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All i have inside mine is the radio which u need the ford tool to get out
I don't even need the ford tool, just the right socket and a ratchet. Afterwards, I'll have your radio bezel and the radio!

Potential theft is the exact reason why I keep virtually nothing valuable in my truck. All my CDs are burned mp3s CDs(no real loss if stolen), only think in my glove box is my pressure gage, ford manual, and discount tire and big-o tire warranties (tires and alignment), only things in my center console are a multiport AC wire so I can power my cell phone charger, etc when I bring those items into the vehicle and my cell charger. The remaining things in my truck are a flash light, couple of maps/gazetteers, a field notebook for when I'm road cruising for snakes, and a roll of TP. If I even keep change in my truck it's typically only enough for metered parking on campus (under $1.50)
, which I'm graduated anyhow so no more parking permit and the meters are FFA after 4:30pm.

Why give low life scum a chance to own something valuable of mine that I worked hard for?
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those replying with guns........

that might work if you're IN the vehicle. But if you're away from it and the gun is hidden in the vehicle (assuming unloaded I hope!), aren't you screwed to some degree?
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mine stays parked in the garage... so i guess theres my anti-theft device
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Negative on that one bud. Arizona is an open carry state and pretty much everywhere lets you carry. Point is you don't gotta leave it in the truck, it stays on your side. But on a serious side. Don't make your truck a target. Keep it dirty:) and EMPTY. And if you gotta bring something valuable hide it under the seat or if you have a standard cab behind the seat yadda yadda yadda. Thieves love shiny aftermarket stereos and shiny bling bling. The kill switch is a nice idea but if they can't take the truck they will take something out of or off of it.

For example. 3 days after I bought mine I went to cabelas and in the fifteen minutes I was in there in the middle of the day someone literally cut off my exhaust tips. I called the law and they checked for prints and what not. Said they would check the security tapes (never got back with me)
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Come on who carries sockets around with them when they are looking to steal something from a vehicle. No one would have the "right" socket unless they knew what they were doing and had access to the configuration of the radio and bezel beforehand.

All of my cds are burned from itunes and other cds anyways so there would be no love loss there. Everything else i have maybe adds up to $50 in oddities but i mean you would have to be REALLY desperate to take a tire gauge or a manual or fuses.
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oh, the newer trucks have PATS, so someone would have to have your keys to steal your truck, or a tow truck.

I promise you there is a way around having the key....no truck is unstealable
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the only switch i got is one that came with the cheap offroad lights, would that work or do i need to go buy a better one that can handle the amps??
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I hope you don't use butt connectors... I'd rather you solder them and heat shrink it.
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I hope you don't use butt connectors... I'd rather you solder them and heat shrink it.

whats so bad about butt connectors....how many amps run through that wire??
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Add a starter cut off. Next, add a clearly marked fake Starter Switch on dash next to steering wheel in plain view. Tie switch into the Drivers Side Air Bag Deployment System.

Fool breaks into truck, tries to start it but wont start...fool sees start switch and flips it on...Drivers Side Air Bag deploys smacking fool in face breaking his nose, knocking out his front teeth, and causing him to crap his pants...
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whats so bad about butt connectors....how many amps run through that wire??
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the only switch i got is one that came with the cheap offroad lights, would that work or do i need to go buy a better one that can handle the amps??
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I have for a while now been meaning to put a coil ground on my classics. Basically a ground lead to a foot switch. If someone trys to start it there will be no spark and the car will turn over till the battery dies, and then a redundant "off switch" that can interupt/override it for testing sake. NO ONE is going to try to trouble shoot a car that will not start. Also, the foot switch makes it so if you are carjacked, you can hit it and it will stall the car. Run like hell and the car will still be there in an hour. No need to confront the theif, attacker, etc. Just give it to them. I am still learning about the modern stuff in our trucks, but I bet there is somewhere you can tie into that will have the same effect.
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I have for a while now been meaning to put a coil ground on my classics. Basically a ground lead to a foot switch. If someone trys to start it there will be no spark and the car will turn over till the battery dies, and then a redundant "off switch" that can interupt/override it for testing sake. NO ONE is going to try to trouble shoot a car that will not start. Also, the foot switch makes it so if you are carjacked, you can hit it and it will stall the car. Run like hell and the car will still be there in an hour. No need to confront the theif, attacker, etc. Just give it to them. I am still learning about the modern stuff in our trucks, but I bet there is somewhere you can tie into that will have the same effect.
good idea! i might have todo this using an old school high/low headlight switch under the carpet!
i will use the fuel cutoff switch wire tho, im not hacking into the ignition system lol.

about the wire size and switch, i have no idea, im going to assume it should be fine, i would goto autozone or something and get a nice switch.
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yeah, that was my plan. Using a floormount headlight switch. And I was going to put it under the carpet up high so that if you looked at it, it would just look like the carpet is messed up a little. The switch (to be placed out of sight) would make it so if the car/truck would not start you could easily rule that out as a problem (since its hard to tell what position its in if it gets accidentally bumped).
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haha yeah, just push it again if its not working!

or figure out a way to hook an led or something upto it.
now that i think about it, its a 2-way switch, you could hook a light upto it so its on when the car wont start, you get the idea by now haha.
you can get flashing 12volt leds off ebay cheap.
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Add a starter cut off. Next, add a clearly marked fake Starter Switch on dash next to steering wheel in plain view. Tie switch into the Drivers Side Air Bag Deployment System.

Fool breaks into truck, tries to start it but wont start...fool sees start switch and flips it on...Drivers Side Air Bag deploys smacking fool in face breaking his nose, knocking out his front teeth, and causing him to crap his pants...
HA HA HA HA!
That's a good one.
Mr [email protected]$$ car thief might walk away with my $5.00 worth of burned Cd's, but he'll leave half a gallon of his blood & a few teeth.... it shouldn't be too hard for the cops to track him down with THAT much DNA.

I'd feel bad for whoever has to clean up that blood & poop though.
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I promise you there is a way around having the key....no truck is unstealable
yea really, its just a ranger, not a couple hundred grand ferrari or lambo..

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Add a starter cut off. Next, add a clearly marked fake Starter Switch on dash next to steering wheel in plain view. Tie switch into the Drivers Side Air Bag Deployment System.

Fool breaks into truck, tries to start it but wont start...fool sees start switch and flips it on...Drivers Side Air Bag deploys smacking fool in face breaking his nose, knocking out his front teeth, and causing him to crap his pants...
and lots of DNA/ bruises/burns on the guy..

but then you have to pay to get a new bag and crap i would think.

the most valuable things in my truck.. are probably the keys to my toolbox/spare tire lock. and the key for the lug nuts..

besides that there is a $25 tow strap, and a $15 ujoint... some chain, and maps
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has anyone actually installed one yet?? maybe some pics??
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