How do I remove an insurance black box from my car?

I used a black box insurance company because they offered me a pretty good rate, but I'm not sure I love their coverage. I'm thinking of switching insurance to a traditional provider—but I don't know where they actually put the box, and I'm pretty sure i need to move it before I can switch. How can I remove the black box?

Eric Schad · Answered on Oct 12, 2021
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Good for you for making the switch to a provider that fits your needs better! Removing the black box, also known as an car insurance telematics box — especially in the U.K. — can vary in ease and simplicity. Here’s how to get started:
  • Locate the black box. It will likely be in your dashboard or behind the glove box.
  • If it’s behind the glove box: Removing the black box will require you to take the glove box out.
  • If it’s in the dashboard: The process is decidedly more difficult. In most cases, you may need to take your car into a repair shop or call the insurance company for instructions.
Since you’re considering a switch to a new car insurance company, you might want to shop around on Jerry to make sure you get the best deal for the coverage you need. We’ll get you customized quotes instantly so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works for you—and we’ll even help you switch! That way you can just focus on getting the box out of your car, and we’ll help take care of the rest.
Good luck with the removal, and with the switch!”
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