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Old 03-25-2005, 08:19 PM
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I really like the way you start the C6 with the push button start.......Has anyone modded there C5 to resemble the C6? Anyone else like this mod?
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:51 PM
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One member here did it way before the C6 start button was announced.
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:52 PM
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I'am old school! I still like a key!
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:07 PM
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That mod got really popular after the release of the Honda S2000. It is pretty simple installation. I have not done it to my C5 but had it in my Nissan Hardbody 3 years ago...it was cool.
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:13 PM
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i think it is kind of dangerous. what if you are near the car so the fob recognizes you but someone in the car hits the button, will someone get hurt???? i know that there are clutch interlocks and auto shift requirements but if there is a way for something to happen, it will.
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Old 03-25-2005, 09:36 PM
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If someone drives the car someone might get hurt. If someone runs on wet tile someone might get hurt. If someone takes a shower someone might get hurt.

But to answer your question...a properly installed push to start button only works with the key in the run position.
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jrose7004
I'am old school! I still like a key!
Hey...how old are you?? "Old School" doesn't use a key starter!!! s!!

Until the '50's almost every car made started with a button. Key starters are new school for me and most guys over 50.

I like the button on the C6, but that's about all I like about it!

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Old 03-25-2005, 11:50 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty modern stuff... my '30 Model-A Ford coupe I had as a kid started the same way. Sheesh!

But hey, whatever turns your crank.
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Originally Posted by fixvet
Hey...how old are you?? "Old School" doesn't use a key starter!!! s!!

Until the '50's almost every car made started with a button. Key starters are new school for me and most guys over 50.

I like the button on the C6, but that's about all I like about it!

I'am not THAT old but I've owned cars with the floor starter!
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Old 03-26-2005, 01:45 AM
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You might hang out in C6 General for a while and see what the folks over there think. The few thread I read there, the push button starter in the C6 received mixed reviews.
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anybody who wants to try this, let me know. i have a 'start' button from an S2000 if you feel brave enough to experiment. pay for shipping and it's yours.
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MY buddy is lookin to do this mod on his Supra... If you dont mind I would love to pick this s2000 button off you
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Sounds like a cool mod, but if you have to have the key in the on position, might as well just use the key for the whole process. Now if you could get it to work like the C6 one....
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:19 AM
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No, no, no....

The modification needs to disable the "ignition" switch portion.

The key simply disables any secruity features (like the column lock).

Then you install a toggle switch to close the circuit.

Then the button to start the engine.

Kind of like this:



or like this:

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Originally Posted by jrose7004
I'am not THAT old but I've owned cars with the floor starter!
Used to drive my Dads Buick Wildcat. The starter button was under the footfeed.

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Old 03-26-2005, 10:25 AM
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After you get the push button starter installed, Move the gearshift to the steering column or add a looonnng throw stick with a non-syncronized tranny and maybe look for some neat wooden spoke wheels Sheech!
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Originally Posted by 1Patriot
... Sheech!
Sheech!

First watch the start of this movie:



Then think about how real machinery gets started.

Then see if yours works the same way.

Then, if it doesn't, see how it could.

Then go back up this thread and read it again.

Then, think about all the problems the C6 crowd (and the XLR folks) are having with their fancy key fob starters.

Then, well, then put in that "wooden paddle" starter button.

No worries mate, your car won't start without you in it, which, if things are right as rain, is how the good Lord intended it all to be.

Cheerio!

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Old 03-26-2005, 02:43 PM
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By the way ---

... since it's Easter.

A starter button is kind of like lamb -- doesn't quite taste like beef, tastes like mutton, but when 'tis the season, so, somehow, it just seems right.

Same thing wiht a starter button -- there's a reason why airplanes and all high performance machinery gets started this way.

So, my suggestion -- pass the mint jelly.

Cheerio!
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