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I can 1000% confirm this. I just tried it in my Trackhawk.

You can put DPST/DPDT swtich on the RED wire on the Start/Stop button.

I just removed the RED wire from the plug and tried to start it, it won't start. I tried to start it (doesn't start), it locks the car and unlocks the car, alarm doesn't go off when you lock/unlock, and NO CODES whatsoever when I reconnected the RED wire and started the car.

Furthermore, I tried to remote start the car, it starts, BUT, once you put your foot on the brake pedal, it automatically shuts off, because that constant is not there.

I can 100% safely say you can use Start/Stop button to put a switch on it. Again, be careful this is constant 12v, make sure battery is off before doing any work with it.

If you're still have any doubts at all, unplug RED wired from that plug and try it yourself, but make sure nothing touches that RED wire, I can't stress this enough.



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I wasn't sure if Zar_Trackhawk actually installed a switch or just temporarily pulled the red wire from the plug harness to test the idea. Regardless, it would be nice to hear some feedback or other ideas. I've looked into the Ravelco, but I would rather just have a hidden switch I can quickly flip.

I'm hopefully taking delivery of my '21 next week and I work in Chicago. Theft and car jackings are a significant daily concern. Plus, even in the 'burbs, a Hellcat was just stolen last week right off the dealer lot a few miles from me.
 

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I wasn't sure if Zar_Trackhawk actually installed a switch or just temporarily pulled the red wire from the plug harness to test the idea. Regardless, it would be nice to hear some feedback or other ideas. I've looked into the Ravelco, but I would rather just have a hidden switch I can quickly flip.

I'm hopefully taking delivery of my '21 next week and I work in Chicago. Theft and car jackings are a significant daily concern. Plus, even in the 'burbs, a Hellcat was just stolen last week right off the dealer lot a few miles from me.
I actually installed it. I use it every time I go out. Installed it since I first posted it, haven't had any issues at all. No codes, no nothing, just like I tested it. 1000% works, but still do it at your own risk.
 

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I would go with the Ravelco anti-theft device. Similar to hidden switch from red ignition wire; however, the module has a combo of wiring that would make it impossible to hot wire. Also, requires a special key. Now that we know we can pull out the display module to access the wire, the would be theft would simply find the splice.
Seems that the installation requires a Ravelco tech representative to figure all the black colored wires,
 

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I like the "do it at your own risk" statement. Realize that Mods to your electrical system could potentially void portions of your warranty. As Lil Hemi found out, the Ravelco is only as good as the Tech that installs it. I would question the splicing techniques they might be using too.
 
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I had Ravelco and was EXTREMELY disappointed with the installation. Will probably be taking the guy to small claims court as he did about a grand worth of damage while installing and he’s refusing to pay.
Apparently, the guy that does the installation, Chuck Whigham, claims to be the top Ravelco installation technician in the country and a Master Certified Ravelco Technician with over 19 years of experience configuring custom Ravelco installations. Is this the guy you used?
 

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Apparently, the guy that does the installation, Chuck Whigham, claims to be the top Ravelco installation technician in the country and a Master Certified Ravelco Technician with over 19 years of experience configuring custom Ravelco installations. Is this the guy you used?
My problem was not with the electrical connection portion of the instal. My issue is that the guy did not mount the receptacle where I asked him to and instead put two screw holes through the leather panel that I explicitly told him not to. On top of that, he scratched up my custom billet fuse box cover. Keep in mind that I was just inside my office, he had my number AND I told him if he had any questions that he could call me and I’d be right out to answer them. He took it upon himself to install it exactly where I told him not to. He refunded the purchase price but is so far refusing to pay for the total damages. I contacted Ravelco headquarters and they said they don’t have anything to do with their installers as they are franchisees and do not offer any protection against the damage their installers do.
I would strongly caution you against using their product on any vehicle where esthetics matter.
 

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My problem was not with the electrical connection portion of the instal. My issue is that the guy did not mount the receptacle where I asked him to and instead put two screw holes through the leather panel that I explicitly told him not to. On top of that, he scratched up my custom billet fuse box cover. Keep in mind that I was just inside my office, he had my number AND I told him if he had any questions that he could call me and I’d be right out to answer them. He took it upon himself to install it exactly where I told him not to. He refunded the purchase price but is so far refusing to pay for the total damages. I contacted Ravelco headquarters and they said they don’t have anything to do with their installers as they are franchisees and do not offer any protection against the damage their installers do.
I would strongly caution you against using their product on any vehicle where esthetics matter.
Ouch. Not to mention if anything goes wrong or bad with that device, what you going to do next?
 

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I can 1000% confirm this. I just tried it in my Trackhawk.

You can put DPST/DPDT swtich on the RED wire on the Start/Stop button.

I just removed the RED wire from the plug and tried to start it, it won't start. I tried to start it (doesn't start), it locks the car and unlocks the car, alarm doesn't go off when you lock/unlock, and NO CODES whatsoever when I reconnected the RED wire and started the car.

Furthermore, I tried to remote start the car, it starts, BUT, once you put your foot on the brake pedal, it automatically shuts off, because that constant is not there.

I can 100% safely say you can use Start/Stop button to put a switch on it. Again, be careful this is constant 12v, make sure battery is off before doing any work with it.

If you're still have any doubts at all, unplug RED wired from that plug and try it yourself, but make sure nothing touches that RED wire, I can't stress this enough.



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Zar,
How hard is it to get to the switch, do i need to pull the dash?
If so, how hard is it to remove?
Might there be a better place to intercept that wire?
 

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Zar,
How hard is it to get to the switch, do i need to pull the dash?
If so, how hard is it to remove?
Might there be a better place to intercept that wire?
For me it was easy and worth it. Remove the stereo bezel, remove plastic steering trim to get to the screw for the carbon trip piece, take the carbon trim out with the button. Might be slightly uncomfortable to splice into the red wire because of steering wheel in the way but nothing too hard. Thats it really, than just wire switch where you want it, its the matter of running the wire where your switch will be.
 

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Could the black ground wire going to the plug be the splice point to disable the switch? Seems like it would be safer to route a pair of ground wires through the car instead of a 12V.
 
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