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    Did anyone ever buy one and try it out? How's it work?
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    Another Aproach......

    Hi Guys

    After reading this thread i decided to have a look at the centeral locking system in my magna, what i found was that when the doors unlock one of the wires comming from the controll box would go high for about a second,

    my Carputer uses a fairly basic shutdown circuit and boots once power is applied to the Acc line. once the acc line goes off the computer powers off after about 15 minutes,


    all that i had to do was put a wire comming from the central locking wire to my ACC line of my Carputer, with 2 diodes in in it the first diode was between the centeral locking and the acc line to stop power flowing back into the centeral locking, and the second one was inline in the acc line to stop power flowing back into the ignition line of the car.

    it is very simple and works great!
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    I am so buying one of these!

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    Did anyone ever buy one of the Just Cooler remotes and try it out?
    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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    I may have a source on a car alarm system that utilizes transponder such that:

    Walk within 20feet (adjustable) of your car and the alarm disables, doors unlock, and carputer turns on (plus whatever other relays you want to hook up). NO pressing any buttons required. Just have the remote in your pocket and the car will detect its presence.

    Walk 20ft away and the doors lock, carputer gracefully shuts down (via ATX), and alarm enables.

    Price would be approx. $50 + shipping, including two transponder remotes that have lock/unlock manual-override buttons on them. Use it for keyless entry, alarm, and carputer.

    Anyone interested?

    Thanks,
    Jad

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    Wow. That sounds REALLY cool. Got a link.
    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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    I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not...

    Anyway, I don't have a link because it's a brand new product I'd be getting straight from the manufacturer. I'm just wondering if anyone here thinks it sounds kinda nifty.

    Thanks,
    Jad

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    No sarcasm intended. I really think that sounds cool. Got any more info?
    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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    Okay sorry

    I don't have much info, but I have a quick blurb of a press release that a friend gave me:

    Innovative new product; "hands free" keyless entry system with engine immobilizer, very similar to extended options package on brand new luxury class Mercedes and BMW automobiles. Adjustable range debouncing trigger works in conjunction with transponder remotes to effectively detect the presence of the driver. Simply approach the vehicle and the alarm system disarms, dome lights turn on *, and doors unlock. Move far enough away from the vehicle and it arms and locks the doors.

    -Two compact transponders included
    -Dome light supervision output*
    -Valet Mode
    -System status LED indicator
    -Horn chirp output*
    -Emergency override capability
    * Depending on vehicle, a relay may be needed to make these features work.


    This version that I'm looking at is the most reasonably priced version, and it is by no means cheap. The price is low because only a few relays are built in (a few is all you really need), and the technology is easy to mass-produce. It is not the flashiest system out there, but it definitely gets the job done.

    I'll try to get some more info from the manufacturer, but it could be a week before it trickles down to me.

    Thanks,
    Jad

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    That sounds promising. When you say the most 'basic' type, how basic do you mean? Will it be able to unlock the doors and short the power leads on a mobo? Keep me updated as to any info you get. Thanks.
    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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