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michaelodonnell500

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DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« on: March 23, 2008, 01:06:20 PM »
the easiest way to immobilise your car is to put a switch in the coil lead that runs to the engine.
This will stop the car from being started unless it is switched on.
The coil lead runs with all the others next to the passengers sill (wire can be identified in the Haynes manual).
I cut it about half way down the sill.
I used the brown cable cut from a standard house appliance.
(while this isn't very scientific it will allow more current than it will ever need so it is safe. alternatively buy about 2Metres of 15amp cable from B&Q)

When you extend the coil lead you will be able to fit it wherever you chose. The better hidden it is the better.
One possibility is to replace one of the blank dashboard switches for a real one and run the cable to there. or buy a switch like this one http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=2353&C=Maplin&U=SearchTop&T=push%20switch&doy=23m3
Then simply switch off when you leave the car and switch on again when you want to drive away.
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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 01:49:48 PM »
or even cheaper, just disconnect one of the leads to the coil  ;D

its obvs not fool, proof but it would prevent it for FREE!
..everyone loves a free security measure  ;)

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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:55:59 PM »
As I do not use drive the car regularly (dry weather only), I use a battery isolator switch. In a way, it also acts as an immobiliser as well.

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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 05:47:46 PM »
I have opted for just not putting an engine in mine!  ;D

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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 06:12:24 PM »

Just buy having a 126 no ones going to nick it, ha ha :cry:
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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 02:27:59 PM »
yup me too kent
mines now in a wheel barrow  ;D
for maintenance barrows acts as oil pan until i get stuck in and remove gearbox
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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 10:27:20 PM »
Just done this immobiliser mod, and it's very easy.
I chose a black switch from Halfords so it won't be so easy to see. Cost about £2.50.
For any BIS owners who want to do the mod, the wire you need to cut is the ORANGE wire. It is located behind the piece of carpet that covers the wheel arch in the passenger front footwell.  ;D

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Re: DIY immobliser for under a fiver
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2014, 05:41:17 PM »
I agree with Smallcox.
The other thing is that they are fiats so most of them will break down before the thives can escape(or leave your drive way) :P

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