Congratulations on giving good advice. Here is what I did.
1. Turn the key to the "On" position, but not quite to the "Start" because we could not get it that far.
2. I then found the starter relay (shown in picture) and shorted pins 1 and 2. This bypassed the relay allowing the starter to turn.
The van's starter is starting to fail, so it took a few tries, but it got there eventually. :) I also had to make sure that the battery had power, because I cannot turn the key to the "Off" position.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM