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How to Hot-Wire a Car

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Watch more Driving & Car Safety videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/273963-How-to-HotWire-a-Car No keys and no help in sight? Here's how to get your car moving again. Warning Hot-wiring a car is dangerous and is likely to damage your vehicle. Never hot-wire anyone's car but yours and be prepared to show your proof of ownership. Step 1: Try a screwdriver Pound a flat-head screwdriver into the ignition and turn it like a key. This will ruin the ignition cylinder, but it's effective on many cars manufactured before the mid '90s. Step 2: Remove the ignition cover If the car doesn't start, pull the screwdriver out of the ignition and remove the screws in the panels on the top and bottom of the steering column. Next, use the flat-head screwdriver to pry off the plastic panels and expose the ignition cylinder and the wires running to it. Be gentle to minimize damage to the steering column. Step 3: Identify the battery and starter wires Identify the battery and starter wires. Generally the two red wires handle the car's power, and the one or two brown wires connect to the starter. Consult your car's manual to learn its specific wire color code. Step 4: Connect the power wires Put on the gloves, and use the cutters to cut the power wires from the cylinder. Then, strip the ends and connect them by twisting them together to provide power to the lights, radio, and other electrical systems. Step 5: Connect the starter wires Cut the starter wires from the cylinder and strip the ends. Be extremely careful not to touch the exposed ends as they carry a powerful live current and will shock you. Touch them together, and as soon as the car has started, pull them apart and tape the ends to avoid getting shocked while driving. Tip If the car has only has one starter wire, touch it to the exposed part of the connected power wires to start the car. Step 6: Deal with additional security Deal with additional security. In some cars the steering-wheel lock's bolt can be pried open by jamming a screwdriver between the top of the steering column and the steering wheel. Tip Newer cars have complex wheel locks and electronic key systems that are nearly impossible to circumvent without tools and in-depth knowledge. Step 7: Turn the car off Turn the car off by separating the power wires from each other. Now it's time to find that extra set of keys and head to the repair shop, pronto. Did You Know? In 2008, vehicle thefts in the U.S. declined for the fifth year in a row.
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Typical Asian (11 hours ago)
Damn that was easy
mega gamer88 (3 days ago)
How to open a locked car
Joshua Morris (3 days ago)
EasyFolkDude (5 days ago)
With the help of this video, the thefts will increase again. THANK YOU FOR HELP HOWCAST.
Relic Hunter (5 days ago)
I don't suppose you would know how to deactivate the speed warning "bell" in my 1991 Nissan Terrano do you? I can't find any help ANYWHERE! It's very annoying when the speed limit is 110 kph and the alarm sounds off at 105 kph. I've had this vehicle for 17 years and it has never leaked oil or any fluids for that matter and has never let me down. Old faithful is my metal detecting beast. Not fast on the black top but plenty of torque just like my wife, oh hang on, that's "talk" isn't it? I've tried buying a workshop manual but can't find one. Cheers, Chris.
Taylor Skinner (8 days ago)
Doomsday preppin'
Doge (11 days ago)
Now I can sneak off somewhere with my dads van :3 (once I’m 16+)
Kevin Gilmore (13 days ago)
At 2:09 now it's time to find that extra set of keys and head to the repair shop..... ha ha LOL
Hahaha, We just got smart/keyless cars, Only Buttons can start our car!
PC Singh• (16 days ago)
Going to go try this now. THANKS
panda unicorn (17 days ago)
I just bored 😂
Krispe Mofo (18 days ago)
Wanted to be Savage. Was going to hotwire a Buick but decided to learn how to fight sharks instead. First rule of Shark Fight Club is provide shark ownership of shark. #asc #AlwaysSavageCrew #AvoidStealingCars #AssaultingSharksClub #gang #savage
The LaggingGamer (18 days ago)
Lol in Xbox just press Y
Ivan salazar (18 days ago)
Step 4 should be step 1.
highguy 780 (24 days ago)
Hey mann. Thanks for the lesson, just got the ford thunder bird i always wanted
Ricci420420 (25 days ago)
damn it seems a lot easier Grand Theft Auto
Space Spider (30 days ago)
Is anyone just cuz matpat put it in a video
C H (30 days ago)
I stole someones Kia a week ago doing this. Then I stole a Porsche. Any suggestions on what to carjack next?
oh when (30 days ago)
It's a science project...
TheCosta5000 (1 month ago)
I was recommended by film theory I'm only here for education purposes.
Oscar De Jesus (1 month ago)
You will need proof of ownership lmfao
RogueGhost OracleGamer (1 month ago)
Great.....a video to teach future criminals. Most of these comments are GTA related........
Eclipse Winks (1 month ago)
More like "how to rob a car".
707 (1 month ago)
Remind me why I needed a hammer?
Ben Powell (1 month ago)
Ha damage on my car
Lencho D (1 month ago)
Now the car thieft will go back up with this video. Thanks man.
Random Preston (1 month ago)
"Proof of Ownership of the Vehicle" Bahahahahaha
Night Longer (1 month ago)
Proof of ownership. Optional.
Noah Vereneau (1 month ago)
What car was used in this video
Ricky Bobby (1 month ago)
So does my car scan my proof of ownership in the CD player?
R Stac001 (1 month ago)
I feel like the FBI is going to raid me now
Angel Gee (1 month ago)
please make sure this video doesn't get released in Chicago
Lil Blue (1 month ago)
Did you steal it, Naw I discovered it..
