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1983 280zx wont turn starter from switch, starting motor good, solenoid good. turns over well when crossed at solenoid. believe switch has failed as it took more and more attempts to successfully start until it finally ceased to turn over entirely. bump starts immediately.Do these switches fail? Does the wire build up resistance and need a relay? car has 70k and is immaculate. please advise

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The actual ignition switch is made up of plastic, greased. They do wear out and fail eventually, from just old age and maybe also from plain ole brittle plastic. It might have worn and now has too much play for the contacts to properly touch, when you turn the key trying to start.

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