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Old 05-28-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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I was thinking about putting a toggle switch that bypasses the battery or starter and hiding it out of site under the dash or inside the glove compartment (since it's lockable). A truck at my work got broken into and hot wired, so that's my reason for thinking about doing this. Considering I almost never have the top or doors on I am worried about that happening to my beloved TJ. Anyone ever tried anything like this? Better ideas?

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Old 05-28-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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could use something like that and just disconnect the wire that gives power to the ignition switch. that would be enough to deter 99.999% of thieves (remember, there mostly morons). other than that you could use a solenoid kit to disconnect the battery completely but you would loose your radio stations every time and i dont know how much the computer would like it.

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Here are some ideas from another forum.

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Old 05-29-2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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I was thinking about putting a toggle switch that bypasses the battery or starter and hiding it out of site under the dash or inside the glove compartment (since it's lockable). A truck at my work got broken into and hot wired, so that's my reason for thinking about doing this. Considering I almost never have the top or doors on I am worried about that happening to my beloved TJ. Anyone ever tried anything like this? Better ideas?
i would think your best bet would be a toggle switch between the ign switch and the starter solenoid
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:58 AM   #5
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Here is the proper circuit to interface with. I did not use the magnetic switch. I used a standard relay and toggle switch. I have two switches inside the vehicle.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
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Here is the proper circuit to interface with. I did not use the magnetic switch. I used a standard relay and toggle switch. I have two switches inside the vehicle.
Did you have a picture that was supposed to be attached. I am interested in seeing how this should be done correctly. I surely don't want to have to reset my stations every time I use the switch.
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does anyone know a link to a thread that has step by step details on how to do the kill switch I really want to do one but not sure where to start thanks
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #8
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Id say put an inline switch with a fuse in the fuel pump circuit. Thats how I did mine. Its great, they go to start the vehicle and it runs till the fuel runs out of the injector rail... like 5 seconds. You will hear them trying to crank it after that, and can come out and greet them...
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:18 PM   #9
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Id say put an inline switch with a fuse in the fuel pump circuit. Thats how I did mine. Its great, they go to start the vehicle and it runs till the fuel runs out of the injector rail... like 5 seconds. You will hear them trying to crank it after that, and can come out and greet them...
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Re-wire the circuit a bit. Put in a double-throw switch in the fuel pump circuit. Route it from the pump to your horn when the switch is thrown. When they try to start the Jeep, the horn blows and no fuel flows.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:47 AM   #10
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Did you have a picture that was supposed to be attached. I am interested in seeing how this should be done correctly. I surely don't want to have to reset my stations every time I use the switch.

Sorry.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:41 AM   #11
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I was thinking about putting a toggle switch that bypasses the battery or starter and hiding it out of site under the dash or inside the glove compartment (since it's lockable). A truck at my work got broken into and hot wired, so that's my reason for thinking about doing this. Considering I almost never have the top or doors on I am worried about that happening to my beloved TJ. Anyone ever tried anything like this? Better ideas?
Need to interrupt the solid yellow wire under the steering column access panel.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:48 PM   #12
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Need to interrupt the solid yellow wire under the steering column access panel.
is it the heavy gauge wire that terminates into some dome shaped thing under the steering column or is the the smaller gauge wire that is wrapped in a cluster of other wires with black electrical tape?

Any one have a picture of this wire on an 04 TJ?

Can you tell how much I would suck as a mechanic?
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thin yellow wire clustered with all the others, typically wrapped in a bunch of electrical tape to make a bundle.
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i have killswitch attached to the starterr.. jeeps a vegetable when the toggle switch is on.. i have switch in center console on corner hidden... it works very well..
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I set it up last night and it works like a charm. Took maybe 30 min because of the tight space I was working in. It will keep the stupid criminals out and will stall the smarter ones long enough for me to find my .45
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Can anyone post a picture, drawing or diagram to this yellow wire? I can not find in on my tj. Thanks in advance.
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I would like to see a picture of this yellow wire as well? Is there a certain size switch/ wire that I should use?
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Go to the link in my post. The diagrams for the ADE wire are there

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