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10/10/12 9:10am - Reply: 'Re: What is wrong with this thing...'
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The purple/white wire comes from the ignition switch, and should only be hot with the key turned to the "Start" position, at which point the plain purple wire(which goes out to the starter solenoid) should be hot.

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10/10/12 2:53pm - Reply: 'Re: What is wrong with this thing...'
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Okay so i just tested it, if the key is in the run position the purple wire is hot and the purple and white wire is not, if i turn the key as to start the car the purple wire remains hot, and the purple and white wire still is not hot.

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10/10/12 10:53pm - Reply: 'Re: What is wrong with this thing...'
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Something is REALLY screwed up here....
I would suggest checking the wires on the starter solenoid. You should have a single purple wire on the terminal closest to the engine block. The large, center terminal of the solenoid should only have the battery cable, a red wire with a fuse link, and an orange wire, also with a fuse link. There should be NO wires on the outer terminal of the solenoid.
You have voltage on the purple wire that should be connected to the "Start" terminal of the solenoid...that ain't right.
If that purple wire IS connected to the inside terminal of the starter solenoid, and it is hot, the dadgum starter should be cranking all the time. We need to determine first WHERE that purple wire is on the solenoid....
 If there is no voltage on the purple/white wire with the key in the "Start" position, then there is a problem with the ignition switch, or the wiring between the switch, and the NSS....

Oh...and sorry about the guy rippin ya off on the paint deal...that sux....


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