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2000 neon will not start....not even turning over. acting like battery is completely dead but battery is fine and lights and all other electricals are working?????????

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My 2000 neon has a small brownish wire with a clip going to the starter. I bared a section of it 6 inches upstream of the clip and attached a wire to it which (with the ignition on and car in park) I touched to my battery positive (red) terminal and the car started right up. I have heard the neutral safety switch incorporates the reverse lights as well which started to fail in my car before the starter issue so I believe my problem stems from the nuetral safety switch. Perhaps yours is as well. Until I can check the starter relay and neutral safety switch I hooked up the wire going from the starter through a horn relay button I bought for $6 back to the battery to start it from inside the car. If you do this however make darn sure the car is in park before you press the button.

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Try moving shifter to different positions when turning to start. It may be neutral safety switch, or start relay.

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