Post by bobsblue95 on Jan 27, 2013 13:34:05 GMT -6
I made a simple switch to test crank the starter. I got my purple wire with connector from a spare harness. You can get one from a salvage yard, and I'm sure N* Caddys have the same wire too. You need the firewall side. NOTE: You don't actually need the connector, you can just use a female spade socket. I like the oem look though, even in my test equipment. Here you see the connector unplugged and my purple wire plugged into the starter solenoid wire...
It's tight down there, so with your left hand you lift the tab, then pull the connector apart with your right hand. You'll need another 10 gauge wire to go to either the under-hood relay/fuse box or the battery+ terminal. I had a 10ga. crimp-on spade terminal handy, and there's a convenient spot to plug that in, the spot where there's no fuse. I made my wires about 4 feet. I need the length so I can use it under the car, bumping the starter and watching the flywheel.
The heavy-duty push button is commonly available and should crank the starter regardless of anything else. If this doesn't make your starter crank, you gotta pull the manifold. If it does crank with this button, but not with the ignition switch, you have a problem in the dash... Ignition switch, starter relay or VATS (or wiring/connections between those components.)
I'll add the ignition switch test here later (or you can Randy T.)
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2013 13:39:39 GMT -6 by bobsblue95
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