DIY RFID Car Starter Kill Switch - Complete

Introduction: DIY RFID Car Starter Kill Switch - Complete

More info www.matthewrichey.com/car/killswitch
Time delay relay video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CnnC-m8zuA

Basically it's a 27 seconds time delay relay, RFID tag system (has 1 LED), project box from Radio Shack, some wire and heat shrink.
if you have any questions let me know.

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    7 Discussions

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    mitiliray
    mitiliray

    7 months ago

    Great job that's exactly what i wanted to do. One question though, how much is the current draw? I am using a small battery and i wouldn't want to drain it. Cheers

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    legoskibike
    legoskibike

    Reply 4 months ago

    Not a lot :) - Matthew

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    legoskibike
    legoskibike

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I used the wire from ignition to starter. I found it by locating the smaller wire off the starter. let me know if you have any other questions

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    KnownGroove
    KnownGroove

    7 years ago on Introduction

    So i dont want to do anything fancy like you, which is yours is very cool by the way, but anyway. I want to do something like this-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUnUNt_q8T4&list=EL798nZuzI7cE
    and for my car i found this- (yes its a '98 minivan)
    http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/alarmdetail/1830.html
    is it the starter wire that i put the switch into? if you could repy that would be great!

    I might be off base here, but were you running the relay to control a switch inline for the starter motor? Starter motors draw some serious amperes, and the wiring you were hooking up did not look like it would handle the roughly 100 A required. I'm kind of surprised you didn't damage any of the components in your RFID switch set up even using it once. There are other "checks" your car has built in that will prevent it from starting that you could exploit in the same manner that draw far more manageable amounts of current.

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    Hycro
    Hycro

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Many manual transmission cars have a "clutch switch" that requires the clutch be fully depressed to start the vehicle, and in my car, the ignition lock cylinder needs to be in the "unlock" position to start the car, otherwise, you'd just crank and crank until the battery went dead, because it disables the fuel system

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    legoskibike
    legoskibike

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I was using the wire from ignition to starter which is the video preview wire.