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Old 08-16-2014, 09:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 101Volts View Post
The point is: Little kids including ones who aren't closely related who may end up getting to a car while I'm not looking. I've seen at least five Rescue 911 episodes (Which are re-enactments of actual events though they did dramatize them a bit) in which little kids played around with car transmissions while the cars were on:

There are 250,000 registered passenger vehicles in the US. The show is likely based on at least 10 years worth of cases. At that rate, statistically, you've got a 1 in 500,000 chance of this happening.

Transmission and clutch interlocks (for manuals) aren't required elsewhere in the world.

But an interlock is only a solenoid. You'd need to find something like a spring loaded shaft that locks the shifter, the solenoid, some wire, fuse and a relay. Start at the junk yard. Newer interlocks prevent you from removing the key if the car's not in park, that would be harder to do.

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