1997 Mazda 626 car only starts when headlights are on

Tiny
NORMKAPU
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  • 1997 MAZDA 626
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 103,500 MILES
I started having a problem with this several weeks ago. I have to turn on the parking or the headlights to activate the ignition other wise it wont start. I installed a new battery and checked to see if it was the nuetral safrty switch, also where would the hookup for the computer check is on this model, thanks norm.
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 4:39 PM

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Tiny
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Hi normkapu,

Thank you for the donation,

Here is a location diagram.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DLC97Mazda626Fig01_1.jpg



I need some clarification on the problem.

If the parking lights are not turned on, what happens when ignition switch is turned ON?
Does the dash lights shows ?
Are you able to crank the engine?
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Monday, August 24th, 2009 AT 9:11 AM

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