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Unread 05-07-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
Gildedseat
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Replace Key ignition with bad *** toggle switch

Hello,

So currently my jeep does not require a key to start. The cylinder is so worn that it turns no matter what. I'd like to replace the key ignition with a toggle switch and a momentary switch for mostly aesthetic reasons.

in addition I'll be wiring in a kill switch for security. The kill switch is not a big deal but does anyone have a good color list for the wiring going into the steering column on an 89 YJ so I can properly wire in the ignition and starter switches? I poked through a few guides but the wiring diagrams dont' give enough detail for me to find the correct wire in the morass under my dash. Any help is appreciated.

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Unread 05-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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I installed a switch pannel from Painless (www.painlessperformance.com) that has an ignition toggle, acc toggle, and momentary push button start. After staring at wiring diagrams until my brain hurt i decided to do it the old fashioned way. I disconnected the ignition switch harness that's on top of the steering colum (way up under the dash) and used a jumper wire from the hot lead (the larger gauge red wire) to figure out which wires were ign, acc, and starter. After i figured out how to hook everything up, i ended up mounting the pannel in the cup holder on my tuffy console- it was a near perfect fit. Now my key stays in the ignition to prevent the steering wheel from locking, but serves no purpose other than that.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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How do you find out which wires are which? And then how would you wire all the toggle switches to have piwer. Sorry.. newbie alert newbie alert..
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