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    I use those standard plugs too. I just took the male end from an old ATX power supply and hacked a power cord for the female power wire end. Easy... and the female end is protected so it won't short on something in the trunk when it's not connected.

    I have a separate 4 pin molex connector (from PSU hard drive wires) for powering my screen (12v) and dash usb devices (5v), which I hacked up a 3-prong extension cord to connect to my front devices. I have yet another wire (interal cd-rom audio wire) that connects to my reset switch via thin speaker wire.

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    Thanks for the idea crooper. I just cut up some old parts and got exactly what I needed. It works out perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbean_phillip View Post
    @ NisLo: You have 2 males there?
    As I do. Wrong picture .
    The plug pictured is the wrong one.
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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    This worked out great. Much easier. I also want to say that I use an FM Modulator and the (fuzzy) noise coming from the idle computer has decreased. I'm not sure if it is the plastic or what but there must be something preventing the interference from escaping the wires.

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    I should add that I simply cut off the back plate of my original micro atx power supply, and kept the power switch attached to the plug. It cuts off the +12v line to kill power to the computer completely. Very useful. I used it as a valet switch until i installed a more convenient (glove box) one on my rem line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silv3rman View Post
    This worked out great. Much easier. I also want to say that I use an FM Modulator and the (fuzzy) noise coming from the idle computer has decreased. I'm not sure if it is the plastic or what but there must be something preventing the interference from escaping the wires.
    You might try putting a separate ground wire on your fm transmitter to reduce the fuzzy noise. The plugs might be better shielded or something, or the wire is routed better.

    Glad to hear that my plug solution worked for you. They're cheap and ubiquitous.

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