1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Starter or Ignition switch?

Tiny
JAKEF
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  • 1996 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 240,000 MILES
My car just broke down. I went to start it and it tryed for a split second then it stoped trying. When I place the key in the on position with out starting it, theres no power yet in the back position the radio n power works fine. It wont do anything when I try to start it, do you think its the ignition switch or the starter?
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Monday, August 4th, 2008 AT 1:18 PM

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Tiny
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STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES -1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
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COLUMN SWITCHES
1.Turn ignition off. Disconnect Black 48-pin steering column harness-to-main harness connector under instrument panel. To locate correct terminals of switch to be tested, see 48-PIN CONNECTOR TERMINAL IDENTIFICATION table. 2.Connector terminals represented in wiring diagram (identified by a letter/number combination) match connector terminals of 48-pin connector illustrated. See Fig. 1 . 3.Connect one ohmmeter lead to power supply terminal of ignition switch side of 48-pin connector. Connect other ohmmeter lead to appropriate terminal of 48-pin connector according to selected switch position. If continuity does not exist for selected switch position, problem is open in that circuit between 48-pin connector and switch, or faulty switch.
Fig. 1: Identifying 48-Pin Connector Terminals (All Models) Courtesy of GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
48-PIN CONNECTOR TERMINAL ID Terminal Circuit A1 (F) Turn Signal Input A1 (M) (1) Turn Signal Switch Input LT BLU A1 (M) (2) Turn Signal Switch Input PPL A2 Left Front Turn Signal Output LT BLU A3 Right Front Turn Signal Output DK GRN A4 Turn Signal Output To Left Rear Turn Signal Lights A5 Turn Signal Output To Right Rear Turn Signal Lights A6 (3) Hot With Brake Pedal Applied WHT A7 Horn Relay Switched Ground BLK A8 Chime Module Ignition Key Warning Input LT GRN A9 From Door Jam Switch To Key Warning Switch TAN A11 (F) (1) Hazard Switch Input ORN A11 (M) (2) From Hazard Flasher To Hazard Switch BRN A11 (M) From Hazard Flasher To Hazard Switch ORN A12 (F) Turn Flasher Input PNK A12 (M) (1) From Turn Signal Flasher To Turn Signal Switch PPL A12 (M) (2) From Turn Signal Flasher To Turn Signal Switch PNK A13 (F) Turn Flasher Input LT BLU A13 (M) From Hazard Switch To Turn Signal Switch DK BLU A14 Fused B+ To Steering Wheel Controls YEL A15 Power To Steering Wheel Lighting GRY A16 (F) Radio Signal From Steering Wheel Control LT GRN A17 Steering Wheel Light Ground BLK B2 Ignition Switch ACCESSORY 2 ORN B3 Bulb Test Ground TAN/WHT Wire Color PPL DK GRN YEL

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STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES -1996 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
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B6 Ignition Switch START Signal To Theft Deterrent Relay C2 Ignition Switch IGN 3 PPL C6 Ignition Switch Accessory "1" Position BRN D2 (F) B+ To Ignition Switch RED/WHT D2 (M) B+ To Ignition Switch RED D5 B+ To Ignition Switch RED D6 Ignition Switch To Accessory "1" Position PNK E1 Cruise Control RESUME/ACCEL Input GRY/BLK E2 Cruise Control ON/OFF Signal To Cruise Control Module E3 Cruise Control SET/COAST Signal To Cruise Control Module DK BLU E4 (F) Cruise Control Switch Fused Feed PNK E4 (M) (1) Cruise Control Switch Fused Feed PNK E4 (M) (2) Cruise Control Switch Fused Feed BRN E5 High Beam Output LT GRN E6 Low Beam Output TAN E7 B+ To Headlight Dimmer Switch YEL E9 (F) B+ To Wiper/Washer Switch YEL/WHT E9 (M) B+ From Fuse No 29 YEL E10 Output To Wiper Motor GRY E11 Wiper Low Speed Output DK GRN E12 Wiper High Speed Output PPL E13 Intermittent Delay Signal PNK YEL GRY
(1) All models except Lumina and Monte Carlo.
(2) Lumina and Monte Carlo only.
(3) All models except Grand Prix.


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8/4/2008
Test the wires listed, my money is on the switch, or IGN fuse under the hood.
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