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    Find someone in australia that needs something from the US and trade!
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    If you ever make it work, please let me know, I'm gonna let you "beta test" it
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
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    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
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    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
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    ok guys think simple with this one...
    the power button on an atx comp(assumeing thats what you have, if you dont use the schematic already provided) is only a momentary switch
    simply use 2 relays, one hooked up so that the power from the lock wireing will pass thru it when it is in a normal state, this relay will be in the energized state when the ignition is on, thus disableing the feature if the car is started and you unlock the doors. but anyway... after this realy run another relay from the first one that simply energizes with the unlock signal tapped from the door lock this closes the contacts on the mobo where the switch was, or where you tapped the wires... thus the computer thinks you just held the power button for 1 second, or however long your doors try to unlock themselves, also with this option, if set up correctly in the bios you should be able to hit unlock agin, without the car iginiton on, and the computer should shut back down. If you just dont understand e-mail me jstiltner@buc.k12.va.us
    and ill send you a schematic of what i mean
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    Darmie is the bomb!

    Using the info from that swell website, today I was able to "create" an AUX output on my OEM keyless entry system! Now both my doors open with the first "unlock" press, and a separate line pulses 12V briefly with the second "unlock" press. I don't think I'll have any difficulty in using the 12V signal to boot my computer.

    Thanks!

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    This Schematic will simulate you pressing the power button every time the door either locks or unlocks, in this way you could have your computer startup when the doors unlock and shutdown when the doors lock, however this is a dumb system namely it doesent know what state the doors are in, so if you turn off the computer while driveing and you get out and lock the doors guess what... your computer boots, then it shuts down when you unlock them... however when the acc line is hot, ie the car started or in the accessory position, you can lock and unlock the doors without affecting the comptuer.
    if you think you can deal with that then here ya go
    Justin Stiltner
    Truck :1993 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L
    System : Pioneer HU and Factory replacement speakers
    Puter :Pentium OCed to 133Mhz and win 95 with a whistler power inverter and crystalfontz 20x4 lcd(soon to be motorized) and winamp
    Comms Gear: Cobra 25WXST, K40 whip, Silver Streak 175, Radioshack Hyperscan Pro-2045
    95 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS: FOR SALE!!! $4000
    95 Egeal Talon Tsi AWD: Project car boostin 15 psi.

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    Here is the one to use if you only want to simulate yourself pressing the power button when the doors unlock, this one also has the acc line feature.

    theise dident turn out as simple as i had hoped for.. but they should work.... aaron's idea might be better for your application, however its your choice, the size of the relays shouldent be a problem, any realy should be able to carry the current.
    Justin Stiltner
    Truck :1993 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L
    System : Pioneer HU and Factory replacement speakers
    Puter :Pentium OCed to 133Mhz and win 95 with a whistler power inverter and crystalfontz 20x4 lcd(soon to be motorized) and winamp
    Comms Gear: Cobra 25WXST, K40 whip, Silver Streak 175, Radioshack Hyperscan Pro-2045
    95 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS: FOR SALE!!! $4000
    95 Egeal Talon Tsi AWD: Project car boostin 15 psi.

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    Originally posted by Mxyzpltk
    Darmie is the bomb!

    Using the info from
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    Thanks!
    More than welcome. You all on this board haved helped me with my questions and concerns, glad to offer a little back. ..oh its good that my hobbies are related, ...I love cars and computers.

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    ATTENTION, I've found a place that will sell this to us gringos here in the US of A. And only 20 bucks too!

    http://www.cablesaccessories.com/gh_PA-RC-168.html
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
    Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
    - 128MB RAM
    - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
    - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
    - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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    Originally posted by bombboyer
    ATTENTION, I've found a place
    That is great!!
    Uh, it mentions a Infrared Computer Remote Control but has an antenna on the unit?? I would believe it's radio operated. Which is a plus since the remote sensor needs to be somewhere on the dash...

    Thanks for your finding! Now, if I only can get it in my shuttle 24..

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    It's definitly the RF one, they just mismarked it. It has an antenna, and looks otherwise just like the Just Cooler product, even the same remote. Let me know how it works out for you.
    Silver 1999 Nissan Pathfinder!
    Completion: [*********-] 90%
    Everything working! Mobile MP3s ROCK!
    LEFT TO DO: Improve power on circuit, fix slow boot time

    - 550mhz PIII on Abit BH6
    - 128MB RAM
    - 40x4 Backlit Character LCD
    - 17 key numeric keypad - Repainted buttons
    - 2.1GB laptop drive for OS
    - 4.3GB drive for MP3s

    http://www.mp3car.com/usersites/bombboyer/ Redesigned, new pics!

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