Kill switch

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Kill switch

Post by akaazz » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 am

Has anyone had any experience fitting a engine killswitch?
Was thinking a manual one simply in the car, but also seen the ones which can be all controlled

Just wondering how easy they are to fit if so
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Re: Kill switch

Post by RichardL » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:02 am

From my reading the Jag won't like having the battery completely disconnected,
At the very least window re-calibration when you turn it back on, possibly other issues?

I think its designed as an 'always on' vehicle, actively managing battery current draw when off etc - too clever for its own good! :?


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Re: Kill switch

Post by akaazz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:04 am

Yeh I thiught of that too
Was thinking more for the starter motor - taking its fuse out completely deactivated the car working :)
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Re: Kill switch

Post by RichardL » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:54 am

For whatever reason you want a diy kill switch, you could probably find a fuse that stops the car running and put a hidden switch inline.
The trick would be finding one that doesn't upset the car's own fault detection.

It would only stop a casual thief though - i.e. probably the same sort of person the normal car security would stop?


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Re: Kill switch

Post by akaazz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:07 am

Well, if you hide it well enough :)
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Re: Kill switch

Post by PhilB » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:12 am

I'm not sure why you feel the need for a kill switch as the XE isn't being stolen regularly, in fact we have never heard of any being stolen on here.
Nor is it vulnerable to a standard type of theft with cloning keys/OBD port etc.
The only possibility could be the keyless signal boost method which is fixed by using a Faraday bag or disabling the keyless entry.

If you want to add security the best thing is to get a Disklok or a Stoplock.
They are very visible so will deter anybody attacking your vehicle only to discover the alarm/security won't let them steal it anyway.
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Re: Kill switch

Post by akaazz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:14 am

Disklock only takes about 5m to disable PhilB
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Re: Kill switch

Post by PhilB » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:21 am

akaazz wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:14 am
Disklock only takes about 5m to disable PhilB
Don't know where you heard that.
Thatcham security reckons 30 minutes with an angle grinder.
But it's your call but I think you maybe worrying a bit too much as the car is very secure anyway.
It can't be stolen without one of the keys unless it's the relay method.
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Re: Kill switch

Post by akaazz » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:24 am

Autocar breached one in 5m
It’s not a hard or costly adaption so no harm if it saves the insurance paperwork and loss
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Re: Kill switch

Post by PhilB » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:26 am

Got a link to autocar's defeat of one?
I think you probably won't get any better suggestions than you have already had on here.
Reason being is it's not something that others feel is really necessary.
Good luck with whatever extra security you choose.
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