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Old 05-13-2005, 12:57 AM   #1
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Car Alarm Question

My friend has a 97 eclipse RS and he has to push the rear defrost button in before he can start his car. he says this is part of the car alarm system. i was wondering if this is true and if so where i could get such a neat little device.
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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I have never heard of anything like that before...I think your friend might be playing a little trick on you unless he's got some strange customized wiring in there...
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:28 AM   #3
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It does sound weird, but it wouldn't be difficult .... just attach the immobiliser switch to a secondary set of contacts on the rear demist switch. It would have to be made specifically to do that, because the demister switch would need to be 2-pole (1 for the immobiliser and 1 for the actual demister)
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
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yea it does sound wierd but it is not a trick or joke. cuz i've taken his keys and tried to start his car and pretend i was going to drive off without him, and when i went to turn the key they wouldnt move. then he got in and pushed the "secret" button, and it started rite up.
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Then maybe he's got some customized wiring, like maybe what windsonian posted. Seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to though...I guess he's REALLY afraid of getting his car stolen...

EDIT: Although...the keys don't move either when the steering is locked...are you sure he didn't "casually" grab the steering wheel before pressing the button?
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it came that way. i think its cool. thats why i was wondering if anyone had any idea if you could by a kit that would do that.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:21 AM   #7
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it came that way. i think its cool. thats why i was wondering if anyone had any idea if you could by a kit that would do that.
Yeah, I assumed it would have come that way. Most alarms have engine immobiliser switches, and you can get them without alarms too.

To actually wire it into an existing switch like a demister switch would be a bit harder .... could be done though.
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it came that way. i think its cool. thats why i was wondering if anyone had any idea if you could by a kit that would do that.
yeah EBAY!
they have evrything
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