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This is a discussion on Ignition Push Start within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i wanted to put an ignition push start in my car but i don't want to spend the money to ...

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    Question Ignition Push Start

    i wanted to put an ignition push start in my car but i don't want to spend the money to pay for a kit that's tacky looking. well, i don't know a whole lot about wiring and i was wondering if someone could help me out. does anyone know what i need to do to have a push switch start the ignition? i was wondering if i could run something in parallel off the existing ignition so that you can still star it with the key and the mechanics or family driving my car don't get all confused. well, if anyone can help me with what wires to use that would help a lot. thanks...

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    Like this? This is the button from a S2000 in my miata. They way I had it installed was so that you would still have to turn the key to the on position and then push the button. It kinda works as security people couldn't start the car even thou the button was red, lit, and said engine start on it. I have thought about it for the rex but don't really see a nice location and I don't know if it would really fit in. There was something about that classic little rodster of mine which felt right being started up that way. Damn I miss that car.
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    ...and another, also it only cost me 40 bucks 35 for the button and then another 5 for a relay and some wire from autozone.
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    yea, that's exactly what i want to do, but i don't want the button to be so obvious. i was thinking about taking one of the blanks next to the cruise control and turning it into the the push start.

    so, you say it needs a relay? so that means that i can't just hook some wires up to the existing ignition??

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    any of these blanks, and does anyone know where i can get an actual button? i want to use the actual button, but if not, i was just going to use the blank.
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    or one of these.
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    Yeah you are basically splicing into the start position on the stock switch but you need the relay so it doesn't fry the switch. You don't want all that current flowing thru the switch. Now that I think about it right there by the handbrake maybe a nice spot!
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    do you have a wiring diagram of your push start for the miata? and do you know what kind of relay i need?

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    Sure thing these are the instructioins I used and the relay I bought from autozone was fog light relay I believe 15amp. It was by those cheap fog lights they sell there. Good Luck and post pics because you got me thinking about it too.

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    thanks for the help. now i've got a weekend project, whoo hoo!!

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    i have just any old 25 amp nice lookin toggle switch for my engine start on my console..you dont need to deal with relays and crap and high amperage switches and crap.

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    hey guys, Im really interested in this, so please if one of you guys does this, post pics and detailed instructions...thanx!!
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    Check out the Zero Sports Start Button for the Subbies. Do a google on it and you should be able to find a review of it that shows that it is plug and play. The review said there no need to splice or cut any of the ignition wires and that the Zero Sports kit was really plug and play. The red button (smaller and not as nice as the S2000's) was placed in one of the blanks next to the cruise control.

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    Mercedes is coming out with a model where the start button is on the top of the shift knob. Just flip open the top and press the button like a fighter jet.

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