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Push Button Starter?

GuyzVette

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Has anyone modified their car to have a push button starter? Or maybe know of a kit to do so? Could it just be a matter of bypassing the VATS, removing the steering lock, and adding an electronic button to turn over the starter?
 

Notorious

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All you need is a momentary switch of sufficient capacity. I've got one hooked up under my hood that comes in handy when running through the valves and such.
 

vee93

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It's a cool idea and I've thought about it, but the security system on the C4 can be a wiggy thang. So I passed. If you do this--much luck to you. :w
 
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speedmaster4

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my first car was a 1950 chevy (no, not new, very used)...starter was a pushbutton...next car had start function combined with the key, much more convenient.
 

Notorious

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It's a cool idea and I've thought about it, but the security system on the C4 can be a wiggy thang. So I passed. If you do this--much luck to you. :w
Are you kidding? This is not rocket science. All he's asking for is for a separate button to activate the starter. Power to a momentary switch and a wire from that switch to the small (trigger) terminal on the starter's solenoid. Done. This will not interfere with security or the normal power-on function of the key switch. It can also be done both ways, either retaining the cranking function at the key or without.
 

GuyzVette

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Actually, I was kinda thinking about bypassing the whole key thing. Maybe even having a switch for the "on", and a button for the starter. I don't know, it was just a passing thought, and I was wondering if there were any customizers out there that have done something along this line.
 
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tonylong

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I had a Code Alarm system put in which included remote start. I just use that as I approach the car, or even in the car with the key inserted in the ignition but not on, then just turn the ign on and go.
 

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