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#1 blackbelt1990


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 07:08 PM

I appreciate this is a public forum, I don't intent on this thread being more than "ideas generation".

I want to wire a switch to prevent my mini from starting. But I specifically want to pick the safest circuit to disrupt, i.e. not something which is likely to melt a normal rocker switch.

I've got a mid 90's carb'd mini with Rover electronic ignition. I feel that module is the best place to start but likely to be a bit obvious.

I used to have an actual immobiliser wired into the white and pink wire, but one day I managed to find out that it didn't even work!


Edited by blackbelt1990, 30 April 2017 - 07:09 PM.

#2 dyshipfakta


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:30 PM

Battery isolator in the boot and something wired for the ignition switch so that starter turns but ignition is off so no spark. Just make sure wire is of the correct gauge and switch is rated for a reasonable amount of amps. And it is hidden and as tidy as possible.

Could also do a toggle switch to the starter relay too hidden away.( doesn't stop you bumping it though)

Fuel cut off in the boot is handy too. Car may start but it won't get far ( this is my next one)

#3 Chodosh


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:59 AM

Ignition coil cut out is the simplest and most DIY solution. Car will turn over, but will not fire...

#4 WillCarter


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:14 AM

Yeah I've got a battery isolater that you just unscrew to isolate and screw back in when you want to connect the battery up again, just make sure you don't lose it like I've done in the past!

Edited by WillCarter, 16 May 2017 - 09:14 AM.

#5 Rapidmini59


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:57 PM

you can earth the coil with a set of three switches.
Unless the switches are in the correct sequence then it will never start.
Im looking at Fingerprint Activated Recognition Technologie, or FART for short.
Its not actually called FART but i prefer that, as i cant remember the actual name as i write this.
Cost is around the £300 mark and requires your own fingerprint to make the ignition live.
Has a service/valet mode and can store up to 5 seperate fingerprints.

#6 Mervyn


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:04 PM

I used to just lift the gaiter and unhook the gear lever and stick it in the boot, after a few times you could do it one handed.


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Posted Today, 05:45 PM

My Mrs mini has a hidden switch, if it's not thrown every time you try to start the engine it sets off a horn in the car.
No idea how to wire it in as I'm colour blind


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