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After a very long and very wet winter, spring has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest
Unfortunately, this also means that local tweekers have turned their attention from pulling B&E jobs to stealing trucks so they can commute to their meth labs out in the national forests.
So far, I know two guys who have lost their rigs in the last month...some loggers found one upside-down in a ravine, but the other is still MIA...
[email protected]#$%&G tweekers...:violent1:

Anyway...while researching hidden KILL switches I read these posts:
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic ... ill+switch
http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/for ... ill+switch
http://classicbroncos.com/forums/showth ... ost1683661

I'm intrigued by the idea of using a switch to ground the negative ignition coil wire as an alternative to the basic (and quickly defeated) ignition circuit and / or fuel pump kills, but also like the idea of adding a toggle switch to the Clutch Start Switch.

Anyone ever installed either of these?
Anyone see any potential problems or complications that might be caused by either of these ? (aside from the potential need to remove a failed switch and splice the interrupted wire, of course)

They both seem like simple solutions that would be easy to hide.
I always carry a fire extinguisher, but but I sure as hell don't wanna fry my ignition system or light my truck on fire in the process...:shock:
 

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Oregon RS said:
Dang !!

I thought I was the only one who had thought of using the cigarette lighter as the kill switch.

Last time I mentioned it here, someone else suggested that an extra measure of security with that, is that you can pull the lighter and take it with you.

Maybe put a clip on it and clip it to the keyring when you exit the vehicle ?

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By the way, I think the concern about the safety of using relays, was a bit overplayed in that first thread.

"Don't trust any relay, they'll kill ya". (Paraphrased, of course. LOL)

When vehicles of all makes and models have a plethera of relays in them.

If having a relay in the fuel pump circuit was going to kill people, then any vehicle with a fuel pump in it, is a potential killer. Because if it has a fuel pump, it has a relay in the fuel pump circuit.
 

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Yeah man...sometimes it just seems like someone else has already come up with all the best ideas, eh...?
While I like the "slick factor" of the cigarette lighter / relay combo, I think I'll test the simplicity of a well-concealed push-button switch that can be hidden in a vent, behind the headliner, or disguised as something else.
Maybe I'll add the lighter combo later if I get really paranoid.
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