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Old 01-13-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Ipod mini with Boxster 03

I am using Ipod Mini with Itrip in my 2003 Boxster. I mounted on Rearview mirror using magnetic cellphone holder. I think the FM antenna is located in front windshield. I live near Los Angeles area and I have not had any major problem and it easy to view the screen and control the Ipod mini.
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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DLO Transpod

I'm actually using the DLO Transpod in my car. It's not the perfect setup but it is what it is. Haven't had any reception issues - I use 87.9 frequency.

One question to anyone out there using these cigarette lighter adapters: Does the car continuously supply power to the cigarette lighter even after I have pulled out the key and locked the door?

I'm just wondering if it's okay to leave my adapter plugged in overnight or even for a week at a time if I don't drive the car - just in case it drains the battery and I can't start it.

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Old 01-16-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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im pretty sure that the power goes out when you pull the key, my phone doesn't charge in the car unless the key is in.
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:42 PM   #4
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On my 97, the power stays on even after the key's been removed. I have to manually turn of my V1 every time I leave the car if it's still plugged into the cigarette lighter.
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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2001 Boxster

Sorry but I forgot to add that it's a 2001 Boxster.

I know for sure that my transpod continues to have power even after I've pulled out the key but I know that the car kind of "powers down." after about a minute after I've locked the doors.

Can anyone help confirm something for this model year? If not, I guess I'll have to do more experiments.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:52 PM   #6
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Not that this helps, but in my '05, the power does not go out when I pull the key. I have to manually turn off power to the Escort and the Garmin when I leave the garage at night.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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The lighter is hot all the time on a US 986. Otherwise Porsche would be selling those battery chargers that plug into the lighter for nothing.

On a UK car however all bets are off.
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:58 AM   #8
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Thanks

Guess I'll have to remember to pull my adapter out each night. It's quite a hassle, though. *sigh*
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