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Old 01-11-2002, 01:49 AM
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Default Ignition cut-off switch?

With me leaving in a few days, and not knowing if my Jeep will be garaged or not, I'm thinking of putting some sort of switch in it to keep it from starting. It seems an ignition switch would work the best. How hard would this be to wire up? I just want it so that when the Jeep is hot wires or something, it won't start. I don't like the idea of killing the fuel pump. Doesn't seem to great for the FI. I'd like to keep the motor from not turning over at all. So that's why I thought ignition. What type of switch would I need? Any relays or stuff like that? I don't know squat about electronics. Thanks!

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Old 01-11-2002, 02:36 AM
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If you're just looking for some way of immobilizing the Jeep while you're away why not try something simple, like pulling the rotor out of the distributor, or pull the battery, or pull the coil wire.
If your starter solenoid is mounted on the fender like they did on the CJ instead of being mounted on the starter then just pull the one little wire off the solenoid. If a thief is smart enough to figure out where you've pulled the wire then they will usually be smart enough to find your cut-off switch.
I don't know about the YJ's but on the CJ's the little solenoid wire are just push-on type connectors and they just pop on or off.


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Old 01-11-2002, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: Ignition cut-off switch?

Well, this was a thought. But I still wouldn't mind having a cutoff switch. So any ideas? If I hook it up to the starter solenoid, won't it be bad for the motor and FI system to keep cranking over and over?

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Old 01-11-2002, 03:20 AM
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The starter wont spin if you pull the little wire off the solenoid. On the CJ it's the light blue wire that comes from the key. If you trace that wire back under your dash you can splice a switch into that wire and that's your cut-off switch. The wire I'm talking about only delivers power to the starter solenoid when the key is in the crank position, there is no power in that line with the key in the run position.

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