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Has anyone installed a killswitch??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BulletToothTony, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Jun 11, 2008 at 7:52 PM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony [OP] Space for rent

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    So this morning im sitting in class and my girlfriend texts me and tells me that her truck has been stolen. So after leaving class early i get back to the apartment complex to find my gf giving her statement to the policemen. After thats done the officer informs us that this is the third breakin this week for this particular truck. Apparently Ford 150's (hers was an 01) are being stolen and then driven to the boarder and sold.

    The cop went on to say that with that model of ford all you have to do is jam a screwdriver into the key hole twist it and bam the door is open.

    So after dealing with this all day I got to thinking about putting on a kill switch in my truck so this doesnt happen to me. The bad part is i dont know how to put one on my truck.

    So if anyone has or knows how to put one on a tacoma let me know please so i dont lose my beautiful truck :(.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Brett
     
  2. Jun 11, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont really think you need it. The Newer trucks have a chipped key, and if you try to start it with any other means, the engine just kills the fuel delivery and the spark. If you really want to install a kill switch, you can find them at most auto stores. Just install it in the starter wire (that way your trucks systems still get the power they need). When you are away from your truck, pop the hood and turn the switch off. Just dont forget to turn it on when you are ready to drive again. :)
     
  3. Jun 11, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    Anthony999

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    It depends on what kinda Tacoma you have. If you have power doors then your key should have a chip. My truck doesnt have it, but my dads truck does.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    GotLift37

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    You could always Hide a switch somewhere inside the cab. I have a fuel cut off on my integra. well since they are like 8 of the 10 most stolen cars in america. Basically find the wire that turns the fuel pump on, splice it and put a switch in. walla fuel cut off. Hide it somewhere, dont tell anyone. And a truck with no fuel going to the engine means no start.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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  6. Jun 12, 2008 at 5:25 AM
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    I have a 06 Tacoma SR5 (your's is 07) and it came with the engine immobilizer, if your's also has the immobilizer (it's a factory installed kill switch) you don't need a kill switch. Just keep your keys in a safe place and hope the thieves don't have a flat bed wrecker.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2008 at 5:54 AM
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    danusa

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    I put a toggle switch under the dash that is the main. No Main. No juce.The ignition bypasses the Elkectro Lock now. So key or not, I can get to my racked long guns. And start the unit with a door bell. Stuff can happen. They do have a cuff key over ride.
    It is not that big a deal. Most have their own weapons. They have no reason to take mine.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    Also if they want it bad enough they will get it. These things just slow them down a little bit.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    I was always told locks were for honest people.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    I was going threw a chevelle forum I am a member of and this is what a guy was doing.
    There had been alot of car thefts in his negibhorhood and he didn't want to have is 67 chevelle stolen so he let his 95lbs pit bull sleep in the car for a few days. Hows that for theft deterant.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    mjp2

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    I've got a kill switch on mine but it's for safety rather than security. Check the driver's side battery box in the bed:

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    It's a 600 amp switch. I could winch through this thing if I had to.

    You could install one of these under your hood and disable the whole truck if you were to leave it unattended for any length of time.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    Just get full coverage insurance and when some joker steals it, you get a new truck! I wish someone would steal my taco.... I would get a check from AAA and be at the dealer ordering my 09 Taco the next day!!!
     
  13. Jun 12, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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  14. Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    I'd hate to have to start over. :eek:
     
  15. Jun 12, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    Oh I forgot. I have a fuel switch for other tanks, And I run the carb dry at 1800 RPM On Off. . I have a boost pump.
     
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