Gay Boi (1 month ago)
Stole a Astion Martin thanks for the help
Trill Rody (1 month ago)
Boutta go steal a car
Dara C Commins (1 month ago)
anyone come here from film theory
James Anthony (1 month ago)
Oh look we need strippers
Eshan Seepersaud (1 month ago)
pfffft ....proof of ownership
MKing (1 month ago)
It only sucks for people that has a push button start
Who is also here for mat pat
EAGLES LII (1 month ago)
I just broke into a car
Bilal Chaudhry (1 month ago)
Film Theory took me here
KICMI (2 months ago)
From mat-pat s video
The GTE (2 months ago)
why does this have 3.7 million views
Alvinsland2 (2 months ago)
thank you film theory very cool now i have a brand new car
chris hammond (2 months ago)
Wtf why would u want to show this
Joseph Stalin (2 months ago)
From The Film Theorist
jo jones (2 months ago)
anyone here from filmtheory ?
Game Start (2 months ago)
I’m under age to go to the club and ask if a few strippers wanna Hotwire a car
Bob Builder (2 months ago)
Here from matpat
azuri (2 months ago)
Micah Frye (2 months ago)
mine dont have half that stuff
Grace (2 months ago)
How to get "your car" moving
Martin Bluck (2 months ago)
How hard would it be to hotwire a 2008 Vauxhall Corsa?
Mr. Clash (2 months ago)
Thx for the quick 2 min robbery
Yoot6 101 (2 months ago)
Watching this in my newly "owned" lambo. Just kidding FBI.
red rum 1027 (2 months ago)
2 red wires and brown . some may be purple twist and touch together homie
Danite Ghost (2 months ago)
Trevor makes it look so easy in GTA...
Damian Garcia (2 months ago)
My YouTube history is very suspicious.. Just watched a video of picking a lock and now this
Alan Velociraptor (2 months ago)
0:40 Says this but hotwires a Jeep Liberty.
Nazrul Islam Chowdhury (2 months ago)
I just came here to learn it . Who knows when you are in a lost key situation..!
Lawrence H (2 months ago)
Here's how to get.... YOUR... car moving again. Funny
fret (2 months ago)
Proof of ownership. 😂😂😂😂
albimmer (2 months ago)
Step one you cant if the car has a key fob
Fake Name (2 months ago)
1000$ worth of damage when a locksmith will come cast you a key for under 100$
Skaarjman (2 months ago)
Misleading video: Those wires will carry high and powerful current, however it's way way too low to even be remotely close to shocking you, because it's only 12 - 14V. You can even put them on your tongue and you will be safe (light zap)
Stephen Fairbanks (2 months ago)
Awesome , just stole the neighbors car!
Leo shedden (2 months ago)
Thank you howcast, now when I'm older I can become a car thief! JK
Austin Thomas (2 months ago)
So I just got a 99 civic
Gnarly Erixk (2 months ago)
Bouta cop a new whip, who wants to get swooped ?
Lu Ru (2 months ago)
Slight problem 4 most viewers, proof of ownership😂I know most of yall wanna learn this and take it to an advantage lmao
Full Senddd (2 months ago)
proof of ownership😂😂
Mason (2 months ago)
ok gotta be an older car and theres gotta be a manual x'D
Mason (2 months ago)
watching for a friend
Ari Drawz (3 months ago)
Oh no
CrackerBread (3 months ago)
i will "definitely" not hotwire someone else's car
Jummy Chang (3 months ago)
Can you do video on how to unlock car doors without keys also.
Dead Shōt (3 months ago)
zombie apocalypse bring it on!!!!!
AxeXent (3 months ago)
this came in handy when I was trying to steal a nice truck!
*unknown name* (3 months ago)
Why do I need to have a stripper
Cockobango RangoJango (3 months ago)
Thx man, now I have Bentley. :D
Ryebread2000 (3 months ago)
Dont have my phone but luckly i have my insulated gloves screwdriver and hammer
Santiago Hernandez (3 months ago)
For newer cars you can just remove the security thingy relay
Gol D. Roger (3 months ago)
Bumble bees and Christmas trees
William Kachikyan (3 months ago)
Damn I really hope the Feds don’t track me after watching this
Halo Genisys (3 months ago)
Cant ask god for a car because he doesnt work that way, so i stole one and asked him for forgiveness.
Guitarcovers (3 months ago)
My car is stolen, i blame this video!
James York (3 months ago)
Proof of ownership (optional)
Lucas the Nintendo Fan (3 months ago)
Thanks I'm gonna go get a car now! jk
Nintation Playstendo (3 months ago)
One of my friends told me that if there's an apocalypse, I'm coming with him because I know how to hotwire a car.
Nintation Playstendo (3 months ago)
1:29 how can you get electrocuted if you're wearing rubber gloves electricity can't go through rubber
Suomen Mato (3 months ago)
Yeah I will totally use this on my own car
leodotd _ (3 months ago)
Thank you off to get a car
TooTurnt O (3 months ago)
This nothing like GTA 🤦🏾‍♂️
Memes For kids (3 months ago)
Why ?
Martin Blumauer (3 months ago)
0:07 "Your car"
r0zzy (3 months ago)
GamingWithJuan (3 months ago)
On the ownership
GamingWithJuan (3 months ago)
Im stuck on step 1 XD
God Mode (3 months ago)
Now I know how Franklin does it!

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