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The solonid finally went out but I can't get my car fixed until Monday. When I try to crank it, all power comes on but the car clicks. I know there's a way to bypass the starter and start it with a screwdriver, but I need direction and maybe a diagram.

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Assuming that you have made sure that both ends of the battery cables are clean and secure, you need to bridge the large terminal on the solenoid to the one on the right of that terminal, facing the starter.
It is extremely important that the vehicle be in park with the brake set and ignition switch be in the run position.(having someone behind the wheel with their foot on the brake is a plus. It is equally important that you do not touch the screwdriver or whatever you use to bridge the terminals to anything except the terminals. You also may get a spark from there...keep your face where it won't get in your eyes as often small particles of hot metal can damage and burn them.(sparking is just like an arc welder and produces cast-off)

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