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Old 12-01-2012, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- View Post
You need to tell the car to shut everything off or it just puts the car into 'standby'. I deal with problems like yours on a day to day basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Your Miata also doesn't have half the computers this car has.
Thanks! I did lock it tonight; of course some neighbors saw me and are soon bound to ask "why do you lock your car in the garage?"

You are almost certainly correct but it's poor engineering IMO. My undergrad covered a lot of electronics and the two post-grads degrees included a fair amount of embedded controller work.

Hopefully no trickle charging is needed. $200 and faffing with a laptop every three years is not a huge deal as I enjoy working on cars.
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