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what does the rac trackstar look like

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 10:42
The above please,
I think its this that is draining my proper battery
If the tracker battery goes flat apparently it get a feed off the proper battery
I have found a box around 4" big behind the heater controls, i presume this is the tracker
cheers

Richlaw245
17-01-2009, 10:47
Has it got an aerial coax cable coming off of it with a gps receiver/transmitter on the end of it? Plus there is probably another small rectangle box coming off of it as well for the card authentication if it is a trackstar 5..

grayw
17-01-2009, 10:51
If the system is active Paul, you can get them to service it for a small cost.

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 11:16
Its not active,
Its been on since the car was new, just over 4 yrs
Its a trackstar plus
Will it be ok to take it out,,
Its the only thing a can think of that is draining the battery

grayw
17-01-2009, 11:19
How long do you ave to leave the car before you have starting problems then?

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 11:21
Gray, After a day maybe 2 max,
The battery is in the boot
So have to keep using the isolating switch every night

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 11:30
Has it got an aerial coax cable coming off of it with a gps receiver/transmitter on the end of it? Plus there is probably another small rectangle box coming off of it as well for the card authentication if it is a trackstar 5..

I will have another look in a while to see any of the above mate

grayw
17-01-2009, 11:31
If you are handy with a multi meter you can measure drain on the battery, then pull fuses until you find the system with the drain on it.
Do you have a normal size battery of race type?

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 11:34
Gray, I am crap on cars full stop mate.
I no a man is good though,
Its a big diesel battery, 480 amps

grayw
17-01-2009, 11:56
That's a big battery, I would think a tracker would not draw enough current to flatten it so quickly.

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 12:02
Gray, I give up then, will take a butchers and let you no

tony66
17-01-2009, 12:28
should be a box under centre console,another sim box forward of that -perhaps the one you found,and a circular transponder shoved up under the dash[just below the tax disc holder]
just disconnect it..

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 12:34
Tony, thanks alot will try disconecting it,
Can i disconect it from the box i have found under the console and under the heater controls without going near the tax disc holder bit
cheers

tony66
17-01-2009, 12:39
aye,just trace the power wire back and disconnect

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 12:40
ok many thanks will give it ago in about 1 hours time
cheers again

youngsyr
17-01-2009, 12:42
Northy, can you give the mods a pm and get this thread deleted when you've got it sorted please? :)

Call me paranoid but if I were going to nick an Evo this is the first place I'd look to see if I could find out any details on where the tracker locations might be. :angel:

tony66
17-01-2009, 12:56
tbh i"ve done a bit of of car electical work,but not overly skilled i took one neatly out of a 5 [for re-use] and it took 35mins tops.anyone with a wee idea would be able to remove it easily/quickly without this thread-an evo is such a basic car there aint many places to hide the system.
but i see your point entirely.:smthumbup

H3rmaN
17-01-2009, 17:23
You sure the battery isn't on its way out? Personally I would try another battery before assuming something was draining it.

How old is the battery?

Northy 8
17-01-2009, 17:52
Right took all the tracker off,
Well adamgt did, Many thanks
Will see if the car starts in say 4 days time from now,
Its not the battery had 4 on it now and checked,
The trackers are massive and would take no finding

SwadICE
19-01-2009, 21:31
Trackstars are huge i must say, and thrown in usually unfortunately :( Gaz @ cpp will verify this

Northy 8
19-01-2009, 21:49
Swad, you are not wrong
Tryed the car today, after 2 days and was ok, will leave it another 4 days to test further

rsjohn
19-01-2009, 23:39
Looks like thats 2 of us sorted then paul.

Northy 8
20-01-2009, 07:32
john, it looks that way mate, well happy if it is,
cheers