You must have seen the desperate hero trying to start a car by tapping two wires together in many action movies. This procedure is called hot wiring a car. Usually, hot wiring is considered illegal as criminals use this method to steal cars. However, there are times in life when sometimes you need to start your car in the same way due to reasons like lost or deformed key, ignition malfunction. Keep in mind the fact that if anyone sees you hot wiring a car, he/she has all the rights to inform the police. So make sure you have your necessary documents that you can produce to ensure it is your car. Here are instructions on how to hot wire a car.