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I replaced a neighbors starter and solenoid switch for a 1979 Buick Regal 8 cyl, 4.9 liter engine......I turned the key, and the car started.......I drove the car back to my neighbor.....2 days later my neighbor told me it will not start....I went to look at it....no head lights, so I thought that his battery went dead....I used jumper cables, and the headlights came on, BUT also did the engine....it turned over and started without the key???? did I reverse the connection on the (2) solenoid terminals....one is marked (B) I believe and one is marked (S) I believe....which I thought meant Battery or Switch????...does anyone know which one of these terminals is the correct one for the 2 wires on the harness....one goes to positive side of battery, and one goes to negative or ground side....I believed I connected the negative wire to the terminal marked (S) which I thought I had disconnected the original starter from.....thanks for help....I proberly reversed them, but would like to be sure.....John P.

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The b side of the relay is battery side the s side is starter side.

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