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Has anyone installed a starter switch. A seperate button to start the car. I know its kind of ricey but a little rice wont kill you. :D
 

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Ah..you seen them nifty pushbuttons the imports use, huh?

You can most likely do that. However, I prefer the key method. Just MHO.
 

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That's actually something that I have wanted to do for a while. I don't think it's rice. (The Viper has one!)

On the 2nd Gen cars, there is a perfect spot for one (if you don't have traction control) There's a blank on the dash right by the ignition where the traction control button goes, but if you don't have traction control, there's just a round circle waiting for a starter button. I plan on doing that very soon. I just have to work out logistics of making it non-hot-wireable. ;)
 

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Originally posted by Intrepidatious:
That's actually something that I have wanted to do for a while. I don't think it's rice. (The Viper has one!)

On the 2nd Gen cars, there is a perfect spot for one (if you don't have traction control) There's a blank on the dash right by the ignition where the traction control button goes, but if you don't have traction control, there's just a round circle waiting for a starter button. I plan on doing that very soon. I just have to work out logistics of making it non-hot-wireable. ;)

The first gen has the same exact spot if you don't have traction control.
 

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anthony - hide a kill switch somewhere obscure like under the seat. just remember to disengage the system when you park. ;)
 

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Well now if you only wire the switch on the start circut your still safe. If you put the key in and turn it to the run position and then hit the button. With out the key they can not energize that button. That how they use to do it in the old days.
 

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i want to install one as well, how do thoh
 

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i want to do that as well. beings as i dont have TC and have the "perfect" place on the dash. it would be really helpful if one of you guys that is going to do it soon could write a how to and take pics as you do it.
 

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I think you would be safe, as far as anyone starting your car on you. I THINK the switch must be in the run position for all the engine support systems to come on (ie.fuel pump, etc.) So if someone did try to steal your car, when they pushed the button, the engine would just crank, but I doubt it would come to life. If it did, it would probably shut down as soon as you stopped cranking it, since the support systems aren't on. But like I said, if the key is not in the run position, it shouldn't start. I might do this mod soon, as it is simple enough. The starter is run by a relay, so you wouldn't need a heavy duty switch or anything, just a momentary-on switch that could handle 12V. When I do it, I'll put a how-to up, unless there already is one...
 

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BTW, if you have an alarm system with a starter interrupt (disable) on it, then you have the problem of unauthorized starting of your car solved...
 

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I dont have Traction control either but Ive used that spot for my Alarm Light. Either way, I prefer the ignition - old fashioned I guess..lol
 

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actually the starter button is more "old fashioned" than the keyed ignition. When electric starters came out, they just had a button... then later, someone decided to put a key in it, but you still had to turn on the key, then push the button... 18-wheelers still use this method (sorry I grew up on a farm) then later came along the keyed ignition, where all you have to do is turn the key. I think it would be pretty cool to add the starter button... esp if you made it so that the key alone cannot start the car, and then hide the button.

Sweet idea dude.
 

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Yeah thats how mine is . You put in the key turn to the run position and hit the button. no problems. You gotta unplug the battery. Then I used a multimeter. I got to the ingnition switch. I figured out which wire was the start wire. pulled it out of the connector. Then I figured out which wire was the run wire. They are usually bigger wires. Then I ran spiced into the run wire went ot my switch. Then to my start. not to bad. of course If it dont work dont sue me. :D
 
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