to be.

 

I have all the toll gear (ETC) as well, which I have muted.


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