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No power to starter

There are two wires going to the starter small wire big wire i have a power wire from the battery to the small wire and i can start the caravan. What is wrong, why am i not able to start with key.

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That small wire is for ignition switch! to solenoid so that would cause no response on turning key if your jumping it with hot wire then one of two switches are faulty!

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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