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Ignition Hello , i cant get my car to crank .I turn the key , everything seems to work properly with the power .And it makes the click sound from fuse relay ,but it just doesnt crank.this problem happened several times ,but it cranked after i move the cables which are near by the brake paddle , plugged in to the box.but it doesnt do any good anymore.There are 3 cables cut on the middle and they made it back together.i wonder if that messed up the box or , just the cables are bad or maybe something todo with theftlock.If the problem is the cables is it easy to change it or do i ve to get or i ve to change the whole harness just because of those 3 cables?

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Chances are the connections are bad where those cables attach. you won't have to get a complete new cable harness. easiest way is to go to a salvage yard and get a used block and cable assembly this will not cost nearly as much as going to the dealership or an autoparts store. hope this helps.

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