The can hear the fuel pump spinning, but there is not a sound from the starter, solenoid or otherwise ( NO CLICKING NOISES). I have never tried turning on the lights while the car is not running. I am in the good ole USA, specifically Powell Tennessee.
The transmission is Automatic.
The con artist that I bought the car from had a son that had done time in the "big house".
I found out that he had gained entry into the auto by busting out the rear passenger window and somehow started the car and made off with it. I found this out after the fact.
I mentioned that the car had NO starter relay, yet it started before I discovered this.
I noted that the starter is directly connected to the CPU.
The engine is not the original engine and had the fuel pressure regulator off of it when I bought it. After putting the harness out of the '90 Celica into it, I found the plug for regulator and pulled the regulator off of the '90 Celica and put it on the engine.
I have disconnected the water temp shutdown sensor from the water jacket, thinking that this might be the culprit, but it isn't. I am currently trying to sell the auto with two engines and two sun roofs with relatively new rubber on 4, of the '90 four lug rims, for $500.00.
If you know of anyone enamored by this make & model, please let me know, as I already have more than $4,200 invested in this piece of crap. New upholstery also.
Need to get it out of my sight so that I wont be constantly reminded what a fool that I am.