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Old 19 Mar 2008, 06:16 pm
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Default How to install the most effective killswitch on my Civic?

I've got a 2000 Honda Civic DX, I know civics are stolen a lot and I feel challenged.I want to install a killswitch under my dash for starts... but I also want to prevent them from towing it, because if I was gonna steal a car, that's all I'd do... stop, lift, tow away.Any ideas? and what should the killswitch interrupt besides the positive lead on the battery?
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 06:31 pm
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the kill switch that i think works best is the one where you have to do somethin first in order to get power to the starter or fuel pump. like have your corner lights on,or push in the cigarette lighter, or turn on the stereo, or cruise control or something like that.so if they dont have the headlights on or the cigarette lighter on then they cant start the car or something. you'll have to search for the wiring diagram tho, its easy, it just uses one relay and hook into the fuel pump power wire or whatever you choose.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 06:46 pm
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Put a switch on the starter motor soleniod wire. If you have an automatic tranny they will never get it to turn over.I like the fuel pump relay control wire too.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 07:01 pm
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honestly i live honda civics. i dont steal them but if i did i can get around pretty much any of it. your best defense is to take your computer out the car with you.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 07:16 pm
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The last time my Civic got stolen, the thieves got under the dashboard and disconnected all the alarm wiring. Also went through the side molding, under the upholstery, and disconnected any non-standard connections.Never mind putting a kill switch on the starter, anyone can bypass the switch by directly powering your starter with jumper cables from your battery. A kill switch on the positive lead can be too obvious. Someone who's studied the wiring would easily spot the odd wire and bypass your switch.Interrupting the fuel or distributor might be the best components to kill. It give the impression of natural car troubles rather than the presence of a kill switch.The computer removal is a good idea, but that only means thieves would just need to put in and hookup their own computer. Unless of course, you put in a dummy computer...now that would be good.Unfortunately, there's no way to keep your car from being towed. Even if you find a way to keep the brakes pressed in so the wheels wouldn't move, one could easily bleed or suck the brake fluid to reduce the pressure.Your only other hope after getting towed is that they don't find your GPS locator and disable it's source of power.Good luck!
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