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

30 Bal 2019
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Instead of installing an expensive car alarm system or using ineffective methods to prevent your car from getting stolen, learn how to install an inexpensive, hidden kill switch.
This kill switch is easy to install and anyone can do it at home with basic tools. It can also work along with your car's current alarm system. How it works is it cuts the power to the fuel pump so you cannot jump start the car, hot wire it, or even push start it. In order to steal the car you need to tow it! It is better than a batter quick disconnect because your computer wont restart and you wont lose your radio stations.
Dream Car:
Products Used:
Automatic Wire Strippers:
Crimping Pliers:
On/Off Switch:
Heat Shrink Butt Connectors:
16 Gauge Wire:
Spade Connectors:
Inexpensive Multimeter:
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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: Automatic Wire Strippers: Crimping Pliers: On/Off Switch: Heat Shrink Butt Connectors: 16 Gauge Wire: Spade Connectors: Inexpensive Multimeter:

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš metus
    • Imagine a burglar watching this video and steals your car

      James StaffordJames StaffordPrieš dieną
    • ?

      Asheton SoyarsAsheton SoyarsPrieš 3 dienas
    • ?

      Asheton SoyarsAsheton SoyarsPrieš 3 dienas
    • @Agent 47 seriously?

      Robert HigginsRobert HigginsPrieš mėn
    • Chris you should make a video where you add the anti theft system to a car and leave the key inside it and doors unlocked to see if someone would try and steal it. Also have a cop there Incase someone does try and steal it, the cop would bust em right there.

      T McT McPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • thx dude this helped a lot of kiled my car when someone was trying to get in

    Brianna ChuramanBrianna ChuramanPrieš 40 minučių
  • Nobody: SimpliSafe Agents: I will watch your Garage with great interest.

    Demons In MeDemons In MePrieš val
  • Just remove the relay

    Lino AcunaLino AcunaPrieš val
  • Instead of an ignition kill switch(button) wouldn't it be more secure to have an ignition kill LOCK with a physical key that is only with you ??? Thieves nowadays know this and it won't take very long for them to find this switch and disable it easily.

    Larry SpartanLarry SpartanPrieš 2 val
  • Hey Chris, where can I buy the center punch

    Mr Hmm QuachMr Hmm QuachPrieš 3 val
  • *best way to not get your car stolen:* don't have a car :D

    lemonlemonPrieš 6 val
    • True!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 val

    Instant Gamer_YTInstant Gamer_YTPrieš 8 val
  • There is this switch in an American anti-terrorism movie

    zhiping zhuzhiping zhuPrieš 10 val
  • Dang, dude has a lot of cars. Congratulations on the dream car. I hope to own an 84-85 k10 someday

    ET74019ET74019Prieš 10 val
  • Do it slav way take off steering wheel

    ToasterToasterPrieš 11 val
  • I had a Z24 that I used to pull the fuel injector fuse when I would park it. It worked great because someone tried to steal the car and couldn't get it started.

    KLM817KLM817Prieš 12 val
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 val
  • Another anti-theft system can just be a gun

    SonicHedgehogPSSonicHedgehogPSPrieš 14 val
  • the car is a toyota bru at 1:07

    lps unicorn Sparklelps unicorn SparklePrieš 15 val
  • My car does not have a relay, it has a fuce... Can I use a circuit holder? And what fuse should I use to power the kill switch? Fuel pump fuce is 20amp.

    Margarito Ponce TorresMargarito Ponce TorresPrieš 18 val
  • Use a original switch right on the dashboard...

    Björn WestmanBjörn WestmanPrieš 19 val
  • This is one of the best instructional videos I’ve ever seen. Lots of information conveyed quickly. Great editing... no big pauses or down time. And your voice is speech upbeat

    fatboyrowingfatboyrowingPrieš 21 val
  • This is also how they stole ChrisFixs Honda

    Oscar The TrombonistOscar The TrombonistPrieš dieną
    • huh?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 23 val
  • That is Awesome WOOOOOH

    Thivanka AbeyasinghaThivanka AbeyasinghaPrieš dieną
  • A smart car theft criminal would kno this and all you have to to is go remove that kill switch cable and rewire it to original cable and start it up

    Crayzii3_ MoDzzCrayzii3_ MoDzzPrieš dieną
    • Thanks for sharing, most criminals are looking steal a car pretty quickly so cutting the wire and rewiring it isn't going to be worth it most of the time!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 22 val
  • Soapy wooder!!!!! Love your detailed explanations, you’ve been a great help to all car needs

    Aaron Perez-SandiAaron Perez-SandiPrieš dieną
  • what if a thief is watching the vid?

