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Black box with a TD5??

Discussion in 'Land Rover Insurance' started by Flagshiplandy, Feb 1, 2019.

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  1. Flagshiplandy

    Flagshiplandy Active Member

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    hi all,
    I am trying to get insurance on my Defender td5 90 (1999) and as it is my first car and first policy at 17, a black box may be the way forward for cheaper insurance.

    Having rung one particular company I was told I could get a quote with them however once the guy on the phone had talked to their underwriter apparently their black box couldn't be fitted in it.

    Is there any issue with fitting/having a black box installed in a td5? I could understand there being a problem with earlier landys however the td5 has an ecu + obd which I though was all that was needed for a black box.

    Any help appreciated thanks!
     
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    johnlad Well-Known Member

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    Black box is probably designed to work on OBD 2 systems, which the td5 is not compatible with.
     
  3. Flagshiplandy

    Flagshiplandy Active Member

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    Thanks for your answer I didn't realise there was a second version of obd ports. Is there any way that this problem can be solved (i.e. OBD1-OBD2 adapter ?). Cheers!
     
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    Most black boxes work off of telematics / GPS (and thus are standalone) rather than relying on OBD information to work out speed / braking etc. Probs easiest just to try a different company that uses standard tech
     
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    My understanding is that you can plug into lighter port, just google it. My son is on his second year of having black box. Dave.
     
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