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    easy fuel cutoff switch?

    what im thinking is just have a toggle switch connected to the fuel pump power line, and put the switch in a semi-hidden spot (like the floor next to the seat, or under the dash, etc). Basically just cut the current one, solder a longer wire on each end to goto the toggle switch (so its flip the switch and it just completes the circuit). This would be a really simple solution to help prevent theft, as you get out you flip it off, then when you get in flip it on. Granted its not the BEST security, but if its hidden a thief is (hopefully) gonna decide its too much trouble and leave with minimal damage.... Granted this wouldnt protect vs theft of stuff inside (i.e. car pc) but would prevent a total theft at least.

    if you have a removeable lcd though, and the pc is hidden your basically set.


    this is what im talking about lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDVirus
    what im thinking is just have a toggle switch connected to the fuel pump power line, and put the switch in a semi-hidden spot (like the floor next to the seat, or under the dash, etc). Basically just cut the current one, solder a longer wire on each end to goto the toggle switch (so its flip the switch and it just completes the circuit). This would be a really simple solution to help prevent theft, as you get out you flip it off, then when you get in flip it on. Granted its not the BEST security, but if its hidden a thief is (hopefully) gonna decide its too much trouble and leave with minimal damage.... Granted this wouldnt protect vs theft of stuff inside (i.e. car pc) but would prevent a total theft at least.

    if you have a removeable lcd though, and the pc is hidden your basically set.


    this is what im talking about lol
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    Do you have an alarm? If you do you could use the ground while armed feature with a relay wired just like a starter kill relay. No need for a switch, it would be fully automatic.
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    On one of my old cars, I used to have a switch for my fuel pump and another one to kill my ignition as well as my alarm. It still doesn't solve the problem if someone pulls your car up onto a tilt tray tow truck.
    I must say that no-one has tried to steal my cars, but they have smashed windows to get in a steal my spare change out of the ashtray. It was only a couple of dollars and it cost $80 for a new quarter window in the back door
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    Quote Originally Posted by meddler
    It still doesn't solve the problem if someone pulls your car up onto a tilt tray tow truck.

    airbags would.
    just lay your car on the ground everytime.
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    you could probably still pull the car up on the tray even if it was on it's chassis rails.
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    hell, u can move anything with those winch's

    it'd do a lot more damage, and i think would make a hell of a lot more noise tho to drag the car, lol

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    well what about 2 switches one for ignition and another for fuel

    im trying to stay away from alarm systems (at least for now) if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDVirus
    well what about 2 switches one for ignition and another for fuel

    im trying to stay away from alarm systems (at least for now) if possible

    What kind of car do you drive? I know a hell of a lot more people that have had their car broken into, then stolen.

    I know I put way more value in my shock sensor then my starter kill...
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    Theives are more likely to smash a window and steal your CD or spare change than take the whole car
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    Quote Originally Posted by meddler
    Theives are more likely to smash a window and steal your CD or spare change than take the whole car

    thats true, although some cars are easier to steal than others, so, just make sure you park in either an area that the car cant get out (garage), or that theres constant traffic near the car

    won't necessarily stop everyone, but its harder to steal the whole car when there can be witnesses :T

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