    MarshyMarshyPrieš dieną
  • If the thief watch this video can stole your car

    Vasko KrastevVasko KrastevPrieš dieną
  • you could've installed the connectors like that: male+female on the kill switch' male+female on the relay ends of cable. That way, if you ever want to drop the switch and bypass it altogether, you can just connect the relay cables to one another

    Bogdan RusBogdan RusPrieš dieną
  • I never thought I would be so happy to hear a car not start

    Levi SkuldeimLevi SkuldeimPrieš dieną
  • WOW !!! GREAT video ChrisFix. Very very specific and detailed, THANK YOU !!!

    john eppersonjohn eppersonPrieš dieną
  • Do kill switches works on automatic cars? Also does it work on "push to start" car? I am curious

    Luis OsorioLuis OsorioPrieš dieną
  • You're like the Bob Ross of automechanics.

    Joseph HolmstromJoseph HolmstromPrieš dieną
  • Back during communist times in Poland we would have these kind of slide in radios, like the radios were not built in, so every time we parked we would take the whole damn radio with us to make sure it is not stolen.

    Staś SmithStaś SmithPrieš dieną
  • What if you have a Tesla

    James StaffordJames StaffordPrieš dieną
  • how do I put this on my Tesla

    LucasBrienLucasBrienPrieš dieną
  • If you drive a stick you probably do not need a kill switch

    Nelson H.Nelson H.Prieš dieną
    • Lol

      Staś SmithStaś SmithPrieš dieną
  • @12:41 you can see the switch end through a hole in the boot, but that is probably nothing to worry about. It might pay to make it more bulbous and less likely to wear a hole in the boot in that spot with some heat shrink built up, then black vinyl electrical tape over the switch end take make it invisible if there is a hole already.

    Robert PaulsonRobert PaulsonPrieš dieną
  • They can bypass and get into your garage fairly easy

    Zone KillerZone KillerPrieš 2 dienas
  • Do keyless entry installation on it

    Yazan faresYazan faresPrieš 2 dienas
  • Killswitch Engaged

    jaychenjaychenPrieš 2 dienas
    • :o

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 dienas
  • I like the toggle switch you had with the two wires coming out of it. I couldn't find any like that online (with two wires). Where or how can I get one like you use?

    D DoverD DoverPrieš 2 dienas
  • Why am I watching this video I dont even have a car yet but its amusing

    SadisticFlicksSadisticFlicksPrieš 2 dienas
  • Him watching this

    Jorge CerratoJorge CerratoPrieš 2 dienas
  • who is gonna steal a crappy 300 dollar honda

    That MF dude.That MF dude.Prieš 2 dienas
  • 1:08 the Toyota logo lmao

    Gtr 3760Gtr 3760Prieš 2 dienas
  • and that's why the shadow clan territory has cameras not only on the driveway, but in the warehouse where my 11 vehicles are stored and where i do woodworking and build things. i am constantly alert of people on the property, and i have my cameras set up to where they go off loud like a alarm clock (exept it's just constant beeping), when someone activates a motion sensor, located next to the 2 garage doors, and at the entrance gate. the last intruder got himself beheaded, basically where i cut his head off.

    Ash The WolfdogAsh The WolfdogPrieš 2 dienas
  • Could you do the same thing but with the starter relay?

    Trenton MarkhamTrenton MarkhamPrieš 2 dienas
  • Iam 16 I don't even have a car

    Joppe Johannes BastiaanJoppe Johannes BastiaanPrieš 2 dienas
  • Use two switches one at the relay and one hidden somewhere this way they will flip the switch on the relay and then be confused because it's not starting

    Dolam SkudoiskiDolam SkudoiskiPrieš 2 dienas
  • Lmfao.. it's a shit Honda! Lol.

    villiam torchesvilliam torchesPrieš 2 dienas
  • If someone came up with the method similar to putting a potato in the exhaust that would be another incentive.

