Interference of LCD in a car

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  1. keimic

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    I am trying to fit a 16x2 character LCD in a dashboard of a car and drive this LCD using the PIC16F877. The LCD works fine and displays all the menus according to the switches pressed while the engine is not running. When I start the engine the LCD freaks and starts displaying various characters which don't make any sense. I am using a 7805 Regulator to drop the voltage from +12V to +5V and all supplies are taken directly from the battery. Also I made a suppressor from the coil +ve terminal to ground because I thought it would solve the problem of interference but it remained the same. Does anyone have any hint how to solve this??
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    Please see the Terms of Service (links to the TOS are at the bottom of every page), section 6, which reads:
    Since your project is installed in an automotive environment, your topic will be closed when a Moderator sees it.

    Sorry, but rules are rules - and the rules are not open to debate/discussion.

    There is a partial list of other sites where you might get support for your project on this thread:
    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=54400
     
  3. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    This thread will be closed now.

    Bertus
     
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