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Make a push button ignition for your car

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HAL 9000 writes –

When i first saw my car, sitting on the corner with a for sale sign on it. I decided that I would buy it. I did. After that I decided that I really wanted a sweet push button ignition and an engine kill switch, like a rocket or a race car or something cooler than an early nineties economy car. Well, it has been nearly a year and today i tore apart my dash, cut up some wires, soldered and drilled and figured and puzzled for about 5 hours and now, the final result, you will see in this instructable.

I will show you how to wire in a push button ignition and an engine kill switch in your car. It’s easy, as I have done all of the puzzling and figuring for you. I should take between one and two hours, depending on how fast you can take apart your dashboard. This project cost me $25 for a soldering iron, wire, one relay, two momentary buttons, and a switch. If you have some of these it will be cheaper. Either way, this is a small price to pay for such a cool feature.

Make a push button ignition for your car – [via] Link.

14 thoughts on “Make a push button ignition for your car

  1. My grandfather used to have a kill switch just like yours, but concealed. It may not be the definitive counter-measure to defeat a determined thief, but it is so unexpected that it will at least take him some time to figure it out. Just a bonus idea.

  2. For added theft protection, you can mount the push-button start switch in a hidden location as well. I read somewhere of someone doing this and mounting the switch under the carpet on the side of the “tunnel” — it was barely noticeable, so you had to know exactly where to press to get the car to start.

  3. For added theft protection, you can mount the push-button start switch in a hidden location as well. I read somewhere of someone doing this and mounting the switch under the carpet on the side of the “tunnel” — it was barely noticeable, so you had to know exactly where to press to get the car to start.

  4. Sorry, but this is simply retarded – and dangerous as well.

    I can see the boneheads now: pulling their dashboards apart only to have the airbag explode in their face. On the other hand sounds like some good additions to the Darwin Awards.

    Why not just have a fake button and switch. Makes as much sense.

  5. DB Cooper, why is it retarded and boneheaded or dangerous? If someone knows what they are doing then fine. It is adding (simple) wiring to a car. If they don’t know but are interested in this then they are probably smart enough to look into it a little more and learn. Why do people feel the need to bring things down to the level of the stupidest common denominator and censor ideas just so the stupid people don’t try it and hurt themselves? And you have to think if this person is so stupid they will hurt themselves doing this modification to their own car isn’t it a bigger worry that such a person is allowed to drive in the first place?

  6. This is not simply retarded if you know wtf youre doing the air bag will not explode in your face, thats only if you mess with the loom of yellow wires, you dick.

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