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    hi guys, just started thinkin abut puting a start switch in my e36, done some research and i ave discovered that it dont matter what switch you use as lone as it is a Momentary Button, so a valt switch tha you ge withcar alarms would be fine? Im not convinced to this and the sitei found ths info dnt say nething about using a relay?

    http://www.scikotics.com/forums/arch...p/t-35667.html

    this is the link that i see this info, anyone have any ideas thanks
     
     

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    Its easy enough to do, planning on this myself. Under your steering wheel, find the ignition wire (green I believe), all you've got to do is run a positive charge to it. Momentary switch is what you need, anything you push and hold.

    That guide is nice and simple, one thing he doesn't mention though, if you want it so that your key still works, don't cut the ignition wire, just tap it (attach your switch to it, whilst leaving it connected).

    And it isn't a security feature, if anything it makes your car easier to hot wire :p as the thief doesnt need to break the ignition wires and rub them together, they just push the button :p but ye
     
     

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    thats true bout it easyier to nick but i do have an immobiliser which makes it harder hot wire, lol
     
     

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    Yes, yes it does lol.
     
     

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    Done my start switch watch this vid

     
     

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    That's awesome!
     
     

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    defo good fun, when my gf tryied to go out today and couldnt start the car lol she looked well confused roflamo
     
     

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    I have a wiring diagram for a start button somewhere if anyone needs it?

    I'll have a dig around for the How-To I made too, was mean't to post it up weeks ago but never got around to it...
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    id be intrested in this aswel steviec.im thinking about bocking up one of my air vents and having it rotate on an axis with a start button behind it.just trying to figure out how to do it and which one to do it to,
     
     

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    new plan....sport button is going in the gear knob...ignition button is going in the sport button.
     
     

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