Hey guys! ChrisFix here, and today I’m
going to show how to install a hidden kill switch in your car or your truck. And the whole point of this kill switch is to
prevent somebody from stealing your car. Even if they have your keys, if the kill switch
is activated, they won’t be able to start the car. They can try to hotwire the car, they can try
to jumpstart your car, push start it. This kill switch is going to prevent the car
from starting no matter what. The only way to steal your car is going to
be to tow it! And the best part is this is an inexpensive
thing to install. It’s going to cost less than $10, and it’s
going to take less than an hour. It’s super simple, it works on most vehicles. Even if you already have an alarm system,
this can work along with it. And it’s unfortunate that I even have to
make this video. I live in a pretty nice development. It’s pretty quiet here, everybody’s pretty
friendly. But recently, we’ve been having a lot of
break-ins. People are getting into cars broken into,
they’re getting stuff stolen out of them, There’s a few cars that have been stolen
from neighborhoods nearby. My buddy saved up for a long time to get
one of his favorite cars, a Honda S2000 in pristine condition, only to have it stolen and parted out a few
days later. Not only was he heartbroken about his car
getting stolen, but that feeling of helplessness and getting
taken advantage of by a criminal was horrible! Think of this relay as an on/off switch. When you put your key in the ignition and
turn it to the RUN position to start your car, the computer is telling the fuel pump relay
to turn on, and that is supplying power to the fuel
pump. Alright, so with our switch in, that works absolutely perfect. That’s so good. Now we can go and install this back in the
car. And back in the car, we need to run some
wire. We’re using 16-gauge wire. And we need to run it from right about here all the way under the dash to our fuel pump
relay. So I’m going to put the wire on the shifter
since that’s about where it’s going to end up. And it also makes it easier for us to run it
all the way to the relay. So make sure you have enough wire, then
we can cut it. And since we need 2 wires, use the wire
you just cut to measure the second wire. And we can cut it to the same length. Now let’s strip the ends of the wires. Add heat shrink to both wires. Then add the female spade connector and
crimp it. Then do the same for the other wire as
well. Finally, move the heat shrink over the entire
connector and use a heat gun to shrink the heat
shrink. Perfect, and I always like to run wires in a
wire loom to protect it from chafing. So just press the wires into the loom, and
work it all the way to the end of the loom. Good, now we can run our wires. Let’s snake this back behind the center
console area so it’s hidden and out of the way. Then we can connect our switch to each of
the connectors. Don’t worry, the order you connect these in
is not important. Just make sure the connection is good and
tight. And I’m going to add some electrical tape
to each connector to make sure it’s extra secure, and it’s shielded so it doesn’t
ground out by mistake. OK, so slide the loom all the way up to the
back of the switch so the wires are protected. Good. And finally, we can snap our center console
back into place and get the shift knob on. And let’s try out this switch… Beautiful! That is such a perfect spot for a kill switch! OK, now let’s finish running our wire to the
relay so we can try this out. Now when you’re running your cable down
here, you want to be very careful. You don’t want to get in the way of the
clutch, the brake, or the accelerator pedal. So you want to make sure this is up and
out of the way. So let’s get it up and over that metal brace, then up and over the steering column, and finally, tuck it behind the fuse box back
by the relay. And now with the wiring harness up and
out of the way, so it won’t get in the way of anything like
the pedals, we can connect our kill switch to the wires
that go to the relay. So here we’re going to use crimp butt
connectors. And when using these, you want to make
sure the copper goes all the way in. You don’t want any copper exposed like
that. If the copper sticks out into the clear area,
