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1996 Honda Ballade • 180,000 miles

My car seemed to be starting up fine. Until yesterday when I tried to swing the key it just made a clicking noise and refused to start. Well I do have a bit of an idea with vehichles and can do the basics.

I then connected a cord from the positive terminal of the battery to the starter and the car started, I did the exact same thing today and now the orange malfunction light seems to be coming on only when I touch the cord to the starter to start up.

Why is this, because yesterday nothing happened.

Thank you.
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Saint
June 29, 2012.




Dozens of bad things can happen when you start jumping power on a car full of electronic modules. I suggest you stop doing that and have it professionally checked. They will need a scan tool to find what codes have been stored.
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Wrenchtech
Jun 29, 2012.
Have the ignition switch checked.

Is this an automatic or manual transmission?

KHLow2008
Jun 29, 2012.

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