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Old 07-08-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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watching tv while driving

hello, i know its illegal to operate the tv while driving. anyways any one knows how to bypass this?


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Old 07-09-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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I found mine bypassed shortly after purchasing my used MH. Someone had unplugged the TV from the isolated circuit behind the TV and plugged it directly into the 120V outlet near the DVD player.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:26 AM   #3
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I fixed mine so that I can watch the TV while driving using the back-up camera...






Just kidding, Joe
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:42 AM   #4
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Just plug the tv into a different outlet. Of disconnect the 12v wire to the current outlet - it signals that the ignition is on and that causes the outlet to power off.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #5
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I love to watch America's Worst Drivers on television while driving. Who knows someday I might see a motor home on there. If I do I will call you on my cell phone and text you.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
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I love to watch America's Worst Drivers on television while driving. Who knows someday I might see a motor home on there. If I do I will call you on my cell phone and text you.

Before or after you finish your beer????
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Before or after you finish your beer????
.....and your cheeseburger and fries??

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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Great info; wouldn't want to miss Opra or Martha while I nuking my popcorn.
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As mentioned above, the TV is plugged into a special outlet. This outlet is switched to the ignition and goes off when the ignition goes on. Depending upon the age and type of RV, there might be another plug right beside the one the TV is currently plugged into and this will by-pass that issue. If not, and you can relocate the plug to another nearby plug, look for 2 small 12V wires coming out of the plug box. If you are lucky these wires will be connected with a quick connect plug and you can simply unplug this to disable the over-ride. If not, and you are certain you have the right wires, you can cut the hot wire and it will never see voltage again.
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Whats so important on TV that can not wait till you park? What no radio?
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Whats so important on TV that can not wait till you park? What no radio?
The Gadget Hour on QVC !

Got the Laptop on the steering wheel waiting for that impulse buy.
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I keep the weather channel up so I can avoid problems.
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Isn't that why we have cruise control ?
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100% agreement. If it is to entertain the kids, what happened to reading or playing a board game.

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