First attempt at hotwiring a car in Project Zomboid? The world of Zomboid is huge, and walking through it is a real task, so you’d better try to find and maintain a good car for the long journey. The streets are full of undead, and you don’t want to show up unprepared or get stuck in a car only to find it won’t start. Let’s make sure you actually know how to wire a car before you’re surrounded by zombies knocking on windows as you fumble for wires.
What you need before hot wiring your car
Before you get into the driver’s seat, there are a few prerequisites you should know you need to meet.you need to Either have 1 electrical skill and 2 mechanical skill, or be a thief character Who has the passive ability to hot-wire a car without these skill requirements.
guard against! Even if you successfully bypass the ignition, you probably aren’t going anywhere. Make sure the car you choose has gasoline in the tank. Starting your car’s engine makes a zombie-attracting noise, so you’ll want to make sure you’re fully charged before getting trapped in a vehicle that won’t move. Use an empty petrol can to pump petrol from another car or a petrol pump and fill up your scheduled car.
How to hotwire a car in Project Zomboid
Once you’re sure you’re ready to start the engine and remove a new pair of wheels, here’s how to actually hot-wire the car in Project Zomboid:
- Press E next to an open door or smash a window to enter the vehicle
- Press V to bring up the vehicle radial menu
- Select “hotwire car” to try the hotline
- After the hot wiring is successful, press W to start the engine
Note that it may take several attempts to start the engine. You’ll know you’ve got it as soon as a pair of wires appear in the key ignition slot on the dash. If you’re playing in multiplayer, anyone can drive a live car, so don’t put your valuables in a car that someone can drive.
What do the symbols on the dashboard mean?
When choosing a car, pay attention to the dashboard. You don’t want to get stuck trying to escape.
Rightmost key slot. If you happen to find the key in the ignition, you don’t need to hot-wire it!
Third from the left. Press this symbol to lock your door. This is a useful trick if you get approached by zombies while trying to start that engine in a hurry.
The first symbol on the left. If this is red, the engine is damaged and you won’t be able to hot wire it. Click this symbol or press W to start the engine. It turns orange when it starts up and green when it’s turned on.
in the center of the dashboard. If it’s empty, you’ll be stuck in a car that’s turned on and has nowhere to go!
Second from left. Red is bad here too. A car with a dead battery won’t help you either.