Ignition Key Switch

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Re: Ignition Key Switch

Post by Rickf » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:26 am

Most thefts nowadays, except for joyriding, are done with wheel lift trucks and rollbacks. No keys needed!

Think REPO man. same deal.

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Re: Ignition Key Switch

Post by D Pizzoferrato » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:11 am

Look here for reliable heavy duty battery disconnect switches. Been using these for years. Your local NAPA will have them also.
http://www.levineautoparts.com/cole-her ... tches.html

In m151s, I mount the switch in the bulkhead between the battery compartment and tool compartment. The switch lever is accessable thru the tool compartment lid. As mentioned previously, replace the seat pin with a padlock.

I have gone as far as adding a reduntant switch under the dash for easy access or quick use during a short stop. I have used the switch shown as your option 2. It mounts nicely to a modified M151 horn bracket under the left side of the dash, thru the left cowl panel. This switch interrupts the pos feed. The Cole Hersee switch interrupts the grnd lead.

You can just see the red switch "key" peeking out in this picture
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Re: Ignition Key Switch

Post by rlich8 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:42 pm

Wow, thanks guys! Overwhelmingly positive responses from everyone.

I think I'll go inside the tool compartment route with the black switch with red "key", that should be perfect!
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Re: Ignition Key Switch

Post by majorhitt » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:13 pm

How about locking the ignition switch? Have you seen on like this? Keeps most people honest. If you're leaving the vehicle out of sight for a long period of time, a disconnect switch hidden from view,and the good old chain around the steering wheel is a good idea.
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Re: Ignition Key Switch

Post by Ralph Fuller » Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:04 pm

I use the key lock system too.
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