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    dead battery

    one problem with this lockdown is the car is standing their doing nothing. Thats a problem because ofc the radio/mp3 player is draining power from the battery all the time, its drawing 1 amp all the time.

    I went to start it the other day, battery flat. The music player has two power wires to it one yellow which is a direct feed off the battery and a red which is from the switched side of the ignition.

    The permanent power on the yellow is so it remembers the radio stations you program in.

    So ofc I thought "W'll just disconnect the Yellow ,then it wont drain the battery when the ignition is off, since all the radio stations are spanish anyway....

    However, i was thwarted by some idiots clever logic, if you disconnect the Yellow, the next time you turn it on, at the ignition, it stays powered up. I have no idea how ir manages that but it does. Trying various combinations i arrive at the conclusions you have to break both yellow and red to isolate the power to the radio. If you leave either connected it does odd things

    So i now have a concealed double pole switch tucked under the dashboard that makes or breaks both power lines, so i can isolate it and not get a flat battery....

    i hate technology. Technology is Satans crack whore.



    BTW did you know 'dashboard' comes from medieval coaches? it was originally the flat wooden board the driver put his feet up against, and was there to deflect the mud flying off the horses hooves.
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    Good tip and dashboard who'd a thunk it.

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    Meh, just get out and drive it once a week. Well that is unless your government is tyrannical enough to say you can't even drive.

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    Where did the word "tire" come from?

    On old wooden wagon wheels the metal band around the outside was called a tire.

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    How about the Teamsters Union?

    Where did that name come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuaseMarco View Post
    Good tip and dashboard who'd a thunk it.
    Car guys with a lot of $$$ in their hot rods have been doing that for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    Where did the word "tire" come from?

    On old wooden wagon wheels the metal band around the outside was called a tire.
    They spent a lot of time to come up with a name & got tired & left the d off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    Where did the word "tire" come from?

    On old wooden wagon wheels the metal band around the outside was called a tire.
    In the 15th century in England it was spelled TYRE. You americans spelled it TIRE.

    Theres a good reason for this, concerning an letter that used to be in the English language, called 'Thorn' = prounounced 'th'.

    Thorn was an exclusively english letter. When printing was introduced to Great Britain, Caxton and other English printers used Y in place of (thorn: Modern English th), which did not exist in continental typefaces. From this convention comes the spelling of the as ye in the mock archaism Ye Olde Shoppe.

    SO Y started to replace not only th but eventually also I in TIRE (lacking energy) to differentiate it from TYRE (a wheel rim)

    Since a large amount of immigration to the US has been from the continent the continental TIRE was never replaced with the english TYRE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    How about the Teamsters Union?

    Where did that name come from?

    u-g-P5KJKX0.jpg
    Wonder if Jimmy Hoffa knew that...

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