Odd No Start

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Thu Aug 17 18:28:16 EDT 2006

A flaky ign switch on the back of the ign. lock set can¹t handle the starter
solenoid current. Not uncommon problem.


> From: Paul Luevano <paul at clarity.net>
> Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:28:28 -0400
> To: 200TQ20V List <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Odd No Start
> Group-
> So I was out running errands today.  After my first, I went to start the
> 200 and nada.  Tried a few times with no effect.
> After some digging around, I was able to get the car started by jumping
> the starter, running 12V directly to the small wire on the starter
> solenoid.  With the car started, I went straight home.
> At home, I dug in a little.  First guess was that that small 12V wire to
> the starter solenoid was not getting 12V.  A quick check with the multi
> meter showed that with the key turned to the start position, 12V was
> indeed getting to the starter.  Just to be sure, I cut off the end of that
> wire (it was corroded, and the insulation was long gone) and spliced in a
> new end.  Still nothing.
> So here is what I have so far:
> - Starter is fine, with the key in the run position, if I run 12V directly
> to the starter solenoid, car starts and runs normally.
> - Small red wire to starter solenoid is getting 12V with the key in the
> "start" position.  Verified with multi meter.
> - When I turn the key to the "start" position, I can feel #8 relay
> clicking under the hood.
> I am obviously missing something simple, but I don't know what it is.
> Right now I have a small wire running up to the jump start post so I can
> start the car if I need to, but this is not a solution. Any ideas?
> TIA,
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