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Old 04-26-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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Default nice idea for an amp turn-on switch

after one of my friends stole a golf cart from school and drove it on rt. 202 and probably every side street within a mile of the school and got arrested as soon as he arrived back at school, i thought about how i can mount a switch for an amp turn-on lead. He has a Tiburon with a toggle switch on the dash and i though that i'd make a foot-operated switch that is connected to the +12v switched wire on my radio. The only reason i'm not doing a toggle switch or something similar is because if someone knows that my car has subs and they try to turn them on, they wont know how to.. LMAO and i can easily go to school and turn them off with my foot rather than reaching for a switch when i drive someone to school.. what do you guys think and where on the floor should i put it?

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Old 04-27-2006, 05:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: nice idea for an amp turn-on switch

A foot operated switch could be old school such as a high/low headlight switch from the 70's or high tech as a latching micro switch out of a piece of electronics. Placement of the switch(especially in a 5spd) needs to be carefully thought out so as not to interfere with your access to the pedals. I think on the floor just in front of the trunk release lever might work.

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Old 04-27-2006, 12:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: nice idea for an amp turn-on switch

I had mine on the under side steering wheel bezel piece. It was just one of those flat switches you find on power strips. I had it glued in. It was impossible to see unless you stuck your head under there and I guess people wouldn't really notice if you had your hand under there and switched it off. It would be easier than with a foot switch I think.

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Default Re: nice idea for an amp turn-on switch

Another idea for a completely stealth anti-theft is what is commonly known as a "ghost switch" - A starter cut relay tied into an existing switch- brake, park lights, power lock,amp turn on, or use your imagination- actually a combination of two would completely baffle a car thief. Imagine having to have the radio and park lights both on for the starter to engage! No type of anti-theft is completely undefeatable, but the idea is to slow down the thief so he will just go on to another car.

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Whoops, that last post of mine was supposed to go in the "anti-theft idea" thread !

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