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Analizar la ubicacin del GPS debajo del joyero en el Santa Fe o debajo del tablero

principal. (Usar T-tap 3M)

Unbranded GPS tracker what stuff does it do?

As with most of these cheap Chinese, this tracker is unbranded, but it does have a
model number: TK103A. Features:
has the SiRF III chip-set as used in top branded GPS units (Garmin, TomTom)
highly sensitive. Can decode GPS signals as low as -160dBm
programmable via remote text messages and also local USB connection
remotely disable/enable engine via text message
location reporting at user specified intervals
inputs for door sensors, fuel level, ignition switch and even microphone
outputs for alarm sounder (can connect to vehicle horn or dedicated siren)
Lasts 4 hours without external power using internal rechargeable Li-ion battery
Fitting the tracker
Depending on what features you want to use this can be really easy or a little tricky. Although,
if you have the cars electrical diagrams then it is no problem at all. I downloaded the LDV
Convoy (my van) electrical service manual which shows every circuit in clear detail. I
managed to locate the fuel pump relay (for the engine cut out) and tap into the door switches
for the alarm.
Heres how Im gonna fit this:
1. find a hidden location for the tracker
2. connect to power +12 and ground
3. connect engine cut out relay in series with fuel pump power
4. connect door switches to the door sense input on the tracker

GPS tracker wiring (from user manual). This is all optional stuff but I decided to make use of
the engine cut-out and door trigger

I terminated all the inputs/outputs to a row of terminal block for easy connection and
adaptation in the future
Wiring the engine cut-out

I used the circuit diagrams of the van to find the fuel pump relay. I cut into the fuel pump
power feed (contact side of relay). The tracker engine cut-out relay will go in series with this
existing contact

I scribbled this to show exactly where I put the new relay. Note that the new relay is normally
closed (NC) and will only cut the engine (open) when the coil is energised so should be ok in
the case of relay coil or power failure

I used quick and scruffy terminal block connections

Wiring the door sense alarm

I decided to make use of the door trigger alarm on the tracker since the door contacts are
already there used to turn on the courtesy light.

These switches needed a good clean with a wire brush and WD-40 since operation was

Blue wire shows the new connection from the door switch to the tracker input. Note that the
negative door trigger input is used since the switch goes to ground. I think most door switches
work like this

I soldered the new wire onto existing spade connector.

setting up and testing the tracker
The tracker uses the GSM GPRS mobile network for its reporting and control (two-way
between you and the tracker) and requires a standard sim card with 2g functionality. The
other thing to consider when choosing the sim card is the cost of text messages and the
ability to remotely view how much credit is left. The Giffgaff prepay SIM (UK provider) proved
to be the perfect choice for this tracker since it operates on 2G or 3G no problem and your
account credit can be viewed online.
How to activate the tracker with a new SIM card:

1. register your new sim in a working phone and test it out with a text message
2. put sim card in tracker and send the message begin123456 (without quotes) where
123456 is the default password. Tracker will reply with begin ok!
3. authorise phone (up to 5 numbers allowed) by sending
Here are some of the (not all) tracker commands
Command (by SMS)
set an authorised number

admin+password+space+phon admin123456 07844


auto track at specified intervals

for finite length of time (up to



auto track at specified intervals

for infinite length of time
(minimum interval 20s)



cancel auto track



cut out engine



arm the alarm



disarm the alarm



check vehicle status




This is after calling the tracker. It will

automatically hang up after 4 rings and
send you this message

This is the after sending the status

command. The battery says 100% because
is was connected to a charger. Door ON
means that there is a door open. GSM is the
quality of the mobile phone reception and
oil is the fuel tank level (not connected)

Observations and quirks

1. I noticed when the to power the tracker is removed, the engine cut-out relay
energises. Whether this is an intentional fail safe aspect of the design Im not sure but
it may have the disadvantage of draining the battery quicker than normal. Saying that,
the advantage would be that you would know if the tracker fuse has blown because the
engine will not start not my favourite fuse fail indication but itll do.
2. The other strange behaviour happens when the tracker unit is turned to the off position
and no external power (simulating blown fuse) BUT with power remaining on the coil of
the cut-out relay, something strange happens. The tracker LED remains lit and the relay
will turn on and off at random intervals from 2-8 seconds. Ive been trying to figure out
why this is happening but Ive not decided yet.
3. The other thing I noticed is the switch on the tracker unit itself does not function as a
switch if the unit is connected to external power. i.e the vehicle battery.
4. Something to think about when fitting the cut-out relay option is what part of the circuit
you will breaking. You will be relying on the normally closed relay contacts in normal
operation (de-energised) which means that a sharp jolt may jump the contact (open
circuit) for a split second enough to break an electrical latch. So if you do fit this relay
then I recommend fitting it somewhere in a circuit that does not form part of an
electrical latch.
All in all, this GPS tracker is a great bit of kit for the money (dont be fooled by how cheap it is)
and will give peace of mind when leaving the van in unknown areas for any period of time. A
good buy! China, you did well today.