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Old 06-22-2010, 08:51 PM
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Default Speed Sensor Location

Installing a Pioneer AVIC-X910BT and I need to tap into the speed sensor to get accurate GPS readings, but I have no idea where it is. Can anyone tell me where it is?
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

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...tap into the speed sensor to get accurate GPS readings....
Huh???????????
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

Ha, too many words or what? The GPS uses speed from the sensor to determine how long it'll take to get somewhere.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

No, not too many words. What you're describing makes absolutely no sense at all. Why would a GPS need to be connected to the truck's speed sensor??
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:31 PM
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My bad.
There is a pink wire that goes from the head unit to a sensor that sends the speed signal. I need to splice into that.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

I understand what you're asking. The VSS circuit is in a wire harness down under the dash, not sure which color (though I think it might be pink actually). What makes no sense is why a GPS would need this.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

Any specifics on where I should look?
It uses the speed with the location signal to get more accurate location details apparently. And it calculates the "Estimated Time Of Arrival" with it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

Nevermind. Did a little more digging on good old Google and found the info. I'm looking to tap into a gray/black wire coming out of the PCM behind the glovebox.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:56 AM
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Default Re: Speed Sensor Location

You may also have that wire coming off the GEM behind the radio

would be on the left side. Little square black box



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