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Repaceld starter yellow and purple wire plug where does it go

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    merlin48050 Feb 22, 2012

    it is a plug male

  • merlin48050
    merlin48050 Feb 22, 2012

    it is taped to the small starter wire

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 22, 2012

    If you can post a pic I may be able ti help. Is it possible this vehicle had an aftermarket remote start at one time?



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Do you see that the coil pack has a puple and yellow wire on it .

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The purple wire goes to the smaller "s" terminal on the starter. Not sure about a yellow wire? Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using!

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