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Old 05-21-2012, 08:11 PM
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yeah, you're probably right but I just wanted to make him more paranoid than he already is. hahaha

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Awesome response. This makes total sense. I wondered why my 2011 truck was made is 1984 (orwellian reference for the reading impared...)

I think that sensor has something to do with the homelink system. The instructions say to point your garage door remote at the overhead console while holding down one of the homelink buttons. I think the sensor there picks up the frequency of the garage door opener and programs it into the homelink buttons. Just a hunch.
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yeah, you're probably right but I just wanted to make him more paranoid than he already is. hahaha
Yes I am. But I can take a joke.
Looking at other threads it could be a green map light or rearview mirror light sensor. Can test that by covering it when bright lights in rearview mirror.
Onstar has prototypes of interior cameras out there but nothing I know of in use.
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Not great jokes, just jokes.
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I was told when I asked that it was for the auto heat controls if equiped. kinda like a thermostat. Not sure if thats right though just what I was told.
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The manual said to look there for a flashing red light when I was programming my garage door opener with the homelink. After a few tries and obviously no red light, I noticed that the EVIC was doing the programming. So conspirasy theories aside I believe that it is a vestigial remain of homelink evolution.
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I was told when I asked that it was for the auto heat controls if equiped. kinda like a thermostat. Not sure if thats right though just what I was told.

Correct - if he has the auto climate control (or even potentially remote start), it is an infrared thermometer.
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So did we ever figure out and confirm what this indent in the overhead is that looks like a camera?
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ROTFLMFAO!!!!! Can't believe I missed this thread!


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Well, of course it is. It's so the insurance companies can tell if you were drinking and driving, watching DVDs, getting a little passenger love, texting while driving, using the phone handset instead of the hands free system, even just eating a burger or whatever. It's also tied into the anti theft system, when someone tries to steal the truck, their picture is taken and sent thru the black box wireless network to the local 911 department for further identification. This is a way to help bring insurance cost down for them and for customers that have to pay for accidents they don't get into or fraudulent insurance claims.
This is also a legal way to track drug dealers. There is an air sniffer that has been modeled after the smelling sensory glands of a dog. It can pick up the scent of 99.9% of the drugs available. When it senses the drugs, your picture is taken along with the longitude and latitude coordinates of your location and sent to the local 911 department thru the vehicle wireless system. Don't try to disconnect it, there is a sensor on the trim panel that will take a snapshot of your trying to remove it and that is a federal crime, worthy of 3-7 years in a federal prison.


But really, if your installer is totally curious about it, have him take the bezel down and unplug the camera while wearing a mask and you could tell the feds that someone was trying to steal the truck.
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some night, turn on your key, hold a white piece of paper up fairly close to the overhead console & then move it down towards your lower center dash

When it is pitch black outside, sit in your drivers front seat with the key on, so your lights are on & look at the center of your passenger side window
There is that green light reflection, that bugs me to no end, as i drive at night

The temperature sensor for your climate control, is hanging by your grille, drivers side, about in the center
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The conspiracy theory aspect of this thread is even spookier if reading while rolling across the Arizona dessert at 0430.
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