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Asked by brent123 - 6 years ago
I have a gps tacking device on my car and need to find it. Could someone please tell me where it might be hidden, so I can take it off and smash it to pieces. thank you
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dhay Level 14 / clinical academic
Answered 6 years ago
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They stick 'em anywhere. Try near the rear axle, or in the spare tyre cavity. You can take it back to the place that fitted it and get them to remove it.

I take it you didn't steal the car!
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araza Level 12 / Student (High School)
Answered 6 years ago
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If you're the type who just may be the victim of undercover GPS tracking (read: promiscuous), you should give some serious thought to this one. This simple cigarette adapter plug-in reportedly "knocks out GPS logging or GPS tracking systems that may be operating in your vehicle," and considering that it sports a two-to-four meter operating range, just about every automobile outside of an 18-wheeler (or limousine) should be covered. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on how much this potential life-saver will cost, but its slated to ship "soon" to the devious and uber-paranoid sects.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/31/in-ca...
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There'd be a few ways of tracking a car -- or, perhaps, its driver -- and GPS is only one. A stalking former husband who murdered one of my wife';s clients a couple of years ago just relied on a network of friends and relations to find the woman.

Once again, if you have any suspicions that your car has been tampered with, you do need to get someone independent to find it or to help you find it, so that there is a witness, and no one can say that you bugged your own car to persecute your former boyfriend.

You really need some legal advice about the entire situation, because what you really need is an end to the stalking, rather than a crash course on modern surveillance techniques.

I know what it's like being a student, so I am not going to advise you to pay out big for a solicitor, but here in Australia there are several provisions for you to find out your entire legal position without being sent bankrupt in the process.

One is what we call a "Chamber Magistrate", who is a court official who can advise you of legal issues in relation to the court's powers, and will help you lodge any processes or even sometimes write you a letter to help solve a problem.

Another is the community legal centre, where a small group of solicitors work together on an income partly paid by the Government. They will help people with legal questions, and refer them to an appropriate legal firm if the problem seems to require a lot of detailed legal work.

A third is a very useful publication known as The Law Handbook, published by one of the larger legal centres, and providing a good overview of NSW law.

I would be surprised if there are not similar provisions in the US, if you look for them.

Your aim would probably be to take out something along the lines of what we know as an Apprehended Violence Order, which would prevent your ex from approaching you, speaking to you, tracing your movements, causing others to do any of these things to you on his behalf, and so on.

I hope you are soon in a position to feel safe again.

http://www.geek.com/forums/topic.php?id=...
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Because of its small size, discrete color, and rear facing magnet, the device can be stowed away in any number of locations ranging from the underside of a vehicle, within the front / rear bumper, rear trunk, front glove box, or underneath a driver / passenger seat. The included LandAirSea Tracing Key documentation explains the effectiveness of the device based on placement outside or within the vehicle.

Both the battery compartment - secured with four screws - and USB port receive protection from water & dirt with silicone seals. Two small LEDs inform the user of sufficient battery power & satellite activity.

http://5thirtyone.com/archives/876
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Good Luck :D
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tberry Level 1
Answered 6 years ago
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some where on your engine!
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nevadahaze Level 2 / Supertech
Answered 6 years ago
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easy to find but cannot understand whhy someone would want to disconnect tracker
you need a cat detector
disconnect battery frrom vehicle and as you move the cat around the car it will beeb when it picks up the separate battery voltage insidee the tracker unit
the unit still belongs to the tracker company and it is illegal to destroy or disconnect
when you discconnect your battery it will flag your car as possibly stolen and they will call to find out
Source expert in vehicle electrics/ecu's
Additional Details added 6 years ago
you can get a cat detector for about £800 but a reputable plant hire/tool hire shop will hire you one for about £20 per week hope this helps
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have read other answers and a cheap one will not detect it as they only draw between 1-2 amps you will need proper machine used by road digging gangs
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psynopsis Level 11
Answered 6 years ago
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Well i can tell you this:

If you think your car is being tracked: Radio-frequency tracking devices can be found by bug detectors, but there’s no high-tech way to expose the GPS devices that can be attached by magnet to your
vehicle. Still, you can seek them out the old-fashioned way [see “Taking the Low Road”].


Since i could not paste a diagram i will give you the link to it, It shows the places where it might be placed you MUST SEE IT!!!

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/20...

Hope this info helps you!!!!
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I read you needed a cat detector i found one on ebay just .99 cents!!!!!

Here's the link
http://search.ebay.com/cat-detector_W0QQ...
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kisay Level 1 / parenting
Answered 6 years ago
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try looking in the trunk sometimes there are holes in the trunk look every where look in the seats under or inside the seats.
Source my brain
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apart71 Level 1
Answered 6 years ago
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WOW!!! looking at all your answers, only one seems to have a general idea of how this works. The cigarette lighter is typically used as the Ground. Cut the wires from here and you have disabled it. If your car is XM or Sirius Satelite enabled the you have disassemble those systems COMPLETELY. These systems can track you at anytime. I do this for a living and assure you that the info I give you is correct. Good luck and hope all works out in your favor.
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khanchiro Level 1
Answered 6 years ago
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Some GPS tracking devices can be mounted in the trunk of a car as well as being mounted under the chassis and under the hood. Before you buy a vehicle, they must tell you if a GPS tracking device has been installed in your car. however, if you lease your vehicle, they do not have to. This came about from a lawsuit filed by a Corvette owner who did not know that he had a tracking device when he purchased his brand new car, until his insurance company used his increased speeding habits tracked through the device, to raise his rates.

Car dealerships can use this to invalidate vehicle warranties.
Source saw this on 20/20 TV show 11/2 years ago.
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hngeno Level 1
Answered 6 years ago
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find a micrrowave sensor with an alrm in the range of 900-1800 mhz.
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shrek Level 4 / Ogre
Answered 6 years ago
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Check out this device that plugs into your car's lighter slot and completely disables all GPS signals within a 5 meter range. It basically sends out a signal that confuses any GPS tracking devices in your car.

http://www.trackershack.co.uk/gps-tracke...

I guess you could also use it to mess with other people's GPS receivers in a 5 meter range, which would include other cars passing by your car.
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