cut it and make sure the copper goes all the way in, just like that. Then we can crimp that side of the
connector. And finally, give it a good tug. Make sure this crimp is tight and the wire
won’t come out. And that’s in there good. Now let’s crimp the other side, and it’s the same process. Push the wire all the way in, then crimp it, and finally, we can heat shrink both sides
with the heat gun. So with that side done, now let’s go do the
other side. We’re going to follow the same exact
process, get that crimp connector in there, make sure there’s no copper showing, crimp down on it nice and tight, and then double-check to make sure it’s in
there good, and that is not budging. Now we can do the same thing to the wire
back here. And you can see right away the copper end
is WAY too long, so let’s trim it. Then add the butt connector. Perfect, crimp the connector nice and tight. Then do the pull test, and that’s not going
anywhere! So let’s heat shrink it for a waterproof seal, and the last thing I want to do is wrap the
harness in electrical tape to make it neat. Finally, we can push the connector into the
relay, and make sure you hear a click. Like that. Also, don’t forget to reconnect the negative
cable of the battery so we can test out our kill switch. Alright, with that battery connected, I didn’t
install the center console because if there’s any issues, it makes it easier, we just have
to pull this out to make sure we can fix whatever the issue
is. I don’t plan on there being any issues, but
it’s a good practice when you’re working on cars, don’t put everything back together
until you test it out. And that’s what we’re about to do right
now. Moment of truth, we’re in neutral. I think the switch is deactivated, so it
should be ready to start up. [Engine starts] Alright, it starts right up. Foot off the clutch, and we’re good to go. Now I’m going to shut the car. I’m going to flip our kill switch. And I’m going to start her back up. [Engine cranks] Woo, baby! Now that is what I’m talking about, and a criminal is going to be like, “What
the heck?!” “Why won’t it start?” [Engine cranks] Pumpin’ the gas, nothing. Flip that kill switch. [Engine starts] Starts right up! Oh man, that is exciting! So let’s finish this install up by adding our
last center console piece. And there’s a screw in here I’m going to
tighten down to hold the console in. Perfect, with the center console in, our kill
switch is in. Going to activate that so nobody can go
and start my car. We are done installing the kill switch, and
there is one more thing to do. And that is to install a home security
system to protect my tools, to protect my car, basically everything in
my garage. And it’s actually pretty cool how I got this
security system. I posted on my Instagram asking you guys
what do you do for security systems in your car to prevent your car from getting
stolen because of all these break-ins. And SimpliSafe actually commented on my
post and they sent me out this entire home security system, so thank you SimpliSafe
for supporting this video and sending me out an entire security system. So now let’s get this installed real quick. And the goal obviously is to protect the
garage and the new vehicle that I’m going to be putting in the garage, also the
vehicles outside. And this is very easy to set up. If you can put a kill switch in your car, you
can easily add another effective and reliable layer of security. Especially with these motion sensors and
this glass break sensor. And the feature that I’ve been wanting real
bad is a security camera. and then I have a security system ready to
go. And the reason why besides people
breaking in recently, The reason why I did this… …was because I ended up buying my
dream car! This mid-engine beast with AWD is
something I’ve wanted since I was a little kid, and I had to protect it. And I will unveil my dream car in my next
video, so stay tuned for that. If the video was helpful, remember to give
it a thumbs up. If you’re not a subscriber, consider hitting
that subscribe button and turn on that notification bell for more how to videos like
this. And as always, all the tools and products I
used in this video are linked in the description. Stay tuned!

