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The ignition switch can be just an SPST toggle switch that connects power from the battery side of the starter solenoid to the battery side of the ignition resistor. The starter switch is just a normally-open single-pole push-button. The starter solenoid usually has two small terminals and two large terminals. Wire one small terminal to the battery side of the solenoid and the other small terminal to the starter switch. The other side of the starter switch goes to a good grounding point. This allows the starter to be operated at any time whether the ignition is on or not. Remove a battery terminal to prevent kids from starting the car or turning the ignition on and running the battery down. Hope this helps!

Posted on May 16, 2010


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hi lee,

what you are looking for is a normally close is about an inch by inch square and it would cut off the wire from your ingintion switch to the starter. that is the imobiliser relay.

try to trace the wire from your ignition switch going to the starter. maybe you can see where they cut the wire.



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