Fuel Pump Kill Switch Mod
Mod submitted by Robert L. Peters
Before heading to the Rockies for our annual climbing trip this summer, I wanted to add a "kill switch" — we were going to be deep in the back-country for a while with the van parked at a trailhead near the busy #1 Hwy.
My goal was to have a discreet/hidden switch (accessible by the driver when seated at the wheel) that would immobilize the van. This can be flicked into “kill” position when leaving the van parked in a dodgy location (or activated quickly and discretely in the unhappy event of an attempted hi-jacking).
Adding a switch to the fuel pump ground avoids interfering with the fuel pump power supply. (Pull off the spade connector for the fuel pump ground wire and leave it in place for possible later use. If any part of the kill-switch wiring ever gets cut or damaged, just pop off the new spade connector from the switch wire added to the pump and reconnect the original spade, about a 10 second process).
Jeffrey J. Hoover
11/16/2016 03:40:54 pm
When I first looked at this, the toggle looked almost like a key. I thought, "wow, a simple key would allow the 'bad guys' to not be able to just find it and click it. brilliant".
7/5/2017 12:44:34 pm
I love this mod...do you have any links or further instructions on how this is done?
4/14/2018 07:30:30 am
How did you route the ground from the pump?
5/14/2019 12:58:00 am
Great idea, any other links or further instructions on how this is done?
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