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Old 02-21-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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Battery cut-off switch installation

I'm looking for instructions on installing a simple battery cut-off switch. I've searched but haven't found anything E46 specific. To clarify, I don't need a fancy racing kill switch. Just something to cut the battery when the car isn't used for long periods, and to hedge against parasitic draws. Any help is appreciated!

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Old 02-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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It takes 10 seconds to take off the negative battery cable.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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It takes 10 seconds to take off the negative battery cable.
Haha, yeah, I now realize how correct that is. I just get a little nervous about electrical issues, due to my overwhelming lack of knowledge of how electrons behave.

At any rate, I installed a switch like this today. So far, so good.

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Old 02-22-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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That's actually kind of cool!
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