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Been considering putting a kill switch in my jeep, I hate leaving the top off of it during the summer outside for the fear of my jeep being stolen. Anyone ever done this, if so what type did you use?
 

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Take a few minutes to Google "Jeep Kill Switch " you can read for days. It also depends on your year. Keep in mind everything can be stolen regardless of what security features you put on it.
 

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Yea I know it can still be stolen, but anything to help prevent drunk college students, or teenagers that think they are gangsters from driving off in my jeep is a bonus I suppose haha. Just a little extra security at the end of the day
 

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I had a 78 F150 that I put a switch on the main power wire between the battery and starter. To access it you had to reach under the dash behind the glove box. I used it if I parked in Philly or if I left it parked in the woods while hiking.
 

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It's grey, does it make a difference?
Grey key = Sentry Key IMmobilizer. or SKIM. You already have what amounts to a very good kill switch from the factory. Your Jeep will not start without that key in your hand.
 

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Grey key = Sentry Key IMmobilizer. or SKIM. You already have what amounts to a very good kill switch from the factory. Your Jeep will not start without that key in your hand.
Oh really? I didn't know that. That's good to know. That's probably why when I had to buy a spare it cost so much. It all makes sense now haha
 

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I had a 78 F150 that I put a switch on the main power wire between the battery and starter. To access it you had to reach under the dash behind the glove box. I used it if I parked in Philly or if I left it parked in the woods while hiking.
Yea that's kinda another reason I want one. I like hiking and back packing but I hate leaving my jeep a couple miles away over night while I back pack in somewhere to camp
 

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Oh really? I didn't know that. That's good to know. That's probably why when I had to buy a spare it cost so much. It all makes sense now haha
Yep. You can test it for yourself, since it's handy to have a reverse valet key, something to use to get into your console or glovebox when you're driving: get a "dumb" copy made for a couple of bucks, and try to use it to start. It should start briefly then die.
 

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Ive got 2 kill switches(yeah,Im paranoid) One has to be held while cranking and the other just has to be kept on or it just cranks.But if someone wants it,there going to take it.
 

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Ive got 2 kill switches(yeah,Im paranoid) One has to be held while cranking and the other just has to be kept on or it just cranks.But if someone wants it,there going to take it.
Hey there's nothing wrong with being a little paranoid when it comes to a jeep!
And yea if they really want it they will take it. I'm moving back to a college town here in a couple of months to finish out school, and half the town is full of people who think they are gangsters and the other half is drunk college students.
Not to worried about either of them. In a sense they are both mindless lol
 

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Yep. You can test it for yourself, since it's handy to have a reverse valet key, something to use to get into your console or glovebox when you're driving: get a "dumb" copy made for a couple of bucks, and try to use it to start. It should start briefly then die.
This is good to know, thanks bud!
 

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I cut my ignition wire and ran a toggle switch on it. It keeps the engine from firing. It will just turn over and over but the spark plugs won't spark.

Now if you really want to protect it and you have it parked in a really bad area for a long time, pop the hood and go to your distributor cap. Switch the wire in the center with a spark plug wire. This will make your engine misfire. It will run, but only on one cylinder.

The rotor in your distributor turns and determines the firing order. When the rotor spins, it connects the center wire with a spark plug wire. If you switch them, the rotor will spin but your engine will only be running when the rotor connects the two wires you switched, since the spark plug wire doesn't carry power.
 

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Yep. You can test it for yourself, since it's handy to have a reverse valet key, something to use to get into your console or glovebox when you're driving: get a "dumb" copy made for a couple of bucks, and try to use it to start. It should start briefly then die.
I had a key made to unlock the door "ICE" but it won't even turn over the engine. 2014 gray key model.
 

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Been considering putting a kill switch in my jeep, I hate leaving the top off of it during the summer outside for the fear of my jeep being stolen. Anyone ever done this, if so what type did you use?
Do what we did in the Army with our M151's. (If you have never driven one of these pseudo Jeeps, there is no ignition key switch -- just an on/off power switch and a starter button.)

Weld one end of a heavy-duty chain to the floor or to the seat frame. Make the chain just long enough to wrap the other end around the bottom of the steering wheel. Let the chain sit on the floor while driving; wrap it around the steering wheel and secure it with a strong pad lock while parked.
 

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Do what we did in the Army with our M151's. (If you have never driven one of these pseudo Jeeps, there is no ignition key switch -- just an on/off power switch and a starter button.) Weld one end of a heavy-duty chain to the floor or to the seat frame. Make the chain just long enough to wrap the other end around the bottom of the steering wheel. Let the chain sit on the floor while driving; wrap it around the steering wheel and secure it with a strong pad lock while parked.
And I suppose if you want to really make sure they need a flatbed to steal your Jeep, per the manager at a local storage rental place, the disc-shaped padlocks are very hard to cut. He said anything but those they could cut if needed, but they had to call in a specialist to get the discs cut.
 

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Do what we did in the Army with our M151's. (If you have never driven one of these pseudo Jeeps, there is no ignition key switch -- just an on/off power switch and a starter button.)

Weld one end of a heavy-duty chain to the floor or to the seat frame. Make the chain just long enough to wrap the other end around the bottom of the steering wheel. Let the chain sit on the floor while driving; wrap it around the steering wheel and secure it with a strong pad lock while parked.
A hack saw can cut through steering wheel in under a minute.
 
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