Battery Emergency Cutoff Switch
I finally got around to mounting an auxilliary battery switch in my 90 GT and it ended up being fairly easy. Below is a breif description of the install:
I bought a battery cut-off switch from Racer Wholesale, a simple one with a red removable switch handle. I will be needing a master switch accessable from outside the car for the track, so this will be it, when I finish routing a removable wire lanyard from the switch to the drivers side of the rear hatch, and slap on the "lightning bolt" decal, required to tell corner workers where the switch is.
I made a right angle bracket from 1/8" aluminum stock, and bolted that down where the famous battery strap "wing-bolt" goes. I then bolted the switch, by one terminal, to the right angle bracket. Then you attach the battery ground strap to the other terminal of the switch. I then cut a slot in the "tool tray" that covers the back of the hatch area so that it will slide down onto/over the switch without removing the red "Key". So now just to the drivers side of the hatch latch, under the 'bulge" in the tool tray, that switch faces forward and is protected from most stuff in the trunk by that little bulge in the tool tray.
Now, when I have to work on the electrics I just flip the switch off instead of having to undo the ground strap. For the track, I clip a lanyard onto the switch. The lanyard is routed through metal 1/4" tubing in the spare tire well and out through the weather strip on the hatch, and is removed when not on the track.
Can't believe I never did this long ago. $12 bucks and a couple of hours.
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