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Old 08-05-2009, 08:53 AM
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kill switch on starter

How would a kill switch that cut power to the starter motor work??
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:09 AM
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One way to do it would be to intercept the power wire from your solenoid straight to the starter and put in a high amp switch. My buddy had the on his 85 Mustang. We just hid a heavy duty push-pull switch inside the front grill and when he parked it, you just walk by, push the switch and no start. you could turn the key nd everything would happen except the starter cranking.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:12 AM
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ok, i have a pretty slick "top secret" plan to get this kill switch to work
think old school high beam switch
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:18 AM
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another way is to find the relay that goes to the starter and break the power to the relay coil. This way you can hide a small switch somewhere in the car.

Probably should also do the fuel pump relay. They can always hot switch the starter if everything else is powered up.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:23 AM
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I heard its bad to put a kill switch on the fuel pump? donno why but...
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:35 AM
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I like the idea of the old style high beam switch! like the floor switch?
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It doesn't make sense to me to try to break the heavy Battery (+) lead going to the starter!!

MUCH better to switch the wire that energizes the starter relay as others have said.....
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You can also put a switch in the CPS wire, this will keep it from starting, but not from cranking.

NCH
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You can also put a switch in the CPS wire, this will keep it from starting, but not from cranking.

NCH

that sounds like the best bet, you could do both the starter and CPS, theres not maybe people that could get it to start if you did it this way!
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:30 PM
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I like the idea of the old style high beam switch! like the floor switch?
why? the parking brake pedel is in the way.

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It doesn't make sense to me to try to break the heavy Battery (+) lead going to the starter!!

MUCH better to switch the wire that energizes the starter relay as others have said.....
Ditto.
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