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Car started yesterday, but not today. I've checked the forum and found little.

My car has the Ottostart.

When I went to start this morning, heard was a "click" on the start position, but the starter would not engage. Everything else functioned normally within the car.

I tried the screwdriver to the coil. It sparked and made a loud humming noise.

There appeared to be a copper wire from a post below the center post; However, that wire has almost completely degraded.

Any ideas?
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Bad Otto Start

I just happened to have a similar 4-prong switch in my car and thought I'd give it a try.

The new switch doesn't have the same numbers as the Otto Start, so I hooked it up by current flow.

Low and behold, it started right up. Now, I'll go get the frayed wire from the bottom of the solenoid repaired.

If anyone is interested, I can go get the part number off the new switch, with the hook-ups.

30 is yellow (on my car). to solenoid.
85 ground.
86 grn/wht.
87 grn to solenoid.


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