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#890797 - 08/18/11 01:55 PM Kill switch question  
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At the risk of sounding like an idiot, can anyone give me some pointers on installing a kill switch? In know that I could figure out the best way to get this done, but was wondering if anyone on here has done it, and any suggestions that you might have. What wires should I look for at the base of the steering shaft, or should I look elsewhere?


#890864 - 08/19/11 01:08 AM Re: Kill switch question [Re: Norwood86]  
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I used my MSD box as a kill switch. As long as I have it installed, I have the thing ground via a hidden toggle switch. When grounded, it will not give spark to the plugs.

If you have EFI, I'd put the fuel pump on the kill switch.

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#890978 - 08/19/11 08:09 PM Re: Kill switch question [Re: kubihibi]  
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On a previous vehicle, I used an old style Dimmer Switch mounted on the floorboard under the carpet. They can handle a lot of amps. Split your hot wire going to your distributor and run each side to the dimmer switch ( it is a push on- push off style switch). Just need to tap your foot in the appropriate place to make it work. Since all the wiring is done under the hood, it keeps them guessing too!


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#891086 - 08/20/11 05:05 PM Re: Kill switch question [Re: 87ChooChoo]  
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Hide it in plain sight with a relay.

#891139 - 08/21/11 02:28 AM Re: Kill switch question [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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You can run it off the starter wire so that there's not current voltage going through it also. I tied into mine behind the motor instead of under the dash so it would be harder to bypass and the switch and wires are hidden so it would take quite a bit of time to track them down. Make it a momentary switch so you can't forget to flip it back side to break the circuit.


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#891153 - 08/21/11 04:46 AM Re: Kill switch question [Re: 84supersport]  
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tie into the tach wire that goes to the coil underhood with a switch to ground out that wire. this keeps the ignition module from charging the coil.

yes, it really is that easy.


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#891169 - 08/21/11 03:15 PM Re: Kill switch question [Re: 84supersport]  
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Originally Posted By: 84supersport
You can run it off the starter wire so that there's not current voltage going through it also. I tied into mine behind the motor instead of under the dash so it would be harder to bypass and the switch and wires are hidden so it would take quite a bit of time to track them down. Make it a momentary switch so you can't forget to flip it back side to break the circuit.


This is how I did mine in my old SS...


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