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Old 08-07-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Forward TV on while driving?

Has anyone bypassed the tv cut off when the key switch is on? How can it be done? I would like to listen to the direct tv music channels

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Old 08-07-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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Yes it can be done lots of people do it however every system is different and I can't legally tell you how to do it but. I could tell you how to trouble shoot a few system to fix the TV being on while driving LOL. Most of them work pretty much the same a relay is added to the 120v TV circuit and when the relay gets power from the 12v ignition it shuts off power to the TV. Many are as simple as unplugging the TV from one outlet and plugging it into another outlet. Some require a fuse be pulled Or as I would point out on older Monaco products if your TV works while driving check fuse 27 in the front run panel. Many of the newer systems have a box mounted to the outlet and the TV plugs into that box the box also has a 2 wire plug from the ignition and if that plug were to fall out the TV would work while driving. Another popular setup now has a special outlet that has ignition power wired into the back of it so if somehow those wires became disconnected the TV would work all the time.

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Old 08-07-2014, 11:08 PM   #3
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I had an 05 inspire and it was a fuse in the box in the bay under the drivers seat. If the fuse were pulled the tv would stay on. The tv switch was the only thing on the fuse.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #4
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What sort of Direct TV antenna do you have? As most must be pointed at the satellite, wouldn't that be hard to maintain driving down the road?
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:07 AM   #5
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Seitz... you can indeed set up the entertainment equipment to run while driving. I run mine at this point off a separate inverter that is direct battery wired.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:21 AM   #6
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I record a playback and listen to it as I drive! No need to point the antenna no need to jump from station to station on my radio. Love the crisp clear sound over my surround system with the TV not even on! If I don't want to run a gen I use a small inverter that will easily run both my TV receiver and my surround for hours.
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i set up the tv in a way that it is independant to any other systems. i can turn it on/off at my will.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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Thank you for the help guys! There was a fuse clearly labeled in the fuse box for tv ignition cut off. Mysteriously the fuse has fallen out and now my tv works!

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