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I would like to wire in a kill switch in my truck, anybody ever done this or know of any write-ups on this?

I thought it would be cool to wire a kill switch inside of my Console Vault and lock it up when I leave.

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Kill switch? Like something on a jetski that if you fall off the jetski shuts down? That kills all electronics, shuts the motor down and all accessories? I think we as enthusiasts can mod to a point, but outside turning the key off, I cant see any other way.
 

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Your best bet would be to tie into the fuel pump. Run a switch inline with the fuel pump "+", and this would effectively kill the motor. I've thought about it, but it seems like too much work to me.:D
 

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my grandfather had this back in the 60's and 70's...

he put a toggle switch under his front grill beside a headlight... when he went into a store or into work, he'd flip the toggle off immobilizing the ignition. when he came back out, he'd flip it on and be on his merry way...


nowadays, i have insurance.... so if someone takes my truck, i have replacement cost insurance and I get a NEW truck same options, etc....
 

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When you shut your truck off and take the key out you would turn or push (depending on the switch) the switch to off and your truck would not start unless you turn the switch back to the on position.
 

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For past vehicles, I've cut into the starter wire at ignition switch, or cut/swithed the starter fuse at fusebox. I'd like some help on identifying either on my new 08 Taco.
 

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Sadly if someone wants it bad enough a kill switch won't help.
 

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hopefully, creating a few hoops for the criminal to jump through will make them pass up your ride for someone elses.... but by that time, your window is smashed and your ignition is trashed and your cd player may be stolen........ :disappoin If they're gonna do all that, i'd rather they just take the darn thing.
 

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agreed, and i hope the thiefs bring a jerry can of gas.

and burn my truck to the ground... because after the crooks have driven the living crap otta my truck i don't want it back!!

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agreed, and i hope the thiefs bring a jerry can of gas.

and burn my truck to the ground... because after the crooks have driven the living crap otta my truck i don't want it back!!

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do you always run on "E" so the criminal will have to stop for gas somewhere closeby and in doing so, will be monitored by camera at the filling station??? GENIUS!
 

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The truck has a chip in the key. Your car is not starting without a key. They aren't going to hot wire your truck. The only time a kill switch benefits you is if they steal your keys.

Best thing is to have a blinking LED. LEDs deter theft. Thieves see it and move on to the next ride.

Someone above said it best, If they want it, they'll take it. A good wrecker can hookup a car in like 15 seconds.

Make sure you have good insurance

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If you read the article, right above it has a little blurb about Vehicle Immobilizers, We have that already. The Sentry thing is just a double up of what we have.

I have installed alarms for many years, If all you are looking for isa something to prevent the car from being stolen, the factory stuff is fine. Alarms are bought top protect the valuables we keep inside. No aftermarket kill witch will stop a good thief. Most good thieves have 1 or 2 cars they steal. They know those cars better than you do. They know where a good place to hide an alarm is. They know where you should connect a kill switch for a starter kill. They also know how to bypass a fuel cutoff.

Stupid criminals won't have any idea how to bypass anything. they won;t get passed the factory immobilizer. Smart criminals have a better way. And they're taking it either way.

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If you read the article, right above it has a little blurb about Vehicle Immobilizers, We have that already. The Sentry thing is just a double up of what we have.

I have installed alarms for many years, If all you are looking for isa something to prevent the car from being stolen, the factory stuff is fine. Alarms are bought top protect the valuables we keep inside. No aftermarket kill witch will stop a good thief. Most good thieves have 1 or 2 cars they steal. They know those cars better than you do. They know where a good place to hide an alarm is. They know where you should connect a kill switch for a starter kill. They also know how to bypass a fuel cutoff.

Stupid criminals won't have any idea how to bypass anything. they won;t get passed the factory immobilizer. Smart criminals have a better way. And they're taking it either way.

Paul
I completely agree with you. And I wouldn't buy that masterlock thing. I just found it a while back and saved it for threads like this. I'm not one to mess with the wiring for the fuel pump, or have another kill switch either. I'm in NY and road salt corrodes wires and things stop working. The only things I wire up are not required for the vehicle to get me home, or I make sure I weather proof the hell out of it

Besides, hiding a switch so that it's hard for a thief to find usually means it's inconvenient for YOU to use. And if you're like me that means you stop using it so the whole point of doing it is over.

I like that relay option simply because someone can't just flip your switch and go. Not to mention it would be good for the base model RC's that don't have the factory immobilizer.
 

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I am not sure I understand what a kill switch would do any more than the chip/engine imobiliser built in now.

If you are looking for more security, then perhaps something like "The Club" or a wheel boot would be in order.
 

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I am not sure I understand what a kill switch would do any more than the chip/engine imobiliser built in now.

If you are looking for more security, then perhaps something like "The Club" or a wheel boot would be in order.
The engine immobilizer is not standard across all Tacoma models. For example, it's not even an option on the base model regular cab.
 

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ya when they say basic tacoma a lot of the goodies arn't in it !

i talked to my insurace company and only if it is onstar or lojacker will they give any discounts on alarm/security !

so i just put in a basic alarm system and figure it will discourage a semi-honest person and anything else would just piss off the thief
and i kinda go along with the more goodies you put in the more that can go wrong and out in the middle of nowhere is not the time to find out about a bad connection ;-D ( or a bad battery on a key chain fob)
 
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