How to Disable GPS System in Truck

By Palmer Owyoung

Do you work for a trucking company and think that your boss might be keeping track of you with GPS? Do you sometimes speed or want to make longer-than-normal stops, but don't want him to know about it? Then you might want to know how to disable the GPS system in your truck.

Things You'll Need

  • GPS jamming device

Step 1

Find the GPS device and turn it off. The simple solution is to do a quick visual sweep of your truck to see if you can find the device. If you can't, you can use a GPS sniffing device such as the Spy Hawk Pro GPS bug detector, available at SpyAssociates.com. Once you locate the GPS, and if it is a separate device, then it is just a matter of locating it and turning it off. If it's built into your vehicle, then you can sometimes just pull the fuse from your truck. However, in many cases, the device cannot be shut off or is too well hidden to be found. Also, your cell phone can be turned into a GPS tracking device without your knowledge.

Step 2

Get a GPS signal tracking jammer. This is a small gadget that emits a signal that will jam any GPS within a 5-meter radius. This will prevent the unit from transmitting its data so it will appear as if you simply disappeared to the people observing you. The device will block anybody within your immediate area, but will not affect others nearby.

Step 3

Purchase it. The name of the product is GPS Tracker Defense. Although it is difficult to find in the United States, you can get it in the United Kingdom from spywarehouse.co.uk. As of 2009, it costs about $200.

Step 4

Install it. Just take the device and plug it into your truck's cigarette lighter. It will start to work immediately, preventing any GPS unit attached to your vehicle or cell phone from transmitting a signal to the satellite. You will effectiveliy become invisible. Note that any navigation system that you are using will be disabled as well.

Tips & Warnings

  • Note that the FTC is beginning to crack down on these devices due to safety reasons. As of 2009, they are still legal, but this may change in the future.

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