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100 thoughts on “How to Install a Hidden Kill Switch in your Car or Truck (Cheap Anti Theft System)

  • April 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    I hope this video was helpful and you guys never have one of your vehicles stolen! If you install a kill switch, be sure to tag me on Instagram @ChrisFixit so I can share your post!
    By the way, make sure you watch till the end for my "dream car"!!! Sooooo Pumped to show you guys that!
    Security System: http://simplisafe.com/dreamcar
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    Crimping Pliers: https://amzn.to/2DGxkqn

    On/Off Switch: https://amzn.to/2USastQ

    Heat Shrink Butt Connectors: https://amzn.to/2WdZpwt

    16 Gauge Wire: https://amzn.to/2ZKsDVU

    Spade Connectors: https://amzn.to/2GTgab8

    Inexpensive Multimeter: https://amzn.to/2XPyxTY

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  • November 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    It's a turbo diesel engine and sounds like a duramax

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  • November 6, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Moral of the story is: Just tow the damn car.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    1:07 the Toyota badge on the s2000 lol

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  • November 6, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    I own a 2015 Jetta

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    Never use wifi to protect your home… its jammable , even your neighbors with wifi security cams get anything….

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Do this work on Tesla

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  • November 7, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    16:34 Blinker fluid lmfao

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  • November 7, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    Would this work on a 65 mustang?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 7:35 am
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    @12:20 – "GoodAndTight".
    what do you call a german virgin

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  • November 7, 2019 at 8:07 am
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    yo this shit is gold. Does it work with motorcycles also?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 11:07 am
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    Wow… the thieves even replaced the S2000 Honda decal for Toyota… @1:07

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  • November 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Best car channel in youtube

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  • November 8, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    🙁 rip s2000

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    Who first thought the kill switch was wireless? Ha

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    Bruh I need this 👌

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    How about 3 kill switches for the kill switch and one king cobra left in the cabin? Cant be too secure!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    All ur vehicles???Wat u do???

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    If you have any more cool ideas like this those would be some super sick videos. Love this installation and gadget kind of DIY Vids.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    I hope you still have your car, because now everybody knows where is your kill switch :DD

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  • November 8, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    Ha nobody expected a second kill switch as a fail safe for the first kill switch if they ever discover it, but thats to say the least my fourth hidden kill switch cause I will never reveal the location of the third kill switch

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Came here to watch some good probing

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  • November 8, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Hello 👋

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  • November 8, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    Hate When my s2000 gets its engine stolen and turned into a Toyota…

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  • November 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    Sorry to hear that about your friend

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  • November 9, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    What if someone is chasing you down with a knife and you have to get into your car and this is what’s gonna happen.
    You: omg I gotta get in my car

    You: gets inside try to start the car

    Guy with knife: you better not 😈

    You: SHIT THE KILL SWITCH

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:42 am
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    1:26 someone tries to steal something from chris and stumbles apon everything, slipping, possibly breaking something, making a ton of noise and gets caught lmao

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    the s2000 was heartbraking

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  • November 9, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Only person I’ve seen excited that the car won’t start 😂😂

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  • November 9, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Thanx! Why not install the kill switch on the wire going from the relay to the gas pump?

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  • November 9, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    I cut the wires from under fuse box under hood that run to relay from starter and ran wires inside and hid switch

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  • November 9, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    Hi chris big fan but I have another way to prevent anybody's car from being stolen when i usually dont drive my car i take the important fuse relays out like the fuse to the ignition cylinder and my fuel pump relay someone tried to steal my car the other day and luckily they weren't able to get it and I actually caught them trying to steal my car too so I did what anybody's first reaction would be is call the cops and I shot him in the feet with my airsoft gun so if he tried to walk or run away he wouldn't be able to because the amount of pain when your shot with a c02 powered airsoft pistol hurts

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Does anyone think the crimping part was satisfying

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    but does this also work for motorcycles?

    Asking for a friend

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  • November 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    I simply put a switch to direct the start circuit from the starter solenoid to the horn relay….

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  • November 10, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    The toggle switches, where I am at cost only 5

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  • November 10, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    No ones ever been happy their car doesn’t start

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  • November 10, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    That's awesome

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  • November 10, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    When Criminals watch these videos:

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  • November 10, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Very cool. And useful!

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  • November 10, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    Just be sure beforehand that shifting into 3rd gear doesn't accidentally kill the car from hitting the Killswitch

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  • November 10, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    Dont serch Switch serch the fuel thing and bring the whires back together

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  • November 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    Troll: buy a car and take engine out

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  • November 11, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    He's obviously ling about he stolen car being gutted. Th emblems are different on each picture

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Perfect. Thank you.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    I feel bad for Chris. He found a damn near PERFECT spot to hide his kill switch then had to change it cause he's so dedicated to the fans.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    Subscene getting gone…

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  • November 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Hey Chris, I was considering installing a hidden killswitch in my car, and was wondering, how do I determine which proper gauge of wire to use? Or does it not matter, and 16 gauge work for all cars?

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  • November 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    how do you wire a relay on a chevrolet suburban 2003 ?