    DakotaSevenDakotaSevenPrieš 2 dienas
  • Awesome idea thanks for shared..!👍

    Shuqeen racerShuqeen racerPrieš 2 dienas
  • Tools 1:50 Diagram 2:05

    Soul StealerSoul StealerPrieš 2 dienas
  • Only problem with this strategy is that you likely will throw a code because the ECU (computer) won't be able to talk to the fuel pump or relay ...

    Art VuilleumierArt VuilleumierPrieš 2 dienas
  • Wow helpful video

    Isaacthe bossIsaacthe bossPrieš 3 dienas
  • i would make the connectors Male/female on each pair of wires, that way you could easily undo this mod by just connecting the two wires from the car.

    ༺Boy Red༻ [LockSport]༺Boy Red༻ [LockSport]Prieš 3 dienas
  • Just buy a car with a manual transmission.

    Andrew DzyhovskyAndrew DzyhovskyPrieš 3 dienas
  • The wire you described as the trigger wire isn't the trigger, but it'll still work. Also, your car has a fuel system problem. It should have had enough fuel pressure to start, the die out.

    DonziGT230DonziGT230Prieš 3 dienas
  • Damn you live in the hood

    Jalen YancyJalen YancyPrieš 3 dienas
  • 4:22 poor multimeter. What did it do to get grounded

    Lars AssinckLars AssinckPrieš 3 dienas
  • Now anybody can steal your car

    Iftakhar AhmadIftakhar AhmadPrieš 3 dienas
  • ChrisFix: "It's cheap and easy, only about $10." Also ChrisFix: "You're gonna need these $30 in parts and $80 in tools." I already have everything there, but you kinda fibbed the first part just going off the price of the crimp connectors, wire and switch. You can also use some cheaper tools. I would list the switch location in your user manual or remove it before you sell it.

    Ben ClineBen ClinePrieš 3 dienas
  • The one good thing about covid is that more past, present and future criminals will die

    traditional artstraditional artsPrieš 3 dienas
  • 1:07 - has anyone noticed the Toyota badge on the S2000

    Alex IwanAlex IwanPrieš 3 dienas
  • I thought that thread locker bottle was a ketchup bottle. 😂

    mastermasonmastermasonPrieš 3 dienas
  • Chris, that is perhaps the best “how to“ video I have ever seen. Clear and succinct narration and visuals. Well done sir.

    Tony TrumpsTony TrumpsPrieš 3 dienas
    • Thanks a lot

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • Me: oh shoot Criminal: yes thank you for letting me know

    Kyojuro RengokuKyojuro RengokuPrieš 3 dienas
  • Me: oh shoot Criminal: yes thank you for letting me know

    Kyojuro RengokuKyojuro RengokuPrieš 3 dienas
  • Finally, someone who has Blinker Fluid. :)

    Blue LadyBlue LadyPrieš 3 dienas
  • Some years ago I installed a even better kill switch. It came assembled with a barrel key push lock that had a cable going through the fire wall to a hood latch . Even if I was surprised and told to get out of car I could lock the unit with my right foot as I got out of car and walk away fast while calling a cop. (locked hood and shorted out starter and no way to unlock without the key)

    Harry SHarry SPrieš 3 dienas
  • Does this work on a Diesel engine? Is there any dangers of using it on a diesel?

