Remote control cut out switch wired to fuel pump for anti-theft, anybody done this.

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Im thinking of using a remote controlled cut out switch in the trunk wired to the fuel pump inertia switch, who has done this, here are two listed below but not sure if they would work or if there is something better?



 

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I leave my car unlocked in the driveway under the carport.

This except have a sign that says "for a 1 way ticket to meet god, come find out if my car is unlocked" and have a light pointing to it so people can read it visibly at night.
 

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Consider splicing into the ground from the inertia switch.
I think it completes a ground for the pump to work. Splice into the ground with a switch you control.
 

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Pull the fuel pump or ecu relay under the hood.

My low mileage car is garaged and I only need the anti theft for when out in about or on a road trip (which is not often) and opening the hood and pulling a relay in a parking lot or side of street is not an option. Since posting this thread Ive read on many sites that wiring in a remote switch to the fuel pump for a couple reasons is not a good idea. The most recommended is a switch to the starter relay. Also Im starting to think that instead of a remote switch that a hidden mechanical switch would be a better idea.
 

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The pats is not good enough?
It already has what you are looking for .
You could probably incorporate other features, since the computer , already recognizes some commands , just piggy back them .
 

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My low mileage car is garaged and I only need the anti theft for when out in about or on a road trip (which is not often) and opening the hood and pulling a relay in a parking lot or side of street is not an option. Since posting this thread Ive read on many sites that wiring in a remote switch to the fuel pump for a couple reasons is not a good idea. The most recommended is a switch to the starter relay. Also Im starting to think that instead of a remote switch that a hidden mechanical switch would be a better idea.

There is a Chris Fixx video where he mounts an electrical switch inside the shift boot.

If you can afford it, Ravelco is the way to go.
No one regrets getting it done.
Check out their website, because they show a lot of different things people try.
 

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My 01 had the weirdest set up. There was a sensor mounted under the dash that needed a fob held against it for a couple seconds before it would start. It would beep when it was ready. At first it was annoying, but I got used to it eventually. The funny thing was watching other people try to start it. There was also a circuit card tucked under the dash that if I removed the car would never start no matter what. I thought about moving it somewhere else so I could access it easily.
 

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Consider splicing into the ground from the inertia switch.
I think it completes a ground for the pump to work. Splice into the ground with a switch you control.

I think the inertia switch is on the hot side. The PCM/FPDM grounds the circuit to give it the PWM signal, while the other side is hot with key on. It would work in that circuit in any case.

I would also consider putting the switch in the starter circuit to the solenoid wire it uses to crank. Then a thief can't even kill the battery trying to crank it.
 

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Ravelco

Ravelco Anti Theft Device

They install it in your driveway.
Takes several hours.
Helps you sleep at night.

interesting, never heard of that one before, great idea though.

I haven't had to deal with my car on road trips at this point, I've thought about adding GPS etc...etc... maybe it makes me an ass but at this point if something happened to the car I wouldn't be mad about the agreed value check Im gonna get
 

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interesting, never heard of that one before, great idea though.

I haven't had to deal with my car on road trips at this point, I've thought about adding GPS etc...etc... maybe it makes me an ass but at this point if something happened to the car I wouldn't be mad about the agreed value check Im gonna get

From their site:

"On September 25, 2001 in Mexico City, Mexico, the RAVELCO Anti Theft Device was tested by CESVI-MEXICO, a company owned by the seven major insurance companies in Mexico. They tried to hot-wire the most stolen vehicle in Mexico City, a 2002 Nissan Sentra that had a RAVELCO installed on it. The CESVI Company said they would approve the RAVELCO if it passed the 8 minute test. They said no theft device or alarm ever took more than 3 minutes to bypass. After cutting wires and trying for 35 minutes they finally gave up. The next day they had the vehicle towed to a Nissan dealer to get it rewired and able to start! Needless to say the RAVELCO was approved. The RAVELCO is the only anti theft device recognized in Mexico for a discount on your insurance. With over 29 million people in Mexico City alone and nearly 200 vehicles stolen per day, the people at CESVI Company should know what does and does not work when it comes to auto theft. No alarm, tracking system or any other anti theft device is approved in Mexico. Of course this makes us at RAVELCO very proud."
 

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Lol, my agreed value is up there but I probably couldnt find a car in my cars condition with 13k miles and/or with all the upgrades and work that ive put into it (and I wouldnt want to start over again) and I wouldnt get enough $$ to buy a new GT

The Ravelco thing sounds interesting but dont want to get that complicated or expensive.

I just want a simple hidden by-pass switch just for a little extra security and now I dont want to tap into any part of the fuel electrical so I need to tap into the starter relay with a hidden switch----any body know where and what wire to tap into for that?
 
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I know at least on mine the starter switched wire is WH/RD. Not sure how far up that branch of the chassis harness it goes, but it has to go at least from the starter, around the front of the engine, and up by the fuse box.
 

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if youre out and about a disable switch won't stop a tow truck which is why if I was gonna do something I think it would be a hidden and powered GPS
 

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if youre out and about a disable switch won't stop a tow truck which is why if I was gonna do something I think it would be a hidden and powered GPS

You mean when this happens.
Tow truck.JPG
 

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Not sure anything can stop a towing...well..unless you catch them in the act...then there is something..
 

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