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Old 06-14-2006, 09:24 AM   #61
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:43 AM   #62
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:03 AM   #63
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Old 06-23-2006, 02:20 AM   #64
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I did a S2000 button on mine, I did a how to install page on my website

here's the link: http://www.turbozx3.com/instructions.htm

if you have any question let me know..

by the way that Ford Button looks awesome, but the price is ridiculous high. The only thing different i seen is that the ford cables looks already welded and the s2000 you have to create the plug or weld the cable directly,, i create a plug just in case the button goes bad all i have to do is replace with new one and don't have to re-weld
Great write up...but is there anything different for the 2005-2007 models? I don't want to start messing with anything electrical if something's different.

Anybody with a 2005-2007 Focus does this mod yet?
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:42 AM   #65
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i have an 05 and i havent done the mod yet but i am gonna do it theres noting really differnt its all the same thing doesnt matter where u put the button because all the wires are still toe same power is power ground is a ground just make sure u use the right wires but as far as differences in the way your dash is it has nothing to do with the mod
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:25 AM   #66
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This seems like a pretty simple installation. However, whatever I touch, must turn complicated (By general rule). I have thought this mod out and now am forced to see what ppl think of it, whether it seems too difficult and the like. Here goes:
I want a push to start button; but I also want the security of a key. I will wire a 3 position toggle switch (on-off-on) under the dash. One side of the switch will be the original ignition system. The other side will be directed to the push button.
Before that lead is directed to the push button, it will be connected to a standard key switch (off-on). Then, it will be routed to the push button.
Now, in order for this to work, either, the key must be in the ignition (which kind of defeats the purpose) or a programmed chip must be within a 1/2" of the cylinder (under the shroud obviously). I don't know how the original toggle switch will act with the chip. The only reason I thought about another switch is for other ppl, such as my father, who will want to use the conventional way of starting.
If any of you see any problems or have any thoughts, please give me your input. This mod will probably not take place till summer 2007 as tomorrow, I must shell out $400 for an evaporator core replacement. Thanks for the great write up!
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:46 PM   #67
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In response to my previous post, I have thought out the whole deal. I am going to relocate the original ignition switch, pats device... the whole thing, to the center console. I will only enable/ wire the accesory and run segments. The start position will be wired to the start switch in an overhead switch panel I've already got. One thing I am uncertain about, I want a switch that is illuminated only when it's ready to start. In other words, it needs to have an illumination lead, not just 2 posts. I plan to wire the illumination lead to a dash light that comes on in the run position. What'dya think? Am I crazy?
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B16, what does the gt button look like? i work at a ford dealershipm, and im gonna snag one if it looks better than the s2k button.
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Its a really nice looking button, its all aluminum with a red button.


Only problem is, its expensive.
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