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Won't start 1999 accent will not turn over replaced starter,battery,and safety switch

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Hi if you just try this suggestion and update back on result ?? if you pull off the small/thin wire that connects to starter solenoid then with a seperate length of wire connect one end to the solenoid where you have taken the other wire from use a terminal or crock clip if possible ? then turn on ignition ensure gear in neutral! NOW touch firmly but only for a seond or so ! if starter turns over ?engine starts? then the problem you have is possibly? the key start circuit from ign/switch ? or may be the ign key req's re chip this test will bypass the key start and immob if starter turns ? hope this brings the reason for fault towards a conclusion ??

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