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  • #176589675

    Anonymous

    I recently had a Draeger interlock device installed in my car for the state of Colorado. A few months after doing so I broke my back and had to have an emergency evac back to FL to see proper doctors and have assistance from my family. I had my truck shipped down immediately as I needed to end the lease on my residence as soon as possible. After a few a couple months passed I was cleared to drive. After applying, I recieved a full normal Florida Drivers License. I no longer need the interlock device in my vehicle for this state. My problem arises here. My device has locked out and the compnay, Draeger interlock, has no offices in Florida. Due to my injury and current employment I cannot drive to the nearest Draeger technician located in Georgia. I have connections with a car company and have a very skilled mechanic who is willing to uninstall it for me. He is worried about what will happen to the vehicle once he does so though. Will there be any damage to the vehicle if he uninstalls it? Is there something that will not allow the vehicle to start (ie some sort of kill switch or will it fry my circut board)?

    I have contacted Draeger and asked these questions myself. They refuse to disclose any information even when I tell them I’m going to uninstall it myself no matter what they say. I’ve also contacted the DMV of Colorado and there will not be any reprucussions because technically my paperwork for early release on my license never fully went through. As long as I don’t drive in the state of CO without an interlock device, I will be perfectly legal in removing the device.

    Will there be any computeral or mechanical damage to my vehicle if we uninstall the interlock device ourselves?

    Thank you for your time and help.

  • #176591540

    Anonymous

    cann the compant ask them the way to do it remivingg is nothing more than un hooking there wires thats all and sending back to them be sure to send it return reciept requested and insure it

  • #176596946

    UNCLEDAVE2416
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    cann the compant ask them the way to do it remivingg is nothing more than un hooking there wires thats all and sending back to them be sure to send it return reciept requested and insure it

  • #176591542

    Anonymous

    After having my interlock uninstalled in Gainesville Fla. the next morning my starter began engaging everytime I put the vehicle in park and when I went from park to drive it would kick again in neutral grinding against the flywheel. End result, mechanic is only charging me for two hours labor tops to trace their mistake. My advice,go get a 500.00 p.o.s. to have them install it on–cause theyre gonna screw your vehicle up!

  • #176596948

    stuckout
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    After having my interlock uninstalled in Gainesville Fla. the next morning my starter began engaging everytime I put the vehicle in park and when I went from park to drive it would kick again in neutral grinding against the flywheel. End result, mechanic is only charging me for two hours labor tops to trace their mistake. My advice,go get a 500.00 p.o.s. to have them install it on–cause theyre gonna screw your vehicle up!

  • #176591569

    Anonymous

    Hi

    If you are still wondering about the IID, I took mine out myself and mailed it to NC. No problems, just simple wiring to disconnect. Any mechanic should be able to take one out in 30min tops and that is taking a smoke break in the process.

    I agree with Stuckout about buying a cheap car to put one in. The installers of mine made a mess of my wiring.
    As for your problem Stuckout, I wouldn’t give them a dime more. They screwed up and should make it right for NO EXTRA CHARGE.

  • #176596975

    3yrIID
    Participant

    Hi

    If you are still wondering about the IID, I took mine out myself and mailed it to NC. No problems, just simple wiring to disconnect. Any mechanic should be able to take one out in 30min tops and that is taking a smoke break in the process.

    I agree with Stuckout about buying a cheap car to put one in. The installers of mine made a mess of my wiring.
    As for your problem Stuckout, I wouldn’t give them a dime more. They screwed up and should make it right for NO EXTRA CHARGE.

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