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Old 07-31-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Cut off switch on starter?

Has anyone used a cut off switch on their starter instead of the battery? The proximity of the positive cable would allow a switch to be placed in the tub easily. If so, please post pics.

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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Lots of folks on the YJ page were putting in kill switch to prevent theft.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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That's my fear. One of our locals had his stolen from a busy parking lot at a mall here. I can figure this out myself, but I always like to see how/if anyone else did it
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you can put a switch on multiple things- ignition, starter, fuel pump, or ASD. there should be a ground wire on the e-brake bracket thats for the fuel pump (not sure what else it grounds though). you disconnect that (through a switch) and it wont start. but you could also put one on the starter wire as well. not sure which wire right off the top of my head though. if you did it for the wire going from the key to the relay, one could simply jumper the relay i think, and bypass your switch
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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There was a guy who did the kill-switch method, thief watched him, and flipped the switch back on. If i were to do a kill-switch, I might find a way to lock it in something or protect it somehow. Or you could try a quick-disconnect wheel by Grant, but they're upwards of 100+ just for the hub.
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i'd just go with a keyed switch or a magnetic switch. hide it behind the dash, hold a magnet to it to operate it on or off, keep the magnet on your keychain. no one would ever know.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:57 PM   #8
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Does anyone know where to get a magnetic switch? Or how to set it up?
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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Its my intent to use a floor mounted dimmer switch (retro gm) and wire it inline to the starter or (i like the fuel pump ground, gotta look into that! ) In one position the contacts would be closed, click it once they would be open and would not start. Put it on the floor it looks like a dimmer switch and thieves would not notive your foot tapping it. I saw these new in Jegs catalog for under 15 bucks btw
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:15 AM   #10
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Seen a episode of Gearz with Stacy David a while back that goes along perfectly with this thread. It also mentions a magnetic switch as brought up earlier. Some good little tricks in this video.

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These things are that easy to hot wire or do they break the ignition cylinder? I noticed while trying to chase down an electrical problem that it looked like someone had been yanking on the wires under my dash and wondered if someone had attempted to steal it and didnt have enough time or something. Two of the plugs were removed from where they should have been. The one that clips on the steering column and I think the one for the blinkers and wipers...
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These things are that easy to hot wire or do they break the ignition cylinder? I noticed while trying to chase down an electrical problem that it looked like someone had been yanking on the wires under my dash and wondered if someone had attempted to steal it and didnt have enough time or something. Two of the plugs were removed from where they should have been. The one that clips on the steering column and I think the one for the blinkers and wipers...
They peel the column at the collar just below lock cyl section. I'd electrically disable it.

Has a sweet Black Chevy shortbed stolen from the grocery store on sunday morning. As soon as I went in the rolled it up on a rollback and left ( per the guy smoking on the porch...

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