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    Hi guys,
    I need to install two kills switches and hers is my understanding so far of how to install one,

    1. get the right cable with right or stronger amperage .
    2. get one side of the power cable to the fuel relay pump or ignition or starter key or which ever one and then cut it. then connect each side of the wire to one side of the toggle switch
    3. find a place to hide it and done.

    so here is my questions and appreciate any helps.
    1. would this introduce an issue with the ecu or dme ?
    2. does the cable has to be equal or stronger ? if weaker would it burn ?
    3. is there anything else i am missing ?
    4. how can i find the right cable amperage ?
    and finally is my stages above correct to install a key or i am missing something

    many thanks to all
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    Why do you think you need to do this?

    The purpose would clarify what's the best way.


    Too thin a cable would burn, but what gauge you need depends on the length of the cable runs. Over engineering is often easier than doing the sums.
    If a switch increases resistance the switch could burn too with constant usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    Why do you think you need to do this?

    The purpose would clarify what's the best way.


    Too thin a cable would burn, but what gauge you need depends on the length of the cable runs. Over engineering is often easier than doing the sums.
    If a switch increases resistance the switch could burn too with constant usage.

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    for this reason i think having a starter toggle switch is better as once the car started there is no current in it thus avoiding all problems. however with something like fuel pump or injection there is always a costant power once the car started which as u mentioned can cause a problem if the cable is lengthy.
    was i correct on the principle of the wiring the toggle switch.
     
     

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    dont they normally connect up to the:
    Battery
    Fuel Pump
    Starter motor
     
     

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    this will work but will burn out the switch if it's not rated correctly
    I would run it through a relay

    you should be able to find a diagram online
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish262001 View Post
    this will work but will burn out the switch if it's not rated correctly
    I would run it through a relay

    you should be able to find a diagram online
    thanks for that, do u mean if the cable is not the right cable it could burn or even the right cable will burn ? apart from that would a small thin cable with relay work as relay boosts the power so the pressure is not on the initial cable if i am right ( yes or no?)

    btw i appreciate if you could explain any princinples or a brief diy from anyone so i can make sure i do not do anything wrong
     
     

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