so yea..... turns out my car cigg adapter had a fuse in it.... ".5A"
LOL, whats the quick fix? (until its hard wired, of course) DENTYNE ICE GUM WRAPPER wrapped around the fuse. provided enough current to power that sucker right up!
Thanks to all who emailed me and helped out!
feel free to AIM me "lessthanchris1" to talk about your carputer stories or just laugh at me.