Worried about someone stealing your Mustang/Cobra?

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by OpenRoadRacer, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. OpenRoadRacer

    OpenRoadRacer Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    Not sure if anyone has posted this before, so here goes…

    I don’t know about you folks, but I worry about someone stealing my Cobra whenever I park it somewhere other than my garage.

    So in addition to the alarm and as an additional deterrent, I hooked up a toggle switch under the passenger side of the dash that manually turns off the fuel pump. It cost me less than 15 bux (switch, wire and butt connecters) and took less than an hour to install. I figure…. No fuel, no go.

    I simply identified and cut the hot wire (located between the tank and the bumper cover) leading to the pump and ran two leads under the car and ran them up through the shifter boot.

    Of coarse this doesn’t work if they back up a tow truck and haul it off….. but every little bit helps.

    I’ll take and post up some pics if anyone is interested.
     
  2. wickedcobra

    wickedcobra New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    yeah, show some pics.
     
  3. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,913
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    You cut the hot wire directly OFF the pump? How many amps is the switch you installed rated too? Ideally, you should have found the RELAY for the pump, and installed a switch on the signal wire for that.
     
  4. OpenRoadRacer

    OpenRoadRacer Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    i spliced into the the hot wire where it plugs up back by the rear bumper. i'm not sure what the amperage is for the switch though. but i have showed this to a couple ford techs at a few get togethers here and they gave it their approval.

    like i said, i'll post up some pics later this evening when i get home.
     
  5. eliyarbrough

    eliyarbrough Legend

    Messages:
    7,848
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Location:
    Nocona, TX
    I had a Ravelco Anti-Theft Device installed. You just pull the plug and my car becomes useless!! The battery will come on and that's it! That is by far my car's best add-on!!!!
     
  6. The Green GT

    The Green GT Active Member

    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    I heard of someone actually doing something like this, but it ran throught the cigg lighter. So the lighter had to be IN the plug for the car to work. lol
     
  7. quickstang_1994

    quickstang_1994 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Location:
    Cross Anchor, SC
    mines under the dash
     
  8. phil_the_thrill

    phil_the_thrill Active Member

    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    sounds like a pretty good idea. anyone know of a good write up on doing it?
     
  9. OpenRoadRacer

    OpenRoadRacer Member

    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2006
    where i spliced into the wire
    [​IMG]
    switch location
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  10. phil_the_thrill

    phil_the_thrill Active Member

    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    i wanna do something like that. what wire were you suggesting ryclef? what color wire and where can i find etc etc. thanks for the help
     
  11. phil_the_thrill

    phil_the_thrill Active Member

    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006