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Old 05-03-2005, 01:48 PM
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Start kill switch 73 nova

I would like to install a starter kill switch on my 73 nova. What wire would I need to splice the switch into? Would it have any effect if the switch should be hit into the off position once the car is running? Is this method as effective as a dis kill switch? Is there a way to do this without disrupting power to anything else besides the starter it self?

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Old 05-03-2005, 02:10 PM
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i would think you would want to cut out the fuel pump. no fuel, no go
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Kill Switch

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To install a "Starter Only" kill switch, just isolate the wire going to the neutral Safety Switch on the transmission linkage, and install It there.

It will have no effect on the drive ability of the vehicle AFTER it has started,and is running if you accidentally hit it "On"..It will only effect the next start cycle.

As For it being an effective Distributer Kill Switch, It IS NOT...has nothing to do with the ignition at all, The only line you would be disrupting is the Starter solenoid energize that the starter would be non~functional.

If a thief wanted your car, and bypassed the ignition locks and got the system actually heated up, and he had a basic idea on how the systems work,( and most do...) He'd just crawl underneath the vehicle with a screwdriver and jump the "S" to the main terminal bolt on the solenoid and crank it until it fired if he wanted the car that bad...

To Effectively Kill ignition Spark, isolate the wire that feeds power to your ignition, (Coil power) install your switch in series across that line, This when in the "Off" position will kill the power feeding the coil.

This circuit will have a dramatic effect on the vehicle if accidentally hit...It will stop can get a key~lockout type switch, or a switch with a "Hood" that goes over the toggle..but this limits the "Hide~ability " of the switch, and in the case of a KLO is another step you have to do (carry another key) to start the car..

When Considering an anti theft system start with the premise that anything the mind of man CAN DO...the mind of another man CAN UNDO...and go from there..

The differences being, the more complicated the system, the least likely someone (with a short amount of time, and trying not to be visible) Will try to defeat it..

If they really want it that bad..they'll nail it with a tow truck and not even worry about breaking in, or starting it.

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A good fix would be to install a momentary switch in a hidden location. There is a pushbutton switch that can be mounted under the carpet in the floorboard. Run it in series with the neutral switch. step on the switch, turn the key, there you go. This switch would not interfere with anything if it accidently got stepped on, and can be put almost anywhere.
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