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Ground wire Issue ???

This is a strange one. My car will not start unless I turn the ignition key and blow the horn at the same time. I'm figuring it is a loose ground wire, but Im not sure which one. PLEASE HELP...

I could be wrong...any suggestions?????

Thanks,
E.W.

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And how did you figure this out?

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