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No voltage to starter-just a clicking sound in the dash

The AC switch works only on High and Off. The starter will start when shorted, but when the igintion switch is turned to start it, there is no voltage there. There is a "clicking" sound that seems to be coming from near the glove compartment. Is it possible that the ignition switch passes through that AC switch before it goes to the starter?

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Blower motor resistor bad causing one speed for ac.the clicking sound you hear in dash is the bcm module.that is the causing car not to start. dealership have to fix it.

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