Secret location for a switch?

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  1. kenny77

    kenny77 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Can anyone tell me what or where they've put an out-of-the way switch in their car?
    I want to put in a switch for my small amp that's in the trunk, but don't want it out in the open
     
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    I've had a couple of old cars that were easy to start and I'd put a kill switch under the seat. One grounded the coil and another car with an electric fuel pump, it was a switch to turn it on and off. I mounted both under the drivers seat so I could reach under to flip it while if you didn't know where it was, it was hidden.
     
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    I installed one in the center console
     
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    Inside the ashtray holder
     
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    I'm thinking I'm going to get one of these and just throw it in the center console
    Amazon like $7.00
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    Real crooks don't even start your car....and in some cases even a steering wheel.
     
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    Reading comprehension , seems to be ebbing low here, HAA HA, I had an circuit breaker fuse for my amp, that I could manually trip, so when I gave the car to valet they wouldn't screw with the sounds, that I had located in the trunk, maybe if you gave the reason for the switch? I have seen some use a toggle type switch mounted under the spot where the ashtray goes, just not sure if you want to drill a hole in the lower dash panel.
     
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    You could use your lighter.
     
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    Jim Streib https://www.flickr.com/photos/121766713@N04/albums

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    Most amplifiers have a turn-on wire that wires to the power antenna or remote output wire on a radio. If your radio does not have a turn-on output wire, wire the amplifier's turn-on terminal to a fused accessory 12V. This way the amplifier will only be on when the key is in the run or accessory position and dead in all other key positions so the battery will not get drained providing the key is off. If you wire up a switch it has to get power from somewhere and if it's a constant 12V, then all it takes is for you to forget to turn the switch off and you could return to a dead car battery.

    Jim
     
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