I Can't Believe I Put This on a Car

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  • Published: 17 May 2019
  • I Can't Believe I Put This on a Car, DIY life hack and car repair with auto mechanic Scotty Kilmer. How to install a push to start button on a car. Car life hack that bypasses your security system to start a car. Funny car mods. Easy car mods. Car modifications you can do yourself. How to modify a car yourself. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 months back

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    • John Nelson
      John Nelson  3 weeks back

      Andrew F I had one for 20 years. Best truck ever!

    • senorfesterhairball
      senorfesterhairball  4 weeks back

      @Alex Eaton the key turns the ignition on and off . The start button starts the car..... so use the key

    • Jose Medina
      Jose Medina  1 months back

      I have a friend that used to have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2008 and he installed a start button

    • Dan B
      Dan B  1 months back

      This car is now ready to be stolen even easier

    • Peter Riis
      Peter Riis  1 months back

      @D G Thanks!

  • Anthony Von
    Anthony Von  1 weeks back

    If someone broke into it wouldn't be like leaving your keys in your car or did I miss something?

    • Liam Lacey
      Liam Lacey  2 weeks back

      Watching in the U.K. and I love your videos scotty , but you should really show people how to solder correctly as doing it the way you did will over heat the copper and reduce its current carrying capacity

      • Jason Kraus
        Jason Kraus  3 weeks back

        I'm waiting for the next big trend to bring back the floor starter and floor dimmer switch. Show us how to wire that into a new car, Scotty! I've got one on my 60's Ford truck and I love having it (the floor dimmer, that is).

        • grantodamax
          grantodamax  3 weeks back

          hey scotty heres a trick I learned from my dad, if your going to be drilling into plastic put some tape over where you plan to drill I use painters tape and ive also used duct tape, it insures that the hole will be clean and smooth

          • Barry Ervin
            Barry Ervin  3 weeks back

            Two things you should never have installed on your car: A remote starter, and an aftermarket sunroof. I've seen too many horror stories featuring them.

            • Chris Magana
              Chris Magana  3 weeks back

              Terrible placement lol

              • Honest John
                Honest John  4 weeks back

                The 1959 Mini came with a floor mounted starter button

                • ribergzzon gaming
                  ribergzzon gaming  4 weeks back

                  u ain't too good at soldering tho ' still LOVE ur vids

                  • 139mg
                    139mg  4 weeks back

                    Nothing like a car alarm on a 20 year old car no one wants to steal anyway.

                    • Anthony Finnerty
                      Anthony Finnerty  4 weeks back

                      Atrocious soldering (terrible solder joint) and wiring skills (clamping a bare wire in the positive terminal!) ... Good mechanic but terrible sparky! 😂

                      • Lorenzo Torres
                        Lorenzo Torres  4 weeks back

                        Why not just wire the button to the starter Relay instead?

                        • Joseph Nelson
                          Joseph Nelson  4 weeks back

                          I made the mistake of putting one of those viper alarms on my truck. It was a nightmare. Such garbage. Thanks for all the awesome vids!

                          • Stinky Cheese
                            Stinky Cheese  4 weeks back

                            Scotty, you desperately need a higher wattage soldering iron with a broad chisel tip for that type of work. That solder joint at 2:32 was... Not Good. :)

                            • Astonishist
                              Astonishist  4 weeks back

                              There's an 'L' in solder. Americans 🙄

                              • tempest411
                                tempest411  4 weeks back

                                Not fixing it correctly=GHETTO!

                                • László Juhász
                                  László Juhász  4 weeks back

                                  I don't want to install stuff like this, but I don't get it right now. What about the ignition? So before pushing the button, have to turn on the ignition with the key (like old sport cars)?

                                  • Styx
                                    Styx  3 weeks back

                                    Yes key is needed

                                • Tzee-Wah Lee
                                  Tzee-Wah Lee  4 weeks back

                                  if i were him, i would use 2 relays to control the push start circuit. 1 taken from ACC and the other to power the starter.

                                  • bullsballs
                                    bullsballs  4 weeks back

                                    Scotty, I need to teach you about electrical wiring in vehicles.
                                    First, your solder joint was cold, the solder needs to flow into the wire strands. Start heating the wire without solder until it is hot enough to have the solder flow.
                                    Second, do not run the wires outside the rubber grommet. By having the wires between the grommet and metal body, the wire insulation can be damage and short out, and blow the fuse inline with the battery.
                                    Third, never solder terminals onto the wires, use crimp terminals. The soldered wires can break from vibration.


                                    Nice video tho, I added a start button on my 1978 F250 as the wiring or trans safety switch failed. I did not want to fight the Michigan rust to try and figure it out...

                                    • airplanefan 987
                                      airplanefan 987  1 months back

                                      I thought you hated push start buttons scotty

                                      • Mike McLeod
                                        Mike McLeod  1 months back

                                        Bought a 1994 chysler Concorde replaced the coil pack now I hear a ticking in the engine sounds like a timing chain tensioner problem ,Scotty what's your proffessionall advice ?

                                        • Aretec E
                                          Aretec E  1 months back

                                          that is one of the worst soldering and electrical jobs I seen for a long time an the wire goes down the side of the main grommet running on metal, What a cowboy job

                                          • F Huber
                                            F Huber  1 months back

                                            I put a hidden switch in an old car because the ignition switch was able to be turned by hand without the key in. In my case it was controlling power to the coil.

