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Starter Buttons - Anyone install them ?

Has anyone installed a separate starter button and where ?
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I wish my lawnmower had that option, haha
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Why? What benefit other than thinking you have a racecar is there? I will not understand this fad.

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so you can feel special gezzz guys
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so you can feel special gezzz guys
Yeah seriously. I think it would be kinda cool. But I honestly dont know of anyone that has one.
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It is so much easier to press a button than reach into your pocket, pick out the right key, stick it in the ignition and turn the truck on.... duhhhhh...
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Let me just walk outside to my Ford GT and start my supercharged 5.4 with a button... oh wait i just woke up
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Why not just leave the key in the ignition then? I saw a commercial the other day where they were bragging about how whatever car company it was, was revolutionary cause it had "push button start" I called my Friend Howard and said, I guess your 1946 Crosley is Revolutionary now! LOL

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I want one on my mower cause I hate messing with the loose ignition and bad keys. lol
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had one in my 1st gen (sorry no pics)

had it along with the clutch bypass switch (flip a switch instead of pushing in the clutch to start)

insert key, turn to "on" flip the switch, push the start button....it was a thing of beauty
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had one in my 1st gen (sorry no pics)

had it along with the clutch bypass switch (flip a switch instead of pushing in the clutch to start)

insert key, turn to "on" flip the switch, push the start button....it was a thing of beauty


instead of just just turning the key?


I had it on my Galaxie, but it was a heap and the starter wouldnt kick over with the ignition switch. So i wired it up to the starter solenoid (what neutral safety switch?) and put it in the ashtray. It worked, but it was out of beater necessity.... not trying to be cool.
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had one in my 1st gen (sorry no pics)

had it along with the clutch bypass switch (flip a switch instead of pushing in the clutch to start)

insert key, turn to "on" flip the switch, push the start button....it was a thing of beauty
But Why? So you could A: Push in clutch, and turn key to start, or with your setup, B: Push in clutch (or put in neutral) Turn key, Flip switch push button... Seems like a waste to me.

I did a Push button starter in my 89 POS ranger cause when My Girlfriend was driving it, it started to smoke from an electrical short when you turned it to start, but that was just cause I was too lazy to rewire the column on a $50 truck.

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instead of just just turning the key?
once i installed the button i could still start the truck with the key if i wanted.

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But Why? So you could A: Push in clutch, and turn key to start, or with your setup, B: Push in clutch (or put in neutral) Turn key, Flip switch push button... Seems like a waste to me.

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after all the engine work i did to that truck, it felt like a race car (not very fast but punchy) ....i figured it would be a nice touch

and besides....it was MY truck, i could do what I wanted to it and I wanted a "push to start" button
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I guess it is a trend I just won't understand. To me I equate it with Tire Flies, and Spinning wheels, not really good for anything, but something to point at and say look, I have that.

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I guess it is a trend I just won't understand. To me I equate it with Tire Flies, and Spinning wheels, not really good for anything, but something to point at and say look, I have that.

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basically....yeah

but i hate tireflies and spinners.....totally gay


oh....and truck knuts, they suck too
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streetglows... you forgot them...
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wired it in a derby car, my old job had it on the plow truck cause well...its a plow truck and the ignition was bypassed. my old s10 needed it due to my boss breaking my ignition when he tried to move it...ended up using the tractor and moving it...pucked it up real nice.
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I wish my lawnmower had that option, haha
sucker mine does!!!! haha my john deere will too!!
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Can't you just get a remote starter and then push the fob button as you walk to the truck?
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Just to clear the air, I am not interested in installing one, key works just fine.

Just wanted to see what has been done.
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Why? What benefit other than thinking you have a racecar is there? I will not understand this fad.

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Dude, most of the threads that you comment in. . . . you always have something negative to say. Just shut the **** up if you don't have something good to say. If he wants a starter switch, then cool. We don't really give a **** if you don't understand.
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My 37 Ford use to have one but now just has a dummy switch in it. My 69 Mach 1 had one because the ignition switch went to junk a long time ago and one was added as a lazy mans fix. In both vehicles they were eliminated because its just one more thing to go wrong. I know when it comes to me having a reliable starting vehicle or one that looks cool, I choose reliable everytime.
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A lot of words but no pics, what's up ?

Please post pics, thanks.
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Dude, most of the threads that you comment in. . . . you always have something negative to say. Just shut the **** up if you don't have something good to say. If he wants a starter switch, then cool. We don't really give a **** if you don't understand.
I'm negative, You sound like a negative person to me, You don't like my Opinion feel free to add me to your ignore list otherwise pipe down. There are a lot more negative people on here than me. When I think something is silly I will say so. If you don't like it, I don't care. <---see Positive.

Nobody's giving a reason that this is a benefit other than A: you feel like your ranger is a race car. Or B: it broke and it was a cheap fix. Other wise just plain silly.

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