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Hello, check the wiring connection at the solenoid there should be 1 large one straight from the positive battery terminal and three smaller ones. There should be a fusible link on the yellow one to the ignition. Check for voltage on both sides. If good check at the igniton switch at the yellow wire.
I'll post the wiring diagram below. Let me know what you find and we can work further if needed.
Yes, the switch or the fusible link that feeds it power.
Looking at your picture the link does not look like it popped, I would go ahead with switch replacement
That's correct it would not start bypassing the solenoid as there would be no power to the coil from the switch.
You're welcome, if it still gives issue just reply back and we can work further.
On the 4 post one the D terminal in the picture below is power from the battery. I'm willing to bet your wire that goes to that post fell off and is what caused the car to die. There should be a single wire back there with a female terminal on it to connect to the switch. See diagram below.
I apologize, I confused myself. The D is a ground. You're fine to use another 4 post model
either one will work