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Unread 03-31-2014, 02:10 PM   #1
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What is it?

I just bought a 1998 TJ 4.0 with the AX15 trans. The interior carpet is removed and there is a clearish plastic box velcroed to the transmission tunnel right behind the shifter. I am not sure what it is for or whether it needs to stay. It seems fagile and if it needs to stay I want to tuck it up under the dash. So what is it and what does it do? This is a Saharah if it matters.

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Unread 03-31-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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I have never come across anything like that before, but then I have never had that exact model either.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 02:47 PM   #3
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If it's velcroed it's not OEM. A pic might help.
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Unread 03-31-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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Does the Jeep have an alarm system?
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Unread 03-31-2014, 03:41 PM   #5
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Pic would sure help. Sure not OEM.I would guess someone velcroed an alarm motion sensor to the transmission tunnel. (seen a few clearish models). Good central place for such sensor
Could be a hostile and easy to find place for a boomerang (lojack). (and they are not clearish).
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Unread 04-03-2014, 08:57 AM   #6
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So here is a picture from the interwebs of what I am talking about. My interior is stripped and rhinolined so I have no idea what the thing infront of the shifter (towards the fire wall) is.
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Unread 04-03-2014, 09:25 AM   #7
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So here is a picture from the interwebs of what I am talking about. My interior is stripped and rhinolined so I have no idea what the thing infront of the shifter (towards the fire wall) is.
You mean the thing that's pretty much obscured in the picture by the shifter and too far away to read any of what appears to be writing on it?
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Unread 04-03-2014, 09:27 AM   #8
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The picture shows what I believe to be a passenger airbag disable switch.
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That thing in front of the shifter is the passenger airbag on off switch.

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Unread 04-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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You mean the thing that's pretty much obscured in the picture by the shifter and too far away to read any of what appears to be writing on it?
Thats the one
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Unread 04-03-2014, 11:49 AM   #11
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Thanks guys, thats what it is! Ok, so that is something that should indeed stay, I will just put the module in the glove box.
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Unread 04-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #12
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The picture shows what I believe to be a passenger airbag disable switch.
Which wasn't available on '98s as far as I'm aware. My brother's '00 has one, though.
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It's for turning the passenger airbag off if you have little people in the front passenger seat. Whether it's something that should stay is dependent on your need to carry little people up front.
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Which wasn't available on '98s as far as I'm aware.
That's what I thought, but it clearly says airbag disable switch on it. Im not sure why the original poster didn't see that????
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Unread 04-03-2014, 11:58 AM   #15
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I just reread the post. That is not a "clearish plastic box"
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