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Nothing to it. The starter position of the ignition switch simply has a single wire to the small lead on the starter solenoid.
I believe the solenoid looks like this:
Most cars put the solenoid on the starter itself, but Ford usually mounts it on the fender.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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    Kirk Augustin May 23, 2011

    Another thing you may want to consider, is that on many Ford products, the main wire contain fusible links internally. They just look like a bulge in the wire. So use a test light to ensure continuity around the solenoid.



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