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Dre

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As my PIU does not currently have an alarm system (might be interested in installing something with a remote start later on) I'm trying to figure out where to cut into with a hidden switch to prevent someone from starting the car. I've got wires going to the ignition switch and am just looking into possibility of cutting one of them and just rerouting to a switch under the dash. Any ideas?
 


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Just to update, I did end up solving this myself - and I did installed the ignition kill switch - one more thing to piss off someone that would want to steal my ride.
 




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Just to update, I did end up solving this myself - and I did installed the ignition kill switch - one more thing to piss off someone that would want to steal my ride.
Would you care to share details and maybe a picture or two?
 




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Well, no pictures for obvious reasons but I can tell you that it was much easier than I thought. All you have to do is remove cover underneath the steering column and reach in under the dash and pull wiring loom going to the ignition switch. Remove electrical tape - there are a few wires there. I ended up cutting and splicing the thick (I believe it was green with red stripe) wire (test with tester to see which wire sends juice to the ignition) and just hook it up to a switch hidden somewhere either under the dash or in the glove compartment or even in plain site. After that you can put the wiring loom back together, put some black, electrical tape over it so it looks just like another bunch of wires under the dash. I did use one of the Chicago Lock keyed switches. You can mount it even in plain site but in a way that it could not be tempered with or have wiring easily accessible. Nobody will know what it's for anyway but you. Switch like the one in the photo. Hope that helps.
 

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I added the OEM PATS system to my PIU. I found the PATS module was there behind the keyhole and was not plugged in on my 2015. I got a plug off a wrecked XLT and ran the wiring to the BCM. I ordered 2 keys that were chipped and used Forscan to program them.

I also used Forscan to turn on the Alarm system that would start honking the horn if the key was not turned on within 10 seconds when the car was locked.

An additional benefit to this was that now the car knew the key was in and will not let me lock it with the key in the ignition when turned off.
 




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