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Hello, thanks for posting
Do the lights on the dash turn on with the key on?
Does the engine crank over at all?
There are two connections on the starter, the small wire comes from the ign switch or starter relay and connects to the solenoid, the large red cable is connected directly to the positive battery post, is it connected at both ends?
Thanks for the reply, disconnect the small solenoid wire from the starter, does it still cran over without they key?
There is a smaller wire connected to the starter solenoid. Disconnect this one at the starte then connect he large red wire to the battery and see if it still turns over by itself.
In the fuse box under the hood there is a large 100A fuse, check this fuse, it may be blown, check it with a test light or voltmeter. I'm not sure hat the problem is right now, it sounds like those wires you mentioned earlier that ere spliced in are for a remote start or some kind of alarm system which may have been removed.
did you check that fuse?
copy and paste this link into your browser it's a wiring diagram of the starting system
What about the AM1 25A fuse on the inside fuse panel, does it have power t both contacts on top of the fuse?
That's why I wanted to check it first, have replaced a few myself, at least you got it fixed, I'd appreciate if you could leave a positive rating so we can close this out, thanks.
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