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Old 01-09-2013, 02:53 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Lol, sounds exciting!

TLDR - don't do stuff to the car that's going to increase risk of making a mistake in a reactive/panic situation on the road.

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Old 01-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Lol, sounds exciting!

TLDR - don't do stuff to the car that's going to increase risk of making a mistake in a reactive/panic situation on the road.
What they said, lol.

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Winch switch
Up is start, down is ignition kill

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The winch switch is an excellent idea. Durable momentary and restart if a bump start does not get it running.
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Ncc74656m, I would have hit the first car, possibly the second, and would then realize there were cars around the corner.

I wish that my reflexes were much better along with my focus, memory, and brevity.

What is the difference between using a kill switch and a functioning DFCO? Since mine does not work, I have wanted a kill switch for the big hills between here and my parents' house, but if I cannot do that either, I just dislike having an automatic that much more!
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Ncc74656m, that's a good example why I TOTALLY avoid the freeways and heavy traffic areas! It's worth taking a few extra minuets for a more enjoyable drive!!

I'm working on my kill switch!! But I'm having difficulties getting the momentary switch attached to the shifter... My first attempt didn't work (similar to JRMichler's). Back to the drawing board.
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Ncc74656m, I would have hit the first car, possibly the second, and would then realize there were cars around the corner.

I wish that my reflexes were much better along with my focus, memory, and brevity.

What is the difference between using a kill switch and a functioning DFCO? Since mine does not work, I have wanted a kill switch for the big hills between here and my parents' house, but if I cannot do that either, I just dislike having an automatic that much more!
Hah, thanks Xist. Like I said, I credit everyone but me, and as unbelievable as that is, all true. Believe me, I'd never make up something like that, too crazy.

AFAIK a kill switch performs the same function, but the DFCO is the automatic version? Not certain.

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Ncc74656m, that's a good example why I TOTALLY avoid the freeways and heavy traffic areas! It's worth taking a few extra minuets for a more enjoyable drive!!

I'm working on my kill switch!! But I'm having difficulties getting the momentary switch attached to the shifter... My first attempt didn't work (similar to JRMichler's). Back to the drawing board.
Good luck with your kill switch. I agree with your points, but expediency is in my nature. At least I've learned to slow down a lot.
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Block of wood. Drill a hole the diameter of your shiftier. cut in half. Two machine screws to make a clamp. Mount your momentary to that. unless you are going for a more discreet look.
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My vision is to have the momentary switch laying horizontal, and on the side of the shifter that's towards the back of the car. That way I can activate it with my thumb.

Best case scenario: I'm thinking a simple round clamp that can adjust its size (similar to a hose clamp), with a swivel head on the side of the switch, that attaches the switch to the shifter. Something that can be tightened once it's in the right position. And the part that attaches to the switch can be a simple flat ring large enough for the switch to fit in and tighten down to. It doesn't have to have a housing. (They're often times too bulky for my taste.) And if I added a second, smaller ring towards the wiring side of the switch, it would strengthen the attachment/stability too.

It would be a universal design that would work on any shifter. And with a thin rubber strip in between the shifter nob and clamp, you could ensure your shifter nob wouldn't be damaged. If I wasn't at work, I could have draw up a blue print of sorts.

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After last nights attempt, I'm thinking I'll just tape it to the shifter with electrical tape. That way I can determine if the location I want is a good/safe location. A custom shaped piece of packaging foam can help me get the approximate position and better surface to attach to. Lol, I don't even know if my splicing locations are correct or if the kill part is even going to work! Some of the kill switch aspects sill go over my head.
I suppose a more temporary situation is better until I have all the kinks sorted out!
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:40 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The winch switch is an excellent idea. Durable momentary and restart if a bump start does not get it running.
I often coast to a stop without the engine running. When the light turns green, I hit the start button as I shift into first and release the clutch. Most fuel systems start the engine rich so there's also a little extra power at start off. Using this start switch saves wear and tear on your stock ignition keyswitch.

Another bonus is being able to start the car without putting my foot on the clutch. The switch is wired so that it supplies +12VDC into the "starter" fuse in the under dash fuse box. That fuse is downstream of the clutch actuated safety switch.

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