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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-01-03, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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kill switch

hey after discovering how easy it was to start my gb meteor without the key have thought about installig a kill switch, just wondering what i need and how to go about it.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-03, 01:37 AM
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Re: kill switch

Make up a dummy coil to distributor lead, fools em all the time. Put the real one in your pocket and away you go.

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Re: kill switch

You could either wire a switch to put an earth on the -'ve side of the coil. This will short out the points, or run the ignition +'ve via a switch.

If you have an electric fuel pump you could also cut power to it, which has the advantage of allowing the car to be started and driven for a short period before stopping. Thieves don't want to spend time in the middle of the road trying to fix the car they stole.
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i saw on another forum that u attach a 10 microfarad capitor. the positive side to the tacho + side and then the earth side of the capictor to a switch. would that work also.

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Re: kill switch

2 kilos of semtex also works. :)

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Re: kill switch

easist way is to just take out the fuses one by one and find out which one has the desired effect. trace the wire and put a switch on it.

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Re: kill switch

fuel pump is easiest IMO....open fuel pump cover, slice wire, connect to switch, close cover, hide switch some where...you can tell me, i promise I wont borrow you car...

car will run for about 5 seconds, then die, theif will thinks its a mechanical problem and piss bolt yelling, 'piece of crap falcon' maybe this will stop him from trying to steal another...
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Just make sure you hide the switch ultra well - use the smallest one you can find. Perhaps even go with the magnetic reed switch ( a personal favourite ). The suggestion of having a car that runs briefly and stops is a great one, for exactly the reasons stated.

But check the related threads at the bottom of this page - there have been lots of similar discussions and some interesting ideas suggested . . .
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Re: kill switch

i was thining of just getting a button that has to be held in to complete the circuit then onc its started let go of iton my car there is no trip counter think so i was thinking of installing the button in there if you get what i mean..

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