SJ7 running version 1.18. I've set Car Mode to ON and removed the battery (as suggested by SJCAM staff) for use as a dash cam. Quick Capture mode is OFF. I can see the red car icon on the display showing that I've enabled Car Mode. Problem: With the above settings, the cam does not power on and begin recording automatically when external power is applied. Instead, I must press the Power Button, select Ext Power and press the Record button. However, if I leave the battery in while external power is applied, the unit powers on automatically but I still must select Ext Power and press the Record button. This is a new camera to me. Is there something I'm missing to make the car mode work properly? I've tried various settings using Quick Capture mode with the same results. Edit...see the following post for additional tests and results.