If you find yourself in an emergency situation and need to hotwire a car, follow these 8 easy steps. With a little bit of know-how, you can have your car up and running in no time.
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1 Remove the plastic cover around the steering column
In an emergency, you may need to hotwire your car. This process is relatively simple, and can be done in eight easy steps.
1. Remove the plastic cover around the steering column.
2. Locate the two wires that are connected to the ignition system. These will usually be red and black.
3. Strip the insulation off of the ends of both wires.
4. twist the ends of the wires together.
5. Touch the twisted wires to the positive terminal of the car’s battery.
6. Turn on the car’s headlights. If they come on, then the process is complete.
7. If the headlights do not come on, then repeat the process with the other wire touching the positive terminal of the battery.
8. Once the headlights are on, you can start the car and drive to safety.
2 Locate the ignition switch plug
Assuming you are in the driver’s seat of the car, the ignition switch will be located on the far right side of the steering column. There will likely be a plastic cover surrounding it, which you will need to pry off. Once the cover is off, you should see a plug with two or three wires coming out of it. This is the ignition switch plug.
3 Figure out the ignition switch wirings
Assuming you have a basic understanding of car wiring and are able to safely work with tools, hotwiring a car in an emergency is not too difficult. The first step is to locate the ignition switch and identify the wires going to it. In most cases, there will be three wires: a power wire, a ground wire, and a wire that goes to the starter.
If you can see the wires, it will be easy to identify which is which. The power wire will usually be a thicker gauge than the others, and it will usually be red or yellow. The ground wire will usually be black or green. The wire going to the starter will usually be thinner than the power wire, and it will usually be white or blue.
If you can’t see the wires, you’ll need to feel around for them. The power wire will usually be attached to the positive terminal of the battery, so it will be easy to identify. The ground wire will usually be attached to the chassis of the car, so it will be a little more difficult to identify. The wire going to the starter will usually be attached to the starter itself, so it will be the most difficult to identify.
Once you have identified the wires, the next step is to strip them so that they are bare. Be careful not to strip them too far, or you may damage the wires.
Now, you’ll need to connect the wires to the correct terminals on the ignition switch. The power wire will go to the terminal that says “P” or “Power”. The ground wire will go to the terminal that says “G” or “Ground”. The wire going to the starter will go to the terminal that says “S” or “Start”.
Once you have connected the wires, you should be able to turn the ignition switch and start the car. If the car doesn’t start, double check that the wires are connected to the correct terminals and that they are tight. If the car still doesn’t start, you may need to get a new ignition switch.
4 Cut & Strip the battery, starter, and ignition wires
Assuming you have located the battery, starter, and ignition wires, you will need to cut and strip them in order to hotwire the car. First, use a pair of wire cutters to snip the insulation around the wires. Be careful not to cut the wires themselves. Next, use a wire stripper or a sharp knife to strip away about ½ inch of the insulation from the ends of the wires. Now you should be able to see the metal core of the wires.
5 Twist the ignition + battery cable
If you need to hotwire a car in an emergency, follow these simple steps:
1. locate the ignition
2. locate the battery
3. find the positive and negative terminals on the battery
4. twist the positive and negative terminals together
5. twist the ignition wire around the positive terminal
6. twist the battery wire around the negative terminal
7. touch the ends of the wires together
8. turn the key in the ignition
With the key in the off position, locate the ignition wire. This is usually a thin red wire. Locate the battery next. Find the positive and negative terminals on the battery. The positive terminal is usually marked with a plus sign, and the negative terminal is usually marked with a minus sign.
Twist the positive and negative terminals together. Then, twist the ignition wire around the positive terminal. Finally, twist the battery wire around the negative terminal.
Touch the ends of the wires together. If the wires are touching, the car should start. If the car doesn’t start, make sure the wires are touching and try again.
Once the car starts, turn the key in the ignition to the “on” position. The car should now be running and you can remove the wires.
6 Check if the ignition is turned on
Assuming the emergency is time-sensitive and you don’t have much time to waste, the first thing you should do is check if the ignition is turned on. If it is, then great! You can proceed to the next step. If not, then you’ll need to hotwire the car in order to get it started.
7 Hold the starter + battery cable together
If you find yourself in an emergency situation where you need to hotwire a car, here are 8 easy steps to follow:
1. Find the starter. It’s usually a large, black wire located on the side of the engine block.
2. Locate the battery. It’s usually a large, red wire located on the side of the engine block.
3. Strip the insulation off the end of the starter wire.
4. Strip the insulation off the end of the battery wire.
5. Touch the end of the starter wire to the end of the battery wire.
6. Hold the starter + battery cable together.
7. Start the engine.
8. Enjoy the ride!
8 Break the steering lock
If your car has a steering lock, you’ll need to break it before you can hotwire the car. The best way to do this is to use a hammer or a screwdriver. Place the screwdriver in the gap between the steering wheel and the lock, and then hit the screwdriver with the hammer. This should break the steering lock and allow you to turn the steering wheel.
1. Locate the car’s battery. This is usually located under the hood, but it can also be found in the trunk.
2. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery. This is usually the black one.
3. Find the starter. This is usually a large, cylindrical component located near the engine.
4. Locate the starter’s solenoid. This is a small, cylindrical component attached to the starter.
5. Disconnect the solenoid’s negative terminal. This is usually the black one.
6. Touch the solenoid’s positive terminal to the positive terminal of the battery.
7. Start the car.
8. Reconnect the negative terminal of the battery.
Thanks for reading! We hope you never have to hotwire a car in an emergency, but if you do, we hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions or tips of your own, please share them in the comments below!