    Lisa TLisa TPrieš 3 dienas
    • Not a car expert, but I do know electrical wiring in general. I've done a lot of electrician work, and most of the principles of electricity are effectively universal. I'll start by making an assumption about cars: Both Diesel and Gasoline fueled cars use a relay to the fuel pump as shown in the video. This would make sense since it's a simple and reliable way to control the electrical components inside the car. If that is the case, you would follow an almost identical procedure to rig a kill switch to the computer output for the relay trigger. If that is the way it works, there should be just as much danger as turning off the ignition of the car with the key. Even if you nudged the kill switch while driving all that would do is stop the flow of fuel into the engine, which would simply stop the engine, as if you had turned off the ignition while the car was in operation. (Which people do to turn it off, albeit usually with the car in park or neutral). So I would wager a guess that there isn't actually any danger, but I'd let the car expert who posted the video say for sure, assuming he knows his diesel engines. Note: there are some fundamental differences in the way that diesel engines work. The most notable being that they don't use spark plugs and simply use the compression of the piston to heat the fuel to ignition point instead of firing it with a plug like a gasoline car. But I don't think they're different enough to warrant a completely unique relay system for the fuel pump. All the computer is doing is sending a signal to turn ON the relay for the fuel pump so it can be primped and then run constantly until you turn the ignition off, so there shouldn't be any danger of interfering with data signals or anything like that since it's simply a zero(off)/one(on) (Binary) output. I'd say it's safe.

      ShalmendoShalmendoPrieš 3 dienas
  • Y do u have so many cars?

    Bal LoneyBal LoneyPrieš 3 dienas
  • Now stealers view your trick

    Scr1pteryScr1pteryPrieš 3 dienas
  • I feel very sad about your buddy. Saved money for it and then horrible thing happen.

    Bal LoneyBal LoneyPrieš 3 dienas
  • The only flaw I see is that a crook who is knowledgeable can find the relay and short across the connections of your switch. Not all crooks are smart, however, so it is still a good idea.

    Leland RogersLeland RogersPrieš 3 dienas
  • It can be installed on bike?

    Nippi TaboyNippi TaboyPrieš 3 dienas
  • I'm on it ! I only need ..... everything.

    Messy killerMessy killerPrieš 3 dienas
  • I have two questions. Will this prevent your battery from dying. And if your car is already running and you flip the switch off will it stop

    Brody EdmundsBrody EdmundsPrieš 4 dienas
    • It does not protect the battery from dying as it does not control power from the battery. If you watch the video again, you might notice that the only power he's affecting with the switch installation is the line directly to the fuel pump relay and therefore only controls the power to the fuel pump. If you turn the switch off while driving it would have the same affect as turning off the ignition at the key. Nothing drastic is going to happen, you car won't explode, the engine will just shut off. You'll end up coasting. You can easily reset the switch and start the engine again, but I'd advise you to keep it in a location where you won't accidentally bump it, or use a switch that turns on and stays on until you de-energize the circuit for the fuel relay, also known as a triac switch. Basically it would turn on, and stay on, until you cut the power by turning the key in the ignition to off, at which point it would automatically reset and go into the 'off' position again. While running, the switch, when turned on manually by you, would stay on no matter how many times you bumped it jostled it. Again, the only way to turn that kill switch to off, would be to turn the key to the off position in the ignition, which would reset it to off again and be ready for you to activate it again next time you want to start the car.

      ShalmendoShalmendoPrieš 3 dienas
  • Well now we know how to break into his car 😂🤣

    Henry JohnsHenry JohnsPrieš 4 dienas
    • @ChrisFix oh 🤣

      Henry JohnsHenry JohnsPrieš 3 dienas
    • You think it was kept that way? Now the switch tases you if you try to flip it.

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • Its gonna cost 10 bucks...if you have the tools😂

    Jweg1776Jweg1776Prieš 4 dienas
  • When an robbers hearing what he's saying be like:👁️👄👁️

    Anthony RubioAnthony RubioPrieš 4 dienas
  • Check it out , I had a car wired with a electrical kill switch and a gas cut off switch and a steering wheel lock and parked by my bedroom window and they still stole my car. THEY TOWED IT AWAY. If they want it bad enough they will steal it. I know it happened to me.

    06 CVPI slick top06 CVPI slick topPrieš 4 dienas
  • "I'm gonna shut the car...." * Its doors were already closed. "And I'm gonna start 'er back up." * No you're not!

    Hello Kitty Lover Man!Hello Kitty Lover Man!Prieš 4 dienas
  • "Heat-shrinked"? Haha, oops! I think you meant "heat-shrunk."

    Hello Kitty Lover Man!Hello Kitty Lover Man!Prieš 4 dienas
  • Since your kill was based on opening the connection in that wire, then the only thing shorting it would do is just enable the starting of the car even if the switch is off.

