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Kill switch.

March 2nd, 2007 at 01:56 pm

In talking with someone at the gym this morning I decided to look into having a kill switch installed. Basically it means you have to do something special or the car won't start. The gal I talked to said she got it installed for $60 on her car.

I called my mechanic and he said to just get a car alarm with a kill switch. I called around about that and nothing was less than $200 installed. Umm not really what I was looking for.

I did however find a place that installs just the kill switch for $65. Now that's what I'm talking about! Appointment is set for Monday morning 9 am. I am leaving this weekend to go to Seattle so my car will be left unattended at my friend's house, armed only with The Club. Hopefully it will be ok. I know it will be but I'm a little paranoid now.

I dropped my car off at the shop to see if the random weirdness going on with my power locks was in any way related to the theft. Unfortunately it's not. And it's $212 to fix. Umm it can wait. So in the end it'll be $42.50 for the diagnosis plus $65 for the kill switch. Still cheaper all told than the alarm.

Thank God for an EF!

3 Responses to “Kill switch.”

  1. gruntina Says:

    Is the kill switch like swapping a metel over a spot in the car in order for your car to start when you put the keys in the ignition?

    If it is the same thing, keep in mind that other form of metals and nickles can be used instead of the specific piece you recieve.

  2. LdyFaile Says:

    Sort of. There's a couple ways they can do it. They can wire it to my headlights so I have to turn the headlights on first before I can start the car. Since that's a popular option right now I don't think I'm going to go that route. The other one is just a switch hidden somewhere in the car that I can reach but isn't obvious. I'm tall so I can reach just about anywhere. I don't think it's key or object oriented as far as will work or won't. But I'll find out on Monday.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Interesting! All of the Police vehicles here have kill switches, but I didn't know you can have one installed in your own car for that cheap!

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