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I have a Deere D130ride on mower and I lost the keys a while

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Hi,
I have a John Deere D130ride on mower and I lost the keys a while ago. I have been starting it with a screw driver. The ignition is now stripped and wont turn.
There are several wires at the rear of the ignition. 1 black 1 purple, I red 2 white and 2 yellow/white
how do I hotwire it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Not what you want to hear, but to hot wire it you have to rewire the safety circuit!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Without rewiring, as soon as you release the brake or turn on the blades, the engine will die.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

A new switch is $12.00

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

http://www.amazon.com/Ignition-Switch-Replaces-925-1741-GY20074/dp/B0024ZLEZE

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Deere switch is GY20074.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Red is the power wire from starter/fuse. It has to be jumped to the switch wire on the solenoid. Which is y/w. That makes engine spin, but the fuel solenoid will keep engine from running. It has t have 12 volts . Then the safety circuit keeps killing engine!