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My Push button ingition

Well guys after a couple weeks of messing with wires, connectors, switches, and about a dozen fuses. But I finally got my idea of a custom push button ignition switch on my 92 ranger has been fulfilled.

On that note here are photos of it.

nightmare of wires
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Future tach mount.
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dash back together
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is there any security behind this? or can anyone jump in and crank it?
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is there any security behind this? or can anyone jump in and crank it?
Yeah there is a batt. line interrupter located elsewhere that has to be turned off before anything will work.
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thats cool i guess. I wouldve at least had the key play some part.
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Whatever floats ur boat I guess. Good job on getting it to work. You do it just in case you lose your keys or something?
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No just had the idea for about 8 years and always wanted to do it, now I have a truck I can toy with so I did it.
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What are the switches from?

I've done somethin similar to mine, but you have to know the sequence to get it to turnover, and have had it for over 5yrs now.

The first one I did like this was a 66 VW Bug I had that I lost the keys too................

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Pretty cool man. My daughters live in San Angelo so im there all the time wheres the inline batt interupter so i can take her for a spin :)
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Pretty cool man. My daughters live in San Angelo so im there all the time wheres the inline batt interupter so i can take her for a spin :)
good try lol
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What are the switches from?

I've done somethin similar to mine, but you have to know the sequence to get it to turnover, and have had it for over 5yrs now.

The first one I did like this was a 66 VW Bug I had that I lost the keys too................
A 1200 amp electrical transfer switch.
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I forgot to add you turn the switch to the left for the accessories and turn to the right for run systems
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That's cool, I've always wanted to do that. I figured I'd due it on a dedicated off-road toy, and install a chain and padlock bolted to the floor/seat bolt to secure the steering wheel with when it's gonna sit a while like we do military trucks. Or some how find the steering wheel cable from a HMMWV(Hummer.)
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I've been researching this for my 79 f250. Its not cheap ($550) but there is a company that makes a true push button start with one button and no switches. It comes with a key fob that must be within x number of feet to turn the car on. Just keep it in your pocket and the truck will start. Its real similar to what the taurus SHO and other new keyless cars have.

Needless to say, this system is out of budget for my project.

I'd still like to do it though. If you have any model numbers and guidelines for the switches you used i am all ears.
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I've been researching this for my 79 f250. Its not cheap ($550) but there is a company that makes a true push button start with one button and no switches. It comes with a key fob that must be within x number of feet to turn the car on. Just keep it in your pocket and the truck will start. Its real similar to what the taurus SHO and other new keyless cars have.

Needless to say, this system is out of budget for my project.

I'd still like to do it though. If you have any model numbers and guidelines for the switches you used i am all ears.
I know several guys who did them without a kit on the 70's fords. I'm planning on doing that for my 77 F150. It seems easier on the older trucks
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I know several guys who did them without a kit on the 70's fords. I'm planning on doing that for my 77 F150. It seems easier on the older trucks
Yep, dash mounted igintion should make it easy. You don't have to deal with a column lock.
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Yep, dash mounted igintion should make it easy. You don't have to deal with a column lock.
My buddy uses his cigarette lighter to arc to wires sticking out of his dash on his muddin truck to start it.
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I've been researching this for my 79 f250. Its not cheap ($550) but there is a company that makes a true push button start with one button and no switches. It comes with a key fob that must be within x number of feet to turn the car on. Just keep it in your pocket and the truck will start. Its real similar to what the taurus SHO and other new keyless cars have.

Needless to say, this system is out of budget for my project.

I'd still like to do it though. If you have any model numbers and guidelines for the switches you used i am all ears.
I will get some part numbers and the wiring diagram for you later today
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looks alright. s2000 honda genuine push button is the way to go and you can still pic em up cheap on line, but i would have done a double fuel cut off for security
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make a how to?!
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I've been researching this for my 79 f250. Its not cheap ($550) but there is a company that makes a true push button start with one button and no switches. It comes with a key fob that must be within x number of feet to turn the car on. Just keep it in your pocket and the truck will start. Its real similar to what the taurus SHO and other new keyless cars have.

Needless to say, this system is out of budget for my project.

I'd still like to do it though. If you have any model numbers and guidelines for the switches you used i am all ears.
This is exactly how all the newer Harley davidsons are. (starting in at least 2007 or earlier). My dads bikes you can just walk up to, turn a switch and push a button and it will start with the key fob remote in your pocket. As soon as you shut it off and walk out of range the lights flash and security alarm is set
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So now instead of just putting a key in and twisting it you have to flip a hidden lever, twist a switch, and then push a button? Great idea

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This is exactly how all the newer Harley davidsons are. (starting in at least 2007 or earlier). My dads bikes you can just walk up to, turn a switch and push a button and it will start with the key fob remote in your pocket. As soon as you shut it off and walk out of range the lights flash and security alarm is set
Yep. I was riding one and the key with fob was just pressed into the key hole and fell out while I was driving. I didn't notice it until I got home and freaked out but luckily fell on top of the transmission and was just sitting there.
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Several of my 30s-50s cars had push button starters. Back then, the "upgrade" was an ignition switch with built in start. What's next, Butch Wax?
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Nice job, plus it looks good! Hope you hid that battery disconnect well.
I just had to have 1 hooked up in my truck due to a short in the ignition somewhere that I can't find. I still need the key in the on position then push the button. Only 2 wires needed to be ran to the button, one to an ignition wire under the dash and the other to the starter relay on the drivers side fender.

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I had a push button on a '68 chevy nova I owned. It had an ignition key still, but was only for cutting power to the ignition. It had switches for the fuel pump, fan, etc... I know that if I hadn't done all the wiring I would have to take some time to figure it out. I know if someone tried to steal it they wouldnt get far. I know they would have not turned the fuel pump on or the kill key.
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i'm currently wiring my 79 f250 from scratch. The pushbutton start is gonna be easy. the heavy thinking came with powering everything up. based on the research I did of the $200-$400 aftermarket kits out there, it seems that a 40 amp relay is what is used to turn the power on. whether it be a push button on/off , a toggle on/off, or a keypad security code to turn it on/off. They all seem to use the relay.
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