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Kill switch

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by kenny, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Jan 9, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    kenny

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    Thinking about installing a kill switch on my 01 taco 3.4L V-6. I don't know if I should go with fuel or ignition cut off. If I go with ignition I would be lost under the dash with all that wiring. I guess putting a toggle on the hot wire to the ignition would be my best bet if I can find which wire to tap into. Any suggestions? :confused:
     
  2. Jan 9, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    This sounds fun. I'm leaning towards the full pump cut off. I'm probably wrong, but I think that's what my brother in law has. His truck shuts off after about a minute if you don't do "something."
     
  3. Jan 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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  4. Jan 9, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    do you have a five speed or auto
     
  5. Jan 9, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    Excellent. thanks for the help. I didn't know such a product existed.:D
     
  6. Jan 9, 2008 at 3:21 PM
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  7. Jan 9, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    that's neat. I just don't want to carry any more junk around on my keys. It's tempting to keep in the cab and activate it by hidden switch, then again, I guess you're kind of defeating the easy installation advantage.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2008 at 3:48 PM
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    Neither did I! :D I think someone on TN pointed it out after a guy's truck was stolen. He started it to warm up, locked the doors, and walked to his garage to grab 1 more thing. Came back 30sec later to an empty driveway! I had to go through my history to find it since a google search didn't find it again. Only things I found were relay kits and instructions to splice the wires yourself.

    I suppose someone could still steal your truck if they knew it was there and brought a stock relay with them. But that would require breaking a window, popping the hood, replacing the relay, and then hot wiring it.

    Near as I can tell there's no light flash, chirp or dash light to clue a thief into the need to bypass it so it should work pretty well. Only problem I can see is if the battery in the fob dies. You could still unlock the doors and swap the stock relay in if needed. Maybe hide the stock on in the truck somewhere just in case?
     
  9. Dec 19, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    I had a friend that kept getting his 67 Mustang stolen at Oakland Airport. He kept getting it back because he had installed a fuel shutoff valve, which was located under the drivers seat. The car would drive 3 tenths of a mile and "Mysteriously" flame out just prior to the freeway. In fact the system worked so successfully that he was trying to figure out how to install some kind of recording device inside the car that was activated by the engine when it flamed out. He thought it might be kind of funny to listen in on the conversations after the car stopped running.
     
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