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best thing to do, as i presume you want a completely new power feed , run a power and earth cable to the battery and connect the power to the positive pole and place a fuse inline at that point and connect the earth wire to the neg pole , leave the fuse out until you have run the cable to where you want it ,this is a much safer way as can't interfere with any other components already fitted keep me updated if you wish
The red one should be a power wire that is connected to the battery and provides power to the accessories --run and start positions. The blue one probably goes down to the starter solenoid to activate the solenoid to spin the starter . Black in an auto system normally indicates an earth wire so if it is connected to the battery it should be on the negative terminal. The old ignition switch never had a lights section as the battery light and dash lights got power from the red wire when the switch is in the run position only.
these links are normally found leading to the positive connection of battery or near the battery.it's a positive wire with a fuse inside the wire look carefully and you will see them they normally have a swell mostly at the end of wire.
This looks like a job for Superman or maybe you! Connect an alligator clip test wire to the chassis of the unit for a good ground. Get a 12 volt battery and hook the other end of this ground wire to its negative pole (-). Hook a second wire to the positive pole of the battery. Put that modular plug back in the unit making sure that all the wires coming out of it are separated. Then, trying the THICKER RED wires first touch each to the positive (+) wire from the battery. When the panel light of the unit is on...you got it! The thinner wires are mostly for the speakers with black for negative an red for positive...the antenna is anybody's guess!
The black wire will be connected to the body or engine of the van and the red or positive wire is connected to your starter motor. You can also use a 12 volt battery light to check the negative or positive wires. You take the 12 volt battery light and place the negative black wire clip to an earth on the vehicle, then when you touch the tip of the 12 volt battery light onto a positive wire the light will light up. Then you will know which wires are negative or positive sometimes the key has to be on for some wires to work. Cheers
You have a wire going into your starter in the opposite side of the starter. There should be 2 poles where you connect wires. The only one that goes to one pole is the heavy gauge wire coming from your solenoid
Check the ground wire, a black connected to the ( - ) pole, it might have been disconnected.
Clean the battery clamp and battery terminals from rust and oxidation, tighten up the TERMINAL.
Remember ( + )positive pole is RED and negative ( - ) pole is black, sometimes no plastic cover!
Have to do some trouble-shooting first. With no click at all means their is no power comming from the key switch to the starter or no earth (-) to the starter.How to check power from the key switch. Look at your starter motor wiring their should be a main batery wire conected to it and more wires to the same conection. Then their should be one small wire connected to a different connector on the starter this is the power wire from the key switch. To check if this is the problem remove it then get a long piece of wire which will reach from the starter to the battery. Conect one end to the connector on the starter then touch the other end to the positive (+) pole of the battery. When you touch it to the battery you should hear a click and the starter will turn the engine. If it does then you will have to check the ignition system starting with the fuse then relay and key switch, It could also be a coroded connection or a broken wire in the wire loom, Check the earth if you get no click when you touch the wire to the battery. Follow the large wire from the (-) pole of the battery to the engine make sure all connections are tight and corosion free. To double check get a jumper cable clamp one to the - neg. of the battery and the other end to the engine (large bolt or metal) do not conect it to any pulleys (alternator etc.), This should get you sorted but if not let me know what you have tried and I will help further.
The battery that powers the break away switch connects to the ground wire or to the frame. Normally the white wire is the ground. The positive will connect to one side of the break away switch and the other side will connect to the brake feed wire... normally the blue wire. This way when the pin is pulled, power will feed to the brake feed wiring. Also try http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx.
get some jump leads and another battery of car, connect the leads to the terminals after you have loosened them make sure they stay connected while you remove the battery this way the radio will remain powered and you will not have to put in the code