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Hello I will help you with your question,
You say you DO show 12 volts out on the purple wire at the safety switch with the key in the start position?
OK, next stop is the start relay in the underhood fuse block. You should show power to two of the pin sockets with the key in the start position, if you do connect a paperclip between the #30 and #87 pin sockets and see if the starter cranks the engine.
Do you know how to check ground with your testlight?
That is fine I will be here all day.
Yes, you place the clip of the test light on a positive voltage source and touch the tip to the #85 pin in the relay socket. If the light comes on you have ground.
Let me know what you find
I would remove the clifford system after you check the relay and we determine what is missing. They would HAVE to tap into the starting circuit for the remote start so the dealer is not telling you the truth and most of the time those systems turn in to junk after a few years due to the harsh enviorment.
Check the relay that will let me know which direction we need to go with this
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So only one of the pins shows 12 volts with your light?
The purple white wire at the neutral switch that you measured 12 volts at before when you turn the key to the start position feeds the #85 or #86 pin of the relay.
Double check your readings, if you have 12 volts at the switch with the key in start but not to either the 85 or 86 then you need to find the break between the two.
You can test the starter on the vehicle with the paper clip as I posted above.
Let me know what you are seeing
I don't understand, the purple wire runs from the relay to the starter, you can energize that with 12 volts by using a paperclip from the #30 to the #87 and the starter should run to turn the enigne. IF it does the starter and that half of the circuit is good.
The purple white wire at the neutral switch should show 12 volts when you turn the key to the start position AND the #85 or #86 pin at the relay socket should show 12 volts from that same purple white wire when the key is in the start position.
At this point this is the only wires and testing we are concerned with.
Let me know what you measure at those points
Ok, just concentrate on the pins of the starter relay, in the start position you should have two pins that show 12 volts, if you do not go back and check the purple white wire at the switch.
let me know what you find
The ground should be present at the relay, that is what you are checking after you determine that you have two pins with power, if you have the cable from the battery bolted to the block next to the starter then you have ground. We can get to checking for poor connections after you confirm you have power to the starter on the purple wire when you turn the key.
One step at a time.
I will be here tomorrow so let me know how I can help