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post #21 of 248 (permalink) Old 23-06-2006, 06:15
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An interesting idea: the rover alarm can detect when the key fob is inside of the car, IIRC, so you could wire the ignition to a button linked to this, so that you would not even need to insert the key, all you would need is the fob inside of the car.

I think some new renaults have something similar !

Any ideas?
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post #22 of 248 (permalink) Old 23-06-2006, 08:42 Thread Starter
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Skelo - afraid I'm not sure mate...

Daz - I'll take that as a compliment, cheers buddy!

Mark - that looks WICKED mate, send me a picture when it's all hooked-up

Kyle - interesting idea, there are already "remote starts" available for MGRs, not entirely sure how they work though
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Ok fitted my gear knob and hooked up the button, What ya'll think?






Quite Pleased with it
ooohh and before u say .. i know my car needs a hoover out .. and that alu kit is coming out .. gonna spray it all instead
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That looks ace mate
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i eat my words mate - dnt look as big as i thought it did. bet its a lush feelin flickin the cover off and pressin the red button with ur thumb SMOOTH!!!
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Cheers Thump, This how to topic came in very handy

@Dazz - it is a little bigger than most but it goes further down the shaft and ohh yeah .. it does feel pretty good lol *edit ( did feel very good until the head gasket went today! ) :'( poor car, cant wait to get it back on the road already

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Mark I tinhk you've got the same ehadunit as me, and I was about to buy that gear knob before i read this thread (thought I'd wait and see yours first) man after my own heart!
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the gear knob is brill mate, if u get one just make sure u fit it to go further down the shaft. cut the top off on of the plastic caps. or else it will stick up lol

ohh and my head unit is the Sony MX9900 TFT screen, tried a dvd player through it and for the size its amazing

cost me 399.99 when it 1st came out, 179.99 cheaper than halfrauds lol
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Ah yeah, mines the newer CDX-NC9950. Not tried playing video through it to be honest, is it worth while? You put your own images as the backgrounds yet? I've made some still pics on photoshop I want to put on, but it says I have to take stills from a video
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This has got to be the most pointless mod ever and I am SO going to do it.

THank youfor the tut!
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I have a rover 216 Sli 1996 bubble. I have read the the tutorial for above and
I have tried it for my car but the wire colors are different :-( I've had a look at the wiring diagrams but can't make sense of them and even been out there and had a fiddle but to no avail :-( has anyone done one for a Rover 200? and if so can they give me some hints please
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I have a rover 216 Sli 1996 bubble. I have read the the tutorial for above and
I have tried it for my car but the wire colors are different :-( I've had a look at the wiring diagrams but can't make sense of them and even been out there and had a fiddle but to no avail :-( has anyone done one for a Rover 200? and if so can they give me some hints please
Are you sure the colours are different mate? They should be the same

Post a picture up and I'll show you what wires to use
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ive done it to my bub and wires same colour m8
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ive done it to my bub and wires same colour m8
So they are lol was looking at the wrong bit!Was looking at the plug with the red n white/yellow/yellow n black wires. Got it done now..nice little black push button on the removable plastic plate next to the mirror adjuster plate. Will take some pics and post it up
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An interesting idea: the rover alarm can detect when the key fob is inside of the car, IIRC, so you could wire the ignition to a button linked to this, so that you would not even need to insert the key, all you would need is the fob inside of the car.

I think some new renaults have something similar !

Any ideas?

This is all well and good to start the car but moving it with the steering lock on maybe a bit tricky ?
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Hiiiii, i'm thinking of doing this but how would i go about 'extending' the wire??

Also can i use any other wire to extend??

FINALLY... where else could i get buttons from apart from maplins?? I mean like human places (not the internet)

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Hiiiii, i'm thinking of doing this but how would i go about 'extending' the wire??

Also can i use any other wire to extend??

FINALLY... where else could i get buttons from apart from maplins?? I mean like human places (not the internet)

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To extend a cable, I would personally only do it one of two ways:

1 If you dont ever want to use the key, chop the cable, tape the unused end up then strip the remaining bare end and the new cable and crimp together.

2 If you do want to retain use of the key, strip a section of the insulation using a sharp knife, wrap the new cable round it and the solder to join. Ideally, use some heat shrink to reinsulate.

Extending the cable should always be done using cable at least the smae size as is already installed.
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hi, im in the process of doing this 'how to' now, and have taken off the cover etc etc. But i am not sure where the brown plug is exactly??

I have had a good look and the only bit i can see that matches the wire colours isnt that near the ignition barrel, and is on the other side of a plug, as in the bit you clip something into.

Im quite stuck and time is of an essence! Please help!! I dont really want to be cutting the wrong wires now!
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Here's an example of one in an F.

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