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Without more information regarding make model and year that's a tough one to answer.Most vehicles lately use a starter relay so there is no wire that goes directly from the ignition switch to the starter,it would go from ignition switch to a neutral safety switch then perhaps a anti theft device then to the starter relay,then the starting wire would travel from the starter relay to starter.In older gm products the common ignition to starter wire was purple for years.

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