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Re-wired the gear shifter and now won't start

For the last while when I tried to start the Jimmy the instrument lights wouldn't come and it would just roll over and not start After I I turned the key back and forth several times. then the instrument lights would come on and the truck would start. Then it wouldn't start at all on day. I looked at the wires going in to the gear shifter on the floor and a yellow one was off. I pulled out the female end of the clip and removed the metal clip and striped the wire and stuck it in the hole. Then the truck would start. I got a white female clip from the wreakers fromm a 2000 mine is a 1997. the coulour wires were the same but the newer ones were smaller. I striped all the wires and wtisted to gether the same coulours. It worked severeal times I tapeed the wires and it worked several times, Now it won't even turn over and no lights come on the intersment pannel. No noise when I turn it over. Help Please.

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Check the "fusible links" under the hood on the drivers side, up in front of and slightly below the hood hinge, under a black plastic cover that is held on by 2 plastic nuts.Or the 2 "fusible links" coming off of the + battery terminal, 1 going to the alternator the other going into the fender well.

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