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Old 02-11-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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How To $20 Security System w/ Push Start

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This is a security system so that a person cannot start your car without the key in the ingition and a hidden toggle swith flipped. I have seen this done in many diffrent ways but im going to use a toggle switch. Also as a plus im going to add a push button start. This can been done without the push button start if you want (it will cut down on the cost).

Tools:
2 Quick Splice Termial

Electrical Tape
Wire Stripper
1 Push button of your choice
1 Toggle Switch
Sodering iron
1/4" socket and 7mm 8mm

Please Read First Before Doing
Steps:
1) First off, diconnect the battery cables. This is to protect you from getting shocked and shorting out your car.

2) Next, remove the plastic housing around you steering column and the ingition. use the 8mm to take 4 bolts off.

3)Once removed you will see a bundle of wire connected to the ingition. Remove the tape around the wire.

4) Look for a Red wire and a Gray wire w/ a Black stripe.
The red wire is the power source !!!! DO NOT CUT!!!
Gray / Black wire goes to the starter.


5) Leave the red wire alone for now. Take the gray / black wire and cut this wire. Make sure you have the same gague of wire as the gray and black one.

Wire the toggle switch into this wire (shown in diagram)


6) Take the button that you have. It should have 2 terminals sticking out of it. It doesn't matter which one you connect on each end of the wire.
You will soder a wire to both terminal.

7) Look at the diagram above and use the quick splice termial to tap into the red wire. Take the other terminal of the button and use the other quick splice termial to the gray / black wire. Connect this before the toggle switch.Take the electrical tape to cover the wires.

8) Next take the toggle switch and mount it in a hidden spot. The car will not start with out the swith flipped. This also goes for the key. Most ppl when they steal car they jam a screwdriver into the ingition. Since the toggle switch opens the circuit, the car will not turn over with the screwdriver in the ingition. They can still hotwire the car, but they need to unlock the steering wheel.

9) Recover the wire and place them back in the same spot as when you started.

8) Mount the push start button any place you want.

I got help for this post from "b16sir1991" thread and also the wire bundle pic "how to start button".


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Old 02-11-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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I'll post some pics when i get all the stuff mounted
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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This looks pretty sweet. Does the key have to be in the ignition for the push button start to work?
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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yes because the steering wheel is locked until you turn the key. Just take the key out to turn the car off.
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pretty nice dude cant wait for pics, i hope it becomes a stickie!
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Thats sounds awesome. I might have to try it after you get some pics up.
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waste of time on the toggle switch for sure, and well the whole idea sounds like a waste.
your keys already have whats called a "pats" chip in them which is an anti theft device installed from the factory. the vehicle will not start unless the the vehicle's computer has seen a valid rf code which comes from the embedded chip in your key. a thief could jam a screw driver in there forever and no good would come of it. all your car would do is start and immediately die because the vehicle will not allow the fuel system to engage.
you need the key in the ignition so whats the point of a push start when you already have to go through the motion of turning the ignition on.
this does not diserve a sticky!
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waste of time on the toggle switch for sure, and well the whole idea sounds like a waste.
your keys already have whats called a "pats" chip in them which is an anti theft device installed from the factory. the vehicle will not start unless the the vehicle's computer has seen a valid rf code which comes from the embedded chip in your key. a thief could jam a screw driver in there forever and no good would come of it. all your car would do is start and immediately die because the vehicle will not allow the fuel system to engage.
you need the key in the ignition so whats the point of a push start when you already have to go through the motion of turning the ignition on.
this does not diserve a sticky!
I know the key has a chip and the key has to be 1in from the cylinder. The toggle swith will help if somebody steals your keys. If you hate the button that much you dont have to have one (like said in the how to). On the same page the start button is just a cool extra damn. So if you want to delete the key your going to have to find a way to send the rf code to the ecu. Also you are going to have to find a way to make your ecu zero out all the sensors, send power to you gauges, unlock your steering wheel, and ... for all 20ish wires. Then at that point someone can just climb into your car a push the button and take off . It is just easier the way i did it if you don't want to re-wire the whole left side of the car. This is just an "easy how to" for ppl that don't have an electrical engineering degrees or design electrical system for ford cars. trust me i know what im talking about.
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its a cool idea, we had kill switches in our work trucks and they save them from being stolen twice! it's a cheap investment that can save your car. IMO i'd do a toggle switch for the start. it look more like a racecar.
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its a cool idea, we had kill switches in our work trucks and they save them from being stolen twice! it's a cheap investment that can save your car. IMO i'd do a toggle switch for the start. it look more like a racecar.
Just remember if you use a toggle switch for the start button you have to switch it off once the car is started or you are going to burn out your starter.
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