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Old 09-07-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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How do i install a starter switch?

Bus won't start of the key anymore. Had a 88 Bronco that did same thing.I purchased a Bush button switch from Auto parts store. Switch has two posts.
How do i do it?
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:37 PM   #2
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Bus won't start of the key anymore. Had a 88 Bronco that did same thing.I purchased a Bush button switch from Auto parts store. Switch has two posts.
How do i do it?
A new ignition switch is about 20.00 at Napa. Mine (2002 bluebird) has more than 2 posts (acc, run, start, and one more) so a 2 pole switch won't work.


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Old 09-12-2017, 07:43 PM   #3
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The start side of the ignition switch goes to the starter solenoid.One side of the PB. The other side goes to 12 volt positive The other side of the PB.
Do you know it is the switch? Have you put a meter or a test light on the switch itself and turned it to start to verify the switch is the problem?
Have you made sure that the wire has a good connection at the switch itself? Not loose or corroded. Have you put a meter or a test lightto the solenoid to verify 12V
Have you put a 12V volt jumper to the solenoid to verify operation?
Is the battery charged and good clean connections? How about at the solenoid itself? It never hurts to loosen and re-tighten a connection, especially one that is hanging out in the weather. Also if all that checks out, put a jumper cable right to the starter and flash the other end against the battery.One more thing to check would be your ground from frame to motor. If this is suspect, use a jumper cable to temp it. Star washers are always a good idea on grounds also.

Finally , why do you want to chew up the wiring in your bus to goofy foot in a cheap chinese crummy button instead of replacing the switch? (if it is indeed the switch)
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