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My Car won't start i think it's a bad starter because it was already bad but wen i looked under my dash i saw a brown wire that was cut and wanted to know wat it controlled because i'd rather fix a wire than go buy a new starter?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how would the wire get cut?? did u cut it? if no, then it has nothing to do with he problem, think about this.

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To test your starter get a screw driver and touch both contacts to see if it turns over. Wire them together worse that can happen would be a blown fuse.

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