Removing cop wiring

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Removing cop wiring

Post by Mich2112 » Thu May 12, 2022 2:42 pm

I am in the process of finding my own PPV. I was wondering what people are finding when they clean these cars up. I’ve heard of cut wires and wondered if that’s true. I am looking at a 2014 and replacing the console with an SS console and covering the shifter hole with a 3d printed tray I have seen.

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Post by elc32955 » Thu May 12, 2022 11:26 pm


It varies from agency to agency as to what is done during vehicle decommissioning and prep for sale. If you search & read some of the topics here you'll get a pretty good idea some of the range of things that have been done to these cars. Some are pretty decently done by people that care with the agencies, others are done by prison inmates, others are done by contractors in which the performance is a crapshoot.

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Re: Removing cop wiring

Post by HoldOn SV » Fri May 13, 2022 1:52 am

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Re: Removing cop wiring

Post by bstoner » Fri May 13, 2022 2:13 pm

My car was a NJ transit so it did not have a lightbar. It had lights in the back window and strobes in the taillights. They just cut the wires in the console when they removed the radio and cut the wires at the rear shelf when they removed the lights. They left all the wiring and everything in the console. I took apart some of the interior and removed all the extra wiring. I also removed the extra battery mount and wiring to reduce weight.
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