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Old 11-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Kill Switch Location

I called my insurance to go from liability to full coverage and they said they couldn't do it due to the vehicles age unless it was financed. I worry about walking out of the store and it being gone so I think I am going to wire up a kill switch.

Has anyone found a good location that is hidden yet easy to operate the switch? I thought a few ideas might help. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Try a new insurance, I think its BS thy won't do full coverage cause if the age. You mean to tell me out of the thousands of restored cars/trucks out there that are pushing 75 years old will only have liability? That's just stupid if you ask me. I don't see why the care either your the one that wants it and is willing to pay for it.

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She said it was available for classic cars or restored cars. I am going to shop around, but I am still going to add a kill switch. An auto theft detective once told me a car turning over and not starting will draw more attention than an alarm. I assume it's due to the fact that car alarms are always going off in parking lots.
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On my Accord,I put my kill switch in the dash and marked it "driving lights" . it was out in the open and so obvious that no one would ever think that it was the kill switch.
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wire it to the horn circuit so you have to hold the horn button while starting, obviously disable the horn... no thief would want to press the horn in an attempt to start
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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State Farm didn't think twice about full coverage on my 94. Maybe it's because I've been with them for 25 years but, I doubt it. I'd just run a toggle switch under the dash somewhere.
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On my Accord,I put my kill switch in the dash and marked it "driving lights" . it was out in the open and so obvious that no one would ever think that it was the kill switch.
I was going to suggest the same thing. Hide it in plain sight. Label it "Rock Lights" or "Aux Lights" or something.
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wire it to the horn circuit so you have to hold the horn button while starting, obviously disable the horn... no thief would want to press the horn in an attempt to start
Thats the best idea I think I have ever heard! Genius! Would be cool if you could have a switch that activates the horn once the vehicle is running so the horn can still be used in the event its needed.
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Thats the best idea I think I have ever heard! Genius! Would be cool if you could have a switch that activates the horn once the vehicle is running so the horn can still be used in the event its needed.
ok what i did after i wired the kill switch to my horn.... i installed a switch on my dash in plain view labeled kill switch that is actually my horn.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:56 PM   #10
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I have one hidden beneath the roll-bar padding, when you go over to reach for your seatbelt, you can switch it on/off without drawing attention to it if you're smooth enough.
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ok what i did after i wired the kill switch to my horn.... i installed a switch on my dash in plain view labeled kill switch that is actually my horn.
Genius. I can see the carjacker now. Thinking how stupid you must be to put the kill switch in plain sight. Till he flips it and starts honking for absolutely no reason.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:59 AM   #12
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Love the horn the best idea ever!!!!
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My buddy wired his to the bright light switch in his yota. So you had to pull the blinker wand towards the steering wheel while trying to start it..
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I had a '97 ford 3/4ton that you had to bump the high beam to get it to start.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #15
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^^ that was probably factory ford wiring
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^^ that was probably factory ford wiring
Hahahahah!!
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I had a '97 ford 3/4ton that you had to bump the high beam to get it to start.
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95 YJ faded paint with a lot of trail rash and square lights and trail grime do you what to steal THAT?? there's a "pretty new JK" down the street
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^^ My dad had the ugliest car in his yard (there are 6) stolen last week. It was abandoned a few miles away in a church parking lot yesterday. Thankfully no damage. But when they could have taken his decent looking dakota they went for the beat up mitsubishi diamante that he got for free. Not always logical. Criminals and law abiding citizens have different ways of thinking. Which is why gun control will never work...
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #20
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I love the idea of a horn button labeled kill switch. I need to get a new horn. Pretty sure the factory horn is a ford part and pretty weak. It sounds just like the horn in a 80's ford truck.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #21
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I chose a button over a switch just to be sure it remained in the off position while parked, so I mounted it on the bottom of the dash near the headlight switch. Holding the button while turning the key worked really well and after a while, it was as thoughtless as shifting gears.

One time while driving in rush hour traffic, my yj stalled in a spot that would have blocked and gotten MANY people pissed at me if I didn't get it out of the way... right away! With one hand down pressing the button and the other turning the key, it was a bit of challenge to steer between cars while i drug it out of traffic with the starter

I've decided to move the button somewhere else and to also get more than a cup of gas before driving in rush hour traffic

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