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post #1 of 39 Old 08-12-2014, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Kill switch

So I have found the orange/black power wire that runs to the fuel pump under the frame. I'm thinking of just splitting this wire to a hidden toggle switch by the rear roll bar. Will this work as a simple kill switch to cut power to the fuel pump? Or is there other problems that will surface? Sorry but electrical stuff makes my head spin as I found with my interior lights which run on a ground switch.

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post #2 of 39 Old 08-13-2014, 08:06 AM
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don't know why it would not work. just get a good toggle switch.
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That will work fine.

A kill switch needs to be hidden, but still easy for your to get to. It also needs to not be obvious what you're doing if someone happens to be watching you get in, start and drive off.

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post #4 of 39 Old 08-13-2014, 09:25 AM
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interrupt the neg, not the pos
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post #5 of 39 Old 08-13-2014, 11:52 AM
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Yep. x1000. Never mess with power You are opening yourself up for a lot of issues. Find the ground and use it.
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Yep. x1000. Never mess with power You are opening yourself up for a lot of issues. Find the ground and use it.
Is the ground not right there on the e-brake frame?

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It should be.
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post #8 of 39 Old 08-13-2014, 02:40 PM
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Is the ground not right there on the e-brake frame?
The negative runs to a bolt on my E-brake (at least it does on mine). Ive had the bolt rattle loose and I've lost fuel delivery mid freeway one time... Perfect place for a kill switch to be wired in. In-fact, thanks for the idea~!!!
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Some of us non-smoking people use that ground wire and the factory cig lighter as a switch. Press it in to run. I also have a cig adaptor inside my center console for powering my phone.

No one will notice a driver pushing in the cig lighter... and tossing the cig lighter into your backpack or cargo pocket helps to ensure the jeep is there when you return.

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Not to go way off topic....how necessary is a kill switch (scale 1 to 10, with 10 being a must)?
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Not to go way off topic....how necessary is a kill switch (scale 1 to 10, with 10 being a must)?
Not necessary, but it's an additional layer of deterrence.

Provides a little peace of mind knowing that someone isn't going to drive your rig away (unless they find/bypass your kill switch). However, a kill switch can't stop a tow rig such like those that repo men use. The determined and prepared thief will take what he wants.
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Not to go way off topic....how necessary is a kill switch (scale 1 to 10, with 10 being a must)?
Nice Jeeps are a high theft item. Depending on where you live or travel to... your call. I have one in my Renegade and my CJ7 Laredo.

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It depends on if you want a thief to drive or push your jeep when he tries to steal it.
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Anything with the Saginaw steering column can be stolen with a screw driver and hammer 30 sec.
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