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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 06, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Hidden Ignition Button

I have a 69 camaro and I'm getting ready for the Hot Rod Power Tour. For security reasons I want to install a hidden push button switch to start the car. I want to be able to turn the key on but it will not start until the button is pushed. I tried going between the wires on the starter solenoid but that did not work. How can I wire this button in from under the dash? Also do I need to install an inline fuze with the switch? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks ZFINE69
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 06, 05:15 AM
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Re: Hidden Ignition Button

I believe 69's would have a clutch safety switch?
You have to push the clutch in to start the car?

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No I do not have a clutch safety switch. This car was once an automatic converted to a 4 speed. Thanks
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Re: Hidden Ignition Button

ahhh, ok then, better yet.

In whats left of the console harness or the connector to it from the dash harness, there are 2 large purple wires, one with a white stripe. They went to the neutral safety switch and will probably be jumpered together. Switch those. Note, tou'll need a pretty beefy switch, 30 amp or so.,





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Re: Hidden Ignition Button

My son..18.. boy racer lol shorted out his cigarette lighter eliment, disconnected the lighter from the ciruit then put it in the starter circuit.
So the car starts normal, u just have to push the cigarette lighter in 1st.
To do that on a early camaro, would mean mounting the cigarette lighter so its insulated from the dash...I considered doing it to our 69..had a look.
Doesnt any big deal, changing the screws that mount the ash tray, adding a small insulation strip, and a gashet around the cigarette lighter hole.
2 insulation pionts just to make sure.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 06, 08:40 PM
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Re: Hidden Ignition Button

I have a kill switch that is connected to the pos(+) side of the distributor. If the switch is off, the car just cranks.....if it is on, it completes the circuit and the car starts. I am also going with a backup kill switch inline of the Neutral safety switch.

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Re: Hidden Ignition Button

If you have an MSD ignition box, all you have to do is install a switch to ground the white wire coming out of the box (I think the white wire is supposed to be used with a crank triggered ignition). Anyway, grounding the white wire disables the MSD ignition box.

That is what I did for the Power Tour a couple of years ago. I hid the switch under the hood. You are always popping the hood on the Tour, so its not that noticeable when you go to flip the switch.

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