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It's not factory, the place where it's mounted is the access hole for the shift lock release.

Just taking a wild guess here, but there was an option for a remote USB port inside the glove box (pic below).

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Open the glove box and see if there's a cable plugged into it.

Someone might have added the connector to the console to make it easier to access, though it's an RJ45.
 

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I've never seen anyone add wired internet to a car before... interesting. I would trace the wires to see where they go.
 

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It's not factory, the place where it's mounted is the access hole for the shift lock release.

Just taking a wild guess here, but there was an option for a remote USB port inside the glove box (pic below).

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Open the glove box and see if there's a cable plugged into it.

Someone might have added the connector to the console to make it easier to access, though it's an RJ45.
 

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Hello. I have a 2007 Compass that has this connector in the car. See pictures. Does anyone know what it is for?
It's hard to tell from your picture, but it looks like a telephone line connector (RJ11), versus RJ45, is that correct? You can do a lot with wires, they don't necessarily need to be used for intended development. This looks like the previous owner was "commed-up" as a mobile comms outpost. Connections stay, equipment/cords leave when operator departs the vehicle, just one guess from many possibilities. Maybe you can make use of it, keep us posted.
 

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It's hard to tell from your picture, but it looks like a telephone line connector (RJ11), versus RJ45, is that correct? You can do a lot with wires, they don't necessarily need to be used for intended development. This looks like the previous owner was "commed-up" as a mobile comms outpost. Connections stay, equipment/cords leave when operator departs the vehicle, just one guess from many possibilities. Maybe you can make use of it, keep us posted.



Pretty sure it's RJ45 and for sure no idea why someone would.
 

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That's where you connect to other Jeeps for the LAN party! Kidding of course.

That is interesting. I'm not familiar with anything that would require that jack added to the vehicle. And I'd think the twisted pair wiring behind it would have a lot of interference. If you decide to investigate let us know what you find!
 
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