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  • November 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    aiaiiaiaiaiaia

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    What if they cut the wire then short the fuel pump

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Just make sure you are using switch for proper or higher curent

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    You dont need To install a kill switch you have a manual

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  • November 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    I can see myself doing it to my Ferrari

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  • November 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    now i know how to steal a car with a kill switch

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  • November 11, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    bro, some stealer could be watching this video right now, put your kill switch in a different place now

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  • November 12, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    What happens if you accidentally flip your kill switch off when driving?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    When you accidentally hit the switch when you shift to 3rd gear 🙂

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    The way he says krimp is kinda satisfiying

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  • November 12, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    Where the turbo vid

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  • November 12, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    Hmmmmm toyota badge on a honda.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    It’s a hummer

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  • November 12, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    Those thieves put a Toyota logo on the S2000

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  • November 12, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    get a manual
    install 10 switches
    hide the steering wheel
    remove the ecu

    nice anti theft grandma

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  • November 12, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    My switch will be so ninja,

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  • November 12, 2019 at 8:15 am
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    Blinker fluid lmao

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    I didn't understand 78% of the stuff you were saying, I just love watching your videos haha

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  • November 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    1:07 toyota s2000

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  • November 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    cool

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  • November 12, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    I'm really curious if Chris records his voice live, or if he voices over. Seems like his voice always sounds way to smooth and professional to be recorded live.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    FYI: SimpliSafe is prone to jamming, check LPL's video on how easily it can be defeated by criminals

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  • November 12, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    You explain pretty clear!!!👍👍👍👍

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  • November 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    1:07 why toyota logo ?

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  • November 12, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    H1

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  • November 13, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    Wtf

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  • November 13, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    It really sucks that this shit just dawned on me but they thought putting a Toyota badge on it Would trick people at face value so if you went online looking for us tothousand parts you could probably find the thief
    Yanno
    Look for any kind of parts that can’t be easily changed
    Like Wheels or whatever I don’t know much about the S 2000 but there’s got to be some bits and bobs the thieves couldn’t change
    Maybe the police can’t do anything about it but if you find them you can break their fucking knees

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  • November 13, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    But if the car is auto

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  • November 13, 2019 at 7:10 am
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    Would it make more sense to add the kill switch to the starter relay instead of the fuel pump relay? That way you wouldn't have to worry about accidentally hitting the switch and killing your engine while driving.

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  • November 13, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    Does your engine stop when you activate/on the kill switch??

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  • November 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    Well, now we know how to steal one of Chris's cars.

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  • November 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    14:57 the only time a car has not started first try on this channel 😀 thank you chrisfix!!!!!!!!

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  • November 13, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    Hidden pop locks

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  • November 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    Talks about an s2000 then shows a Toyota

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  • November 14, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    would be sweet if you had some tannerite rigged to a burner in the car, and if it got stolen you just give it a call, and hopefully turn the assholes into soup

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  • November 14, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    Does he record voice audio during, or after the project? The quality is very good

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  • November 14, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    I dont drive, nor old enough to own a car. Why the hell did I watch this

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  • November 14, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    (15:10) Chris: baby lets goo my car won’t start WHOOOOOOO
    Del sol: imma bought to end this mans carrier.
    PS. Thanks for the help Chris!

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  • November 14, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    I just did this and a day later some dude tried stealing my mom's car and they didn't go anywhere me and my mom were laughing so hard 😂😂😂

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  • November 14, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    One of my neighbors security is a well trained Rottweiler on the front porch. I've seen it chase down Nogoodfornothings off the property. Its amazing how smart the dog is and sweet. I'm not sure how its able to know the difference between a friendly verses someone up to no good.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    You should put an audio recording that triggers when it's started without a key. Saying something like there is a bomb installed, and will blow in x amount of seconds. Make that crook shit his pants. That would be hilarious.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    Is your dream car a hummer ??

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  • November 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    0:28 or finding the switch and turning it on

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  • November 15, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Already have a "kill" switch, it's called the accelerator.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    Chrisfix your smart

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  • November 15, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    Someone stole your car
    Well
    9️⃣1️⃣1️⃣⚠️🆘🧯🎫

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Now we all know where your kill switch is 😂

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    So this is actually dumb bc this cud still end with the robbers burning out ur starter. If u put the kill switch on the starter relay/solenoid ud be better off as it just wouldnt crank at all

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Hey chris I'm having trouble finding my fuel pump relay on 04 corolla. Pls help!

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  • November 15, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    Now i know where the kill switch is in his car BRB

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  • November 15, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Ok nvm he changed the spot

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