                                            • David Taylor
                                              David Taylor  1 months back

                                              welcome to the dark side, scotty! I can't believe you gave in to push button start.

                                              • Akasuki
                                                Akasuki  1 months back

                                                2 problems:
                                                1- it's easier to steal the car.
                                                2- you used a black wire and soldered to the red wire so he ended up with 2 black wires attached to the button so you have to go into the headache to figure out which one is positive and which one is negative.

                                                • KNH
                                                  KNH  1 months back

                                                  I know it was easier/cheaper, but that is the oddest place for a start button I have ever seen.

                                                  • Name This Channel
                                                    Name This Channel  1 months back

                                                    Good job with the crappy soldering job.

                                                    • Blackfinger 2
                                                      Blackfinger 2  1 months back

                                                      Very bad soldering.

                                                      • USAPatriot 1776
                                                        USAPatriot 1776  1 months back

                                                        Do you know any good mechanics and they greater Indianapolis area???

                                                        • whitehorse1959
                                                          whitehorse1959  1 months back

                                                          3:55 “.. and it looks a lot cooler too!” - Um, No Scotty, it doesn’t.

                                                          • Ex Sparky
                                                            Ex Sparky  1 months back

                                                            I'm sorry I skipped part of the video but, man if you go through the firewall......you go through the grommet.

                                                            • Shane Councill
                                                              Shane Councill  1 months back

                                                              Isn't installing something like this a security risk?

                                                              • Ex Sparky
                                                                Ex Sparky  1 months back

                                                                Sorry Skotty but that would be a fail in my workshop...... If one of my boys had done something like that (in Australian slang they would have got a reef up the arse) a good kick up the butt. If the ignition switch was faulty on the starter circuit, you pick up an ignition feed from the switch and run the power from your push button to a relay. A solenoid when hot can draw over twenty five amps on pull in on the pull in coil then drop to about ten amps on hold in. I know your a mechanic but in Australia we do a four year Technical Collage and on the job training ( one day a week at technical college and for days on the tools). As far as the alarm went they would have probably cut the starter wire near the ignition switch, and knowing alarm fitters would have probably used "scotch locks", causing voltage drop.

                                                                • amonamath0
                                                                  amonamath0  1 months back

                                                                  I was having the same problem with that stupid viper alarm system. One of the previous owners had no clue what they were doing.

                                                                  • mr_nice_hearted
                                                                    mr_nice_hearted  1 months back

                                                                    If you hid it down there, you destroy all the coolness!
                                                                    This should be right in the middle of the dash.

                                                                    • GoodISnipr
                                                                      GoodISnipr  1 months back

                                                                      What the hell did I see at 1:52?!
                                                                      Scotty! I thought you knew what you were doing!

                                                                      • Argjent Brunçaj
                                                                        Argjent Brunçaj  1 months back

                                                                        Scottys costumers are doctors, lawyers, pimps, hustlers, hookers etc.

                                                                        • Rod Beauvex
                                                                          Rod Beauvex  1 months back

                                                                          I had to do this with my Grand Marquis when the shift lever on the transmission snapped off. Stuck in drive, so I put a switch on it.

                                                                          • Rod Beauvex
                                                                            Rod Beauvex  4 weeks back

                                                                            @Megatron Usually I just plan ahead when parking, but if necessary I can reach under and manually flip it into reverse.

                                                                          • Megatron
                                                                            Megatron  4 weeks back

                                                                            Stuck in drive? What happens when you have to back up?

                                                                        • Jack Lo
                                                                          Jack Lo  1 months back

                                                                          So in another word, you don't need a key, anyone can start up this car and steal it. Got it.

                                                                          • Raymond Smith
                                                                            Raymond Smith  1 months back

                                                                            I used to have a Darenger car alarm on my 1992 Eagle Talon. That thing went haywire a few years later. I simply uninstalled it and started using"The Club" lol.

                                                                            • MJ Sparks
                                                                              MJ Sparks  1 months back

                                                                              If you are soldering - flux is your friend. IMHO. Keep the vids coming!

                                                                              • TRDreams
                                                                                TRDreams  1 months back

                                                                                Hmmm you put the wire on the outside of the firewall grommet where it will rub on the firewall metal , bodge job in my opinion

                                                                                • The Rickest Rick
                                                                                  The Rickest Rick  1 months back

                                                                                  I wish this guy lived right up the road from me

                                                                                  • Derrick Moyer
                                                                                    Derrick Moyer  1 months back

                                                                                    dont forget a cutout relay so if engine is already running starter wont reingage and neutral safty switch interupt so car wont start in gear

                                                                                    • S L
                                                                                      S L  1 months back

                                                                                      I would really like to see replacing a push button with a key, I hate push button with a passion

                                                                                      • Dead Prophet
                                                                                        Dead Prophet  1 months back

                                                                                        It looks easier to be able to steal car

                                                                                        • M.J. Musta
                                                                                          M.J. Musta  1 months back

                                                                                          Rev up your push ignition start engines!

                                                                                          • Styx
                                                                                            Styx  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Still need key too

                                                                                        • inertia210
                                                                                          inertia210  1 months back

                                                                                          My ? Why not remove the alarm seem easier than adding a start button this just seems like a quick fix to get home more than an actual permanent fix