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    Disable Auto-On Feature?

    I looked through the menus and couldn't find anything. I'm using the new 2008 Xenarc 700TSV screen - plugged into the cigarette lighter (NO, I'd like to KEEP it that way, thanks!) and I was wondering if there was a way to keep the damned thing from turning on every time I start my car. It's just extra wear and tear on the screen, since I don't always boot my carputer. Thanks!

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    wire it to the computers +12v line of the PSU if you have the room (enough amps on the 12v rail).

    Or put a relay on the cig lighter but it will look even more ghetto then what you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    wire it to the computers +12v line of the PSU if you have the room (enough amps on the 12v rail).
    Like I said, I'd like to just keep it on the cigarette lighter. I've got enough wires running under the center console as is! If there's no way, I'll just live with it I guess.

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    1 little wire versus ghetto looking seems like a no brainer decision in my opinion.

    But what you want needs another input for control. So if you do it off of a relay or a microcontroller, you need 1 more input telling it when to turn on. 1 input means 1 wire. So no matter what you do, you will have at a minimum 1 more wire to run.

    And guessing from your username, you have a mustang. Well if I can fit all my cables (shielded VGA and USB, 2 sets of 4awg wire, 4 sets of 8awg wire, and 8 speaker wires) into a single plastic channel down the side of the car, I can pretty much guarentee you have space for a single 10awg or so wire to where your psu is.
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    How about an inline switch?
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