Vette(s): #1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/
Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight"
#2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto
Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas
Well...it were worth a shot.
In the pic of your NSS, the two purple wires are for the starter. One of those wires comes from the ignition switch, and the other goes down to the inner terminal of the starter solenoid. If you have a multi-meter, check them for voltage with the key turned to "Start"...one of them should have 12v. If not, then your problem lies somewhere between the ignition switch and the NSS. If you do get 12v on one of them, then you can run 12v to the other terminal, and you should hear the solenoid at least click. If it does not click, or crank, then you need to make sure your battery cable is connected to the center terminal of the solenoid. With the 12v battery feed, and 12v on the purple wire, it has to crank. If it does NOT, then you have a starter, or solenoid problem.
Just to clarify, when checking voltage at the NSS, you'll need to be testing the vehicle harness side...not the switch itself. If it is unplugged, you will of course not have any power on any of the wires on the NSS.
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____________________________________ Joel Adams C3VR Lifetime Member #56 My Link
Vette(s): Little on the rough side right now, with new paint and new interior it will be looking fine!
Found the problem... after the store sent me the wrong NSS, i cleaned up the old one and put it back on, i then took the starter off and had them test it, it tested good and they recomended checking the fuseable links in the line, after putting the starter back on and checking the one link on the wire going to the engine side of the starter she cranked up just fine... no idea how that was causing the problem...
Vette(s): 1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.
Did you ever see the movie Gremlins?
That apparently was your problem Gremlins. That is it.
By the way I learned a lot from following this post. As I'm sure others did.
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