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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:20 am 
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G'day guys,

Need some help in identifying what this little black box is!? :oops:

It lives in the radio compartment ( see pics in my gallery if the one below
does not work!) and does not effect the car starting / running or any of the elec's from working :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?:

I disconnected and took it out, and the car started as normal, and all lights wipers etc... worked fine! I followed the wires, but lack of time (and paitence) saw me having to race in and ask you guys b4 hittin the hay for 2nite!

There's several pics in my gallery, showing as much detail as possible. Please take a look and advise to what it is - if you can!?

I'd love to move it somewhere else - it's s**t me where it is now! :(

As always - THANKS HEAPS! :D :D :D

Cheers - Matt.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:09 am 
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I cant read what it says on the front. Does that give away any clues at all?
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:24 am 
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Nice looking falcon, but by the looks of it its just an adjuster. Does your car have electronic brakes for a trailer? It MIGHT be the adjuster for that, though i doubt it. Would you be able to write down what it says? I can read the writing on the right, but not the left. Says something along the lines of increase LSS adj, and decrease ctr adj, but im not familiar with the three letter acronyms :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:02 am 
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Yeah Matti - here you go:

Found this pretty quick - just googled Rostra Controls, the URL gives it away obviously. They do make a bit of gear.

http://www.rostra.com/cruise-control.htm

Your system may be electric or vacuum - there's downloadable install instructions for both, you should be able to figure out which one.

Hope the rest of the system is still there . . . . :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:03 am 
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it sort of reminds me of an amp with them blue and red turn things on the back.
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:11 am 
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Is it possible to follow the loom it was plugged into and see what else is connected to it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:58 am 
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i think it records what happens before a crash :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:16 pm 
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bentfairmont wrote:
i think it records what happens before a crash :lol:


If the black box is indestructable why not make the whole plane out of it.
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:18 pm 
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no idea
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:47 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
bentfairmont wrote:
i think it records what happens before a crash :lol:


If the black box is indestructable why not make the whole plane out of it.

Um, coz its not indestructable, nor is it black lol!
Whod want a bright yellow/red car with flashing beakons on it n have it make your car weigh 6x as much if the entire car was made of it, they are heavy as.

The black bo you found, no clue - could be anything, aftermarket alarm to stereo to trailer aid; anything lol, follow those wires! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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twirqurky wrote:
bentfairmont wrote:
i think it records what happens before a crash :lol:


If the black box is indestructable why not make the whole plane out of it.

some of them get quite beaten up and they can't recover the data...

 

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Thanks guy's - I knew I'd get the answer here from someone! :D :D :D

Funny thing is, the cruise isn't actually working! I might have to play with that box!


snap0964 - Thanks for your research, and also for the link! I may even be able to download the user manual for it!?


Cheers - Matt. :D
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:15 pm 
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u sure can, you have a model 16R rostra vacumn controlled cruise control kit

http://www.rostra.com/cc-250-1176.asp you should be able to follow this link to it's page otherwise it's easy to find on thier site.
Trouble shooting should be a piece of cake now. and i don't know who the dits was who left it hanging in the radio compartment, but im sure thats not how they recommend you install it...

 

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Happy wrote:
twirqurky wrote:
bentfairmont wrote:
i think it records what happens before a crash :lol:


If the black box is indestructable why not make the whole plane out of it.

some of them get quite beaten up and they can't recover the data...


Geez like a 747 hitting the ground doesnt?

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Um, coz its not indestructable, nor is it black lol!
Whod want a bright yellow/red car with flashing beakons on it n have it make your car weigh 6x as much if the entire car was made of it, they are heavy as


Why call it black then? (I didnt know it was heavier)
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FPV05 wrote:
Thanks guy's - I knew I'd get the answer here from someone! :D :D :D
Funny thing is, the cruise isn't actually working! I might have to play with that box!
snap0964 - Thanks for your research, and also for the link! I may even be able to download the user manual for it!?
Cheers - Matt. :D
No probs Matti - at least a couple of people actually read through the thread properly . . . .

 

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