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Hi, I am a new Pilote owner and have a 2017 Sensation G600L. There is a small connector on the dash board to the right of the instrument panel. It has 2 electrical pins in it and I have a small devise which plugs into it (see pics) When I plug the device in the red light flashes on and off.

What is it? I cannot find it referenced in any of the books I have.

Many thanks, Brian
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Hi, I am a new Pilote owner and have a 2017 Sensation G600L. There is a small connector on the dash board to the right of the instrument panel. It has 2 electrical pins in it and I have a small devise which plugs into it (see pics) When I plug the device in the red light flashes on and off.

What is it? I cannot find it referenced in any of the books I have.

Many thanks, Brian
It is part of the Gemini alarm system. When using the Fiat fob to lock the doors and set the alarm whilst inside it allows you to switch the internal sensors off. If you use the alarm fob it has a separate button to switch the internal sensors off. See section 2.2 of the link. [2.2 - SYSTEM ARMING WITH SENSOR EXCLUSION]

http://www.avsgemini.com/user/downlo...uide%20new.pdf

I believe it also when programming the alarm or as part of the emergency disarm. This FB group may be useful for you as a Pilote owner https://www.facebook.com/groups/pilotemotorhomeowners/

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Thanks rayc for your swift reply.

I will print out the manual and look at the FB group.

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Odd we had the same in the last van, and it wouldn't start unless you put it in the socket.
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Funny, we have used the van a couple of time and not even taken the 'key' with us. Just started looking into it today.

Perhaps need to keep it in the van just in case!
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Had you set the alarm when you were away? If you did, without turning off the internal sensors then the alarm would have gone off as you moved about inside.

If it didn't, something's not working.

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Also used for emergency disarming on my Gemini system.

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Had you set the alarm when you were away? If you did, without turning off the internal sensors then the alarm would have gone off as you moved about inside.

If it didn't, something's not working.
Actually, I should be clearer.... I can set the alarm WITHOUT the internal sensors in 2 ways - one by pressing the WiFi-looking symbol on the fob (bottom left) or by inserting the little gizmo you have into the socket on the dash before pressing the normal alarm button (top left).

In fact, the 2nd method was the only one available to me to begin with but it was such a palaver to access the socket when the seats were swivelled that they made the WiFi symbol work - no idea what had been wrong with it before.
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