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Old 05-13-07, 12:48 PM
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battery kill swich

Wanna see where some of you have put yours? I am thinking about tring something different with my car and think I will need 1 and just wanna get some ideals where to put it if i do have to. Would like to see first gens but others to.
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Old 05-13-07, 07:48 PM
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Depending on where your battery is either put it near the base of the windshield or at the back of the car maybe where the antenna hole is.

On my race car I have it right in the middle of where the passenger would be sitting on the cage. It can be reached by a corner worker through the window. I figure I'll be the first person at the site of the accident I just had so I want it handy for me as well.
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Old 05-13-07, 09:48 PM
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yea i was thinking maybe in the cowl where the wiper motor is in the first gen. I have my battery where the passenger storage bin would be.
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Old 05-14-07, 09:19 AM
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i basically am using my kill switch for theft prevention, since my FD will barely see track time (no time these days). i have it on a panel that covers the double-DIN where the radio used to be. it's easy for me to reach, but would be difficult if someone outside the car had to get to it. luckily, though, it can be moved really easily when it comes time to make it track-compliant.
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Old 05-14-07, 10:23 AM
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I mounted my kill switch on the driver's side of the cowl. That was easy. The big issue for me was how to wire the switch to power down all of the car when the engine is running. I still have the stock GSL-SE wireing harness, computer and alternator so just switching the main battery cable didn't do the job. I had to also switch the power supply (huge white wire) coming from the main fuseable link to the inside fuse block.

Here's a worst case scenario to consider if you mount a kill switch inside the car... Imagine you have wrecked. You are out cold with an unknown back/neck condition and slumped over the wheel. The right side of your car is against a wall and workers can't reach inside the right side window to turn off the switch. If the switch is mounted to the driver's right, how does the worker turn off the kill switch? Do they push you out of the way or lay on your back/neck to reach the switch? Personally, if I put a kill switch inside the car I'd mount it on the left side cage upright just behind the driver's head. It might be a bitch to turn off from the right side window but it can be reached from either side without disturbing the driver.
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Originally Posted by jimeby View Post

Here's a worst case scenario to consider if you mount a kill switch inside the car... Imagine you have wrecked. You are out cold with an unknown back/neck condition and slumped over the wheel. The right side of your car is against a wall and workers can't reach inside the right side window to turn off the switch. If the switch is mounted to the driver's right, how does the worker turn off the kill switch? Do they push you out of the way or lay on your back/neck to reach the switch? Personally, if I put a kill switch inside the car I'd mount it on the left side cage upright just behind the driver's head. It might be a bitch to turn off from the right side window but it can be reached from either side without disturbing the driver.
If I'm slumped over the wheel that means my race harness has broken and my HANS device is broken so I'm probably soon to assume room temp anyway. I understand your concern and its tough to cover every possible scenario when thinking about safety issues. Ideally you would have one inside and one outside, but even then you can out trick yourself trying to pick the best spot for each one. I figure if you can reach in clearly from the pass side thats good. We race going clockwise on most tracks which gives you more right hand turns and if you spin out at the exit of one of those it will be hitting the wall with the drivers side or back of the car or stuffing it forward into the wall on the inside of the turn.

Damn it, now I'm going to probably put a switch on the back of the car in the middle so when I'm upside down it will be poking up in the air.
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Old 05-14-07, 08:21 PM
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on the FC we mounted it to the cage by the a pillar, it was kinda right by the mirror, easier to reach from outside than in.
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although it is really important dont worry about turnng it off so much, put it where you can reach it when you are strapped in (like you get in the car strap in then find out it is still off), the drivers side A pillar is my choice 1, easily visible and accessed from outside, easy from the drivers seat......the kill sticker guides the corner workers just fine.........
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Put the main kill switch inside the car where you can reach it while strapped in. Mines outside on the cowl and 50% of the time I have to unbuckle and climb out because I forgot to turn on the main switch.

You can wire another switch outside that always stays on unless a worker hits it.

I also have a kill switch wired into the console so I can shut the car down from the inside as well (which saved me a couple of weeks back when my throttle stuck open while on track)
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I am leaning twards the back center kinda how directfreak has his or the cowl which seems popular abd the 1 on the inside. No one posted pics I would really like to see pics.
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I have mine in where a radio would normally go. I also have a cable similar to that of an acelerater cable attached to it that has a ring that pokes out in at the bottom corner of the windscreen on the passenger side (USA Drivers side). So if an accident occurs an official can kill the power from outside the car.



Thats the dash back when I was still building the car up.

Neil

Edit: in the picture the kill switch is turned in the off position. The key faces towards the roof when on. The cable pulls the switch towards the left and kills the power.
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