So there are two stories I could tell about the whole hot wiring experiment. The first goes like this:
The guy I found to help me wasn't local. In fact, he isn't even in my timezone- but he's a good friend and I've known him forever and he wasn't even put off by my awkward electronic query- blunt as it was...
Me: Dude- you ever hotwired a car? I need to learn how.
His response was along these lines:
C: I know how but I've never done it. How soon do you need to know? I mean, are you fleeing for your life right now? 'Cause you might want to look for plan B if you are.
Me: No...it's just a thing I want to learn.
C: It's not hard, but it's not real practical. Most cars aren't hot-wirable anymore and the ones that are probably wouldn't start even if you had a key. If you want to jack a car, you have to be willing to pop the hood...and you really have to know your way around once you get there.
Me: Dude...are you serious?
C: Yeah. Sorry.
And then there's this:
Hotwiring a car is a really, really good way to electrocute yourself. That's something you almost never see, is it? In all my years of movie and TV watching, I've never seen anyone get fried while trying to hotwire a car.
Don't believe me? Look here or here or here or here.
Or watch this:
But this dude is so crazy wrong and drunk. The colors don't matter unless you know every single color coding for every single car in the world.
The true Badass is smart enough to know when she needs a Plan B.