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#1 phillrulz

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:49 AM

Just been setting up my security tracker, it has the ability to switch a relay which they show turning the fuel pump off via a relay as a form of immobilization. Considering my mini has a mechanical fuel pump what is the safe way to kill me mini ? I was thinking cutting off the ignition coil supply? Would this cause damage to the car? Or issues when restarting the car in regards to excess fuel in the chamber etc.  Cheers 



#2 WillCarter

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:56 AM

Is this whilst it's parked somewhere? Just use a battery immobiliser 



#3 phillrulz

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

Is this whilst it's parked somewhere? Just use a battery immobiliser 

No the kit has a remote kill. I can text the tracker it will turn a relay off. Even with car in motion 



#4 nicklouse

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

Remove the coil lead when you park it up for any length of time.

Cutting the electrics really needs the alternator out put putting through a diode.


Making harder or look like it is going to be a pain to take is better than hidden tricks.

#5 minifreek1

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

I think I know which tracker you have, Iv got 1 somewhere which I bought for a previous car but never fitted it. Iv got a Minivation tracker on my Mini now....

 

I think the only way you could use the kill function is with a relay to cut the ignition supply....

 

You could also fit 1 of those DISCARNNECT manual battery cutoffs... Iv also got 1 of those on mine which I use if its to be laid up for any length of time, like when on holiday etc....



#6 Northernpower

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

 

Is this whilst it's parked somewhere? Just use a battery immobiliser 

No the kit has a remote kill. I can text the tracker it will turn a relay off. Even with car in motion 

 

Sounds a great idea but with today's litigious society if you killed the engine while in motion and it caused an accident or even worse, a third party death, I think the scumbags who stole it would sue you. :ohno:



#7 Mervyn

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:37 PM

Use it as intended with a solenoid

https://www.autoelec...31/category/121

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