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#1 dho1977

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:47 PM

i bought a usb socket for my ipod. but it seems the socket in the front stays on after the engine is switched off, which is a pain because i have to pull it out every time i park up.

 

any ideas how the socket can be swithced off?



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:09 AM

That socket stays live for approx 1/2 an hour. The boot socket is permanently live.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

oh ok, thanks for that....i'll test it out tomorrow.....



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:10 AM

Just don't mistake getting in the car to check as an indication that it had remained live!
Opening the door in itself 'wakes' the car up, so would that socket.
I'd use a plug-in device that has an LED indication... so that it can be monitored from the outside... e.g. a USB charger or similar?

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:49 PM

yeah it worked as you said. i have a belkin one with a green led and like you said it woke up again when i unlocked the car......cheers again.....i had a look at the manual too and it said it in there also.....should have checked that first i suppose...but when do us men ever read the instructions....  :D



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:47 AM

Now you can devote a little more in getting your mystery object out of the air vents lol :-)

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

yep, one issue solved..one to go!!



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