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Why does my 1996 Honda Accord turn over when I push the clutch in?

I repaired the starter switch connection cable because the last owner had spliced it and put the female in the wrong spots and now, when I push the clutch pedal in, the car cranks over.

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    Bert Myers May 18, 2017

    Thanks to M Birdsell for this helpful information. fixya is awsome

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    Bert Myers May 18, 2017

    I have gotten a lot of good suggestions from fixya and it really helps. Thanks M Birdsell

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    M Birdsell May 18, 2017

    Very welcome, hope you got it sorted out.

  • Bert Myers
    Bert Myers May 18, 2017

    Actually, I'm looking for a connector pinout for both ends of the wiring cable from the ignition switch to the fuse block



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You sure you hooked it correctly? It's obvious there is power to the starter when you push in the clutch if it is turning over when depressing the clutch. Did it do this before you switched wires around?

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The car thinks the ignition is in the Start position, thus when you push the clutch in, it allows for the starter to be energized and engaged.

Something still is not wired correctly.
As a generality, it sounds like the momentary power wire (should only be hot when key is in Start position) is wired to the constant-supply power wire spot.

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