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if fuses 41, 8oamp, and 42, 40amp are good than what i would do is go under the dash. There is a flat brown connector by teh fuse box. Its the harness that comes off the wires from the ignition lock. Check for power at the Black/White wire If there isnt power there than replace teh electrical portion of the ignition switch. the contacts do wear from use over time.
I have attached a pic. Its connector C415 that your looking for. It should have several thick wires and a few smaller ones in the connector.
If there isnt any power to the black/white wire when the key is in teh crank position than i would say the ignition switch is bad. Yes you can just get the electrical portion without the key part.
Honda doesnt use fuseable links. Thats mainly a Ford thing. If the black/white has power in crank than the switch is good.
What i want you to do is locate the starter cut relay. There are 4 wires going into it. Your going to have to push in the clutch for this test.
There are 2 black/white wires and one black/red wire. All 3 of them should have power with the key in the crank position. And the blue/black wire should have ground. So 3 powers and one ground. What did you come up with?
below is the starter cut relay.
What are you getting at the Blue/Black with the clutch pedal pushed in?
Sorry its been taking me long to get back to you.
Ok The Blue/black you need to check for GROUND not power. If you dont have ground there thats why you dont have power at the black/red. Because the relay isnt energizing.
If there isnt ground the next thing is to go right to the clutch switch itself. Unplug it and jump the Black wire directly to the Blue/black wire and see if it starts. If it starts the clutch switch is bad.
If it still doesnt start than you might have a bad ground. Check for continuity to ground at the Black wire for the clutch switch. If you dont have ground first jump ground directly to the blue/black wire of the clutch switch connector and see if the system works and the car starts. If it does than we need to find the bad ground.
The gound for the switch is at the left kick panel so the wire shouldnt be that long. Remove the panel and make sure the ground is connected.
Ok the switch gets its ground from the black wire that is supposed to be perminantly grounded. I would remove the kick panel trim on the drivers side. I have added a photo. Its ground G401 in the picture.
Its like a white block with alot of wires going into it. If you see nothing wrong with the wires going into it you have 2 choices. One is to trace the Black wire from the clutch switch to that ground block and find the break. or just run a seperate wire from the black wire at the clutch switch to that ground screw.