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I need a starter switch wiring diagram..

The starter switch on my vehicle is wired wrong.. need help in finding a diagram on how the wiring is suppose to be hooked up?.. when the battery is connected the vehicle's starter automatically tries to start without the key in the ignition.. any help would be very much appreciated. :0)

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It's probably your starter solenoid that is stuck on. Older fords had this solenoid or relay located on the passenger fender apron, but I think on your '95 model, it is located on the starter motor itself.

There are copper contact points or buttons inside the solenoid. Yours must have stuck together. Pretty simple fix: pull the starter off and change the solenoid.

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

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SOURCE: Starter Relay Switch.

your ignition switch are wrong or your starter stay on check with test light at little wire on starter when u are cranking light on when u leave the key no light will come

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SOURCE: 1994 Grand am starter Wired wrong

All there is to it is 1 Power Cable &Accesories to 1 Big terminal And the small One to S terminal. There Is NO Ground "WIRE" to Starter It Is Grounded BY Being MOUNTED TO ENGINE

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