Jeep Patriot Forums banner
1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Administrator
Joined
·
8,212 Posts
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).

Automotive design Motor vehicle Fixture Automotive exterior Vehicle door



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.
 

·
Registered
2014 Sport 4X4 FD2 Off-road, Falken Wildpeak A/T, All weather & convienance group, EVIC, ATC, Hitch
Joined
·
2,384 Posts
I've never seen anyone add wired internet to a car before... interesting. I would trace the wires to see where they go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
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).

View attachment 96972


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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
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.
 

·
Use the SEARCH feature
Joined
·
1,758 Posts
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!
 

·
Registered
2017 Jeep Patriot (MK47)
Joined
·
1 Posts
Although it looks like a RJ11 (see previous posts), I know that some GMRS/ham radios use RJ45 similar connectors for the remotes (microphones, push to talks). It could be the previous owner had that installed!

EDIT: Saw the picture of the connector, definitely RJ45. Midlands MXT line of GMRS radios use that for the remotes: MXT575 MicroMobile®Two-Way Radio
 

·
Registered
2014 Sport 4X4 FD2 Off-road, Falken Wildpeak A/T, All weather & convienance group, EVIC, ATC, Hitch
Joined
·
2,384 Posts
Since we're all guessing, I'm gonna guess that a previous owner had to use the manual shifter release and managed to lose the cover plug, so they just stuck in something that fit. And that it's not hooked up to anything.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top