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I just bought the car about 3 weeks ago 1999 boxster and was putting in a XM sat system, when I removed the panels around the radio I found these unmarked boxes? One is a rechargable battery the other is just a black box with what appears to be some sort of antenna hookup and a FCC warning label?

I figure its one of two things 1.Car Alarm system or 2. LoJack? They dont look factory so I was wondering of someone could tell me what they are?

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I just bought the car about 3 weeks ago 1999 boxster and was putting in a XM sat system, when I removed the panels around the radio I found these unmarked boxes? One is a rechargable battery the other is just a black box with what appears to be some sort of antenna hookup and a FCC warning label?

I figure its one of two things 1.Car Alarm system or 2. LoJack? They dont look factory so I was wondering of someone could tell me what they are?

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can you take more pictures? I can see telephone power cord...

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No this has nothing to do with chickens, Nice try.

The grey box is a rechargable battery pack that is wired to the black box, the black box does not have any useful information on it. It has some numbers and a FCC warning label about freqency interference, there isnt any other useful information. The battery has just normal battery warning info on it and states that it is a rechargable battery pack. Everything was bundled together with velcro and stuck back behind the radio area, I had to pull it out to run some wires.

I was thinking that someone might know what a LoJack unit or the Factory porsche alarm system box looks like and could tell me if this looks like one of them.

thanks.

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I called my local porsche dealer and asked about it, they said that it sounds like the a LoJack unit - this would explain the battery backup.

You are absolutly right, You would think they would try put it in a different place instead of behind the radio. They guy I bought the car from never mentioned a LoJack being installed, I guess I should call him and ask about it.

Thanks for the help folks.

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On the contrary - the markings are very useful if you have the FCC label! Check if the unit has the FCC ID - it should be written on the FCC label. It should be of the format:

FCC ID: xxxxxxxxxxx

Just plug the numbers into the first two fields on this form (first 3 chars into first field and remaining chars into second field):

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/cf/eas/r...nericSearch.cfm

and hit search. It'll tell you the manufacturer and some other details.

Thanks!

Shash

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