Q: Best way to install a kill switch

asked by on

What is the least invasive way to install a kill switch against car thieves? I want to avoid anything that can shut off the car if the switch fails during normal operation.

For this, what you’d want to do is put the kill switch on the power wire that goes to the starter, that makes the starter engage. Because then, if somebody tries to steal it, the starter won’t go. But if you are using it and the car has already started and you are driving down the road, you may accidentally turn that switch, and then the switch breaks but the car would still run because it doesn’t stop the car from running. It just stops it from starting because it keeps the starter from engaging. So that is really the best way to do that. That is what I do when I’m doing that stuff.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Best way to install a kill switch

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My theft system is keeping my car from starting in my 1994 Cadillac Deville

Hello. If the theft light is coming on then it is causing the vehicle not to start. Most of the time the issue is caused by either the key failing or the key sensor located in the key lock cylinder....

Q: Q: Engine does not turn over

Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly caused by issues with the battery or starting system. If the battery runs low it will not have enough power to crank the engine, which may result in an engine that does not...

Q: What does the Anti-theft light mean on the dash?

Your car comes standard with a handy Anti-theft system called SecuriLock®. When you lock the doors and activate the Anti-theft system, the light will show in the dash. It should flash slowly, which indicates that the system is operating normally....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...