The original owner of the van somehow wired the ignition switch to only turn the starter when the headlights switch is pulled on to parking lights or full headlights. It was supposed to work as a theft deterrent and has worked flawlessly for years. But a couple of days ago pulling on the switch failed to work, and now the van won't start. All of the indicator lights come on normally, battery is fine, headlights also come on as normal, fuses are all good, but the starter just sits there.
The reason I think the "security" thing has failed is because the ignition reacts exactly the same now whether the headlight switch is on or off. It seems like the power to the starter has been cut or something. Any suggestions on how the original owner might have wired the ignition this way, and more importantly- how to fix it? Thanks!
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 AT 6:07 AM