Wiring an Exterior Light Killswitch

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Basically, my Crown vic has fully tinted windows, basically completely blacked out, and I have a license plate flipper as well, and a homemade MIRT. My next step would be to wire up a killswitch for all of my lights. This includes brake lights, tail lights, turn signals, headlights, basically override and kill everything. Would anyone know how I could wire this?
 

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You're parking lights, turn signals are on the same circuit so once you find that power bus you can rig a switch. Best method for a brake light kills switch is go after the compression switch at the bake peddle and put a switch on the power side. Headlights you can in the steering column. Once you've wired out the bypass put it on a single switch in the cabin. Hardest part of the job is identifying the wiring. Be advised for brake light kill switches I always advise to use a "momentary" type switch that you hold down and releases itself. You don't want to forget and leave it off.
 

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You're parking lights, turn signals are on the same circuit so once you find that power bus you can rig a switch. Best method for a brake light kills switch is go after the compression switch at the bake peddle and put a switch on the power side. Headlights you can in the steering column. Once you've wired out the bypass put it on a single switch in the cabin. Hardest part of the job is identifying the wiring. Be advised for brake light kill switches I always advise to use a "momentary" type switch that you hold down and releases itself. You don't want to forget and leave it off.
As opposed to a momentary, I am planning on using one of those toggles with the guard the flips it back to the off position. I just want to have everything wired to one switch to make using it easier, even though it will complicate wiring it up dramatically.
 

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Yep, that's a guard switch. If you're going to use a hard switch that's the kind you want to use. I'll tell you though, someday you will forget it. Pilots land with their gear up everyday.
 

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Yep, that's a guard switch. If you're going to use a hard switch that's the kind you want to use. I'll tell you though, someday you will forget it. Pilots land with their gear up everyday.
I will give you the update post "today I went to jail" when it happens. I don't even know how often I would even use it. I don't do that much illegal stuff where I would need to be completely invisible.
 

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Meh, I don't know if you'd go to jail. I'm just thinking some dude behind you on his celll phone's going to wind up in your back seat.

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Oh yeah, mix in a Flir system. Those are amazing.
 

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Meh, I don't know if you'd go to jail. I'm just thinking some dude behind you on his celll phone's going to wind up in your back seat.

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Oh yeah, mix in a Flir system. Those are amazing.
I was more talking a cop notices someone slowing down to a stop sign in the middle of the night with no lights on, then discovers all of the other mods, and the illegal tint that was on the crown vic when I got it. I have a feeling I would be in jail for at least a night or two. Also, yeah my crown vic would now have another car in its trunk possibly.
 

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I was more talking a cop notices someone slowing down to a stop sign in the middle of the night with no lights on, then discovers all of the other mods, and the illegal tint that was on the crown vic when I got it. I have a feeling I would be in jail for at least a night or two. Also, yeah my crown vic would now have another car in its trunk possibly.
I don't think you'd go to jail for having gadgets. The MIRT might cause you problems but if it's homemade they probably won't know who it. We've got a lot of whackers in south Texas that run modified cop cars. I looked a pursuit Charger once and they guys left the police lights on it. I told them I believe it's illegal to sell it but they said nope, it's just illegal for you to use it. Whe should probably start a whacker thread so people can knowledge share their build outs.
 

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I don't think you'd go to jail for having gadgets. The MIRT might cause you problems but if it's homemade they probably won't know who it. We've got a lot of whackers in south Texas that run modified cop cars. I looked a pursuit Charger once and they guys left the police lights on it. I told them I believe it's illegal to sell it but they said nope, it's just illegal for you to use it. Whe should probably start a whacker thread so people can knowledge share their build outs.
PA laws are really stupid and strict as far as modifications go, and cops hate people that drive ex cop cars. I have almost been arrested multiple times for having a spotlight (that was from the factory) and multiple antennas for CB radios and ****.
 

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PA laws are really stupid and strict as far as modifications go, and cops hate people that drive ex cop cars. I have almost been arrested multiple times for having a spotlight (that was from the factory) and multiple antennas for CB radios and ****.
Wow, that's surprising. But I know our Florida members have been know to have issues, This kind of thing puzzles me because they're operating equipment paid for by your state tax dollars but you can't listen in? It's like some secret club we pay for? Go figure.

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By the way, I'm working from home today so I took a lap looking for that crown vic but he's not in reserved parking so he could be anywhere. I'lll keep my eyes peeled.
 

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