Photo: teesee150

Scroll through these pics and see if you can figure it out.

This was accidentally posted to r/justrolledintotheshop last week and since it was off-topic, I chose not to include it in Sunday’s roundup. But I thought it was interesting enough to share here anyway. According to the description that accompanied the photos:

It was just chilling on the frame. No wires going to it. The antenna port had a rubber cover on it. Says air bag sensor but this was a used Yukon with 170K miles on it. Has 4 super strong magnets to mount it. Didn’t have any wires coming or going to it but it looks like it has an antenna port. Under the cover is a mini USB, a couple LEDs and 3 buttons. One looks like a power, one a reset, and one a mode switch. The lights flash different when touching each one. Hooked it up to my PC but the PC didn’t recognize it at all.

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If you enjoy puzzles, this is your last chance to guess before scrolling down for the answer...













It’s not an airbag sensor. It’s a GPS tracker.

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And that website listed on the casing? That’s a fake too, designed to fool the curious who weren’t deterred by the thought of messing with a sensitive airbag system. Here’s an auction listing for a similar item: https://www.auctionsinternational.com/auction/899/item/5278

So, mystery solved... except that its presence raises even more questions for the Yukon’s owner. Very suspicious indeed.