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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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96 Magnum 425 4x4 electric start issue

I got a new battery & solenoid & only way I can start it is by jumping the solenoid. Pull start has no guts in it. Fires right up jumping the solenoid & it's the 2nd solenoid I tried & no clicking or anything from it
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Bad start button?

'95 Magnum 425 (Green) sold 11/13
'97 Magnum 425 (Red)
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If I wire the small red & white wire to the hot side of the solenoid ( power to only one side of solenoid, other side nothing) my indicator light comes on when start button pushed but starter won't turn. Jumped a wire from indicator light to starter side of solenoid & starter ingages but slowly while the start button in pushed.
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There's no power to the start wire but the solenoid trips when you jumper it.

Bad start button or damaged start wire.

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I'm going to look into the wireing & see what's going on when I get a chance
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All wires look good from solenoid to switch. I jumped my start button directly to my solenoid & it fires right up but my indicator light stays on constant like this. Is there a box that the switches run to that could be bad? Could it be wired like this, runs & stops with key & run/stop buttons.puzzling only start switch isn't working when wired as it was but except for lights cause I have none & haven't checked that .
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My first guess is the START button has had the radish.
Did you ohm out the wire from the start button to the solenoid?
Do you get volts when you hook a meter from the start wire on the solenoid to a ground and press the start button?
This wiring diagram may help...

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All wires look good from solenoid to switch. I jumped my start button directly to my solenoid & it fires right up but my indicator light stays on constant like this. Is there a box that the switches run to that could be bad? Could it be wired like this, runs & stops with key & run/stop buttons.puzzling only start switch isn't working when wired as it was but except for lights cause I have none & haven't checked that .
The answer is right there in your post. By jumping the start button and it starts. Switch, wire, connections in this circuit. Just because something electrical looks good doesn't mean it is.
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Thanks for the diagram. When I get more time I'll double check all the wires & see if I can't track this down
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