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Wiring diagram no power to starter selinoid

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Sorry a multitude of questions like this and numerous faults from a faulty ignition switch ,dodgy chip in the key in fact anything and everything so i would ask a local mechanic to have a look for you .This is not the answer you will like but without my head under the bonnet big hammer in one hand a cup of tea in the other i honestly couldnt tell you

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