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Unread 02-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #31
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at this point if a thief got my jeep cranked up and running id pat him on the back and give him a membership to this fourm
..your killing me george!

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Unread 02-17-2011, 04:25 PM   #32
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Yea, I have a Grant steering wheel and I just bought the anti-theft system.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRT-2001/
Hopefully it works!!!
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Unread 02-17-2011, 04:39 PM   #33
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I have an MSD 6A ignition module in mine. It has a grounding wire that I ran through a small hidden switch. When grounded, the ignition is shut down and won't start.
Yes, that is what I have also. It would be the white colored wire that you would ground out with a switch to disable the ignition. The switch can be located anywhere you wish.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 04:55 PM   #34
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I have a plan to use a magnetic switch from Radio Shack.
You put the magnet over a certain area, and the circuit is complete- take it away, and fuel, ignition, etc. is cut off.

I like this idea, cause it is easy to just grab the magnet and go when you are in a hurry. If you think,"oh ****, did I flip the switch?",
You just look down at your key ring and make sure the magnet is there.

I heard about this method before, and this thread has me inspired to actually do it before I regret it.

I also have a knife switch on the + battery terminal for extended non-use with no battery drain. That is a nice little theft deterrent in not so nice areas.

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Here is a very lengthy explanation. This would be so much easier with our old CJ's.
http://jeepsunlimited.com/forums/sho...&highlight=ade

of course, a momentary contact switch to the coil would work just as well, if hidden in a locking console. That might be the way I go about it for now.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 05:13 PM   #35
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Steering wheel lock for <$20. Makes a nice club if you should need that too.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 05:52 PM   #36
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Has anyone thought/done wiring in a "blinker" relay to the coil that way the coil would be come energized and un-energized when the kill switch was in the off position, then when you bypass that with your hidden switch it would run great. Thay the theifs figure they just cant start the darn thing, because it would kick in and out?
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Unread 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #37
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Battery brain gold, has remote battery shutoff, I like it so far
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Unread 02-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #38
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I tried the shutoff switch when I did the Team Rush upgrade, but I could still start it up. I don't know if it has something to do with it being a Summit module instead of the MSD one, but I ran the wire to one side of a switch and a jumper off the other side to ground, but it still fired up. I think it was a white wire off the box, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 06:55 PM   #39
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Pager alarm no horn, key pad indicates tampering up to 2 miles, motion sensor, shock sensor, alarm kills starter, ignition, and electric fuel pump. Relays and alarm mounted on the inside of the firewall not accessable with out dash removal. And if all that fails my Glock 10mm is the back-up.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:11 PM   #40
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Unread 02-17-2011, 07:21 PM   #41
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How about the 'ole reliable blaster?
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Unread 02-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #42
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If you don't want the engine to start, coil cutoff is the easiest. Unlike previously mentioned methods, there is no need to run 2 wires to interrupt the + side of the coil. That method exposes the risk if 2 wires through the firewall, etc. and rubbing/shorting out somewhere along the line, burning up the wire and possibly more and leaving you stranded. Just run one wire from the - side of the coil to a toggle switch and then ground the other side of the switch.

If you're running the Mopar MPFI, that method will fry the coil, so just interrupt the ground side of the fuel pump.
I would be afraid to try this one - you ground the coil with a switch you are going to be walking unless you can plug in your spare DS module in - I imagine they'd cook the module or even coil trying to start it.

Walkerhound - I was kinda thinking the same thing - what good is the security devices if you tell exactly where they are and what they do? I'd maybe say "I have a switch that ...." but I wouldn't say where it is hidden!

Those "Club devices are useless - either cut the wheel thru to remove it or just drive with it on - no top to block it, only the seat; don't make any major turns you'll be ok!

I like the idea of the magnet trick, but think about if you are on the trail - a good jar to the Jeep and it may knock the magnet off..

The flasher relay would be kinda funny - it'd start for a second then shut down. I'd maybe get an electronic one and adjust the flash time out, so it'd stay on for 2 seconds then die - I'd be like
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Unread 02-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #43
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I would be afraid to try this one - you ground the coil with a switch you are going to be walking unless you can plug in your spare DS module in - I imagine they'd cook the module or even coil trying to start it.
Dunno Cutlass. I've used that method on all of my Jeeps and in some instances have tried to start it, forgetting the switch was on. Never had a problem.
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Unread 02-18-2011, 10:19 AM   #44
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I like the idea of the magnet trick, but think about if you are on the trail - a good jar to the Jeep and it may knock the magnet off..
It actually uses a Magnetic Reed Switch. I was mistaken on how they did it- I thought the magnet had to be stuck to it.

The switch is activated when the magnet is within 3/4 inch of it. When you shut the ignition off, switch is disabled. You only need the switch active to start, not run.
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Unread 02-18-2011, 11:23 AM   #45
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I had a buddy that had his rdio stolen twice in a week the third radio is going on 5 years now without being stolen.... he rivited razors and fish hooks to the back side blood stained carpet stays there as a reminder that the dont want to steal his radio
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