There are green boxes can be seen around the area, which are called Junction Boxes. You can wiretap these boxes to reveal the hidden items and collectibles on the minimap. In order to wiretap these boxes, first you need to complete Story Mission: “Smack” and you also need three TL-49 Fuses; it takes three fuses to wiretap one junction box.
Now look for a untapped junction box on your minimap, go near it and press ”X” button to start wiretapping the box.
TL-49 Fuses are scattered all over New Bordeaux. They are mostly found near trashcans, but they can also be found in underground passages or high on building rooftop ledges. Go out of your way to pick up as many of these as you can. It takes three fuses to wiretap one junction box.
Now start tapping the box, first Rotate the Left Control Stick until a green highlight bar appears along the white circle covering the junction box. Move the control stick until you achieve the smallest green bar possible, and then press “X” to confirm the sweet spot. Now that a very small green bar is locked onto the circular white prying indicator, a much larger green bar appears in its place. The smaller the green sweet-spot bar you lock, the larger the pry area in this second step will be, and the slower the prying needle moves, making it easier to execute the break-in.
Now, the very thin white prying needle bounces across the white circle from the right to the left. Stop the needle in the green bar by pressing “X”. After you close the doors, a green light on the fuse appears inside the junction box indicating that box has been wiretapped.
Now you can see the enemies and hidden items in that area on your map. Once a junction box has been wiretapped, the collectibles in that sector are revealed as blue blips. The following is a breakdown of the junction box and collectible totals.
- 89 Total Junction Boxes
- 161 Total Collectibles
- 50 Playboys
- 33 Vargas Paintings
- 30 Album Covers
- 12 Hot Rod Magazines
- 31 Communist Propaganda Posters (there are only 8 unique poster styles)
- 5 Repent Magazines