    Hello Kitty Lover Man!Hello Kitty Lover Man!Prieš 4 dienas
    • @Shalmendo: I know. I was saying that in this case, shorting it would enable it. He sounded worried that if the wires got shorted that would be a major problem. But it would just enable the car. The opposite kind of kill switch would only work on a gasoline or gas-powered vehicle because it relies on the shorting of spark source to ground.

      Hello Kitty Lover Man!Hello Kitty Lover Man!Prieš 3 dienas
    • Can't start the car without the fuel pump in operation, as it will have no fuel. Most thieves will focus on the ignition system, not the fuel pump. And yes they could bypass it but they'd have to cut the wires and put them back together to get the car to run. Most thieves won't want to take the time, or aren't equipped for some quick rewiring of that nature.

      ShalmendoShalmendoPrieš 3 dienas
  • Ima tell my Aunty to do that

    Jai LarkinJai LarkinPrieš 4 dienas
  • Please make a toggle switch panel video with push start button and toggle fuel pump. Please 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

    張艾迪 EDDY CHANG張艾迪 EDDY CHANGPrieš 4 dienas
  • Anti theif kit: Removable steering wheel Removable gear lever Killer switch Manual car Car alarm

    Max psMax psPrieš 4 dienas
    • Or an unfriendly German Shepherd in the passenger’s seat!

      fatboyrowingfatboyrowingPrieš 20 val
    • Lol

      Kikoman DragonKikoman DragonPrieš dieną
  • The enchanting missile adversely attract because risk premenstrually apologise but a icky cat. cheap, warlike pvc

    Stephen HarrisonStephen HarrisonPrieš 4 dienas
  • Dont want car to get stolen take the fuel relay out and put it in ur pocket dont lose it

    chevy2019chevy2019Prieš 4 dienas
  • Damn then chris fix realize a rober is watching

    Mariav. RealMariav. RealPrieš 4 dienas
  • Put quick releases on the wires so he can take it off easily then proceeds to tape it so they are Secure😂

    Landon GuilloryLandon GuilloryPrieš 4 dienas
  • Good video. I wouldn't hide the switch under the shifter boot, you'll wear a hole in it in no-time.

    Patrick BouldinPatrick BouldinPrieš 4 dienas
  • It will not protect it against the smart she’s super magnet was screwed it up

    Branigan IrbyBranigan IrbyPrieš 4 dienas
  • Add a flamethrower to your anti burglary system... would really send a crisp message to anyone who dares to break in lol

    Javi AguirreJavi AguirrePrieš 5 dienų
  • Thief says " Next time we will look for kill switch wire and cut the kill switch wire then rewire it to original".

    DIY GUY UncutDIY GUY UncutPrieš 5 dienų
  • Man this saved my miata I just got an mx5 and installed an kill switch. A month later a man tried to steal my dream car sadly no one catched him but now i feel safer

    VladimitriVladimitriPrieš 5 dienų
  • 1. Steal a car. 2. Install a kill switch on it so nobody else can steal it from you. 3. Profit.

    vasia visilievicvasia visilievicPrieš 5 dienų
  • Robbers be like: ok noted

    Jeannette BaesJeannette BaesPrieš 5 dienų
  • This guy actually gives the best small tips when working on cars things I've learned while working with my dad like testing before you put everything back because some times it might be tempting to just put everything back until you find out it didn't work

    jasonisightjasonisightPrieš 5 dienų
    • Thanks man! That’s the goal!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • If you have an older car with a mechanical fuel pump, interrupt the ignition coil 12V supply with your switch.

    Stuart ConnerStuart ConnerPrieš 5 dienų
  • thief can just follow the wire??? if they r experience they know where the kill switch is connected

    Umang LamaUmang LamaPrieš 5 dienų
  • Lol what if the criminal is watching this video 9 million views you never know wink wink

    ExploreGaminGExploreGaminGPrieš 5 dienų
  • Now every car thief on the planet knows the best place to look for a kill switch. 🤔

    bill1usmcbill1usmcPrieš 5 dienų