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Wont start. engine light on and clicking under seat. checked all fuses

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The clicking is the solenoid use a test light and see if the starter is getting power when the start button is pressed connect test light to ground on battery and place tester on the bolt holding the wire going to the starter press starter button and the test light should light up if it does then you have power to the starter and it may need rebuilding or replacing

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Follow the positive (Red) cable from the battery and you should find the starter solenoid. If you touch it and press the starter button you should feel it click so you know you have located the correct part. They do vary slightly between models but there will be 2 connections on it, 1 being the red cable you have followed and the other bolted next to it that heads off to the starter motor. If you take a screwdriver and short across the 2 bolts the engine will turn over and maybe start. Be careful to only short the 2 bolts momentarily and do not make contact with the frame. If it does turn over as though trying to start then the problem lies with the solenoid and is an easy job to replace with another suitable one. Good luck and let us know if it works.....or not.

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