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Old 01-07-2020, 12:32 PM
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1989 Yj - ignition wont engage starter

Battery is good. No voltage from green wire at relay. Turn key to start and nothing. Ran wire from starter solenoid to battery and starter would engage. This occurred after parking in garage and problem began.

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You might have to adjust your your ignition switch on the steering column a little upwards to engage fully.
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Thx, i changed the key tumbler last night. Im thinking to check voltage at ignition module on steering column. Where is the fuse for the ignition?
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Ignition module on the steering column? No such beast unless its a custom setup.The key & tumbler are one part, the other half is at the bottom, topside of you steering column. Its a white plastic elongated part with the contacts for starter,gauges ect. Mine wore to where it would start but the gauges were all dead unless you turned the key back a bit.
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Sorry, your correct. I have that part to put on, but will check voltage to the starter relay first. If no power there, then I can back track. Do you have a terminal wiring diagram for that part on the column? Its hard to see except on the side. On the side is a white plastic box with the rod in it from the turn signal switch.

It has always started fine until now.

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Welcome to the Forum garyabel,

Find a post by Got it at last. In his signature there's a free link to several Factory Service manuals and a couple Factory Parts Manuals.
Open that link and click on the manual that you need.
The electrical schematics are in the electrical troubleshooting section.

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Sorry, your correct. I have that part to put on, but will check voltage to the starter relay first. If no power there, then I can back track. Do you have a terminal wiring diagram for that part on the column? Its hard to see except on the side. On the side is a white plastic box with the rod in it from the turn signal switch.

It has always started fine until now.

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There are 2 rods in the column. One is for the High Beam Switch and the other one goes to the Ignition Switch.
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I have replaced the ignition switch and checked voltage on the green wire from the ignition switch; no power. When I turn the key over, the radio light goes dim, but all other lights are bright. Starter works fine when connected to battery from starter solenoid. Any ideas?

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