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I was wondering if anybody thought about putting a push button start in their 6. There was a car, I think it was a new Mercedes, but it has one on the shift knob. You flip up a little cover and the button is hiding under it. Looks pretty cool!
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The big problem with this, is the car has an emobilizer in it. So you would have to hide a key in the steering column. Not a good idea, considering a theif just has to bust open your window and push a button, and he has a new car.
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Well you could rig it where you still insert the key, you just push a button instead of turning it. Which is something of a pointless exercise.

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I think that the cars that have push button start have a sensor that detects the presence of a card or key fob that you carry with you.

The Cadillac XLR has push button start, as will the 2005 Corvette.

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I geuess new mini Mazda MX based on M2 will have it done with securtity card.
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All you need is a wiring diagram for the starter. Yes, you will still need to put the key in the ignition. But its all about added cool factor.
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So easy to do! But you need a key in the ignition. Unless you are planning on building a module that operates all the wire on the switch. You could use a remote starter system to do that, like I did on my car...
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I think I need a button to stop the engine, How about your idea?
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I did it on my old Protege. I had an illuminated 'Ignited' button. Rigged it down by the shifter.

Worked when you put the key in and turn it to on you could just hit the button and start the car.

It was pretty cool at first but then it got cheesy.

The Smart Card idea like in the MazdaSpeed 6 concept is cool.
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Why not go with the Keypad idea like in movie Transporter? no need for a key then, but doubt anyone would mess with trying to do something like that, most likely more work then its worth if could even get it to work at all
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