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post #1 of 13 Old 11-09-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring an ignition kill switch... Which wire do I tap/cut in to?

OK. Wiring an ignition kill switch in to my tuffy center console. Can't find my Chilton. Which wire coming from the steering column do I cut in to and wire to the switch?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-09-2008, 02:02 PM
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Do you have the factory tach?
If not there is a very convient plug just off the ignition swich you can use for this 'Kill" switch. Of course it would be easy for someone to defete if they know CJ's


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Thanks John. Is this inside the engine compartment of under the dash? I looked and could not find this.

Yes, I have a factory tach.

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Sorry to hijack, but along the same lines, Could you use this set of wires to put in a push button starter?

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It is under the dash, that part next to the awl/pick is the ignition switch which is mounted on the lower steering column, start from there. Good luck.
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So, with the help of the picture, I can run the each open line from the tach to their own respective side of the switch and this will keep the ignition/coil from getting power?

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Mount the switch where you want it, run two wires the same guage from the switch and hook up to each side of that plug. Your good to go!
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It is under the dash, that part next to the awl/pick is the ignition switch which is mounted on the lower steering column, start from there. Good luck.
OK...still do not see this thing under my dash. What is the awl/pick?

I see nothing like this mounted to the lower steering column

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I see nothing like this mounted to the lower steering column
The coil wires aren't mounted to the column they go to the gauge in the dash and then to the wire harness as shown in the picture in post #2.


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Sorry to hijack, but along the same lines, Could you use this set of wires to put in a push button starter?

I don't think so... These wires just go to the coil! To start the vehicle you'd have to power the starter solenoid to get the engine turning....


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OK...still do not see this thing under my dash. What is the awl/pick?

I see nothing like this mounted to the lower steering column
The awl/pick is that sharp thing with the bent tip and the screw driver handle on it.
Do you have a steering column with the ignition key in the column or is the key mounted on the dash?
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OK...still do not see this thing under my dash. What is the awl/pick?

I see nothing like this mounted to the lower steering column

on top of the column between the dash and the firewall:


unless someone moved it already.


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Thanks John and Earl!

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I need to think of the best place on my junkyard TBI set up for a kill switch most would never find as it is not stock Jeep and hopefully not just ignition dependant.

Thinking of things like:

Power to fuel injectors
Fuel pump relay
power to ECM
Ignition is always a possibility, but with a simple jumper under the dash most auto thieves can figure that out very quickly.

I have four relays not one feeding Fuel Pump, Ignition, Fuel Injectors, and ECM. I did this for easy fault detection and to be able to monitor these functions independently with simple led's mounted on the four relays, all four have their own fuses, so any short/fault can be found much quicker on the trail.

I wonder if my ECM has any provisions for lock out or security, I have the EBL Lockers board so maybe there are some more ways to disable the CJ.

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