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I tried to start my Buick Century (1999) and it failed to start. The battery is fine, lights were on but nothing happened when I turned the key. What are the signs that the ignition needs repaired or replaced?

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If you get power to the small wire on the solenoid, when you turn the key to the starting position, the ignition switch is ok and you may have a bad solenoid and/or starter. Most parts stores can test your starter. Also check the "crank" fuse and ignition fuses.

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