Ford Focus ST Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I know this might be a little crazy but I've become interested in relocating the ignition start button to somewhere not so awkward. I was thinking of replacing the 12v next to my shifter as I litterally never use it. Anyone have some input or has tried this before?

IMG_7567.JPG IMG_7568.JPG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
506 Posts
If they just use single conductor wire it's a fairly straight forward extension. Not sure if they are the same diameter. But that would be a need mod. How would you plug the old location?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,041 Posts
In theory it shouldn't be that hard for the wiring, though I don't know the diameter. The current location would be a decent place for a USB charging port. I haven't seen anyone do this but I'm interested in seeing how it works if you move forward.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sir__Awesome

·
Registered
Joined
·
483 Posts
The reason it is in an awkward spot is that it is less likely you'll accidentally hit the button when using the car and shut it off, I bet. Imagine doing some spirited driving and your hand slips and hits the button next to the shifter, bam your car shuts down. You lose.

Just a thought.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Darkdayz23

·
Registered
Joined
·
161 Posts
The reason it is in an awkward spot is that it is less likely you'll accidentally hit the button when using the car and shut it off, I bet. Imagine doing some spirited driving and your hand slips and hits the button next to the shifter, bam your car shuts down. You lose.

Just a thought.
Good point, but the car will not switch off if you're moving anything above a slow crawl.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,023 Posts
Well to do anything to your car while you are driving it the button has to be held down for a few seconds while you are moving to turn off the motor. I could tap it all day like I was turning it on and it won't turn off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,252 Posts
Neat idea. I don't mind the factory location but I think it would look cool next to the shifter. And like others said, it won't let you shut the engine off if it's moving over a few mph anyway so no risk there.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sir__Awesome

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I will probably pull off some of the panels next day I can so stay tuned. Will respond back once I have more details
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
In theory it shouldn't be that hard for the wiring, though I don't know the diameter. The current location would be a decent place for a USB charging port. I haven't seen anyone do this but I'm interested in seeing how it works if you move forward.
either that or I can easily make a plug. Not really sure until I pull off the panels
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I think that would be a better spot as well and kind of like an old Saab. Be interested to see how it goes.
Honestly it would be ideal right where the front usb is in the 2015 models. Like in the new mustangs. but we will see if I can do this
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
349 Posts
I like this idea too..
On a related note, does anyone know if the Mustang button is the same size? The red GT350 button could be kinda neat..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I like this idea too..
On a related note, does anyone know if the Mustang button is the same size? The red GT350 button could be kinda neat..
It is smaller. I would look at just getting a sticker or an overlay for the factory button. They will be easier and cheaper
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Well the spot where the 12v outlet is at is molded into the center console so its not going to work there without doing some modifications, lets just say I'm not cutting up the console on my new car!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top