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How to install a kill-switch into the ignition system

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    There are basically 2 kinds of "kill" switches. One would be automatic like the kill switch on my riding mower that stops the engine if the mower is in gear and and you try to get off the machine. The 2nd type is like a key switch that would prohibit someone from using my car unless the switch was turned on.

    which type would want

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You can install a simple battery disconnect right at the battery negative terminal.

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